|Esquire. How We Lived 1933-1983. June 1983.|
Puerto Rico is one of five inhabited unincorporated U.S. territories. It's a really weird political entity. In spite of its name ("Rich Port"), economically things haven't gone well for the archipelego. This year the debt climbed to $12,000 per capita, creating a debt crisis.
In June, Puerto Ricans get to vote on whether the country should apply to become the 51st U.S. state.