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Puerto Rico votes to ask US congress to make it the 51st state
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jat
2017-06-12 01:40:35 UTC
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Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to apply to Congress to
become the 51st state, election officials said, although less than a
quarter of eligible voters cast ballots in the plebiscite.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said voters in the economically
troubled U.S. island territory were sending a strong message to
Congress. But Puerto Rico is seen as a low priority in Washington.

In early May, Puerto Rico officially requested to enter into a
bankruptcy-like proceeding to restructure its massive debt load after
talks with its creditors failed.

Rossello had requested that the federally appointed oversight board
trigger Title III of the Promesa Act, a court-supervised debt
restructuring similar to bankruptcy, in order to guarantee the best
interests of the Puerto Rican people.

The restructuring of Puerto Rico's roughly $70 billion in outstanding
debt would be the largest in the history of the U.S. municipal bond
market and will set the stage for a lengthy legal battle between the
island and its creditors, which include multiple hedge funds and mutual
funds, as they face off in court where a federally appointed judge could
force creditors to accept unfavorable repayment terms.

Some see statehood as the best way to pull Puerto Rico out of its
economic crisis, others blame the U.S. for the malaise and would rather
seek independence after five centuries of what they call colonial rule.


http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/11/puerto-rico-votes-to-ask-us-congress-to-make-it-the-51st-state.html
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PL
2017-06-12 18:02:13 UTC
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On 6/12/2017 3:40 AM, jat wrote:

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SPAMMER
Nothing to do with Venezuela.
jat
2017-06-12 22:53:34 UTC
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Are you sure, potatohead?

/jat
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SPAMMER
Nothing to do with Venezuela.
PL
2017-06-13 06:13:55 UTC
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Are you sure, potatohead?
Yes as anyone can see "meathead"
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SPAMMER
Nothing to do with Venezuela.
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