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Puerto Rico signals it wants change in political status

People from the pro-statehood New Progressive Party reacts to the tendency for the lead for governor of the Popular Democratic Party's Alejandro Garcia Padill, in San Juan November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

People from the pro-statehood New Progressive Party reacts to the tendency for the lead for governor of the Popular Democratic Party's Alejandro Garcia Padill, in San Juan November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

People from the pro-statehood New Progressive Party reacts to the tendency for the lead for governor of the Popular Democratic Party's Alejandro Garcia Padill, in San Juan November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Supporters of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party wave flags after casting their vote to elect the local government and participate in their fourth political status plebiscite and decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state with association with the U.S. in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

Supporters of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party wave flags after casting their vote to elect the local government and participate in their fourth political status plebiscite and decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state with...more

Supporters of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party wave flags after casting their vote to elect the local government and participate in their fourth political status plebiscite and decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state with association with the U.S. in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez
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A supporter of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party holds the American flag after casting her vote to elect the local government and participate in the fourth political status plebiscite to decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state with association with the U.S. in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

A supporter of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party holds the American flag after casting her vote to elect the local government and participate in the fourth political status plebiscite to decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state...more

A supporter of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party holds the American flag after casting her vote to elect the local government and participate in the fourth political status plebiscite to decide among statehood, independence or sovereign state with association with the U.S. in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez
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Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, who favour island's current political status, play 'panderos' in front of their party after casting their vote in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, who favour island's current political status, play 'panderos' in front of their party after casting their vote in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, who favour island's current political status, play 'panderos' in front of their party after casting their vote in San Juan, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez
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