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  • Puerto Rican population in metro Orlando dips back to pre-Hurricane Maria levels

    09/22/2020 6:28:46 AM PDT · by cll · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/21/2020 | Ingrid Cotto and Adelaide Chen
    The Puerto Rican population in Central Florida returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels, according to the latest American Community Survey, conducted yearly by the U.S. Census Bureau. The newest estimate of Puerto Ricans is roughly 385,000 in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties, which is similar to before the Category 5 storm ravaged the island in mid-September 2017, driving many Puerto Ricans to Central Florida. UCF sociologist Fernando I. Rivera, founder of the Puerto Rico Research Hub, explained that Puerto Rico’s migration “is circular.” “Basically, the economic conditions are what really determine the population movement,” he said. “If you are going...
  • White House allocates $13 billion to restore Puerto Rico electric grid

    09/18/2020 8:25:55 AM PDT · by cll · 39 replies
    SAN JUAN — Three years after Hurricane María, the government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to allocate $13 billion to rebuild the electricity grid and repair educational structures destroyed by the historic storm. At a press conference in FEMA headquarters, Gov. Wanda Vázquez took the opportunity to thank the FEMA leadership in Puerto Rico and President Donald Trump for the funding obligation. Earlier, Vázquez tweeted that FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor called her to give her the news that they had approved the multimillion-dollar allocation. “I just spoke with @FEMA_Pete notified me that we achieved...
  • Defending Goya Foods, UFC’s Jorge Masvidal Fights The “Woke Mob”

    07/11/2020 4:32:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11 July 2020 | Seth Cohen
    ... While doing so, the CEO also heaped praise on the President. “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue said. “And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and to grow.” ...on Saturday, Masvidol expressed support for Goya Foods, taking aim at the those calling for the boycott of the Spanish foods company and linking to a story about Goya donating a million pounds of food...
  • Puerto Rico protesters call for governor to resign after mob finds relief supplies

    01/20/2020 11:19:42 AM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2020 | 1:32pm | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Protesters in Puerto Rico called for Gov. Wanda Vazquez to resign Monday after stores of relief supplies were found unused in a locked warehouse over the weekend as the island reels from a powerful earthquake. Dozens gathered outside La Fortaleza, Puerto Rico’s governor’s mansion, banging on frying pans, denouncing Vazquez and holding signs with messages including “Government, Absent, Criminal, Negligent.” “I have never come out to protest but this caused me so much anger and indignation,” protester Rubi Oliveras told El Vocero newspaper. “How is it possible that you say you care about the country and yet you let so...
  • All hell breaks loose in Puerto Rico…

    01/20/2020 7:11:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | January 19, 2020 11:58 pm | Kane
    Charlie Kirk ✔ @charliekirk11 The self serving, lying, despicable politicians in Puerto Rico spent weeks bashing Trump while hiding aid from their citizens They should all go to prison quickly for this unforgivable crime against citizens who desperately needed help Embedded video 68.1K 2:03 AM - Jan 19, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 36.8K people are talking about this ______________________________________________________________________ VIDEO AT LINK Puerto Rico mob finds unused disaster supplies Politicians in Puerto Rico spent weeks bashing President Trump while hiding aid from their citizens. An angry crowd in earthquake-rattled Puerto Rico stormed a warehouse Saturday after learning that...
  • Trump Was Right! Warehouse in Puerto Rico Discovered FILLED with U.S. Survival Aid for Hurricane Maria

    01/19/2020 8:39:05 PM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    24News ^ | 01/19/2020 | Lauren Hass
    by Lauren Hass In September 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving many dead and millions desperately needing emergency supplies. The Trump Administration rapidly put the U.S. military and FEMA into action, delivering tens of millions of dollars in supplies to San Juan to be distributed. But corrupt San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz attacked Trump, falsely claiming he didn't do enough, and was "leaving us to starve and die" because of "racism." CNN championed Cruz' lies, putting her on air over 100 times in just weeks to slam Trump, even making her T-shirts to spread the propaganda: This...
  • Puerto Rico fires emergency director after finding warehouse full of wasted Hurricane Maria aid

    01/19/2020 9:24:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2020 10:50 AM | Tim Pearce
    Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez has fired the island’s director of emergency management after officials found a warehouse full of emergency supplies dating back to 2017's Hurricane Maria. Vasquez dismissed Carlos Acevedo on Saturday and gave officials two days to investigate why the wasted supplies were forgotten. The warehouse was initially investigated for damage following recent earthquakes in the area, and investigators found thousands of items of supplies, including food, water, diapers, and medicine that were intended to help those affected by Hurricane Maria years ago. ¡Esto le saca las lágrimas de coraje a cualquiera! 😡😡😡 Pañales, comida para bebés,...
  • YOU TUBE: 'El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce' Opens Warehouse Full of FEMA Supplies in Puerto Rico (6 videos)

    01/19/2020 5:00:56 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/18/20 | El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce
    From 1/18/2020: There are a total of six (6) videos of the Puerto Rican citizen who calls himself "El Leon Fiscalizador de Ponce" -- "The Fiscal (Inspector) Lion of Ponce" which he took yesterday as he and Ponce citizens broke into a huge warehouse. The videos are long and detailed. I have linked the first in the series of six videos. He will post more today, 1/19/2020.
  • Puerto Rico emergency director fired after residents discover warehouse full of Hurricane Maria supplies

    01/18/2020 7:14:56 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat January 18, 2020 | Nicole Chavez and Rafy Rivera
    Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island's emergency manager, hours after a warehouse filled with supplies was discovered. The emergency aid is believed to be from when Hurricane Maria hit the island two years ago, the governor said.
  • Puerto Rico Emergency Director Fired After Residents Discover Warehouse Full of Hurricane Maria Supplies

    01/18/2020 8:41:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/18/2020
    Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, was dismissed Saturday. The governor appointed Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, to replace him. Acevedo has denied allegations of mishandling, saying the agency has been actively distributing supplies, according to a statement released through the office of emergency management. No residents have been denied any supplies in the warehouse, including food, diapers, baby formula and cots, Acevedo said. He said about 600 pallets of water were distributed when Hurricane Dorian and Hurricane Karen threatened Puerto Rico and during a drought that...
  • OIG Report: Social Security Administration Paid $11.6 Million to Dead Puerto Ricans

    10/30/2019 3:05:44 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/19 | Penny Starr
    An Inspector General report for the Social Security Administration flew under the radar when it was issued in August, and the administration refused to answer Breitbart News’s inquiry about the findings that reveal $11.6 million in payments were paid to dead people in Puerto Rico. The findings of the report stated: SSA issued approximately $11.6 million in payments after death to 149 beneficiaries and 4 representative payees who died in Puerto Rico from January 1992 through December 2016. Identifying and correcting these discrepancies will prevent approximately $1.4 million in additional improper payments after death over the next 12 months. We...
  • Carson’s latest answer on Puerto Rico aid not much better than the first

    10/23/2019 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Over the weekend, we looked at allegations that HUD had broken the law by not kicking off disaster relief fund disbursement for Puerto Rico in a timely fashion following Hurricane Maria. HUD officials offered some reasons why they didn’t meet the deadline, but none of them seemed to be particularly persuasive under the circumstances.At the time I noted that the press (and their friends, the Democrats) would likely take this opportunity to go after HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who has long been a target to tag some sort of scandal on. As the old saying goes… that didn’t take long....
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Vanity: Spoke to my Dad in Puerto Rico. He says: "Trump was right all along!"

    07/28/2019 5:11:17 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    Self ^ | 7/28/19 | Self
    In years past, I've posted many stories on FR about my father's experiences after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and I've posted about five (5) different threads on this situation. He lives in Old San Juan and always stated that the federal help was always there from prior to Hurricane Maria hitting - either via FEMA or the Military. You can look back at these posts by using KEYWORD: Hurricane Maria; Puerto Rico; Vanity. Not being a Trump fan, but tolerant of the President, my father has finally admitted something that I've been waiting for him to say for...
  • Hurricane Maria’s legacy: Thousands of Puerto Rican students show PTSD symptoms

    04/29/2019 9:37:41 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/27/2019
    Food shortages, damaged homes, fear of death, loved ones leaving. The cumulative stresses of Hurricane Maria contributed to thousands of schoolchildren developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in Puerto Rico, according to a study published Friday. The study in JAMA Network Open found that 7.2% of the students reported “clinically significant” symptoms of PTSD. More girls tended to show signs of PTSD than boys. Researchers surveyed 96,108 public school students five to nine months after the 2017 hurricane. The cohort included youth in third through 12th grades across different regions of the island. That just speaks to how...
  • Puerto Rico will demolish thousands of Hurricane Maria-damaged structures

    04/25/2019 6:30:39 AM PDT · by cll · 31 replies
    AP via Fox5 ^ | 4/23/2019
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's government plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.</p> <p>Officials said Tuesday that they expect to obtain $400 million in federal funds for the project, pending approval by federal officials.</p>
  • Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You

    04/06/2019 7:58:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 04 April 2019 | Paul Krugman
    There’s a lot we don’t know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind. And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election. But one thing seems sure: Even if he’s a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans. Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them “very fine people.” Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to...
  • Puerto Ricans struggle to buy food, medicine amid funding shortfall

    03/30/2019 9:10:11 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2019 | Associated Press
    Iraida Vargas can no longer afford the two kinds of insulin her aging mother needs and has stopped buying fresh fruit and vegetables as billions of dollars in federal funds that help Puerto Ricans buy food, get medical treatment and recover from Hurricane Maria dwindle despite pleas from the US territory that Congress take action.
  • Dems: Trump must apologize for refusing to accept Puerto Rico death toll

    09/19/2018 8:37:36 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 76 replies
    new york compost ^ | September 19, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – More than 130 Democrats from the House and Senate signed a letter to President Trump demanding he apologize to the people of Puerto Rico for refusing to accept the official death toll for Hurricane Maria.
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...