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In Puerto Rico hold a referendum on joining the United States as a state 51

on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:30 am

Residents of Puerto Rico on Sunday, June 11, participate in the referendum on the state status of their islands.

Currently, Puerto Rico is associated with the US government, writes "Radio Liberty".

Residents of the island have American passports and pay some US taxes, but not fully enjoy the social benefits the United States.

Of voters can vote for one of three options: maintaining the current status of Puerto Rico, joining the United States as the fifty-first state or full independence.

The current governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselli stands for entering the territory of the United States on a sound 51st state, however, the US Congress did not show great enthusiasm for this prospect.

One reason why the government of Puerto Rico in favor of full integration into the United States, there are economic difficulties - the territory of the foreign debt is about $ 70 billion and currently is its restructuring. , Original in Ukrainian / на українському
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