Puerto Rico is one such territory, whose governments are modeled after colonization. Because the United States has authorized some operations on the island, this makes it semi-autonomous. There are significant unemployment rates in the area due to economic difficulties. Many Puerto Ricans have moved to the United States in search for work. Individuals are still being treated poorly in the United States despite their status as immigrants. Puerto Ricans are having difficulty finding work on the mainland because they come from the U.S. territories. America’s influence could alter Puerto Rico’s economic situation. Puerto Ricans need to work towards independence as a territory, so that they are not forced to leave the island.
Puerto Rico has issues that aren’t natural, but they can be solved locally. Whalen claims that Puerto Rico has become a major tourist destination and is an innovator in the use of wind and solar energy (99). Because of its low population and such rich resources, Puerto Ricans will not migrate to the mainland to seek better opportunities. This island’s problems may be solved internally. There is some evidence to suggest that corruption exists in Puerto Rico. Ali et al. Economic crimes like corruption can be one reason for a failed economy, according to Ali et al. A very small proportion of the population has access to resources that would have provided employment opportunities for many people who are jobless. The public can take steps to address corruption as a matter of human nature. According to Badran (617), several Arab countries succeeded in eliminating corrupt leaders during the Arab Spring. It is an example of how citizens might use civil disobedience in order to help establish work, rather than move to the mainland where they are exploited. The government can launch more job opportunities for Puerto Ricans by using public resources in a way that is efficient.
Multiple investigations show that Puerto Rico’s fiscal woes are caused by factors such as “la Junta.” Ortiz and others. It’s absurd that Puerto Ricans don’t have control of their finances. 26). A body overseeing the budget process on island is established by the United States. Puerto Ricans cannot afford to pay for their wants and this is an issue. However, Carrillo et al. This suggests that the Puerto Rican budget was designed to impress America (3). This goes against budgeting’s purpose. Budgets are intended to deal with regional problems (Elmendorf and Sheiner 175). Thus, US engagement in the economy is hindering the ability to meet the demands of Puerto Ricans. La junta does not understand the need for development. Delasalas says that the job description of the la junta is to approve government budgets (76). Puerto Ricans do not need to move to the mainland. However, they are required to launch international projects in order to get rid of the “la junta”. Since the United States has been promoted as a supporter for democracy and human rights, Puerto Ricans could use this platform to help fight against la junta.