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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 for P...

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.

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.