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Puerto Rico’s Political Status and the 2012 Plebiscite: Background and Key Questions

Categories: Puerto Rico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42765.pdf

Reviews the results of the 2012 voting on whether the citizens wanted to retain the current political status with the U.S. or preferred statehood and the contradictory results of the elections for the territorial legislature.  Also reviews events since 2012.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists