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Puerto Rico / New Governor / Issues #244094

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1976
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(Studio) Puerto Rico's new governor, Carlos Romero Barcelo, to be inaugurated Sunday His new Progressive Party's goal noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Juan, Puerto Rico) Cites reason for victory of Progressive Party Barcelo campaign policy noted. Incumbent governor, Rafael Hernandez Colon of Popular Democratic Party campaigned on status issue. Econ. conditions noted. [ROMERO BARCELO - says statehood wouldn't make much difference. Notes changes it would give.] Businesses against statehood because of advantage of no taxes. [Puerto Rican Manufacturers Association, Herminio BRAU - bays Puerto Rico not economically ready for statehood.]
REPORTER: David Dick

Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger

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