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Puerto Rico was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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July 31, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
April 13, 2006Good article nomineeListed
August 9, 2006Featured article candidateNot promoted
September 14, 2007Peer reviewReviewed
July 7, 2009Good article reassessmentDelisted
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Current status: Delisted good article


Cost of LivingEdit

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) It's goddamn expensive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:25, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Maria death tollEdit

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"Edit

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 issueEdit

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)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 December 2018Edit

In the second paragraph in the introduction, there is a bit of redundancy in the following sentence: Spanish and English are the official languages, although though Spanish predominates. Either the word although or though need to be taken out. - (talk) 00:26, 21 December 2018 (UTC) (talk) 00:26, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done DannyS712 (talk) 01:51, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Puerto Rico MOSEdit

Is there a guideline relevant to spelling Puerto Ricans as full Spanish names with accents, or removing them for English readers? In ictu oculi (talk) 21:16, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm an english-only reader & this is English Language Wikipedia. Would be best to have things here written in english. There's Spanish Wikipedia for spanish written text. GoodDay (talk) 23:36, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Amazed to see you're still flying the anti-diacritic flag GoodDay. But silence here indicates that WP Puerto Rico is dormant. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:33, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
I'm not amazed that you're still flying the pro-diacritics flag In ictu oculi. Yes, this WikiProject is dormant. GoodDay (talk) 15:58, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
WP:UE says to use English but that it's OK to use (the marked up name with the weird characters that English readers are unfamiliar with), if that's what the sources show. Namely the US Census] shows barrio names with the accent marks.--the eloquent peasant (talk) 00:55, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Footnote 264Edit

Footnote 264 misquotes Article IV of the United States Constitution. Where it says "colony", it should say "Territory"; as follows:

"The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States ..." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:18, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Led8000 (talk) 14:11, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Mantecados NevadaEdit

An ice cream truck is the original Franklin482 (talk) 19:52, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 April 2019Edit

Line in the second paragraph "Puerto Rico's unique heritage, culture, and natural beauty has made it a top tourism destination." is unsourced and unverifiable puffery. It should be removed unless there's a specific basis for the claim, in which case it should be made more concrete and sourced. Wikipedia isn't a travel agency brochure. (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done NiciVampireHeart 21:49, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 May 2019Edit

Celticsouthern (talk) 00:01, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Congressional legislation

On June 27, 2018, Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's non-voting member of Congress, introduced the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 (HR 6246) to Congress to admit Puerto Rico as a US state. The legislation would create a taskforce to repeal or amend any existing laws that have unequal application between Puerto Rico and the several States to phase in equality for Puerto Rico. Under this legislation (if passed), Puerto Rico would become incorporated (from its current unincorporated status) while equality with US States is phased in and Puerto Rico would fully become a US State by January 2021. The bill introduced into the House has bipartisan support with 37 cosponsors, including 22 Republicans and 15 Democrats. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon is the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico. The Resident Commissioner is elected by the people of Puerto Rico to serve in the US House of Representatives but does not have full voting power, due to its unequal status as a US territory. The legislation cites the two referenda Puerto Rico voted on in favor of Statehood to call on Congress to admit Puerto Rico as a State as an expression of the will of the people in the territory.

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. B dash (talk) 05:11, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 June 2019Edit

Please correct the references in the intro paragraph and in the attached footnotes relating to the so-called Anglicisation and the so-called errors in ref to the old spelling of Porto Rico by noting correctly that they are simply old or former Spanish usage. Porto with a stressed o is simply old Spanish and is still used by many Hispanophones to this very day. It is not an error. Thank you. Vasquez Rocks 2019 (talk) 11:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC) Vasquez Rocks 2019 (talk) 11:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. NiciVampireHeart 15:17, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
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