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Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico since JFK

There can't be much doubt that electoral politics drove the timing of this historic visit. Full story.

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From left, Musician Marc Antony, Puerto Rico Mayor Jorge Santini Padilla, President Barack Obama, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, Rep. Pedor Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, and Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard Antonio J. Vicens, walk across the tarmac from Air Force One as Obama arrives at Muniz Air National Guard Base, Tuesday, June 14

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People wave flags as US President Barack Obama's motorcade drives past during a visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14.


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A building displays an 8-story banner welcoming US President Barack Obama during a visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14.

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President Barack Obama waves to a crowd gathered inside a hangar at the Muniz Air National Guard Base, shortly after his arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday June 14. Obama's visit to Puerto Rico marks the first by a sitting U.S. President since John Kennedy. Obama is backed by Puerto Rican and American flags.

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President Barack Obama eats lunch with Alejandro Garcia Padilla, a Puerto Rican Senator and President of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, at Kasalta Bakery during a visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14.