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 Rico loses vote in House of Reps
Puerto Rico Loses Its Voice in the House of Reps
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 15:30

The House of Representative ruled yesterday to revoke the voting rights of delegates, which means that lawmakers representing Puerto Rico, Washington DC, American Guam, Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands no longer have any power in congress.

For Puerto Rico, the revocation of voting rights basically strips the approximately four million residents of the commonwealth of their only voice in United States government. For perspective, one legislator in the House represents, on average, 700 thousand constituents.

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