Let’s start with the facts. Puerto Rico is not independent, it is a commonwealth, an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Rico’s constitution was proclaimed on July 25, 1952, ending the island’s official designation as a colony of the United States. The holiday celebrated on the 25th of the month is known as Constitution Day.
And another fact: Univision is the dominant Hispanic TV network in the country, having built a formidable business by reporting on the issues of importance for the country’s Latino communities.
But yesterday, Univision seemed to forget the other fact, airing a congratulatory message celebrating Puerto Rico’s independence on the 60th anniversary of the island’s constitution and throwing fresh kindling on a long simmering status debate. [Huffington Post]
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