Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
Pedro Perluisi Says Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status is "Root" of Problems
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 11:46

Puerto Rico's current commonwealth status has been a hot topic of debate for quite some time. Now Puerto Rico pro-statehood leader Pedro Pierluisi is saying that La Isla del Encanto's commonwealth status is “the root cause of the economic and social problems that impair quality of life on the island."


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Puerto Rican Bill Would Penalize Use of American Flag Without Puerto Rican Flag
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:23

A new bill being considered by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives would penalize the use of the American flag in the absence of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s flag on any state and municipal government building or any public corporation.


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White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2011 - 15:30

Puerto Ricans should be the only ones who have a say in whether the island remains a part of the United States or becomes independent and the President and Congress should act on the results quickly, says a new report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico released today.

The 114-page report is the product of two years work by the Task Force that included public meetings in the island nation. It lays out scores of recommendations on some of the island’s biggest challenges: economic development, healthcare and the future of Vieques.


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