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Why isn’t Puerto Rico the 51st State yet?

Or why aren’t California and Texas sovereign republics?

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Puerto Rican Statehood Bill

Since 1898, Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States.  But two weeks ago (12 Feb. 2014), Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) introduced Senate Bill 2020, the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act, which would … Continue reading

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Will Puerto Rico become the 51st State?

Yesterday, the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources of the U.S. Senate held yet another committee meeting to hear testimony on the political status of Puerto Rico. (I say “yet another committee meeting” because Puerto Rico has been a de facto and … Continue reading

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