Puerto Rico Lacking One Voice in Congress Hurts Aid Efforts

Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (C) of Puerto Rico speaks alongside US Representative Jose Serrano (R), Democrat of New York, and Puerto Rican activists, urging Congress to allow an end to the island's territorial status, during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2013.

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Puerto Rico’s loudest advocates in Washington are having trouble persuading the U.S. Congress to listen.

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