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Puerto Rico could learn from the perils of price controls that lead to shortages such as masks to protect against the Coronavirus

Puerto Rico should eliminate the inventory tax as this discourages companies from being more prepared, which discourages them from keeping more emergency supplies in stock, especially since many supplies cannot easily be trucked in, such as can be done in … Continue reading

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A month after Puerto Rico’s earthquakes began, more than 4,000 still sleep outside

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-month-after-puerto-rico-s-earthquakes-began-more-than-4-000-still-sleep-outside/ar-BBZq22i https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/a-month-after-puerto-rico-s-earthquakes-began-more-than/article_4691c9e8-e724-56f4-99e9-c87c069ec18f.html A month after Puerto Rico’s earthquakes began, more than 4,000 still sleep outside By Jim Wyss, Miami Herald January 28, 2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A month after a series of powerful earthquakes began rattling Puerto Rico, … 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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Trump Attaches Severe Restrictions to Puerto Rico’s Long-Delayed Disaster Aid From Hurricane Maria

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/15/dangling-disaster-relief-funds-white-house-require-puerto-rico-implement-reforms Trump Attaches Severe Restrictions to Puerto Rico’s Long-Delayed Disaster Aid By The New York Times on January 16, 2020 People fill a temporary shelter at a municipal stadium in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Jan. 10, 2020. The Trump administration … Continue reading

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Facing The Risk Of New Earthquakes, Puerto Rico Lacks A Coordinated Massive Response Plan For Trauma Emergencies

Facing The Risk Of New Earthquakes, Puerto Rico Lacks A Coordinated Massive Response Plan For Trauma Emergencies Facing The Risk Of New Earthquakes, Puerto Rico Lacks A Coordinated Massive Response Plan For Trauma Emergencies By Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director, 2 others, after aid is found sitting in warehouse since Hurricane Maria

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-rican-governor-fires-emergency-director-after-aid-is-found-sitting-in-warehouse-2020-01-18 Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director after aid is found sitting in warehouse By Audrey McNamara Updated on: January 19, 2020 / 7:15 PM / CBS News Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired two more government officials Sunday … Continue reading

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