President Clinton receives the
LULAC Lifetime Achievement Award from Rick Dovalina, National
President of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens.)
At the Feb. 14th ceremony, President Clinton remarked,"I
have, ever since I ran for President, been committed to allowing
the voteless citizens of Puerto Rico the right to choose for
themselves the ultimate status of the island. And again, I have
included resources in my budget for them to do that, and I ask
Congress to look at this, and to stop walking away from this.
We cannot -- we cannot --continue to pretend that there is any
other ultimate resolution to this, and to the difficulties that
continue to arise, other than letting the people of Puerto Rico
decide for themselves."