Puerto Rico to Vote Sunday on Statehood in Nonbinding Plebiscite — A Complicated Relationship

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Nonbinding election comes as U.S. territory fights creditors after declaring what amounts to the country’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy

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June 9, 2017 12:42 p.m. ET

Voters in Puerto Rico head to the polls Sunday to decide whether to back a bid to make the U.S. territory the 51st state, at a time when the island is gripped by an economic crisis that is creating stiff challenges for such a proposal.

The nonbinding plebiscite in the island of 3.4 million people presents three options: statehood, independence or a continuation of its current status as a territory. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, a member of…

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© AFP / by Nelson Del Castillo and Elodie Cuzin in Washington | Puerto Ricans will on Sunday mull their political future in a non-binding referendum many have vowed to boycott
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