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Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds

  http://thehill.com/latino/338219-puerto-rico-statehood-push-faces-long-odds Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds By Rafael Bernal – 06/17/17 08:55 AM EDT 114   © Getty Images Puerto Rico’s government made a huge political gamble on mounting a credible campaign for statehood, a proposition that … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/12/puerto-ricans-vote-in-favour-of-being-51st-us-state-but-doubts-remain Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain With almost all votes counted, option for full statehood was backed by more than 97% – but turnout for non-binding referendum stood at just 23% Ed … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico goes to the polls for statehood

  http://thehill.com/latino/336667-puerto-rico-goes-to-the-polls-for-statehood Puerto Rico’s government is banking on a push for statehood to solve the structural issues that led to its financial crisis. Puerto Ricans will vote Sunday to decide the territory’s status. If statehood wins, as expected, the island … Continue reading

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