It got lost in all the hype, but the longest-lasting issue was overlooked by VGChartz.
Puerto Rico successfully passed its referendum in regards to changing its status with the United States. In the process of that, they declared their intentions to join the United States of America as its 51st state.
The measure passed 54/46 to change its status. From there, they voted 61% to change the territory's status to statehood (the other options being free association or independence, which recieved far less of the vote).
There is no timetable set for entry, as there will probably need to be another vote to confirm the island's intentions, but I think it's pretty exciting that there may be a 51st state in my lifetime.
morenoingrato said: Good for them! Of course, a lot of changes will be needed for it reach the standards of American states.
Who votes for independence of the U.S anyway? :-O
Agreed, cities with massive drug fueled crime would never fit into the United States.
As I said, a TON of changes will be needed.
As it is now, Puerto Rico seems like it has no links to the U.S at all. I think that with some HEAVY law enforcement over there, slow and steady transition to English, change of cops and authorities (because, frankly, much like Ecuador, cops and authorities are corrupt scum) and enforcement of a new, more potite and cultured mindset, it can slowly change for the better. (Lucky Puerto Ricans >_> )
Really, it's the people who are the problem over there.
i knew they were voting but i hadn't heard the outcome. cool to hear, i'd like to see them join personally but i'm guessing there are certain upgrades or whatever they'll have to meet first. i imagine it will still take a long time to actual join ... and i hope we change our flag.