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Puerto Rico, The 51st State in the Union?
Closer to Washington, by its own choice

With 4 million Puerto Ricans on the island, and another 4 million in the United States, Puerto Rico is experiencing an unusual situation that many wish to change. Supporters of statehood and those affiliated with the Commonwealth are beginning to see a new tendency, which, while not exactly pushing for independence, leans toward Washington.
To read the full report by Javier del Rey Morató, go to the Safe Democracy Foundation site at
http://english.safe-democracy.org/2008/07/10/puerto-rico-the-51st-state-in-the-union/#more-691
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