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Puerto Rico claims COVID-19 peak over as concerns remain

  Puerto Rico claims COVID-19 peak over as concerns remain By DÁNICA COTO 6-10-2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Puerto Rico considers lifting pandemic quarantine restrictions, health officials said Wednesday that the U.S. territory passed its peak of … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico government continues paying all government workers, even those NOT working while at home. Now PR wants to give them an extra $500 bonus.

Where is the shared sacrifice?  There are already too many government workers in Puerto Rico relative to the overall population.  It’s easy to give away money that’s not your own.  Taken to its logical conclusion, this is a race to … Continue reading

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A huge difference in salaries between Puerto Rico and Mississippi

How much of the lower salaries in PR are related to the inefficiencies and lower productivity of Puerto Rican workers?   Spend a day in the DMV getting a driver’s license or renewing your car compared to doing the same … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage

Puerto Rico is a major welfare state.  For the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have been conditioned by the government to rely on welfare, why would they want to work at a job, much less one in a … Continue reading

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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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‘Days were lost’: Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article179744081.html Stories of how people in Puerto Rico survived Hurricane Maria and how they are doing after assessing its damage. Pedro Portal Miami Herald Staff Hurricane ‘Days were lost’: Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane … 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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Puerto Rico’s other crisis: impoverished pensions

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-puertorico-pensions Uneasy Island Puerto Rico’s other crisis: impoverished pensions By Nick Brown Filed April 7, 2016, 3:10 p.m. GMT For years, the territory’s government piled on the benefits without paying for them. Now, it faces the prospect of stiffing retirees, … Continue reading

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