The 2017 Plebiscite and the Push for Statehood

Puerto Rico ¿elegirá independencia? en plebiscito de 11 de junio,” HispanTV, February 4, 2017. [Includes video of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announcing the new plebiscite initiative.]

Julie Schwietert Collazo “Debt Crisis Gives Urgency to Puerto Rico’s coming Statehood VoteAmericas Quarterly June 08, 2017

Julio Ricardo Varela, “Will US Honor Results of Puerto Rico’s June 11 Plebiscite Vote? DOJ Official Declines to Comment,” Latino USA, May 31, 2017.

Frances Robles, “23% of Puerto Ricans Vote in Referendum, 97% of Them for Statehood,” New York Times, June 11, 2017.

Puerto Rico votes on statehood: Polls and protests,” The Conversation, June 12, 2017. 

Lyanne Meléndez García “En secreto la asignación de fondos al Plan TenesíMetro June 06, 2017.

Benjamín Torres Gotay, “La perfecta excusa para no actuar,” El Nuevo Día, June 12, 2017.

Alianzas y Boycott:

Alianza de cara al plebiscitoEl Nuevo Día March 15, 2017

Alejandra M Jover Tovar “El PIP cambia de posición y anuncia que no participará del plebiscitoPrimera Hora April 17, 2017

Gloria Ruiz Kuilan. “Hernández Colón: “Ese Plebiscito no vale na” El Nuevo Día April 17, 2017.

Leysa Caro González, “El Partido del Pueblo Trabajador se une al boicot al plebiscito,” El Nuevo Día, May 29, 2017.

Further Readings

  • Frances Negrón-Muntaner, “Introduction,” in None of the Above: Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan,  2007).

Primary Documents

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