Partido Independentista PuertorriqueñoThe Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party, or PIP) is a Puerto Rican political party. It was founded in 1946. The party stands for the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States.
Many among the general public have associated the party with violent acts of terrorism such as those committed by Los Macheteros. The party has never, however, acknowleged links to any attacks, insisting that they want independence through peaceful means.
Historically, the PIP has done poorly in Puerto Rico's elections, always losing either to the Partido Popular Democratico (PPD), or the Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP). In 1952, the PIP came the closest to winning an election, finishing in second place.
The PIP's symbol is a green flag. Because of this, it is identified as the green party, both with the voting public and in the election ballots.