Puerto Rico to become 51st state


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 7:43pm   295 views   1 comment
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20238272

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Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote. The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports. But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate. Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years. With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to...

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    1   2:47pm Thu 8 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I love puertoriquenas

    The beautiful island has already suffered the ills of dollarization, so we might as well make it official

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