Cuomo mulls Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico trip

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes to soon visit the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico as “a sign of respect” for their ties to New York.

The Democrat said Monday at New York City’s Columbus Day Parade that he would like to travel to the Caribbean before the Nov. 4 election but that details haven’t been worked out.

Cuomo says he has visited both places and Dominicans and Puerto Ricans are important communities in the state. More than a million New Yorkers are of Puerto Rican or Dominican heritage.

Cuomo rarely left the state in his first few years as governor but has recently visited to Afghanistan and Israel.

He says that if elected to a second term next month he’s planning a series of international trade trips. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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