Originally Posted by marcshoe
Okay, somebody tell me why The Netherlands gets the guys from Curacao and the US doesn't get Puerto Rico?
Curacao is not a territory. Rather, it is a self-governing country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is headed by the Dutch Royal Family.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four countries--the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten (the latter three are Caribbean islands). It is similar to how the United Kingdom is made up of four countries--England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Now as to why Puerto Rico gets to compete independently, I don't know.