Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood

San Juan Puerto Rico founded in 1508 is the oldest European City in the United States. Puerto Rico has been American territory since 1898, and Puerto Ricans have been American citizens since 1917. But it wasn’t until November 6, 2012 that the Commonwealth voted for statehood. But now that it has happened, the United States needs to quickly approve since colonialism needs to end and American security requires it. The Puerto Rico Independence Movement is active and is both strongly encouraged and financially supported by the Cuban government. Their goal of course is to create the People’s Republic of Puerto Rico.

Will statehood be approved? Very questionable. The only thing Republicans care about is political expediency. And the only thing they are seeing is five new Democratic members of the House of Representative and two new Democratic US Senators.
Robert DeVries

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