Statehood for Puerto Rico? Here are the lessons learned from the last time the US added a star to its flag
A protester holding a Puerto Rico's flag takes part in a march to improve healthcare benefits in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 5, 2015. (Reuters/Alvin Baez)

Statehood for Puerto Rico? Lessons from the last time the US added a star to its flag

By David Stebenne, Professor of History and Law Faculty, The Ohio State University. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2012. AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo On June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood. Even if Puerto Rico votes “yes,” Congress must still pass a law in order to change the island’s legal status from that of a…