Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico Launches New Drive for US Statehood

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Wednesday launched a new drive to become the 51st US state, with the island’s governor demanding an end to “second-class” treatment of its citizens.

Puerto Rico’s more than three million residents are US citizens, with no obstacles to living and working on the mainland.

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2 Thoughts to “Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico Launches New Drive for US Statehood”

  1. Lee

    What kind of leadership got them into this bankrupt mess? When we visited PR they gave us the impression they disliked Americans. Wow a $73 billion dollar ball and chain.

  2. 83ragtop50

    Who needs this bankrupt island? Terminate its protectorate status and let it sink or swim on its own.