A majority of puerto ricans voted in support of statehood in a nonbinding referendum on sunday, according to early polling results. About pr51st we created pr51st to advance the goal of achieving equality for the people of puerto rico through statehood on november 6, 2012, puerto rico held a plebiscite in which a clear majority of voters rejected the island’s current status as a united states territory and more than 61% chose statehood as the best alternative. Optimism was the word of the day among supporters of puerto rico statehood after this most recent victory, in this high-profile plebiscite the atlantic daily. A full 97 percent of ballots cast were in favor of statehood, but turnout was very low in the nonbinding referendum, the fifth such vote in puerto rico.
A straight-to-the-point analysis of the actual effects that us statehood would have on puerto rico and it doesn't look pretty. With the statehood, puerto rico would enter into an open trade market with all of the alliances of the us list of cons of puerto rico becoming a state 1. For decades, people have debated whether puerto rico should remain a territory of the united states or become a state although the statehood argument has some merits, it is not the time for puerto ri.
Puerto rico is a self governed island in the caribbean it became a united states territory in 1898 after the us conquered them from spanish rule puerto rico. Culture puerto rico has a rich cultural life in the various performing arts of dance, music and theater.
By jose a hernandez-mayoral the author is the secretary of federal and international affairs for the popular democratic party of puerto rico a seemingly innocent bill before the us house of representatives natural resources committee is the centerpiece of a puerto rico statehood plan. San juan, puerto rico (ap) — porfirio guerrero has grown increasingly frustrated as a decade-long recession has sapped business from his tailor shop in the puerto. Puerto ricans who voted for us statehood in a non-binding referendum sunday are claiming our equal rights as american citizens, puerto.
Watch video voters in puerto rico will head to the polls on sunday. Congress has not formally recognized puerto rico’s vote for statehood, but that isn’t stopping the territory’s political leaders from gearing up for a capitol hill clash with plans to dispatch representatives to washington. Campaign posters in san juan urge puerto ricans to vote on the issue of statehood in june ricardo arduengo/afp via getty images a shadow congressional delegation of seven politicians from puerto rico traveled to capitol hill on wednesday and demanded they be recognized as voting members of.
The statehood movement in puerto rico aims to make puerto rico a state of the united states five referenda have been held on the topic, most recently in 2017. The people of puerto rico have been american citizens for 100 years many puerto ricans have worn the uniform of our country, and.
Florida gov rick scott (r) on tuesday announced his support for puerto rican statehood, saying the us should listen to the territory's voters. History made in puerto rico status more than 13 million puerto rican voters and republicans united in seeking equality and statehood for puerto rico. Find out more about the history of puerto rico, including videos, interesting articles puerto rico statehood referendum draws big support—but small turnout, cnn. Puerto rico's governor is pushing for the island to become the 51st state in the union.