Obama and Puerto Rico

Candidate Barack Obama had already found his groove during this Old San Juan caminata. Photo by Jova Camacho

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama had already found his groove as presidential candidate during this Old San Juan caminata in May. Photo By: Jova Camacho

The particulars of Barack Obama’s brush  with Puerto Rico on his historic White House run are unimportant compared with the promise of the first black president’s election and what it holds for the United States’ most populous territory. The fact that he was born in a tropical island far away from the U.S. mainland also bodes well that he will eventually see status through local eyes.
But though critics held that he campaigned too little in Puerto Rico, his detailed letter to the governor contained a laundry list of bold actions on the economy and status. Continue reading

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Omar brings floods, danger

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With 5 to 10 inches of rain expected, and tropical storm or hurricane force winds threatening the eastern half of Puerto Rico, residents took no chances Wednesday, snapping up canned goods, fresh water, batteries and other emergency supplies from store shelves.
Schools, government offices and most businesses shut early Wednesday, and by mid-afternoon San Juan had the look of a ghost town. Its seaside Capitol building was empty by 2 pm, and the usually bustling Centro Europa retail center downtown was closed up and secured with hurricane shutters. Continue reading

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Hillary’s State agenda on status

Hillary catches the island beat in Cabo Rojo.

Hillary catches the island beat in Cabo Rojo.

The particulars of Barack Obama’s brush  with Puerto Rico on his historic White House run are unimportant compared with the promise of the first black president’s election and what it holds for the United States’ most populous territory. The fact that he was born in a tropical island far away from the U.S. mainland also bodes well that he will eventually see status through local eyes.
But though critics held that he campaigned too little in Puerto Rico, his detailed letter to the governor contained a laundry list of bold actions on the economy and status.

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