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Cate Long, expert on Puerto Rico’s dysfunction, says PR government bureaucracy is one key problem holding PR back

This is well worth the time to listen to Cate Long in this podcast.  Many of her common sense ideas are similar to those as posted here.  In order for Puerto Rico to prosper, there must be a framework where it … Continue reading

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Fiscal Oversight Board: Puerto Rico to see 65% surplus drop amid debt crisis

While unfortunate for those who lose their jobs, Puerto Rico needs to reduce government employees with deep cuts.   Additionally, all the money lost to corruption, waste, and mismanagement would save billions more. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8360079/Board-Puerto-Rico-65-surplus-drop-amid-debt-crisis.html Board: Puerto Rico to see 65% surplus … Continue reading

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The economic crisis must not become a social crisis

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/theeconomiccrisismustnotbecomeasocialcrisis-2561957 The economic crisis must not become a social crisis As we enter the second month of curfew, Puerto Rico faces the challenge to provide a clear, safe and gradual economic reactivation plan, including commercial and industrial activities, in the … Continue reading

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As coronavirus cases rise in Puerto Rico, some fear economic ‘bloodbath’ along with health crisis

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/02/coronavirus-cases-puerto-rico-grow-island-confronts-new-crisis/2926578001 As coronavirus cases rise in Puerto Rico, some fear economic ‘bloodbath’ along with health crisis Kristine Phillips USA TODAY Edgar Rodríguez Vázquez’s kidneys have been shrinking since he was in his 30s. A year and a half ago, his … Continue reading

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How Puerto Rico got into its current financial mess

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article64452617.html How Puerto Rico got into its current financial mess BY JOHN McPHAUL Special to the Miami Herald March 06, 2016 02:00 PM   A man drinks a beer in a local bar as he watches Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro … Continue reading

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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/puerto-rico-struggles-with-massive-environmental-crisis/2017/10/16/6dd1339c-b296-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the … Continue reading

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More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-73-000-puerto-ricans-flee-florida-hurricane-045107314.html More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria AFP October 26, 2017 The situation in Puerto Rico is still precarious, with around 75 percent of the population without electricity and clean water scarce in many areas … Continue reading

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Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com

Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com to ensure the charity is real and that most of the funds get to the recipients, not going to the high salaries … Continue reading

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84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power

84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power By CHRISTINA CARONOCT. 10, 2017 Hurricane damage in eastern Puerto Rico on Sept. 30. The island’s recovery is plodding along. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times It has been … 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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