Still a colony in 2014.
“[T]he military intervention of the United States in our fatherland is simply one of the most brutal and abusive acts perpetrated in contemporary history. We demand the withdrawal of the armed forces of the Untied States from our soil as the natural and legitimate defense of Puerto Rican independence….We must make demands against the United States of North America, such as indemnification for the enormous damages systematically and cold-blooded perpetrated against a peaceful and defenseless nation….The present imperial policies by which they want to dissolve nationalism through terror and assassination is a provocation and an act of imperialist foolishness aimed at satisfying a handful of North American corporations.”
— Puerto Rican Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos, in 1936
Via Anti-Imperialist League