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What really bothers other Latinos about Puerto Rico

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#1 Sep 8, 2013
What really bothers other Latinos about Puerto Rico

What really bothers other Latinos about Puerto Rico is this:

When compared to Latin America, Puerto Rico has the highest GDP per capita in the region. Its main trading partners are the United States itself, Ireland, and Japan, with most products coming from East Asia, mainly from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. At a global scale, Puerto Rico's dependency on oil for transportation and electricity generation, as well as its dependency on food imports and raw materials, makes Puerto Rico volatile and highly reactive to changes in the world economy and climate.

Despite its relatively small geographical area and limited availability of natural resources, Puerto Rico's productivity is exceptionally high. It has the highest nominal GDP per capita[18] in Latin America, amounting to $26,588 in 2011. Also, Puerto Rico has the second most competitive economy among Ibero-American states, surpassed only by Chile, according to the latest World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.[19] The commonwealth has modern infrastructure, a large public sector and an institutional framework guided by the regulations of U.S. federal agencies, most of which have an active and continued presence in the archipelago.

The financial sector is of great prominence, accounting for 5.75% of its Gross National Product (GNP) in 2010, and, similar to any other state of the union, it's also fully integrated into the U.S. financial system, governed under federal regulations, being a constituent part of the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, responsible for implementing monetary policy enacted by members of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. throughout the United States.

Tourism is an important component of Puerto Rican economy supplying an approximate $1.8 billion. In 1999, an estimated 5 million tourists visited the island, most from the U.S. Nearly a third of these are cruise ship passengers. A steady increase in hotel registrations since 1998 and the construction of new hotels and new tourism projects, such as the Puerto Rico Convention Center, indicate the current strength of the tourism industry. In 2009, tourism accounted for nearly 7% of the islands' gross national product.[20]

Puerto Ricans had median household income of $18,314 for 2009, which makes Puerto Rico's economy comparable to the independent nations of Latvia or Poland.[21] By comparison, the poorest state of the Union, Mississippi, had median household income of $36,646 in 2009.[21] Nevertheless, Puerto Rico's GDP per capita compares favorably to other independent Caribbean nations, and is one of the highest in North America. See List of North American countries by GDP per capita.

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What really bothers other Latinos about Puerto Rico
Jax

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Sep 8, 2013
Maybe it's because of the hot and sexy PR girls.

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#4 Sep 8, 2013
Jax wrote:
Maybe it's because of the hot and sexy PR girls.
PR women don’t have the reputation of superior beauty among Latin Americans.
Their general rep is of being ill- tempered, argumentative, irrationally demanding, fickle and murderously vindictive.
Helmut Von Schmitlewinkel

Charleston, SC

#5 Sep 8, 2013
No, the main thing is that they are American citizens which makes them feel empowered to look down on other Latinos.

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

#6 Sep 8, 2013
Just because we have US citizenship doesn't make many of us feel more than other latinos. I really don't know how bad or good the attitude of puerto ricans living in the US is, but people should stop generalizing them the ones here on the island. We are very proudly of being hispanic and here the majority doesn't feel US american because a citizenship didn't gave us our language neither our culture. I do respect the US, but I would never trade my island for anything else. Yeah, most puerto rican women have a strong attitude and that doesn't make us controlling, irrational demanding, fickle, etc. We like our opinion to be considered, we aren't submissive women. And beauty is individual and it comes in every latin country.

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#7 Sep 10, 2013
Mary_ M wrote:
... Yeah, most puerto rican women have a strong attitude and that doesn't make us controlling, irrational demanding,,,.
What does it make you?
Jax

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Sep 10, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
<quoted text>
What does it make you?
Hot

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#9 Sep 10, 2013
No, I’m not saying that100% of PR women are ill tempered, murderously vindictive, prone to physical violence,argumentative, self-centered, and irrationally demanding. I have met some which seemed docile and even appeared accepting of husband infidelity. But the general impression I get is of a time-bomb waiting to go off at the slightest touch.

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#10 Sep 10, 2013
Helmut Von Schmitlewinkel wrote:
No, the main thing is that they are American citizens which makes them feel empowered to look down on other Latinos.
What came first, the Latin American hatred of Ricans for willingly allying themselves with the USA or their supposed attitude? Whenever I’ve seen a Rican mentioning the pride he has in being American it has always been in response to some anti- Rican Anti-USA diatribe gratuitously hurled his way by some hate-filled non-Rican Latino who can’t stomach that unique alliance.

Otherwise Ricans boast mostly about their Latino cultural heritage as expressed in music, visual arts, literature, architecture, sports.etc.
Jax

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Sep 10, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
No, I’m not saying that100% of PR women are ill tempered, murderously vindictive, prone to physical violence,argumentative, self-centered, and irrationally demanding. I have met some which seemed docile and even appeared accepting of husband infidelity. But the general impression I get is of a time-bomb waiting to go off at the slightest touch.
That's just you.

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#12 Sep 10, 2013
Jax wrote:
<quoted text>
That's just you.
No, that's just them.
Lopez

Perris, CA

#13 Sep 11, 2013
Pssshhh the USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.
Why would anybody be bothered by the lil' welfare island? Its full of crime,destitution, and crackheads.

The USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.

Puerto Rico is not doing well,its knee deep in debt for a mess they didnt even create and there is nothing the commoners can do sbout it but vamoose to their other ghetto paradise known as the Bronx.

I SAY It's time for PR to get its INDEPENDANCE once and for all so it can stop being the laughing stock of the Western hemisphere.

Lopez

Perris, CA

#14 Sep 11, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
No, I’m not saying that100% of PR women are ill tempered, murderously vindictive, prone to physical violence,argumentative, self-centered, and irrationally demanding. I have met some which seemed docile and even appeared accepting of husband infidelity. But the general impression I get is of a time-bomb waiting to go off at the slightest touch.
Well if its that bad then you should follow suit and get yourself one of those morbidly obese black women and take up ebonics,all the rican males in the States do.

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#15 Sep 11, 2013
Lopez wrote:
Pssshhh the USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.
Why would anybody be bothered by the lil' welfare island? Its full of crime,destitution, and crackheads.
The USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.
Puerto Rico is not doing well,its knee deep in debt for a mess they didnt even create and there is nothing the commoners can do sbout it but vamoose to their other ghetto paradise known as the Bronx.
I SAY It's time for PR to get its INDEPENDANCE once and for all so it can stop being the laughing stock of the Western hemisphere.
Mask wasn't comfy?

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#16 Sep 11, 2013
Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>Well if its that bad then you should follow suit and get yourself one of those morbidly obese black women and take up ebonics,all the rican males in the States do.
That's what YOU do.

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#17 Sep 11, 2013
Lopez wrote:
Pssshhh the USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.
Why would anybody be bothered by the lil' welfare island? Its full of crime,destitution, and crackheads.
The USA reaps the lions share of its profits from its GDP earnings,please fool.
Puerto Rico is not doing well,its knee deep in debt for a mess they didnt even create and there is nothing the commoners can do sbout it but vamoose to their other ghetto paradise known as the Bronx.
I SAY It's time for PR to get its INDEPENDANCE once and for all so it can stop being the laughing stock of the Western hemisphere.
Fix your Mexico first.

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#18 Sep 11, 2013
Puerto Rico's productivity is exceptionally high. It has the highest nominal GDP per capita[18] in Latin America, amounting to $26,588 in 2011. Also, Puerto Rico has the second most competitive economy among Ibero-American states, surpassed only by Chile, according to the latest World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.[19] The commonwealth has modern infrastructure, a large public sector and an institutional framework guided by the regulations of U.S. federal agencies, most of which have an active and continued presence in the archipelago.

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