Saturday, March 11, 2006

Queens Men Seek Seat in a Congress 2,500 Miles Away

By COREY KILGANNON Published: March 11, 2006 for New York Times

If the voters turn out for Jairo Casas this Sunday, he will say goodbye to all that — meaning, all that shark cartilage, bee pollen and cat's claw — and take up a prestigious congressional seat in Colombia, representing Jackson Heights and other enclaves of Colombian expatriates beyond New York...

..Mr. Casas is one of three candidates running from the Jackson Heights area of Queens, which has the largest enclave of Colombians in the United States outside of Florida.
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