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John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Tue Jan 17 17:06:15 UTC 2017

>> I like it, although I would not describe myself as an American (or a
>> Canadian, of course). ...

I really, really, do not want to get into this parochial political fight. 
Puerto Ricans are US citizens, they have US passports, and they can travel 
freely to and from the rest of the US just like any other US citizens.

There are surely some Puerto Ricans who wish it were otherwise, but the 
facts are what they are.  PR is part of NARALO beause PR is part of the 
U.S., not because of its physical location.  Cuba and the Bahamas are 
closer to the mainland US than PR is, but they're in the LAC region 
because they're not part of the U.S.

On the other hand, if we're going to call out Puerto Rico separately, we 
need also call out the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, 
and perhaps Hawaii, all of which are in NARALO because they're part of the 
U.S. even though they're physically located in other regions.

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