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Jones Act is Strangling Puerto Rico

Free Puerto Rico, America’s Colony (New York Times)

The US shipping industry is putting a multi-million dollar squeeze on Puerto Rico (Business Insider)

Puerto Rico has been a US territory since 1898 when it was acquired from Spain. In 1920 the United States imposed the Merchant Marine Act (also known as Jones Act) which required any import (foreign food, goods, etc.) to enter the island in an American vessel. While foreign may directly enter the island, they must pay many import taxes which end

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