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Tell Congress that Puerto Ricans want nationhood, not statehood

  https://thehill.com/opinion/international/506029-tell-congress-that-puerto-ricans-want-nationhood-not-statehood Tell Congress that Puerto Ricans want nationhood, not statehood By Julio Ortiz-Luquis and Javier A. Hernández, opinion contributors — 07/08/20 04:00 PM EDT © Getty Images For Puerto Ricans who support self-determination, it is truly mind-blowing that some … Continue reading

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 Investor Peter Schiff defends territorial status, argued that the island “would be much worse” if it were a US state

Peter Schiff points out than any of the 50 states would be happy to give up statehood since it would mean they could also escape Federal taxation.  He shows why statehood would be terrible for Puerto Rico.   Commenters explain further. … Continue reading

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Statehood Would Be a Step Down for Puerto Rico, as explained by Peter Schiff in episode 257

  From the comments: Levine Levine  I still remember the story told by Peter Schiff about the Samoa Islands. Peter said the standard of living of the typical Samoan declined when Congress required Samoa business pay the Federal minimum wage. … Continue reading

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The mess of Puerto Rico, long before Hurricane Maria hit the island

http://takimag.com/article/the_mess_before_maria_steve_sailer The Mess Before Maria by Steve Sailer October 04, 2017 photo credit: Bigstock Puerto Rico is a test case of whether nationalism is as dispensable as the heightening conventional wisdom assumes. Puerto Rico possesses many of the attributes assumed … Continue reading

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Many Puerto Ricans crave statehood — but the timing couldn’t be worse

  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article155313554.html June 09, 2017 2:09 PM Many Puerto Ricans crave statehood — but the timing couldn’t be worse By Jessica Campisi jcampisi@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON When Puerto Ricans vote Sunday on the political future for the U.S. territory, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló … Continue reading

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Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate

http://nypost.com/2017/06/09/far-from-nyc-parade-puerto-ricans-to-vote-on-islands-fate Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate By Danika Fears June 9, 2017 | 12:13am Thousands of Puerto Rican revelers clad in red, white and blue will hit the streets of New York City on Sunday … 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 to Vote Sunday on Statehood 6-9-17 WSJ.com

https://www.wsj.com/articles/puerto-rico-to-vote-sunday-on-statehood-1497026520 Puerto Rico to Vote Sunday on Statehood Nonbinding election comes as U.S. territory fights creditors after declaring what amounts to the country’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy By Arian Campo-Flores June 9, 2017 12:42 p.m. ET 133 COMMENTS Voters in Puerto … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-leaves-us-island-facing-hard-020039188.html Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times Elodie CUZIN AFPJune 6, 2017 View photos People walk past murals protesting the state of the economy in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, … Continue reading

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