One hundred years of …. what? Puerto Rico is s colony/territory/possession … of the ‘mighty USA’!
Today’s an important anniversary for Puerto Rico. A hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law giving U.S. citizenship to people born on the island. That citizenship has limits, though. Puerto Ricans can’t vote for president in the general election. They don’t have voting representatives in Congress, and there are other ways Puerto Rico is treated differently. Many on the island feel that separate treatment is unfair.
In June, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood in a nonbinding referendum. NPR’s Greg Allen has just returned from the island and joins…
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