Today, President Obama traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the first authorized visit by a sitting U.S. President to the island since President Kennedy visited in 1961. The visit follows a complete report of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status, which provides a meaningful way forward on the query of status while making significant recommendations important to Puerto Rico’s economic development.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the arrival ritual at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011.
A woman cheers President Barack Obama at the onset ceremony at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011.
President Barack Obama tours La Fortaleza, the authorized residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico, with Gov. Luis Fortuno, First Lady Luce Vela de Fortuno and Rep. Pedro Pierluisi in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011.