A colony is "a territory, subordinate in various ways-political, cultural, or economic-to a more developed country. Supreme legislative power and much of the administration rest[s] with the controlling country, which [is] usually of a different ethnic group from the colony." That the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico falls squarely within this definition-and is thus a colonial one-cannot seriously be questioned.'
Juan R. Torruella,
Ruling America's Colonies: The Insular Cases,
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
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