From all the posts it seems that Puerto Rico is the current "worthless" US territory. Just seems that everything is stacked against them, e.g. language, culture, economy, geography, leadership..... Too bad!
The situation with PR is ridiculous. They are simply too big to be kept in this current limbo status. There needs to be a referendum there for either independence or joining the US as a state and accepting full US governance. Every time they need hand outs or other benefits "they are Americans and US citizens", every time the Feds try to clean house there they are "independent and not a US state".