Puerto Rico, the 51st state: the implications of statehood on culture and language

@article{Torres2017PuertoRT,
  title={Puerto Rico, the 51st state: the implications of statehood on culture and language},
  author={Kelly Moore Torres},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes latino-am{\'e}ricaines et cara{\"i}bes},
  year={2017},
  volume={42},
  pages={165 - 180}
}
  • K. Torres
  • Published 4 May 2017
  • Sociology
  • Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes
ABSTRACT The issue of statehood has been a controversial topic for many decades in Puerto Rico. This has resulted in a total of four referendums for statehood taking place on the island. What is unique about the last referendum, which occurred in 2012, is that the majority of residents on the island voted in favor of statehood. Although the implications of statehood are currently unknown, one problem that could arise is a change in the native language (Spanish) and culture of the island… 
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