Ana Lydia Vega integra la amplia lista de prominentes figuras de América Latina que han manifestado su apoyo a la independencia de su país. Presentó su adhesión a la “Proclama de Panamá”, aprobada por unanimidad en el Congreso Latinoamericano y Caribeño por la Independencia de Puerto Rico celebrado en noviembre de 2006.
As a result of the Resident Commissioner’s efforts, a federal law has been enacted that provides $2.5 million to enable Puerto Rico to conduct the first federally-sponsored plebiscite in its history in order to resolve the territory’s ultimate status. The federal law does not specify how the ballot should be structured, but it does require the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that any option on the ballot is compatible with U.S. law and policy. This means that “Enhanced Commonwealth”—the impossible status proposal that has been consistently rejected by federal officials—cannot appear on the ballot.
“I have urged the local government to use the available funding to conduct a federally-sponsored vote on Puerto Rico’s admission as a state, the precise approach proposed in H.R. 2000 and S. 2020. This approach has broad congressional support, as evidenced by the recent cosponsorship of Sen. Schatz and Congressman Hinojosa. The Governor and Legislative Assembly should stop their delay tactics and schedule a federally-sponsored vote on admission,” said Pierluisi.
Pierluisi Welcomes New Cosponsors of the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act
Jun 20, 2014 Press Release