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Tell Congress that Puerto Ricans want nationhood, not statehood

  https://thehill.com/opinion/international/506029-tell-congress-that-puerto-ricans-want-nationhood-not-statehood Tell Congress that Puerto Ricans want nationhood, not statehood By Julio Ortiz-Luquis and Javier A. Hernández, opinion contributors — 07/08/20 04:00 PM EDT © Getty Images For Puerto Ricans who support self-determination, it is truly mind-blowing that some … Continue reading

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 Investor Peter Schiff defends territorial status, argued that the island “would be much worse” if it were a US state

Peter Schiff points out than any of the 50 states would be happy to give up statehood since it would mean they could also escape Federal taxation.  He shows why statehood would be terrible for Puerto Rico.   Commenters explain further. … Continue reading

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Statehood Would Be a Step Down for Puerto Rico, as explained by Peter Schiff in episode 257

  From the comments: Levine Levine  I still remember the story told by Peter Schiff about the Samoa Islands. Peter said the standard of living of the typical Samoan declined when Congress required Samoa business pay the Federal minimum wage. … Continue reading

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Peter Schiff, investor who moved from CT to PR for the Act 22 tax benefits, exposes selfish, misguided Puerto Rican politicians. Statehood will hurt PR, not help, by adding more taxes to its citizens. Episode 538

        Peter Schiff mentions how Puerto Rican politicians are working against the benefit of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican citizens, when they push for statehood.   Schiff shows how Puerto Rico’s territorial status, NOT being a state, is … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Ouster of Its Governor, Ricardo Rosselló, Isn’t Just About One Administration’s Corruption

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/puerto-ricos-problems-are-deeper-than-one-corrupt-governor.html politics Aug. 8, 2019 Puerto Rico’s Ouster of Its Governor Isn’t Just About One Administration’s Corruption By Collier Meyerson Protesters demonstrate near a police barricade on a street leading to the governor’s mansion. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan

  https://www.aei.org/publication/puerto-rico-needs-an-imf-style-economic-plan Desmond Lachman October 27, 2017 | Real Clear Markets Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan Economics, International Economics It would be an understatement to state that the hurricane-battered Puerto Rican economy is at serious risk of entering … Continue reading

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‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/why-cant-we-get-out-of-here-airports-in-puerto-rico-other-islands-damaged-and-slow-to-recover/2017/09/27/44d83cb4-a2e8-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html ‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover Play Video 1:18 Desperate travelers crowd Puerto Rico airport in hopes of way out After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-tourism-craters-in-wake-of-hurricane-maria Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria By The Associated Press on October 24, 2017 SAN JUAN — The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright … 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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