Caribbean Matters: Puerto Ricans are losing Puerto Rico to a tax scam

Caribbean Matters: Puerto Ricans are losing Puerto Rico to a tax scam

Mainland U.S. residents who are not Puerto Rican rarely pay attention to the politics of the island. If there is a hurricane, or some other natural disaster there, media will cover it, but soon enough, the coverage fades.

So it’s up to us “not-Boricuas” to pay attention and speak out against policies and laws that are negatively impacting Puerto Ricans. We must join their voices and amplify their cries for justice.

One key law enacted in Puerto Rico that is having a disastrous impact on Puerto Rican islanders is Act 22, which is now a part of Act 60. Puerto Ricans need our help to get this tax haven scam repealed by the U.S. Congress, where they only have a nonvoting representative.

RELATED STORY: The wealthy given outrageous incentives to colonize Puerto Rico while native residents suffer

Caribbean Matters” is a weekly series from Daily Kos. If you are unfamiliar with the region, check out Caribbean Matters: Getting to know the countries of the Caribbean.

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