Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Politics

Featured story: Puerto Ricans Help Pick Nominee They Can't Vote for in November

From San Juan's streets to muddy backroads that skirt Puerto Rico's coastal farmland, backers of U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are wooing voters with dueling salsa and reggaeton tunes, thousands of flags and placards, and convoys of loudspeaker trucks and honking cars.
The tight Democratic race has made voters in this U.S. commonwealth more passionate -- and relevant -- than they have been in decades. The contest casts a spotlight on the question that's festered at the center of Puerto Rican politics for years -- U.S. statehood, independence or status quo? -- even as it cuts across the debate by uniting normally warring partisans.
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