The Brian Lehrer Show

Puerto Rican Election Results

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropologist and a professor in the departments of both anthropology and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, analyzes the election results in Puerto Rico, including the vote on statehood.


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The Takeaway

US Discourages Palestinians' UN Statehood Campaign

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On Wednesday, President Obama made clear his opposition to the Palestinian National Authority's bid for statehood through the United Nations Security Council. "Ultimately it is the Israelis and the Palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them," Obama said. Israel has criticized the Palestinian Authority's efforts as undermining the peace process, and the United States has been leading the pressure against the PA's application. Will Obama's remarks affect other countries' approaches to the bid? And what are the Palestinian Authority's chances at statehood anyway?

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The Takeaway

Palestinians Take Case for Statehood to the United Nations

Monday, September 19, 2011

As the Palestinians appeal to the U.N. to become a state, we look at recent examples and ask what makes a state? And what are the implications of becoming one?

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