PUERTO RICO: Clean Sweep

Four hundred and fifty-five years after Columbus discovered the island, Puerto Rico at last elected its own governor.* Last week's election brought neither surprises nor upsets; somber-eyed Luis Muñoz Marin, leader of the Popular Democratic Party, rolled to victory with 62% of the 629,000 votes cast.

Trailing far behind were Chief Justice Martin Travieso, whose platform called for statehood, and Dr. Francisco M. Susoni, who had plumped for immediate independence of the U.S. Though virtually all Puerto Ricans wanted one or the other of these things, most had been convinced that Muñoz' moderate program of industrialization and economic development was...

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