Will Puerto Rico Become The 51st State? Not So Fast

Puerto Rican voters this week backed a ballot measure that endorses U.S. statehood. This is the first time that a majority of Puerto Ricans went with a pro-statehood ballot referendum after three previous tries in the last 45 years. That type of landmark vote would appear to suggest that statehood is on the horizon, but a number of political and economic realities stand in the way. President Barack Obama and members of Congress have said that Puerto Ricans would have to make their preference...Full Story
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