Think what was said in that video. 85% of everything has to be imported strictly from the United States. This because Puerto Rico isn't allowed to trade with anyone other then the United States. Thus when we in the states pay import fees then ship this same stuff to the island there are additional export fees on these same items. Thus P.R. gets screwed since both costs are passed down to them. Plus all fossil fuels are forced to come from the United States.
In other words we treat Puerto Rico like crap. This doesn't speak well of us. Don't even get me started about Cuba. Seems we like to keep everyone else poor. Well maybe not all of us...
Sens. Moran, Klobuchar, Leahy Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Trade Embargo
(May 21, 2021)
Not to mention how many would like to take cruises/planes to vacation there. Keep in mind Cuba isn't building bombs nor nukes which threaten us. In fact about their biggest contribution to this southern region is it's training of doctors.
What are we afraid of from these Caribbean nations.. competition?
Or is it we just plain don't like so-called foreigners?
Seems to me we try to keep other nations poor so we can live large. If so, this game can only last so long.