Category Archives: Puerto Rico politics and government

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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Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/01/puerto-rican-ceo-sends-engineers-to-help-fema-efforts-calls-local-pols-inept.html Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup Jorge Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV  (Twitter) The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis

Another consequence of fiscal irresponsibility. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-struggles-save-historic-buildings-amid-crisis-48367251 Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis By danica coto, associated press ·SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jun 30, 2017, 2:30 AM ET In this June 22, 2017 photo, architect Andy Rivera … Continue reading

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For Sale: Puerto Rico Territory seeks private companies to run ports, airports, ferries, and more; utilities could be next

Puerto Rico does it better as their slogan claims?  What have they done better and better than whom?  Puerto Rico politicians again choosing short-term thinking over long-term thinking by selling off critical infrastructure.   Then again, a private-public partnership is likely … Continue reading

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US to cut water monitoring because of Puerto Rico debt

When you don’t pay your bills, your services get cut off.   Things like this make Puerto Rico more like Venezuela.  Socialism is mistakenly thought of as “great” until the money runs out.  People are short-sighted, voting for politicians who promise … Continue reading

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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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