In JFK’s footsteps, Obama stands with Puerto Rico (AFP) – 2020th Edition

15 06 2011

US President Barack Obama speaks during a welcome ceremony in a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His visit to the island marks the first by a US President since former president John F. Kennedy's went in 1961.(AFP/Saul Loeb)AFP – Barack Obama vowed to stand by Puerto Rico Tuesday as it fights economic misery and mulls whether to become the 51st US state, on the first official visit by a sitting American president in 50 years.

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