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Nobody has come up with a real solution. For some independence-minded Puerto Ricans, this only strengthened their zeal for eventual self-rule.

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Universal Crossword. Featured: The History of Karate. Even when elected Puerto Rican delegates attempted to pass their own legislation, it could be rewritten or vetoed at the whim of American politicians on the executive board. But the full story is more than a simple narrative of U.

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