Repeating Islands

The US territory of Puerto Rico is to vote on Tuesday on whether to become a state of the US. So how are people feeling ahead of the poll? Nick Adams answers that question in this article for the BBC. Follow the link below for the original report and additional reporting.

Driving around the Puerto Rican capital, San Juan, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the mainland United States.

Puerto Rico looks American, from the yellow school buses to a huge Macy’s department store. Even the design of the road signs is the same – except that the directions are in Spanish.

However, it feels Hispanic; its culture and traditions have much more in common with Latin America than with the US and with some 85% of the population admitting to speaking very little English, it sounds it.

The people are proud of their heritage, supporting their…

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