Puerto Rico

The Caribbean island has debated whether to remain a U.S. commonwealth or become a U.S. state. The Puerto Rican Independence Party wants it to become independent. In this 1997 photo, supporters of Puerto Rico's pro-statehood movement cheer the arrival of then-Gov. Pedro Rossello outside status hearings being held in San Juan, the island's capital.

( John McConnico / Associated Press )

The Caribbean island has debated whether to remain a U.S. commonwealth or become a U.S. state. The Puerto Rican Independence Party wants it to become independent. In this 1997 photo, supporters of Puerto Rico's pro-statehood movement cheer the arrival of then-Gov. Pedro Rossello outside status hearings being held in San Juan, the island's capital.

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