Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria Took Almost Everything From Them. Now These Families Fear A Future Storm.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/hurricane-maria-took-almost-everything-094508147.html
...The 41-year-old community leader and former mechanic explained that he was driven to action after watching the elderly and children of Villa Hugo 1, an impoverished neighborhood in the Canóvanas municipality, suffer without electricity in the aftermath of the storm.



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In this Sept. 5, 2018 photo, Lady Diana Torres, left, and her daughter Paula Nicole Lopez, pose with photos of their late husband and father Orlando Lopez Martinez, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Lopez, who died at age 48 on Oct. 10, developed diabetes when he was 11, forcing him to begin dialysis. The center where he received dialysis shut down after Hurricane Maria hit, and after missing some treatments over more than a week, the center rationed his dialysis, according to friends and family. The official cause of death was a heart attack brought on by kidney disease. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/marias-death-toll-climbed-long-rain-stopped-040028091.html
Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ANA CAMPOY and OMAYA SOSA
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Bla bla Bla.

The Puerto Rico government is as corrupt as any in the Caribbean and most of south america, including my own country(Dominican Republic). At this point giving money to PR would be the same as what happened in Haiti. The money disappears and the people in the government suddenly find themselves driving new vehicles.
I think statehood would probably be good for them but the US also needs in that case to take in the other territories such as US Virgin Is. Guam, etc. Most of who are doing much better than PR. Will be interesting to see if some of the current laws are changed such as contracts have to be in spanish. Also with the other territories you have official languages this includes PR, but not so with the US it has no official language
PR is looking for a bailout their incentives are not that great since just as here you have to provide your own backup infrastructure for electricity etc. without a complete rebuild of their electric network instead of a patch job, which is by the way what the DR normally ends up doing. their system will not change. Corruption seems to be ingrained in the Latin American DNA.
The only US territory that has a positive growth rate is GUAM
 

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