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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Puerto Rico Status Hearing Held In House

From Caribbean Business:

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs,
chaired by Don Young, held an oversight hearing Wednesday entitled, “Exa-
mining procedures regarding Puerto Rico’s political status and economic out-

The hearing’s purpose was to discuss the relationship between the current eco-
nomic crisis on the island and the issue of political status.

“While the decision of a change in political status must ultimately be made by
the citizens of Puerto Rico, [the U.S.] Congress has an obligation to monitor
the development of any change in status preference and act with reasonable di-
ligence on behalf of the populace, should future action be required,” the hear-
ing’s memo read.

The invited witnesses were Pedro R. Pierluisi, resident commissioner of Puerto
Rico; César A. Miranda Rodríguez, attorney...[CONTINUE READING]

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