PUERTO RICO: The Freedom You Breathe

"All through Latin America, people tend to think that Puerto Ricans are vassals of the United States," said Costa Rican President Jose ("Don Pepe") Figueres, on a state visit last week to San Juan. "Well, that's simply not true. The freedom that you breathe here is the same freedom that you breathe in any Anglo-Saxon country. That's what Puerto Rico has to put across to Latin Americans who look upon anything North American through jaundiced eyes, who simply cannot forget the slogans about Yankee imperialism and dollar diplomacy, and so do not understand...