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Governor of Puerto Rico endorses Barack Obama

February 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It looks like the winds of change are blowing toward the Caribbean. Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila endorsed Senator Obama today citing the senator’s commitment to the island. There are 55 apportioned delegates and 8 superdelegates from the Island of Puerto Rico, but Island residents can’t vote in the general election. How’s that for disenfranchisement?

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Tags: Barack Obama · Presidential Elections · Puerto Rico

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 yave begnet // Feb 14, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Is it just me, or does he look kind of like Bill Paxton in that photo?

    But remember according to what’sherface in congress, PR is another country … someone should notify l@s boricuas post haste before they go vote for our next president in the Democratic primary.

  • 2 Hector // Feb 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    If virgin islands are allowed so should puerto rico and should make it a state already.

  • 3 James // Feb 9, 2010 at 3:51 am

    People in Guam were under Spanish rule for over 300 years. Our culture and language is about 95% Spanish, and 5% Guamanian. We are U.S. citizens that also contribute to fight in the Arm Forces for freedom and democracy in the world, and still we can’t vote for the President of the United States. Is it because we are also Latino’s lost in the Pacific? Where is the U.S. Constitution, when we need it? There should be only one type of U.S. citizen, with all the same benefits.

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