Thursday, May 23, 2013

PR Status Debate - Review - 5.23.13

Governor takes status fight to The Hill


Issued: May 20, 2013 - CB

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has turned to congressional media outlet The Hill as part of his pledge to “unmask” Resident Commissioner Pedr ...


 The island's current political status, including the possibility of statehood or independence, is widely debated in Puerto Rico. In November 2012, a non-binding referendum resulted in fifty-four percent of respondents voting to reject the current status under the territorial clause of the U.S. Constitution.[16] Among respondents to a second question about alternatives, sixty-one percent voted for statehood as the preferred alternative to the current territorial status.[17] However, partly because of criticism of the referedum's process, President Barack Obama stated in April 2013 that he will seek $2.5 million to hold another one, this time the first Puerto Rican status referendum to be financed by the Federal government.[18]


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  1. Puerto Rico Government

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    Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United ....Government Form: Republican; executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  2. Government of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The government of Puerto Rico is a republican form of government. It is subject to the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States. Article I of the Constitution ...


Political Status of Puerto Rico - News Review



Moving forward together

By Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla 05/20/13 08:30 AM ET
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/lawmaker-news/300647-moving-forward-together#ixzz2U6rpSig9


Setting the record straight: A response to Puerto Rico’s governor

By Pedro Pierluisi 05/21/13 04:00 PM ET

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/lawmaker-news/301073-setting-the-record-straight-a-response-to-puerto-ricos-governor#ixzz2U6ryYjNP


» Puerto Rico Statehood Bid Gets New Push - Wall Street Journal
19/05/13 20:22 from political status of puerto rico - Google News
Wall Street Journal Puerto Rico Statehood Bid Gets New Push Wall Street Journal ... allow an end to the territorial status . "I see no reason why Congress would even consider it," said Charles Venator-Santiago, a political -science profess..
» Puerto Rico Statehood Bid Gets New Push - Wall Street Journal
19/05/13 20:22 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google News
Wall Street Journal Puerto Rico Statehood Bid Gets New Push Wall Street Journal If lawmakers are considering legalizing the undocumented population, proponents argue, they should also resolve the situation of Puerto Ricans on the island, w..


Wall Street Journal



Puerto Rico Statehood Bid Gets New Push
Wall Street Journal
... allow an end to the territorial status. "I see no reason why Congress would even consider it," said Charles Venator-Santiago, a political-science professor at the University of Connecticut who has studied Puerto Rico extensively. ... If lawmakers ...



» Opinion: For Puerto Rico to ever progress, the politics of status must disappear - NBC Latino
22/05/13 05:01 from puerto rico politics - Google News
Opinion: For Puerto Rico to ever progress, the politics of status must disappear NBC Latino Quite frankly, Pierluisi is taking a huge political gamble, based on a November plebiscite vote that rejected Puerto Rico's current commonwealt..
» Opinion: For Puerto Rico to ever progress, the politics of status must disappear - NBC Latino
22/05/13 05:01 from puerto rico - Google News
Opinion: For Puerto Rico to ever progress, the politics of status must disappear NBC Latino Such is the case of Puerto Rico , where Governor Alejandro Padilla, a Democrat but the leader of the island's status quo commonwealth party, an..

» Commonwealthers Asked for Vote on Statehood They Now Oppose ...
17/05/13 00:13 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
Other party leaders like leaders of all of Puerto Rico's political status factions think that support for statehood will increase in the islands if the U.S. Congress clarifies that equality is an option for the territory by authorizing ..



» Bill in US Congress seeks vote on Puerto Rican statehood - 

Reuters

15/05/13 14:24 from puerto rico - Google News
Latin Times Bill in US Congress seeks vote on Puerto Rican statehood Reuters The measure proposed in the House of Representatives would ask Puerto Rican voters, "Do you want Puerto Rico to be admitted as a state of the United States?" If t..



» 33 in Congress Propose Statehood
15/05/13 14:57 from Puerto Rico Report
At least 33 members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico today. The bill responds to the islands’ political status plebiscite last November. In the plebiscite, 54% of the vote rejected continu..


» Thirty-Eight in Congress Propose Statehood | Puerto Rico Report
15/05/13 14:57 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
One-third of the sponsors are from Florida, one of the most pivotal States in national elections and a State where the vote of citizens of Puerto Rican origin can swing elections between the national political parties. Polling suggests that..

» Pierluisi Introduces Historic Legislation
15/05/13 10:42 from Puerto Rico Report
Puerto Rico has been called the shining star of the Caribbean.  The time has come for our star to shine, alongside the others, on the flag of the United States of America. This stirring call to action is the closing of Rep. Pedro Pierluisi..


» What's Next For PR's Relationship With The US? - Huffington Post
16/05/13 12:27 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google News
What's Next For PR's Relationship With The US? Huffington Post damaristoro May 16, 2013 18:39 The PPD is divived between 2 wings, those who think the status question was resolved in 1952 when Puerto Rico achieved self government an..


» Puerto Rico Delegate Seeks Vote for Statehood - ABC News
15/05/13 14:47 from history puerto rico - Google News
Washington Post Puerto Rico Delegate Seeks Vote for Statehood ABC News The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to debate the White House request, among other items, by July. If approved, it would be the first U.S.-financed vote on ..


» Pierluisi introduces bill for status plebiscite in Puerto Rico - Voxxi
15/05/13 14:45 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
Puerto Rico's sole representative in Congress , Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D), presented today before the House of Representatives a bill to conduct a ratification vote on whether Puerto Rico should be admitted into ... tol..


» Governor of Puerto Rico endorses President Obama's ... - PRFAA
15/05/13 11:47 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
Contrary to the position taken by the Resident Commissioner, this administration supports the position of the White House to provide fair treatment to all status options in an upcoming referendum endorsed by Congress , expressed the Governo..


» Puerto Rican Legislature Approves Resolution on ... - PRFAA
15/05/13 11:00 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
... November 6, 2012, Puerto Rico held a plebiscite simultaneously with the general elections, the results of which were not conclusive because none of the proposed political status proposals for Puerto Rico won a majority of the votes. ....


» Pedro Pierluisi to Push for a Yes/No Statehood Vote for Puerto Rico - Politic365
15/05/13 08:30 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google News
Politic365 Pedro Pierluisi to Push for a Yes/No Statehood Vote for Puerto Rico Politic365 If the people of Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood in a simple yes/no ballot, Congress would have (as much as Congress can be forced to do anyt..


» Puerto Rico: Obama's perfect 51st state | Seeing Red AZ
13/05/13 14:25 from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search
political views from a red state . ... And the Obama administration is all too happy to comply. In fact, White House spokesman Jay Carney called on lawmakers to take action. Congress should now study the results closely, and provide the pe..


» JAY MILLER: Puerto Rico lobbies to be 51st state ... again - Rio Rancho Observer
12/05/13 02:11 from political status of puerto rico - Google News
JAY MILLER: Puerto Rico lobbies to be 51st state ... again Rio Rancho Observer Puerto Rico suffers from the same difficulties New Mexico had but to an even greater degree. It has a different culture, different language and it is too far fr..


» The state of statehoods for Puerto Rico, DC - Hernando Today
07/05/13 11:41 from political status of puerto rico - Google News
The state of statehoods for Puerto Rico , DC Hernando Today The solution was to tie both territories together as a package in one bill. Now that Puerto Rico has arguably voted for statehood, he wants D.C. to ally itself with Puerto Rico to..


» Xavier's Revenge: Democracy or Empire? On Puerto Rico's Political ...
24/04/13 02:15 from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search
These were the descriptors of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. media following the island's November 6 non-binding referendum on its political status . Not only do such comments dehumanize millions of people but also says a lot ... 


» To Succeed in Political Status Objective, Puerto Ricans Must Focus ...
20/04/13 16:33 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
The larger forest, which refers to the critical push to make Puerto Rico a legislative priority on the floor Congress , has always been ignored and brushed aside, because the three political parties have spent too much time and money bicker..


» The Rich Context of the 2012 Plebiscite on Puerto Rico's Political ...
26/12/12 13:50 from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search
On November 6, 2012, the residents of Puerto Rico went to the polls to vote on both island-wide general elections and a local plebiscite on the territorial status of Puerto Rico . This election has generated a heated debate ... 


» Yet Another Political Status Referendum in Puerto Rico Global Voices
06/11/12 23:13 from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search
The issue of political status in Puerto Rico is a centuries-old problem. Ever since the 1898 United States invasion of the island, towards the end of the Spanish-American war, Puerto Rico has been subject to the will of the US ... 


» Puerto Rico's Governor submits political status proposal
05/10/11 20:15 from political status of puerto rico - Google Blog Search
http://news.yahoo.com/ puerto - rico -governor-submits- status -proposal-215835099.html I know this isn't really major political news, but this is important for the island. The last vote they had on their poltical status was in 1998.


» Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress - Open CRS
23/04/10 00:00 from political status of puerto rico options for congress - Google Blog Search
Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress . April 23, 2010 - RL32933. Download Report · Add to Folder. The United States acquired the islands of Puerto Rico in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1950, Congress enact..





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5 comments:

  1. Dear Partner,

    After the approval of the 33rd United Nations’ resolution by consensus on June 23, 2014 asking the United States (US) to immediately decolonize of Puerto Rico, we should work together to force the United States government to comply with it.

    The facts that the United States government has maintained Puerto Rico as its colony for 116 years, has had Oscar López Rivera in prison for 33 years for fighting for Puerto Rico decolonization, and has ignored 33 UN resolutions to decolonize Puerto Rico, confirm that the US government has no intentions of ever decolonizing Puerto Rico. Therefore, we need to form a tsunami of people to force the US to comply with the 33 resolutions.

    We should peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until we achieve our goal. The first one will be a march up to the US Courthouse in Puerto Rico on the Abolition of Slavery Day on March 22. The second will be another march in Puerto Rico on a day before the UN’s Puerto Rico decolonization hearing. The third one will be a protest in New York City on the same day the UN holds its Puerto Rico decolonization hearing.

    These 3 protests are indispensable, because those who have colonies don’t believe in justice for all.

    Sincerely,
    José M López Sierra
    Jlop28vislophis@gmail.com
    Comité Timón del Pueblo
    United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico
    www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

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