For the third time in ten years, the United States
territory of Puerto Rico has voted in favour of
● Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking island
located in the Caribbean Sea.
● Since its discovery by the explorer
Christopher Columbus in 1493, Puerto
Rico was a part of the Spanish Empire for
over 4 centuries until 1898, when it was
annexed by the United States.
● In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted US
citizenship, but the island itself was never
made a full state, and continues to
remain a “US territory”, along with
Guam, North Mariana Islands, American
Samoa, and the US Virgin Island