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Puerto Rico Report Feeds Statehood Debate

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Latino Voices

A report issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office estimating the costs of admitting Puerto Rico as a U.S. state hasn’t done much to set...

Rightwing Think Tank Furious Over Money For Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Assessing the political status of Puerto Rico is a waste of money, according to one conservative think tank. The Heritage Foundation lashed out at ...

Puerto Ricans On The Mainland Call For 'Equality' On The Island

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 12.01.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Puerto Rican attorney Iara Rodriguez waved campaign signs and cheered at the 2012 Democratic Convention as President Barack Obama was n...

Puerto Rican Statehood Legislation Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi’s legislation to outline a path to statehood is already sparking a backlash. The “Puert...

Puerto Rico's Statehood Party Takes Aim At Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The leadership of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party voted unanimously on Monday to submit legislation to the U.S. Congress aimed at making the isl...

Puerto Rico Statehood Legislation Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party may not wait for another referendum before pushing forward with its bid to make the island the 51st state. T...

Puerto Rican Gov. Responds To White House Move On Island's Status

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico isn’t holding a Constitutional Assembly to decide whether the island’s residents want to become the 51st state. Yet. Puerto Ri...

Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's pro-statehood party is organizing marches to demand that the U.S. government honor the results of a referendum ...

Protests Before Congress For Puerto Rican Statehood Planned

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Some Puerto Rican leaders continuing clamoring for statehood. Rep. José Aponte of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP, in Spanish) said ...

White House Breaks Silence On Puerto Rico's Statehood

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Latino Voices

The White House is sending mixed messages about whether it thinks Puerto Rico’s status vote should pave the way for Congress to consider making the ...

Zuania Ramos

Ricky Martin: 'A Serious Plebiscite Is Due In Puerto Rico'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zuania Ramos | Posted 05.09.2013 | Latino Voices

At a time when statehood supporters in Puerto Rico are seeing new allies pop up in states like Ohio, helping to push their agenda in front of the U.S....

Puerto Rico Gets Statehood Help In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

Statehood supporters in Puerto Rico have a friend in Ohio. Ohio State Rep. Dan Ramos, a Democrat of Puerto Rican origin, filed a resolution asking...

5 Reasons Why Puerto Rico Won't Become The 51st State

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

This week’s vote on Puerto Rico’s status, in which the largest share of votes supported statehood, got a lot of people wondering whether the islan...

What Would The American Flag Look Like With 51 States?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday, Puerto Ricans voted on their preferred relationship with the United States. The largest share of voters elected to become a U.S. state. ...

Puerto Ricans Prefer The Status Quo, Says Poll

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico doesn’t want to rock the boat. Some 51 percent of Puerto Ricans say they won’t vote to change the island’s relationship with the...