Monthly Archives: June 2017

Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds

  http://thehill.com/latino/338219-puerto-rico-statehood-push-faces-long-odds Puerto Rico statehood push faces long odds By Rafael Bernal – 06/17/17 08:55 AM EDT 114   © Getty Images Puerto Rico’s government made a huge political gamble on mounting a credible campaign for statehood, a proposition that … Continue reading

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PDP says NPP wasted millions on plebiscite that NPP knew was not approved

Puerto Rico is struggling, yet millions were wasted on a vote for statehood when the wording on the ballots was not approved. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/theoppositiondenouncessilenceabouttheconsultation-2329812 The opposition denounces silence about the consultation It was never revealed that a second review of the … Continue reading

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Inside Venezuela: The Socialist Haven on the Brink of Total Collapse

Puerto Rico similarities to Venezuela – The results of Socialism http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/06/12/exclusive-inside-venezuela-socialist-haven-brink-total-collapse Inside Venezuela: The Socialist Haven on the Brink of Total Collapse FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images by Ben Kew12 Jun 20170 12 Jun, 2017 13 Jun, 2017 CARACAS, Venezuela – Even … Continue reading

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Many Puerto Ricans crave statehood — but the timing couldn’t be worse

  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article155313554.html June 09, 2017 2:09 PM Many Puerto Ricans crave statehood — but the timing couldn’t be worse By Jessica Campisi jcampisi@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON When Puerto Ricans vote Sunday on the political future for the U.S. territory, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló … Continue reading

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Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate

http://nypost.com/2017/06/09/far-from-nyc-parade-puerto-ricans-to-vote-on-islands-fate Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate By Danika Fears June 9, 2017 | 12:13am Thousands of Puerto Rican revelers clad in red, white and blue will hit the streets of New York City on Sunday … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/12/puerto-ricans-vote-in-favour-of-being-51st-us-state-but-doubts-remain Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain With almost all votes counted, option for full statehood was backed by more than 97% – but turnout for non-binding referendum stood at just 23% Ed … Continue reading

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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

Minimum wages are contrary to free and fair markets.  If an unskilled person is not worth what an employer is forced to pay through unjust minimum wage laws, the employer will instead choose more automation or choose to not employ … Continue reading

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