History: “Blackout in Puerto Rico” Documentary
Discuss the Frontline film titled “Blackout in Puerto Rico,” which considered the historical developments regarding Latin America and imperialism.
What relevant changes have occurred since the time period covered in the making of the film? What has remained the same since the time period covered in the making of the film? What does the film reveal about the relationship between the United States and Latin America? In what ways is the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico unique, and in what ways is it typical with regard to the rest of Latin America? How does learning about the early history of Puerto Rico help us understand the circumstances featured in the film?