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San Juan, not Ponce, is the capital of Puerto Rico!

This is an edit done with malicious intent and must be reversed immediately, as it may mislead unsuspecting readers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loumelwins ( talkcontribs) 18:59, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

The history section is really awkward, and there needs to be more on Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria is a major event in Puerto Rico's history, yet there's only a single mention of it, and in the weather section of all places.

More broadly, due to the awkward structure of the history section, there's no way to easily add references to recent events. The statehood question should be split into a separate section, and history section should focus on just that, the history of Puerto Rico. Surely there's more to Puerto Rico than whether or not it becomes a state? 183.83.82.167 ( talk) 15:46, 27 September 2017 (UTC)


I agree. There should be a major section on Maria, with a possible link to it's own page and possibly put both arguments regarding the efforts to help PR- one being that it is slow and the political corruption, followed by what the president of US and the governor of PR believes that good efforts are being made. We should also edit that page on a daily basis considering that this is a recent thing and many people do not understand the severity of this situation. Considering it's been a month I thought it would have more than a sentence. I will also get on this as well.

As for the political status you are right, it should have it's own section and only have brief mentions of it (like the referendums and the political party). But I also think that because this is an important, controversial and very prominent topic in PR I guess that's why they put it there. -E — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.230.217.119 ( talkcontribs)

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Semi-protected edit request on 21 November 2017

Change Puerto Rico's capital from "Ponce" to "San Juan" Loumelwins ( talk) 19:03, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

 Done I fixed the vandalism. Fyunck(click) ( talk) 19:38, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Post-Maria rebuilding efforts

Would a section on efforts to rebuild the island infrastructure after Hurricane Maria make good sense? At this moment, much has been aggressively written about the topic, and IMO it's a very interesting subject for continuing research. MaynardClark ( talk) 18:27, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

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Recovery Efforts:

To this date, there are many people still affected by the hurricane. Some people still don't have running water and power, with this said there are many people in need. Many think and say that the US helped with the empowerment of Trump as United Stated of American governor but that is not true.

Tourism The tourism industry is committed and continuing sharing the beauty of Puerto Rico and providing excellent service to visitors. Tourism certainly took a big hit the first months after Hurricane Maria, but hotels, communities and organizations have been hard at work restoring tourist areas in order to continue offering guests fantastic experiences. Most of the hotels are fully operational, various resorts are still closed but began taking reservations for later dates. And for the most art the tourism area is restored. There is a need of money within our country.

"El Yunque took the number one spot for Best attraction, USA today readers made it #1 and it certainly deserved to get that spot honoring all the years it brought magic to all that visited. Hurricane Maria destroyed our beloved rainforest, it will take many years to recover, it is currently closed. As soon as it opens we encourage visitors to go in order to see a world class attraction come back to its glory. For updates on hurricane recovery, how you can help and areas open, visit official website."

Not done It is not clear what you want changed. You would need to be very specific and it would need to be backed by multiple sources outside of Wikipedia. Fyunck(click) ( talk) 21:07, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Cost of Living

Updated section to include 2018 study regarding impact of Jones Act on Puerto Rico. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WJF3 ( talkcontribs) 11:50, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Maria death toll

An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico's government estimates that 2,975 people died within six months as a result of Hurricane Maria. The findings were issued by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8A0:7AE6:3F00:ACCF:4B6:634F:2E8A ( talk) 18:37, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Puerto Rico is not "in the United States"

Apparently many people on Wikipedia are confused about territories. People who think the territories of the United States are "in the United States", answer me this - why are they not included in the official US population count? Only the fifty states and D.C. are included in the official population count by the census bureau. Also, I challenge one of you to find one official US government statement that is valid stating that Puerto Rico is "in the United States". The fact that US territories are not "in the United States" needs to be standardized throughout Wikipedia. Led8000 ( talk) 11:13, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

The article is fairly clear about this - "is an unincorporated territory of the United States", with much of it devoted to its status as a territory and the implications therein (voting, representation, etc) . What edit are you proposing? MartinezMD ( talk) 13:07, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Language issue

Spanish is a de facto formal working language in official documents and government transactions and is one of the most widely spoken and written languages. The vast majority of Puerto Ricans do not use English regularly in 2000, the local government, in collaboration with federal government in the United States, conducted a census to find out the most prevalent and widespread languages ​​among the population. 71.9% of Puerto Ricans spoke English at low and small rates. It was also found that 85.6% spoke in a languages other than English, such as indigenous people (most of whom use Spanish as a second language to speak and talk). Mr. James Dimsey ( talk) 07:30, 16 November 2018 (UTC)