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Trump Lashes Out Again at Puerto Rico, Bewildering the Island

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/us/trump-puerto-rico.html Trump Lashes Out Again at Puerto Rico, Bewildering the Island A church destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, P.R., was still in disrepair in January. FEMA and other agencies have so far distributed $11.2 billion in aid to Puerto … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds. Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary

The solution is high quality job growth, not funneling more people into generational welfare. https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/opinion/opinion-puerto-rico-cannot-live-forever-on-federal-funds/article_4fb189b8-8fb4-11ea-97c5-ab866ff500af.html [OPINION] Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary Gustavo Vélez, Inteligencia Económica May 6, 2020 Perhaps … Continue reading

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Concerns grow as Puerto Rico to spend $2B to fight COVID-19

$2 billion divided into an estimated 3.1 million people living in Puerto Rico equals $645 per person.  Yet, of course, not everyone will receive $645 directly, as some receive far more and some receive nothing. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8320763/Concerns-grow-Puerto-Rico-spend-2B-fight-COVID-19.html Concerns grow as Puerto … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans blindly follow their corrupt government, according to Simon Black

House Cats or Human Beings? House Cats or Human Beings? Simon Black May 19, 2020 Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico One of the more flummoxing aspects about living in Puerto Rico is that the political leadership is never-ending parade of highly … Continue reading

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Why is the culture of corruption in Puerto Rico politicians so pervasive and persistent?

Donald Trump gets many things wrong, but he was right about Puerto Rico’s culture of corruption, incompetence, mismanagement. “Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their politicians are either incompetent or corrupt.” – Donald Trump Recent … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Government defends response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 emergency

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/governmentdefendsresponsetotheemergency-2560744 Government defends response to the emergency The Board director said that this administration has been slow in the use of funds available to address the COVID-19 emergency Monday, April 13, 2020 – 12:12 PM By Leysa Caro González (Ramón … Continue reading

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Hit by new natural disasters, with earthquakes, Puerto Rico’s woes deepened by corruption

With a long history of corruption and mismanagement in Puerto Rico, it would be irresponsible to be doling out recovery money without proper controls and oversight, to ensure the money benefits it’s citizens not just the politicians, elites, and well-connected. … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico deserves aid from the mainland — but how does Washington help the island get competent, honest government?

https://nypost.com/2020/01/23/puerto-ricos-new-agony Puerto Rico’s new agony By Post Editorial Board January 23, 2020 | 7:57pm A man pulls a pallet of gas canisters believed to have been from when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017.AFP via Getty Images Puerto Ricans … Continue reading

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Hidden Puerto Rico earthquake supplies – comments on Twitter – fallout, scandal

Jan 23 David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud Nearly 1,000 people have gathered at the Capitol in San Juan to protest the Puerto Rican govt. They want the Governor to resign. And they want much more. These are people who’ve had enough & … Continue reading

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Anger grows in Puerto Rico over hidden emergency aid, government corruption

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article239469148.html Anger grows in Puerto Rico over hidden emergency aid, government corruption By Jim Wyss January 20, 2020 05:17 PM Residents of Puerto Rico help those affected by the earthquakes that hit the southern part of the Island last week … Continue reading

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