Wednesday Feb 26
U.S. Partially To Blame For Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Representative In Congress Says
Puerto Rico's debt crisis results from the island's status as a United States territory lacking the benefits of statehood, according to Puerto Rico's representative in Congress.
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Puerto Rico's Potential Statehood Faces Tall Partisan Hurdles
A movement is afoot in the U.S. Senate that would make Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state, but the legislation has plenty of high partisan hurdles to clear.
Puerto Rico Statehood Bill Presented in Senate
San Juan, Feb 12 .- The U.S. Senate received Wednesday for the first time a bill to make Puerto Rico the 51st state amid an economic crisis that many here blame in part on contention over the island's political status.
For many, Puerto Rico retirement far from idyllic
Maxi Fajardo smiles as she recalls moving to New York City from Puerto Rico in her late teens, falling in love, finding a job at the Chiclets factory and raising four children.
Make room for 51st star? Spending bill includes $2.5 million for vote on Puerto Rico statehood
The omnibus spending passed by Congress and signed Friday by President Barack Obama includes money for a referendum to decide if Puerto Ricans support becoming America's 51st state.