Carson endorses statehood for Puerto Rico at island rally

Carson gives a speech at an event in FajardoBy Nick Brown FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed U.S. statehood for Puerto Rico on Sunday, citing its “very strategic” location for military defense.      Speaking at a convention for Puerto Rican gubernatorial candidate Ricardo Rossello, a member of the island’s pro-statehood party, Carson said he “would be incredibly honored and delighted for Puerto Rico to be the 51st state. …

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