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Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi on island statehood, Hurricane Maria and COVID recovery

Since 1917, Puerto Ricans have been American citizens without federal government representation. Now, the island's territory status is the subject of two bills introduced in Congress this year. Governor Pedro Pierluisi joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest on the debate over statehood, as well as the latest on the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria and the coronavirus pandemic.
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Governor Pedro Pierluisi Says Visitors Must Comply With Laws After American Tourist Found Dead in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said on Wednesday that visitors must comply with laws after a tourist from Delaware was found dead in the shantytown of La Perla. During a press conference, Pierluisi said: "Those who come from outside must come to comply with the law, because otherwise they are exposing themselves to situations such as the one that occurred, which is very regrettable."
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Gov. Pedro Pierluisi: ‘Puerto Rico will be the first truly Hispanic state’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with White House officials and advocate for a new bill that charts a path toward statehood for the American territory. The push to make Puerto Rico the 51st state follows a referendum...
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Preview: "Axios on HBO" interviews Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi

On the next episode of “Axios on HBO”, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond interviews Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi. Catch the full interview and much more on Sunday, February 14 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on all HBO platforms. Go deeper. Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman testified on Thursday...
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