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Puerto Rico Statehood Vote

White House Finally Takes A Position On Puerto Rican Statehood

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

Puerto Rico may be getting another status vote. The White House budget submitted to Congress Wednesday includes a $2.5 million appropriation f...

No Means No

Frances Negrón-Muntaner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Frances Negrón-Muntaner

For the first time in 114 years, the people of Puerto Rico clearly rejected the status quo by a 54-46 margin. And, equally surprising, that a vast majority of voters supported a non-territorial option as the best way forward.

Did Puerto Rico Really Vote for Statehood?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

A new status for Puerto Rico, even statehood, may be inevitable. However, it does not appear as yet that statehood commands a majority of voters, despite the big headlines.

Puerto Rico Divided on Statehood, Majority Demands Decolonization

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The first part consisted of a Yes/No question, which contained the current status of U.S. territory: Do you agree to maintain the current political territorial status? Here "No" won by nearly 54 percent.

Puerto Rico's Statehood Vote Results Are In...

AP | BEN FOX and DANICA COTO | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans have supported U.S. statehood in a vote that jubilant members of the pro-statehood party say is the strong...

Puerto Rico's Governor Proposes Referendum For Voters To Choose Statehood

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico submitted legislation Wednesday that calls for creating a two-part referendum to decide whether t...

Why the Rush on the Puerto Rico Statehood Bill? Something Doesn't Add Up

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

A new bill is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood where none exists now. Every time the people of Puerto Rico have been consulted on this issue through a plebiscite they've said no to Statehood.