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Power recovery: Contracts ten times more expensive

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/powerrecoverycontractstentimesmoreexpensive-2368801 Power recovery: Contracts ten times more expensive The agreements granted by PREPA to two private companies for the repair the electricity network add up to $500 million and could increase Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 10:15 AM By Joanisabel … 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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Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/10/puerto-ricans-who-cant-speak-english-qualify-as-disabled-for-social-security Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security By Josh Hicks April 10, 2015 Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. … Continue reading

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Minimum wage study shows it’s harmful, with real world evidence and results in Seattle WA

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/29/seattle-commissions-new-minimum-wage-study-after-dismissing-first-results.html Seattle commissions new minimum-wage study after dismissing first results By Dan Springer Published June 29, 2017 When a University of Washington study came out this week showing Seattle’s minimum wage has cost 5,000 jobs and is hurting low income … Continue reading

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