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Obama is for statehood and self-determination

Great news, right? Yeah. For Puerto Rico.

Today, Obama became the first president since John F. Kennedy, Jr. to visit the Caribbean island, taking time upon landing to argue that Puerto Ricans should eventually be able to determine whether to remain a commonwealth of the U.S., become the 51st state or move towards full-fledged independence.

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.


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