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Venezuela Goes Bust. How is this different than Puerto Rico running out of money, long before the hurricanes hit PR?

You should read the comments at the end as well. https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-goes-bust-1510703305 Venezuela Goes Bust Another lesson in the price of lending to a socialist regime. Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 12. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS By … Continue reading

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The heightened risk that Puerto Rico will become a new base for Mexican cartels

  http://thehill.com/opinion/international/358779-the-heightened-risk-that-puerto-rico-will-become-a-new-base-for-mexican The heightened risk that Puerto Rico will become a new base for Mexican cartels By James Durso, opinion contributor — 11/04/17 03:40 PM EDT 52 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of … Continue reading

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Congressional committees probe $300 million Puerto Rico contract award to Whitefish Energy

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/us-congressional-committees-probe-puerto-rico-contract-award Congressional committees probe Puerto Rico contract award By The Associated Press on October 26, 2017 WASHINGTON – Multiple congressional committees are investigating a $300 million contract awarded to a small Montana company in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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Small Montana firm, Whitefish Energy, lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on Hurricane Maria knocked out the electricity in Miram Carrasquillo’s home in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Ten days after the storm, she was able to get a … 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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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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