An independent study conducted by Puerto Rican officials has raised the estimated death toll for Hurricane Maria from just 64 to 2,975. The tepid response from the U.S. government reignited debate around whether or not Puerto Rico should become the 51st state. Puerto Rico is home to roughly 3.5 million people, and many believe they deserve the right to vote in U.S. elections and representation in Congress. But others oppose statehood, arguing Puerto Rico is better off as a commonwealth or just claiming full independence from the United States. What do you think? 🇵🇷
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