Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Central Florida should pay attention to Puerto Rico's 'statehood' referendum - Orlando Government | Examiner.com

Central Florida should pay attention to Puerto Rico's 'statehood' referendum 

OCTOBER 15, 2012BY: KAREEM GANTT
EXAMINER.COM
The issue of whether or not Puerto Rico should become a state has never had a clear-cut majority. It is split right down the middle, half for statehood and the other half for it to remain a commonwealth or become it's own country. It is no different in Metro Orlando, which is home 300,000 of the 4.9 million Puerto Ricans who currently reside in the U.S. mainland. On November 6, the residents of the island will be asked what kind of status do they want the island want to have: Become a State, an independent country or a freely associated nation with legal ties to the U.S, which is what the island is now.