Daily Archives: March 10, 2019

PAN, acronym for Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps, welfare participants feel the effects of the cuts in Puerto Rico. Is $112 per month for food enough to survive?

Are these welfare programs sustainable? While $260 or even the lower $112/month is not much money for a food budget, this is still “free money” to the recipient, although it’s not really free, since it’s supported by other taxpayers who … Continue reading

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Tourist assaulted, robbed of wallet, Iphone in Santurce

She’s probably not likely to return to PR for another trip, after having her wallet stolen.  The Santurce neighborhood isn’t known for being safe, but she might not have known that. https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/seguridad/nota/unaturistaesasaltadaestamadrugadaensanturce-2479878 A tourist is assaulted this morning in Santurce … Continue reading

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