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Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy

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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In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

Read also, this opinion article, why Democrats want Puerto Rico to fail, to encourage more Puerto Ricans to move to the states, and to vote for Democrats. https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/the-mess-of-puerto-rico-long-before-hurricane-maria-hit-the-island === https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-eyes-puerto-rican-voters-maria-140106480.html In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s leaders don’t know who has power. Most Puerto Ricans STILL don’t have power, 50 days after Hurricane Maria!

42% power generation in PR as of 11-8-17 does little good when less than 5% of Puerto Ricans have electricity, even 50 days after Hurricane Maria. Upper right box shows the government-owned monopoly’s power generation at Status.PR. http://status.pr The discrepancy … Continue reading

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Report: Puerto Rico Exodus to Increase in the Next 2 Years

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/report-puerto-rico-exodus-to-increase-in-the-next-2-years Report: Puerto Rico Exodus to Increase in the Next 2 Years By Rosario Fajardo on October 30, 2017 SAN JUAN – A report by Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies projects that outmigration from the island as a … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico burning bodies of hurricane victims without including them in official death toll: Report

  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/puerto-rico-burning-bodies-of-hurricane-victims-without-including-them-in-official-death-toll-report/article/2638829 Puerto Rico burning bodies of hurricane victims without including them in official death toll: Report by Mandy Mayfield | Oct 27, 2017, 4:41 PM Crematoriums and funeral homes are being authorized by the Puerto Rican government to burn … 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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