posted on Jul, 30 2007 @ 08:44 PM
Well Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth, so it's more or less it's own country, not completely,
but it is self governing, recognized as a self-governing state and has embassies
in more than 40 countries.
Add to that that Puerto Rico does'nt really have representation in the U.S. government,
that is that they don't vote for the President, and they have limited voting in the
Congress via a resident commissioner who has limited voting privileges and can't vote if
there vote were to be decisive.
Apart from that from what I understand the people of Puerto Rico are split,
that is the times they've ever voted on what to do, that is become a true nation-state,
seek enhanced commonwealth status or statehood, there's never been a consensus on what to do, in fact the last time it was done 50.3% voted for none
of the above.