Puerto Rico

Opinion

Opinion: Why Puerto Rico’s Upcoming Statehood Vote Matters

On November 3rd — after 122 years under the American flag and for the first time — the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico will be asked whether they favor statehood with a simple “YES or NO” question. This vote will mark a historic moment not just for Puerto Rico, but for America as a whole, made

Opinion

Opinion: Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico

Opposition to statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico has emerged as a selling point among Republicans running for re-election. President Trump, for example, opposes statehood for D.C. evidently because voters there are likely to elect Democrats to Congress; and he opposes statehood for Puerto Rico because, as he has complained, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of

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