obama-in-pr.jpgBAYAMON, Puerto Rico – U.S. presidential candidates don’t often make it to Puerto Rico, so the language barrier is not usually a problem.

It was on Saturday, though, for Democratic front-runner Barack Obama, who visited the largely Spanish-speaking U.S. territory ahead of its nominating contest on June 1.

“We have translators because my Spanish is just so-so,” he told veterans, who discussed in both languages their concerns about health care facilities on the island.

Still, Obama did give a shot at a few non-English phrases.

“Your vote is decisive,” he said in Spanish at the end of his remarks in English.

“Together we can change the world.”

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Photo: Reuters/Ana Martinez – Barack Obama shakes hands during a campaign event in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on May 24.