'Puerto Rico' Option for Western Sahara?

Algeria's leaders suggested to a senior American official in 2008 that if Morocco approached Western Sahara's demand for independence with a more "elegant" touch, it might persuade the territory to accept a status similar to that of Puerto Rico in relation to the United States.

A member of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)'s Military Liaison Office chats with a group of local Western Saharans.

  • Western Sahara:   'Puerto Rico' Option for Territory?

    allAfrica, 16 December 2010

    Algeria's leaders suggested to a senior American official in 2008 that if Morocco approached Western Sahara's demand for independence with a more "elegant" touch, it might persuade… Read more »

  • Western Sahara:   Regional Realities

    WikiLeaks, 17 December 2010

    This cable was created on 17 August 2009, according to WikiLeaks. Read more »

  • North Africa:   New Round of Western Sahara Talks to Begin

    UN News, 10 December 2010

    The next round of informal talks between the parties to the conflict over Western Sahara will take place from 16 to 18 December in New York, the United Nations announced today. Read more »

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