Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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    Puerto Ricans are dying. These volunteers are trying to change that

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    Puerto Ricans are dying. These volunteers are trying to change that.

    Almost four months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, volunteers are still serving as crucial lifelines for residents of remote areas that are difficult to reach.
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    https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/06/puerto-rico-votes-statehood/529941/

    Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood

    Voters overwhelmingly supported the decision, but there was dismal turnout.
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    Puerto Rican voters overwhelmingly supported the chance to become the 51st state in the U.S. on Sunday’s referendum vote, according to early tallies. It’s a significant gesture from the island, which is a U.S. territory, but low turnout, a boycott by opposition parties, and the likely pushback from Congress, make the decision an unlikely one.
    It was the U.S. territory’s fifth referendum vote since 1967, and about 97 percent, or half a million people, voted to become a state. By Sunday evening, only about half of polling centers were finished reporting results, but given the massive margin the end tally will likely be in favor. However, as of 6 p.m. voter turnout was about 23 percent, with some 2.3 million voters in all. This will probably discredit the vote, but Puerto Rico’s Senate president, Thomas Rivera Schatz, said he would continue his push for state hoood anyway.


    That's 97% of 23% of eligible voters! not so overwhelming
     
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    Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood

    Voters overwhelmingly supported the decision, but there was dismal turnout.
    theatlantic.com

    Puerto Rican voters overwhelmingly supported the chance to become the 51st state in the U.S. on Sunday’s referendum vote, according to early tallies. It’s a significant gesture from the island, which is a U.S. territory, but low turnout, a boycott by opposition parties, and the likely pushback from Congress, make the decision an unlikely one.
    It was the U.S. territory’s fifth referendum vote since 1967, and about 97 percent, or half a million people, voted to become a state. By Sunday evening, only about half of polling centers were finished reporting results, but given the massive margin the end tally will likely be in favor. However, as of 6 p.m. voter turnout was about 23 percent, with some 2.3 million voters in all. This will probably discredit the vote, but Puerto Rico’s Senate president, Thomas Rivera Schatz, said he would continue his push for state hoood anyway.


    That's 97% of 23% of eligible voters! not so overwhelming
     
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    Trump to Puerto Rico: You don’t need our help
    The suffering commonwealth was denied a loan of more than $4 billion by FEMA because of the cash they already have

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    ... The Federal Emergency Management Agency informed Puerto Rico on Jan. 9 that it might not receive federal community disaster loans that it had been expecting on the grounds that it has too much case, according to Bloomberg. As of Dec. 29, Puerto Rico's government had $1.7 billion available that FEMA claimed it could use to help the island's residents months after Hurricane Maria left millions of people without electricity, good roads and other forms of vital infrastructure.

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    Trump to Puerto Rico: You don’t need our help

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    Puerto Rico Moves To Privatize Its Troubled Power Company

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    More than four months after Hurricane Maria wiped out electricity for the entire island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory announced on Monday it will take steps to privatize its state-owned power supplier, PREPA.

    The process of selling PREPA assets will launch this week, as nearly 30 percent of the island’s energy customers continue living without power.


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    Puerto Rico Moves To Privatize Its Troubled Power Company

    More than four months after Hurricane Maria wiped out electricity for the entire island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory announced on Monday it will take steps to privatize its state-owned power supplier, PREPA.
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    A power line in San Juan months after it was downed by Hurricane Maria. (RICARDO ARDUENGO via Getty Images)


     
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    Puerto Rico Neighborhood Erupts in Cheers as Power Finally Comes On, Months After Hurricane Maria

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    ... Residents of Rio Piedras Heights in San Juan were elated over the weekend as their neighborhood became energized following months of effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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    Puerto Rico Neighborhood Erupts in Cheers as Power Finally Comes On, Months After Hurricane Maria

    The devastating storm left most of the island in the dark.
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    The devastating storm left most of the island in the dark.

     
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    Puerto Rico has become a colonial ghetto Time to make it the 51st state
    Pedro Rossello, Opinion contributor

    ... The federal government must acknowledge its responsibility in this shameful situation and proceed to redress more than a century of unequal treatment of the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico. It is time for the U.S. to return to its traditional values as a republic, and renounce its obsolete colonial doctrine by admitting the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico as equal participants with the rest of their fellow citizens in all the states.

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    Puerto Rico has become a colonial ghetto. Time to make it the 51st state.

    Today, this longest-held territory in U.S. history remains a blemish in the American credo of democracy.
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    Puerto Rico awaits foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire
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    Puerto Rico awaits foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire

    Aylsa Torres sighed in relief when she received a letter from her bank two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit. She was among the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans awarded a three-month moratorium on ...
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    In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)





     
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    Climate Change Could Make Borrowing More Expensive

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    ... Hurricane Maria was devastating for the residents of Puerto Rico, it hurt debt investors, too. Some of the island’s bonds plunged more than 40 percent after the storm flooded the island, knocked out its electric power, and clobbered its economy.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/climate-change-could-borrowing-more-100009664.html

    Climate Change Could Make Borrowing More Expensive

    Bondholders want to know more about environmental risks.
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