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Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’ – Vietnam neighborhood in PR

        Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’ Hurricane Maria led to a host of new plans to fix island barrios plagued by chronic flooding. A look at … Continue reading

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FEMA proposes changes to building codes for Puerto Rico

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/femaproposeschangestobuildingcodes-2410648 FEMA proposes changes to building codes The recommendations will be included in a report that FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team will publish this summer Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:33 AM By Alex Figueroa Cancel The report is developed … Continue reading

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Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/weak-building-code-enforcement-exacerbates-destruction-in-puerto-rico-1512475200 Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico Far fewer homes on the island might have been damaged during Hurricane Maria if all of them had been built to code Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA … Continue reading

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Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing services in Puerto Rico are prohibited

In 2014 Uber was hoping to launch in Puerto Rico but the special interests such as the powerful taxi union worked to have the government pass legislation prohibiting Uber, Lyft, and other commercial ride sharing services.  While this is good … Continue reading

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Gamestop to close ALL stores in Puerto Rico

This is an example of what happens with excessive government regulations strangling the private sector. In PR, the private sector is being squeezed by the government sector, with far too many government employees sucking the life out of PR. The … Continue reading

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