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  • San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Trump Now Being Investigated for Corruption

    06/13/2018 8:52:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    TownHall ^ | 06-13-201/ | Cortney O'Brien
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz infamously picked a fight with President Trump in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last year, the storm that devastated Puerto Rico.
  • Democrats Turn Blind Eye with One of their Own in Hurricane Maria Deaths

    06/09/2018 11:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/09/2018 | Andy Surabian
    Last week’s release of the Harvard study revealing the death toll from Hurricane Maria – a number more than 70 times the official Puerto Rican government estimate – is as shocking as it is absolutely deeply disturbing.This weekend provided a memorial to the lives lost at the steps of the capital building in San Juan with over 4,645 pairs of shoes representing each life lost.A report by Harvard recently concluded that “the official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” advising that, “As the United States prepares for its next hurricane...
  • Governor of Puerto Rico says he wants hurricane-displaced families to return to the island

    06/05/2018 9:10:49 AM PDT · by cll · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/04/2018 | Jennifer Marcial Ocasio
    With the Transitional Shelter Assistance program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluding by the end of the month, about 656 applicants in Florida will have to decide whether they will stay and look for housing on their own or return to Puerto Rico. The TSA program ends June 30. With this in mind, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, visited Central Florida to address the situation with displaced Puerto Ricans in the Sunshine State and to offer relocation options for them to return to the island. "We would like everyone to return to Puerto Rico. There is...
  • HARVARD STUDY EXPLODES PUERTO RICO DEATH RATE TO BASH TRUMP

    06/02/2018 5:09:33 AM PDT · by cll · 39 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/01/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ever since Hurricane Maria hit, there was one thing that the left wanted. And it wanted it now. More dead Puerto Ricans. The low death toll undermined efforts by the media to transform the hurricane into a Trump scandal. It made a mockery of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz warning about genocide before sending her aide over to the nearest t-shirt printing shop, miraculously left standing, to print up another slogan shirt for CNN. The media spread urban legends of morgues packed with thousands of corpses. But they never materialized. Congressional Democrats demanded an investigation to expose the full death toll....
  • Trump is responsible for Puerto Rico

    05/30/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Blogger · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/30/18 | Jennifer Rubin
    A new Harvard study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that at least 4,645 deaths can be linked to the hurricane and its immediate aftermath,...The Harvard findings indicate that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts... You may recall that President Trump boasted about the low number of fatalities during his visit (the one where he tossed rolls of paper towels at American victims as if he were shooting a basketball). CNN reported at the time: “Every death is a horror,” Trump said, “but...
  • Dem lawmaker: Trump must be held accountable for Puerto Rico deaths

    05/30/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/18 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) is demanding President Trump be held accountable after a new study concluded that the death toll in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria is nearly 70 times higher than the official government estimate. Gallego on Wednesday said in a statement that "these lives were lost in no small part due to the Trump administration's gross negligence." "The Trump administration's failure to deliver timely and sufficient aid to United States citizens in Puerto Rico was an utterly careless decision with deadly consequences," Gallego said. "The Trump administration must be held accountable for their abject failure to protect...
  • Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

    05/29/2018 8:47:51 AM PDT · by cll · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/29/18 | By Arelis R. Hernández and Laurie McGinley
    CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that far exceeds the official government death toll, which stands at 64. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts across the U.S. territory, which was thrown into chaos after the September hurricane wiped out the electrical grid and had widespread impacts on infrastructure....
  • Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

    05/28/2018 5:53:58 AM PDT · by cll · 9 replies
    WTOP Maine ^ | 5/27/18 | Torrens/Coto
    PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff. This summer he is doubling the number, and he would like to hire even more. Louis Morales, 50, of Comerio, Puerto Rico, is happy to be here because he makes double the salary he would...
  • Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

    05/28/2018 4:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff. This summer he is doubling the number, and he would like to hire even more. Louis Morales, 50, of Comerio, Puerto Rico, is happy to be here because he makes double the salary he would...
  • MAKE COMMUNISM FAIL AGAIN: US TOURISM TO CUBA FALLS BY HALF

    05/13/2018 7:58:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 13, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sad! The Communist dictatorship is just going to have to go back to its old reliance on Canadian pedophiles. Cuba is in the top four child sex destinations for Canadians in the Americas. The others are Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In 1978 I spoke with Puerto Rican Nationalist Rodolfo Rivera Rios, who had just voluntarily returned to the U.S. from Havana to face charges for airline hijacking. He said that he quickly became disillusioned and disgusted with the Robotlution soon after arriving in Havana in 1971, when a 12-year-old girl offered to have sex with him in exchange...
  • Cell Phone Data Measures Impact of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Exodus on Florida

    05/16/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT · by cll · 22 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 5/16/2018 | Brad Slager
    New data has come in to measure in certifiable amounts how many Puerto Rican residents have fled the nation in recent months. Following the devastation left behind from hurricane Irma last September, speculation swirled over how many of the island residents would be transplanting to the U.S. mainland, and specifically how many would become established in Florida. With the level of destruction to the infrastructure, it was a given that an outward-moving wave of PR residents would take place. Over the past five years alone, the number of people fleeing the island nation’s debt crisis has been estimated in the...
  • U.S. District Court Sets Stage for Revision of Insular Cases

    05/15/2018 6:32:45 AM PDT · by cll · 29 replies
    United States District Court PR ^ | 5/14/2018 | Judge Gustavo Gelpi
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. JOSE LUIS VAELLO-MADERO, Defendant. CASE NO. 17-2133 (GAG) OPINION AND ORDER The United States moves for voluntary dismissal of its claims against José Luis Vaello- Madero arising from erroneous and in excess payments under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. (Docket No. 23). For the reasons discussed below, the United States’ motion is DENIED. I. Relevant Factual Background The following facts are taken from the record and parties’ submissions, and are only considered as true for purposes of this motion: Vaello-Madero lived...
  • 2 reported dead in Savannah cargo plane crash

    05/02/2018 10:29:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
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  • C-130 military transport plane crashes near Georgia airport, FAA says

    05/02/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 05/02/2018 | Katherine Lam
  • Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence

    04/29/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2018 | Arelis Hernández
    Ernesto Davila Marin was in elementary school when rebellion interrupted class. As he left the schoolhouse that October day, black smoke rose from the town center where nationalists had set Jayuya ablaze, shooting police officers and declaring the independent republic of Puerto Rico from a rooftop. In the struggle for sovereignty from American colonial rule, Puerto Rican independence fighters staged uprisings in nearly a dozen cities that day in 1950 and later attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. They held the central mountain city for three days until U.S. Air Force bombers buzzed over the emerald peaks packed with...
  • Nolte: NYT’s Columnist Blames Trump for Non-Existent Cholera Outbreak in Puerto Rico

    10/02/2017 1:52:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2017 | John Nolte
    Paul Krugman, one of the sitting emperors among our media elite, and who is both a New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner, decided to use his verified Twitter account over the weekend to falsely hold President Trump responsible for a horrible outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. There is just one problem… There is no outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, despite the fact he tweeted a blatantly false piece of fake news, Krugman has so far refused to delete the tweet. With its 14,000-plus re-tweets, Krugman’s lie remains published and viral: {..snip..}
  • Puerto Rico hit with island-wide blackout

    04/18/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/18/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An island-wide power outage has struck Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory’s electric grid struggles to recover after the devastation from Hurricane Maria last year. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the entire island experienced a blackout. It’s unclear what led to the outage at this time. A spokesman for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority told CBS News’s David Begnaud that he also did not know the cause.
  • Puerto Rico suffers island-wide power outage

    04/18/2018 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/18 | Ray Sanchez and Lonzo Cook
    Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, Puerto Rico's power authority said Wednesday -- nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island's infrastructure and its electrical grid. The authority said it estimates power will be restored within 24 to 36 hours. The cause of the blackout is unclear. The massive outage comes less than a week after a fallen tree knocked out service to 870,000 customers, about half the power authority's clients, across a broad swath of the US territory. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a frequent critic of recovery efforts since the September hurricane,...
  • US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    04/11/2018 6:02:52 AM PDT · by cll · 32 replies
    KTVO.com ^ | 04/11/2018
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.</p>
  • Should Congress Impose Direct Rule over Puerto Rico?

    04/10/2018 9:24:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | Ojel L. Rodriguez
    For the past few weeks, Puerto Rico has been subjected to a multitude of actions by our political class and the oversight board related to the handling of our current debt and fiscal crisis that would make left-wingers such as Nicolás Maduro proud. The actions being undertaken are a response to the current policy clash between the government of Ricardo Rossello and the Fiscal and Oversight Management Board about the host of fiscal plans to be adopted by the commonwealth. As the island heads to its next fiscal year, and the island is still recovering from the disaster of Hurricane...