Monday, December 14, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Impeachment Analysis and Historical Perspective
1998-12-14

Puerto Ricans Vote On Plebiscite

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Puerto Ricans yesterday voted down a plan to seek statehood for the U.S. territory in the second defeat this decade by Governor Pedro Rosellò to make the U.S. commonwealth the 51st state. In a vote that is thought to reflect Puerto Ricans discontent with how the pro-statehood party set up the non-binding referendum, voters instead selected the "none of the above" option, and also rejected an option to take first steps towards independence, and to retain the current commonwealth status.

Guest:

  • Juan Manuel Pasalaqua, political analyst for Puerto Rican radio, television and press.

Related link:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.