Category Archives: Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico people

Marriage, having children, planning for the future, especially in Puerto Rico, is not taken as seriously as it needs to be

See also https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/63-of-puerto-rican-women-ages-15-44-who-gave-birth-were-unmarried-in-2011-far-higher-than-all-hispanic-women-47-and-the-overall-rate-for-us-women-38 https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/puerto-rico-divorce-rates-psychologist-battles-puerto-ricos-high-divorce-rate How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege? Claire Cain Miller @clairecm SEPT. 25, 2017 Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/10/puerto-ricans-who-cant-speak-english-qualify-as-disabled-for-social-security Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security By Josh Hicks April 10, 2015 Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. … Continue reading

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63% of Puerto Rican women, ages 15-44 who gave birth were unmarried in 2011, far higher than all Hispanic women 47% and the overall rate for US women 38%

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/19/hispanics-of-puerto-rican-origin-in-the-united-states-2011 Fertility. Almost one-in-ten (7%) Puerto Rican women ages 15 to 44 gave birth in the 12 months prior to this survey. That was slightly less than the rate for all Hispanic women—8%—and about the same as the overall rate … Continue reading

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The mess of Puerto Rico, long before Hurricane Maria hit the island

  http://takimag.com/article/the_mess_before_maria_steve_sailer The Mess Before Maria by Steve Sailer October 04, 2017 photo credit: Bigstock Puerto Rico is a test case of whether nationalism is as dispensable as the heightening conventional wisdom assumes. Puerto Rico possesses many of the attributes … Continue reading

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Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight

Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight By FRANCES ROBLES JULY 16, 2017 An abandoned furniture store in Lares, P.R. The town in the mountainous heart of the Caribbean island has lost more people to … 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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