Puerto Rico: Burn, Yanqui, Burn!

On tropic Puerto Rico, only the weather generates as much heat as the island's politics. This year temperatures — and tempers — are soaring unusually high as the result of a rash of fires that began to flare last October, just as candidates were warming up for what promises to be a sulfurous 1968 campaign. All the fires have been traced to the same origin: fire bombs aimed at driving U.S. -owned business out of the Commonwealth. In the past year, arsonists have set 20 fires costing $15.6 million, with department stores and supermarkets the principal targets.

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