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Puerto Rico Votes for US Statehood Despite Poor Turnout

Puerto Rico held a non-binding referendum Sunday to determine if the population would favor US statehood. A whopping 97% of participants voted for statehood, but voter participation only reached a minuscule 23%.

“It will be up to this new generation of Puerto Ricans to demand and claim in Washington the end of the current improper colonial relationship, and begin a transition process to fully incorporate Puerto Rico as the next state of the Union,” said Governor Ricardo Rosselló in a statement.

Even so, if the nation is to become a US state, Congress would need to pass a statute laying out the transition process. Without this, the country’s status will not change.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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