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Puerto Rico 51st State

GAO Confirms Statehood Too Costly for Puerto Rico and the U.S.

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

Granting statehood to Puerto Rico would set back the island's economy, cost American companies billions of dollars and decrease sources of federal revenues.

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...

'Daily Show' Confronts Statehood Supporters

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2013 | Latino Voices

Al Madrigal's got a question for Puerto Rican statehood supporters: what do you want with this mess? "The Daily Show" correspondent visited a prot...

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 ...

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...

Luis Fortuño Pushes Puerto Rican Statehood Bid To Congress

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.16.2012 | Latino Voices

A majority of Puerto Ricans may not have voted for statehood last week, but outgoing Gov. Luis Fortuño is pushing the idea to President Obama any...

Statehood Vote in Puerto Rico?

Julio Pabon | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Because the statehood vote received the highest number of the options, those wanting statehood are claiming a victory for statehood. However, before statehooder's start singing the star spangle banner there are some details about this vote that need to be explained.

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. ...