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  • Indiana man dies after falling off cliff in Puerto Rico while shooting TikTok

    02/01/2023 4:47:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 31, 2023 | David Propper
    An Indiana man died after falling off a 70-foot cliff in Puerto Rico while shooting social media videos...near a lighthouse in Cabo Rojo, the US Coast Guard said in a press release. The 27-year-old was on a day trip to the southwestern coast when he was last seen alive around 5:37 p.m. near the edge of the cliff, the US Coast Guard said. Garay’s brother Carlos told WTHR that he was on the cliff with his cousin who warned him repeatedly not to get too close to the edge while shooting a TikTok video...Garay was found in an underwater cave...
  • Former high-ranking US official who spied for Cuba released after 20 years

    01/08/2023 1:31:05 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 20 replies
    WFIN ^ | 1/8/2023 | Reuters, Ap
    <p>Ana Belen Montes, a former high-ranking Cuba analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, was released from prison Friday after more than 20 years behind bars at a federal prison in Texas.</p><p>Montes, 65, was released early after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit espionage as part of a plea deal in 2002.</p>
  • 'Deadly' double agent Ana Montes who was a US spy for communist Cuba freed from prison after 20 years

    01/08/2023 6:13:11 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 27 replies
    Ana Montes, who is regarded as "one of the most damaging spies," has been released from a prison in Texas. Montes, now 65, worked for the US Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, as the top analyst on Cuba during the Cold War. Washington knew her as the "Queen of Cuba" for her insights into Fidel Castro's communist regime.
  • Queen of Cuba Dethroned

    01/04/2008 12:51:24 PM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 91+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 4, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Queen of Cuba Dethroned by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 04, 2008 The world is too much with us late and soon, as William Wordsworth pointed out, and so, from the Cold War to the War on Terror, are communist spies. Such operatives are not, as most professors would have us believe, a figment of our imagination. “There are lots of people who have committed espionage,” says Scott W. Carmichael, author of True Believer: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy. “The numbers are staggering.” Carmichael spoke at the Heritage Foundation last month. “If you opened full...
  • House Passes Bill to ‘Decolonize’ Puerto Rico in Lame Duck Session

    12/15/2022 1:08:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2022 | Jacob Bliss
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill during its lame-duck session Thursday in a last-ditch effort to allow Puerto Rico to “decolonize.” The bill, which passed 233-191 with support from 16 Republicans and has very little chance of passing the Senate, would allow the U.S. territory to hold a first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain independence. It would ultimately offer the Puerto Rico voters three options: statehood, independence, or independence with free association.
  • Multiple US border agents shot, one fatally, by narcos near Puerto Rico

    11/17/2022 10:41:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2022 10:41 AM | Anna Giaritelli
    EXCLUSIVE — At least five people were involved in a maritime shooting between U.S. border agents and drug smugglers that took place off the coast of Puerto Rico early Thursday morning, the Washington Examiner was first to report Thursday. The shootout happened 14 miles off the coast of northwestern Puerto Rico. Three federal agents were shot, according to a federal officer and a statement from Customs and Border Protection. The agents were from the Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations arm. AMO agents work the air and sea to patrol for human and drug smugglers. The incident took...
  • 3 Border Patrol agents wounded in shoot out at sea with drug smugglers in Mona Passage (PR)

    11/17/2022 6:40:02 AM PST · by cll · 15 replies
    Breaking Local News (Puerto Rico) | 11/17/2022
    No link yet, but local news in San Juan are breaking a story of a shoot out at sea between U.S. Border Patrol Agents and drug smugglers in the Mona Passage between the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pulled the three agents from their boat and airlifted them to the big island of Puerto Rico. The helicopter had to initially land in the western city of Mayagüez to stabilize one of the agents, before proceeding to the San Juan Medical/Trauma Center. No word if the smugglers were wounded, killed, captured or...
  • Drowning death of crypto ‘visionary’ Nikolai Mushegian fuels conspiracy theories

    11/13/2022 12:26:36 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 9, 2022 | Dana Kennedy
    A brilliant young cryptocurrency pioneer named Nikolai Mushegian tweeted on Oct. 28 that intelligence agencies were going to murder him — and was found dead on a Puerto Rico beach hours later. “CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands,” Mushegian, a developer of blockchain-based decentralized finance platforms who wanted to end global banking corruption, tweeted at 4:57 a.m. “They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.” The 29-year-old...
  • Conservative Latinos blast suggestion Spanish language 'disinformation' helped DeSantis win: 'Trusty trope'

    11/10/2022 5:48:53 AM PST · by cll · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2022 | Cortney O'Brian
    Conservative Latinos blasted Jen Psaki for referencing Spanish language "disinformation" just ahead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis,' R., re-election victory Tuesday night. A majority of Latino voters supported DeSantis in his resounding win over Democrat Charlie Crist. The Republican won 55% of the Puerto Rican vote, and 50% of all the other Latino voters in the state of Florida, according to NBC. He notably won the historically blue Miami-Dade County, which marked the first time in 20 years that the county chose a Republican for governor. Psaki, the former White House press secretary turned MSNBC pundit, cautioned her Twitter followers...
  • Collapsed Arecibo telescope offers near-Earth asteroid warning from beyond the grave

    10/31/2022 2:34:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 30, 2022 | Brandon Specktor
    The famous Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico completely collapsed in 2020. Now, scientists going through its final observations offer a major new asteroid report...Using data collected by Arecibo between December 2017 and December 2019, scientists have released the largest radar-based report on near-Earth asteroids ever published. The report, published Sept. 22 in The Planetary Science Journal, includes detailed observations of 191 near-Earth asteroids, including nearly 70 that are deemed "potentially hazardous" — that is, large asteroids with orbits that bring them within 4.65 million miles (7.5 million kilometers) of Earth, or roughly 20 times the average distance between Earth and...
  • Joe Biden Claims He Was ‘Sort of Raised in the Puerto Rican Community’ During Visit to Puerto Rico

    10/03/2022 3:20:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden claimed he was “raised in the Puerto Rican community” during his visit to Puerto Rico on Monday. “I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home politically,” Biden said. The president commented about his experience with the Puerto Rican community during his visit to the island to tour the devastation from Hurricane Fiona. He informed the audience that in “relative terms” there was a large Puerto Rican population in his home state of Delaware.
  • Joe Biden Admits Failure in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona: ‘They Haven’t Been Taken Very Good Care Of’

    10/03/2022 9:56:28 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden on Monday admitted the federal government was failing Puerto Rico, speaking as he left the White House to visit two weeks after Hurricane Fiona hit the island. “I’m heading to Puerto Rico because they haven’t been taken very good care of,” Biden told reporters after exiting the White House. Both the president and First Lady Jill Biden are traveling to Puerto Rico to get updates on the island’s recovery and help pack bags of food and essential items for residents still struggling after the Category 1 storm. Over 120,000 residents are still without power, two weeks after...
  • Biden to tour hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, Florida

    10/02/2022 7:38:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 10/01/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will travel in the coming days to Puerto Rico and Florida to tour damage from Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian, respectively, the White House announced late Saturday. The president and first lady will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday, followed by a trip Wednesday to Florida. The White House did not disclose where the president would visit in either location or with whom he would meet.
  • Mayor Adams flies to Puerto Rico to help hurricane-hit isle

    09/27/2022 10:06:58 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2022 | David Meyer
    Mayor Eric Adams left a political storm at home over everything from border migrants to rising crime to spend his Sunday helping what he calls New York’s “sixth borough,” hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico is our sixth borough of New York. We’re tied at the hip,” Hizzoner said during in a video shot Sunday morning alongside San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero. “We’re going to… identify exactly what’s needed,” the mayor said. “We want to pinpoint what the needs are.”
  • Biden says administration ‘laser-focused’ on Puerto Rico after damage from Fiona

    09/22/2022 12:35:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden on Thursday said the federal government is “laser-focused” on the situation in Puerto Rico, where residents are dealing with the fallout of Hurricane Fiona, a major storm that slammed the island almost five years to the day after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on its infrastructure. Biden attended a briefing with the governor of Puerto Rico, New York officials and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Biden earlier Wednesday signed an expedited major disaster declaration, which will authorize federal funding to cover 100 percent of...
  • Hurricane Fiona’s ‘life-threatening’ floodwaters destroy bridge in Puerto Rico

    09/19/2022 6:24:07 AM PDT · by texas booster · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept 19 2022 | Hillary Andrews, FOX Weather
    UTUADO, Puerto Rico – Residents and first responders could only watch helplessly as floodwaters overtook the town’s bridge and washed it downstream. Hurricane Fiona whipped the area with 85 mph winds gusting into the 100s and rainfall between 2 and almost 6 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Puerto Rico is expected to receive several inches of rain through Tuesday, raising concerns about flooding and mudslides. Southern Puerto Rico could see 12-18 inches of rain, with some areas receiving as much as 30 inches of rain. “These rainfall amounts will produce catastrophic, life-threatening flash floods and urban...
  • Hurricane strikes Puerto Rico

    09/18/2022 3:03:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/22
    Hurricane Fiona is striking Puerto Rico. Forbes reports that the island's entire electrical grid ...
  • Union and Port Employee Arrested in $1.2M Puerto Rico Extortion Scheme

    09/03/2022 6:17:33 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico arrested the president of the longshore union local, a port employee, and five others on charges of organized crime and extorting more than $1.2 million from shipping companies in the San Jun as well as cheating the union benefits fund. With a list of charges reading like the famed 1950s waterfront cases, the U.S. attorney said the FBI-led investigation showed the scheme had been operating since at least 2005. ***** According to the indictment, they were running a criminal enterprise dedicated to extorting and misleading shipping companies into paying fees for the loading and unloading...
  • Puerto Rico Governor Declares Monkeypox Emergency

    09/02/2022 12:17:35 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 24 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | September 2, 2022 |
    (Translation) Governor Piedro Pierluisi has just declared a state of emergency due to the increase in monkeypox cases in Puerto Rico. Yesterday, Pierluisi signed Executive Order 2022-044 which orders the Office of Management & Budget, the Department of the Treasury, and the Financial & Fiscal Advisory Authority to make the corresponding arrangements to provide the Department of Health all necessary funding, including access to the Emergency Fund, to address the emergency. The order went into effect today and will be in force for 30 days. Up to the middle of this week, 114 confirmed cases, 39 suspected cases, 36 close...
  • Tropical cyclone lull near peak of season

    08/23/2022 10:21:41 AM PDT · by cll · 65 replies
    No named tropical cyclones since early July through late August, 2022. Nothing of concern down the visible pipeline. But La Niña still strong. What gives?