In , in a desperate effort to hold on to its last two possessions in the Americas, Then on November 25, , Spain approved the Carta Autonómica , also. Génesis y praxis de la Carta autonómica de en Puerto Rico (Spanish Edition) [Eda Milagros Burgos-Malavé] on *FREE* shipping on. Get this from a library! Génesis y praxis de la Carta autonómica de en Puerto Rico. [Eda Milagros Burgos-Malavé; Spain.].

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InSpain offered an Autonomic Charter to both Cuba and Puerto Rico in a desperate attempt to retain its last two colonies in the Western Hemisphere.

Puerto Rican liberal Criollos accepted.

The Cuban Rebels and revolutionary Puerto Ricans in the exile rejected the offer. Sixteen Puerto Rican delegates were to be elected by popular vote to represent the island in the cortes of the kingdom while autonpmica senators were to be chosen by an augonomica of autnoomica officials to serve in the Peninsular Congress. The charter also provided for the creation of a cabinet by the wining coalition or party.

The seven ministries of the new cabinet were of extreme importance and included: However, as established by Article 41, the governor retained command of all the armed forces in the island, and all authorities and offices remained subordinated to his office.

Thus, while seeking liberal reforms, Sagasta and the liberals circumvented the most republican of Spanish institutions.

The new regime was inaugurated On Autonomcia 8, and general elections were held in March 27 of the same. Of roughlyvotes the autonomistas obtained over 97, versus the conservatives 3, votes. On April 10 of the same year the first cabinet was formed and the three senators chosen.


On July 17,8197 guarantees were reinstated and the Insular Parliament was inaugurated. Eight days later the United States invaded Puerto Rico.

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However, the circumstances of such success must be examined. Bythe Cuban war of independence was in full swing and diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain had reached a historical low.

Inwhen the Cuban rebellion reignited with the Grito de Bairethe U. The Spaniards had to facilitate Cuban trade with the U. When it became evident that the Spaniards could not bring an end to the war by military means, the Cleveland administration took a firmer stand seeking to gain concessions for the Cubans hoping that such measures would stop the conflict and prevent the independence of the island.

The Cuban autonoica themselves had become an unwanted third party. By it was clear that sooner or later the Cuban rebels would win the war. For three years, the Cubans had been destroying the infrastructure autonomca the island rendering the Spanish army incapable of launching major military actions.

Unlike their counterparts in Puerto Rico, the Cuban leaders had the military means to obtain independence. It is within this context that the autonomic charter of came into existence. Soon after the second class battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor on February 15,the U.

Brief Read on the Carta Autonómica of 1897

As a result of its victory over Spain, and by virtue of the Treaty of Paris of December 10,the United States gained full control over Puerto Rico, Guam, Wake island, and the Philippines, and limited control — by the Teller Amendment — over Cuba. That they did not have a voice in the Paris protocols evidenced the ephemeral catta capricious nature of liberal overtures within the Spanish political establishment. There seem to be over 20, votes invalidated or not counted.


This posture was the result of a century-old policy which favored, and was ready to support Spanish sovereignty over the island. This rationale was based on the assumption that a Cuba controlled by a weak Spain would be nearly as valuable to the U.

The Cuban rebels immediately rejected the overture and eventually so did the autonomistas in Puerto Rico, who also decided not to participate in the elections. Spanish criminal behavior was widely publicized, and perhaps exaggerated, by the yellow press, but reporters did nothing but to say what the public wanted to hear.

Furthermore, religious papers supported intervention on moral grounds, using the same axioms behind Aitonomica Destiny. Byopinion polls coincide that something had to be done about Cuba. The Platt Amendement defined American-Cuban relations for four decades.

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