Nation: Of Mavi and Morcillas

Seeking votes to a salsa beat

The Puertorriqueños play politics in a style all their own, and soon they will stage their first presidential primaries ever (Feb. 17 for the Republicans, March 16 for the Democrats). TIME Miami Correspondent Richard Woodbury visited the island and filed this report:

VOTA CONNALLY PRESIDENTE read the white polo shirts of the welcomers who had turned out to greet their candidate at his hotel in San Juan. When John Connally arrived on the island the previous night he was wearing blue pinstripes, but this morning he appeared in an...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!