A voter signs in at a polling station to vote in the general election at an elementary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they can’t vote in the U.S. presidential election. The residents will vote June 11, 2017, on full U.S. statehood, but many say the timing couldn’t come at a worse time for the struggling island.
A voter signs in at a polling station to vote in the general election at an elementary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they can’t vote in the U.S. presidential election. The residents will vote June 11, 2017, on full U.S. statehood, but many say the timing couldn’t come at a worse time for the struggling island. Danica Coto AP
A voter signs in at a polling station to vote in the general election at an elementary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they can’t vote in the U.S. presidential election. The residents will vote June 11, 2017, on full U.S. statehood, but many say the timing couldn’t come at a worse time for the struggling island. Danica Coto AP

Many Puerto Ricans crave statehood — but the timing couldn’t be worse

June 09, 2017 02:08 PM

UPDATED June 13, 2017 06:01 AM

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  • Footage shows North Korean defector's escape

    The United Nations Command released video showing a North Korean defector crossing the border between North Korea and South Korea on November 13. The UNC is responsible for policing the Demilitarized Zone accused North Korea of violating the armistice agreement when a soldier crossed the military demarcation line in pursuit of the defector. South Korean officials announced on Tuesday, November 21, that the former Korean People’s Army soldier had regained consciousness after having been shot six times by North Korean border guards as he escaped via the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom.