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Another united state: Puerto Rico votes for statehood

07.11.2012 18:17

While Puerto Ricans are unable to vote in the presidential election, 65 percent of the US island territory’s four million citizens on Tuesday voted in favor of becoming the 51st US state – an action that President Obama said he supports.

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Jose Lopez 06.08.2014 20:13

Dear Partner,

Si nce the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

José M López Sierra
TodosUnid osDescolonizarPR

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