New York State governor Andrew Cuomo will visit the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the next few days. According to Dominican Today, Cuomo is slated to meet with President Danilo Medina in the National Palace, to discuss issues of common interest. See excerpts from today’s Wall Street Journal article below:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may travel to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, as soon as next weekend, building on a recent flurry of overseas travel, as he runs for re-election next month. “We are considering it,” Mr. Cuomo said on Saturday, while speaking to reporters aboard a bus to a campaign event on Long Island.
The governor said he would make the excursion to “go down and pay respects.”
“The community here very much resonates with their homeland and I have a history with Puerto Rico—I did a lot of work when I was in the federal government—and Dominican Republic, too,” he said. “So if I can get it done, I would like to get it done.” Mr. Cuomo served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.
The trip would come as Mr. Cuomo, after nearly four years of rarely leaving New York, has made international travel a common feature late in his first term in office. [. . .]
For full articles, see http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-mulls-trips-to-dominican-republic-puerto-rico-1413053262 and http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/economy/2014/10/10/52996/NY-Gov-Cuomo-to-visit-Dominican-Republic