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Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List – for vacation

  Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List Recovering from Hurricane Maria, in 2019 the island represents so many fragile spots around the globe.  The Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan.CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New … Continue reading

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Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat

Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat On the first stop of his yearlong journey, the 52 Places Traveler makes it his mission to get off the beaten path and into the island. By Sebastian Modak Feb. 15, 2019 … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico is living an impoverished debt nightmare reminiscent of southern Europe or Detroit

https://qz.com/125654/puerto-rico-is-living-an-impoverished-debt-nightmare-reminiscent-of-southern-europe-or-detroit Puerto Rico is living an impoverished debt nightmare reminiscent of southern Europe or Detroit By Simone FoxmanSeptember 19, 2013 Puerto Rico’s poverty rate hit 44.9%, according to new data released today by the US Census Bureau—that’s nearly double the poverty rate … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico power, water utilities to suspend service to customers in arrears

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-power-water-utilities-to-suspend-service-to-customers-in-arrears The freeloaders need to be cut off, because it is unsustainable for the utilities to survive when customers don’t pay their bills.  Why they never did this before?  Where is the common sense? Puerto Rico power, water utilities to … Continue reading

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Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy – Section 936 phased out over 10 years from 1996 to 2006

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/heres-how-an-obscure-tax-change-sank-puerto-ricos-economy.html Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy Even before a devastating hurricane brought Puerto Rico to a near standstill, the government there was struggling with an economy in shambles and a default on billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Examples of Puerto Rican unprofessionalism – making it hard to do business in Puerto Rico, wasting time, not listing store hours, locations correctly. For ease of doing business, Puerto Rico ranks 64th vs the mainland USA at 8th

Puerto Rico ranks 64th in the world in ease of doing business, while the 50 states rank 8th.  New Zealand ranks #1 as the best.   While the education system in Puerto Rico is notoriously bad in the public schools from … Continue reading

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How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico?

https://www.metro.pr/pr/noticias/2018/11/16/cuanto-gana-alcalde-puerto-rico.html How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico? None of the salaries is equal to or less than the average income of its constituents By Metro Puerto Rico Friday, November 16, 2018, at 17:18 The Censal Information Center … Continue reading

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