History in ‘almost a nutshell’ …. 🇵🇷 “Should Puerto Rico Become The 51st State? …. It’s a shady concept …. “!! 🇵🇷


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~~June 17, 2017~~ 

REFERENDUM WAS CONDUCTED

I don’t live in Puerto Rico anymore. I was born and raised there.

Politics is a national sport.

A referendum was held on June 11, 2017.

It was a ruse, a futile exercise and a total waste of money.

Get more information below and watch a short video which presents in almost a nutshell the reality of Puerto Rico, my country

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Referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico held in Puerto Rico on June 11, 2017

The referendum had three options: becoming a state of the United States, independence/free association, or maintaining the current territorial status.

Those who voted overwhelmingly chose statehood by 97%; turnout, however, was 23%, a historically low figure.

(recalculating and using additional numbers, that number decreased to 18% turnout)

This figure is attributed to a boycott led by the pro-status quo PPD party.

~WIKIPEDIA~

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Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, pushed ahead with his top campaign promise of trying to convert the US territory into a state, holding a Sunday referendum to let voters send a message to Congress.

His party has launched an aggressive ad campaign urging people to “demand respect” with their vote – to choose statehood so the island can obtain equal treatment from the federal government that some say would ease a 10-year economic recession that has spurred nearly half a million Puerto Ricans to flee to the U.S. mainland.

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AMID ECONOMIC CRISIS, PUERTO RICO PREPARES TO VOTE ON STATEHOOD

Amid economic crisis, Puerto Rico prepares to vote on statehood

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~Miami Herald~

“Sunday’s referendum is not binding.

It was more an exercise of electoral temperature-taking than a mandate to convert the island into an American state.”

Statehood should not be the equivalent of throwing a drowning swimmer a lifesaver.

Puerto Rico must ably address its economic distress and pursue statehood by assuring Congress and the rest of United States that it would be a strong and capable addition, not a chronically needy one.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article156051884.html

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~~Should Puerto Rico Become The 51st State?~~

~~Published on Jun 4, 2017~~

There are 3.5 million US citizens currently facing one of the worst financial crises in this country – and they’re all in Puerto Rico.

The US government has an almost 120-year-long relationship with Puerto Rico – which is a territory, not the 51st state. But what has that relationship looked like? Why is Puerto Rico still a territory, and what do Puerto Ricans, themselves, want for their future? Explore these questions – and some others – with Sana Saeed, who starts the story at the very beginning: May 12, 1898.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, cartoon, screams!! #16 …. ‘The British are Leaving’ …. “!!


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~~June 24, 2016~~~ 

BREXIT

THE BRITISH ARE COMING … NO, THE BRITISH ARE LEAVING

I’m not am expert of any kind about this topic.

As a matter of fact, I’m bewildered by it.

I understand that the United Kingdom vote4d to leave the European Union.

I have a lot of reading to do.

I find this worrisome because I believe maybe other nations will do the same.

I think only time will tell if this is the correct move.

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What is the European Union?

The European Union – often known as the EU – is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It began after World War Two to foster economic co-operation, with the idea that countries which trade together are more likely to avoid going to war with each other.

It has since grown to become a “single market” allowing goods and people to move around, basically as if the member states were one country.

It has its own currency, the euro, which is used by 19 of the member countries, its own parliament and it now sets rules in a wide range of areas – including on the environment, transport, consumer rights and even things such as mobile phone charges.

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What has happened?

A referendum – a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part – was held on Thursday 23 June, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.

Leave won by 52% to 48%.

The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. It was the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

He lives and works in Pensacola, FL

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.

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Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?

~~Published on Feb 9, 2016~~

Will The European Union Fall Apart?

The United Kingdom is expected to put forth a referendum on its EU membership.

Leave won by 52% to 48%.

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