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Statehood Wins Again

On June 11, 2017, Puerto Rico held a plebiscite in which 97% of the voters rejected the island’s current status as a U.S. territory in favor of statehood.

An independence/free association option received 1.5% of the vote, and 1.3% of the voters chose for Puerto Rico to remain a U.S. territory.

Statehood opponents dismissed the vote due to low voter turnout. Several elected officials in Washington D.C. joined pro-statehood Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzáles-Colón in calling for a Congressional response.

As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico can request statehood, but ultimately Congress has the power to determine Puerto Rico’s future.

Maurice A. Ferré Park in Downtown Miami Area/Brickell Area, FL
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Statehood Wins Again

On June 11, 2017, Puerto Rico held a plebiscite in which 97% of the voters rejected the island’s current status as a U.S. territory in favor of statehood.

An independence/free association option received 1.5% of the vote, and 1.3% of the voters chose for Puerto Rico to remain a U.S. territory.

Statehood opponents dismissed the vote due to low voter turnout. Several elected officials in Washington D.C. joined pro-statehood Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzáles-Colón in calling for a Congressional response.

As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico can request statehood, but ultimately Congress has the power to determine Puerto Rico’s future.

Puerto Rico (San Juan) by Ricardo Mangual on Flickr

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Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Puerto Rico was ceded to the U.S. by Spain in 1898, and the Island has belonged to the United States ever since. In 1917, Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens, and everyone born in Puerto Rico is a citizen of the United States.

But Puerto Rico is not a state. It continues to be a territory. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has “plenary” – complete – power over Puerto Rico. It is legal for Congress to treat Puerto Rico differently from states, and Puerto Ricans do not share in the same rights and responsibilities as their fellow U.S. citizens.

There are no senators or voting congressional representatives for Puerto Rico. The Island has just one non-voting representative in the legislature. The people of Puerto Rico cannot vote in presidential elections, and they have no electors in the Electoral College.

With so little representation, and no legal requirement that Congress treat Puerto Rico equally, it’s no surprise that Puerto Rico receives less federal attention than the states.

In funds for highways, federal grants and contracts, healthcare funds, and many other areas, Puerto Rico receives much less than any of the 50 states.

Puerto Rico is also not a country. While Puerto Rico fields sports teams in international sporting events and competes in international beauty pageants, the government of Puerto Rico can’t make trade deals with nations or make decisions about its currency, or take any other steps available to countries.

And, while the title of Puerto Rico includes the word “commonwealth” (just like the titles of Massachusetts and Kentucky), that word has no legal meaning in the United States. Puerto Rico is simply a territory belonging to the United States.

In 2017, Puerto Rico once again voted to gain a permanent political status. The Puerto Rico Report will be covering the news throughout this historic process.

23-Acre Park In Downtown Miami Dedicated To Former Mayor Maurice Ferre. By Eliott Rodriguez January 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm. Filed Under:Downtown Miami, …Maurice A. Ferré Park | Downtown Miami | Miami Parks
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Jan 31, 2019 – Join us for the dedication ceremony & promenade ribbon cutting of Maurice A. Ferre Park.No Ferris wheel for Maurice A. Ferre Park – Miami Today
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Apr 2, 2019 – There will not be a Ferris wheel erected at Maurice A. Ferré Park on the City of Miami waterfront. That was the clear message from city …Chairman vows to bar Ferré Park, FEC Slip commerce – Miami …
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Apr 10, 2019 – Miami City Commission Chair Ken Russell is ready to move on his vow to protect the city’s Maurice A. Ferré Park and adjoining FEC Slip from …Miami names waterfront park after former mayor Maurice Ferré …
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Dec 13, 2018 – Miami City Commission unanimously voted to rename Museum Park to “Maurice A. Ferré” park, in honor of the former mayor.Maurice Ferré – Wikipedia
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Maurice A. Ferré (born June 23, 1935) is a former six-term Mayor of Miami. Ferré was the first … Democratic primary. To pay tribute to him and his legacy a park district in Miami formally called Museum Park was named after him in early 2019.Political party‎: ‎DemocraticBorn‎: ‎June 23, 1935 (age 84); ‎Ponce, Puerto …

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