Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Really? Care to expound?

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    We are always have blackouts somewhere in the country. Even if you happen to be attached to a 24 hr circuit. Just the other day I had to have a microwave and refrigerator fixed to to power surges. Transformer was putting out 190 volts on a 110v circuit, then we were out for around 24 hr before was fixed. Continually under supplied lots of this is due to theft or entire barrios without meters. Plus I would guess that a lot of the infrastructure was put in during Trujillo's time and has not been upgraded.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Revised Puerto Rico fiscal plan taps federal budget money

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    By Hilary Russ

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello released a revised fiscal plan on Tuesday that will use $18 billion of additional money from the U.S. federal budget to transform the bankrupt island's deficit into a $3.4 billion surplus within six years ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/revised-puerto-rico-fiscal-plan-taps-federal-budget-225603989.html

    Revised Puerto Rico fiscal plan taps federal budget money

    Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello released a revised fiscal plan on Tuesday that will use $18 billion of additional money from the U.S. federal budget to transform the bankrupt island's deficit into a $3.4 billion surplus within six years....
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    FILE PHOTO: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during an interview in New York City, U.S., November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo


     
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    All I can do is :facepalm:

    Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria

    BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI


    Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion ...


    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article199948699.html

    Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    In Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with an official poverty rate of 44 percent, “informal” home construction has for generations been more the rule than the exception, in particular in towns and rural areas outside San Juan, but in extensive...
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    Gladys Peña, member of Proyecto Enlace, in front of her damaged home near Caño Martín Peña.
    Pedro Portal [email protected]



     
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    Puerto Rico Lawyer Warns of Power Shutdown If Loan Denied
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    Puerto Rico’s power company will begin shutting down as soon as Friday if it doesn’t receive a $1 billion loan from the territory’s central government, threatening to cause widespread electricity outages across the hurricane-devastated island, a lawyer for Puerto Rico told a U.S. judge.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/...-warns-of-electricity-shutdown-if-loan-denied
    Puerto Rico Lawyer Warns of Power Shutdown If Loan Denied
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    Again sounds like problems in the DR campo regarding construction. And lots of the islands.
     
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    Puerto Rico to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall
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    ... William Rios, director of generation at Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, said a plan to reduce its reserve by 450 megawatts will not affect customers and will help save $9 million a month.


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    Puerto Rico to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday that it will reduce its operating reserve to save money amid a cash shortfall as officials warned the move could destabilize the U.S. territory's fragile electrical grid.
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    FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 filw photo, barrio Patron resident Karina Santiago Gonzalez works on a small power plant in Morovis, Puerto Rico. A federal control board requested on Friday, Feb. 6, 2018, $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power


     
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    Puerto Rico utility gets $300 million after truce with creditors

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    By Jim Christie
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    (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility has received court approval to borrow $300 million to help pay expenses, well below the $1.3 billion initially sought but enough to avert power outages it had warned about ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-rico-utility-gets-300-million-truce-creditors-202950264.html

    Puerto Rico utility gets $300 million after truce with creditors

    On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the loan which had been opposed by creditors of the U.S. commonwealth and its utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, better known as PREPA. The federal oversight board,...
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    The logo of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is seen in Dorado, Puerto Rico January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Alvin Baez


     
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    PRs should all move to and take over Mar-a-Lago until they get the justice and support they deserve.
     
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