LATINO VOICES
11/09/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Bill De Blasio Talks Latino Politics In Puerto Rico

AP

Dozens of New York leaders gathered Friday in Puerto Rico at a legislative conference to discuss Latino issues and meet with candidates vying for top political positions in the largest U.S. city.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito were among the 500 people attending the Somos El Futuro conference, an annual retreat for New York City and state Democratic leaders in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan. A reception was held late Thursday for Mark-Viverito, one of several politicians seeking to become the next city council speaker.

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