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  • Puerto Ricans Debate Whether to Become the 51st State

    Puerto Ricans Debate Whether to Become the 51st State
    The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed amiss when students entering a classroom at Capital Community College in Hartford were greeted with a prompt on the blackboard: "In a recent vote, Puerto Ricans favored U.S. statehood. Please write down your opinion: Should Puerto Rico be a state, an independent country, or stay as is?"
  • Pierluisi files bill to facilitate teachers’ exchange

     
    Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, filed a bill on Tuesday to facilitate teacher's exchanges between Puerto Rico and the mainland. The bill was co sponsored by Florida's Mario Díaz-Balart and it is supported by the American Teac

    Puerto Rico legislators angry at Gutierrez for comments in Congress

     
    Legislators with Puerto Rico's New Progressive Party (PNP, by its Spanish initials) discussed this week a resolution chastising Congressman Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois, for denouncing in the House floor hat he sees as human right violations against...

    Puerto Rico’s Pierluisi top spender in Congress

     
     Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, earned this week a recognition most politicians fear: biggest spender. An analysis of Congress' spending performed by the Sunlight Foundation, a group that advocates for accountability in...

    Pierluisi and Nelson to host town hall meeting with Hispanics

     
    Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, and Florida Senator  Bill Nelson will host a town hall meeting this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.at the headquarters of the Asociación Borinqueña at 1865 Econlockhatchee Tr.  in Orlando. Hispanosphe