Location of Puerto Rico
The US flag with 51 stars
Puerto Rico Capitol
previous arrow
next arrow

The inhabitants of Puerto Rico are unhappy with the current political status of the country. Currently, Puerto Rico is part of the commonwealth of the USA. This means that while the country belongs to the States, it is not actually part of it. The Puerto Ricans pay taxes, but are not even allowed to vote during elections. This is something the population wants to change. There have been multiple referenda in which the population voted for their future. The choice however, is not theirs to make. It is all up to the American Congress and the President of the United States.

  • What is the effect of introducing Puerto Rico as the 51st State on the political landscape? (balance of Republicans/Democrats)
  • Are the different referenda representative or even useful?
  • With the current President in power, what are the possibilities for Puerto Rico?