On October 18, 1898, with the Spanish–American War nearly over, the United States raised its flag over Puerto Rico, officially taking possession of the former Spanish colony, formalizing US authority over the one million inhabitants in the territory.
About The Author
William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, with a minor in international relations. He served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association for 5 years. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children’s National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.
August 29, 2023
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