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  • Puerto Ricans bypass government and flood earthquake areas to help fellow citizens (images)

    01/13/2020 8:33:13 AM PST · by cll · 66 replies
    Facebook | 1/13/2020 | cll
    Volunteers build temporary housing for refugees
  • Puerto Rico Quake Damage Visible From Space

    01/11/2020 12:08:34 AM PST · by cll · 26 replies
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 1/10/2020 | Arielle Samuelson
    Days after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, the full extent of damage is only beginning to be realized. NASA scientists are using satellite data to help federal and local agencies identify areas with potential damage. Earthquakes cause permanent changes to the ground surface. By comparing interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data acquired on Jan. 9, 2020, with data acquired on Dec. 28, 2019, from the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite, the scientists were able to map where, how much and in what direction those changes occurred. Managed by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Copernicus Sentinel-1A...
  • Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6.

    01/07/2020 2:17:33 AM PST · by null and void · 112 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/7/20 | null and void
    Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6. If a 6.4 doesn't qualify as breaking news, what does?
  • Puerto Rico earthquake: Punta Ventana [rock formation] collapses as powerful tremor hits

    01/06/2020 9:25:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/06/2020
    A popular tourist rock formation in Puerto Rico has collapsed after a strong earthquake shook the island, damaging homes and causing power cuts. The stone arch, known as Punta Ventana, was destroyed on Monday, when the earthquake hit. The 5.8-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 6km (3.7 miles), off the Caribbean island's southern coast. No tsunami alerts were issued and no casualties have been reported. There were, however, reports of severe damage to buildings, landslides and widespread power cuts after the earthquake, which struck at 06:32 local time (10:32 GMT). Pictures of the aftermath, showing homes upended from their...
  • 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

    01/06/2020 4:57:25 AM PST · by cll · 38 replies
    Fox 61 ^ | AP via Fox 61 | Danica Coto
    <p>A 5.8-magnitude quake has jolted Puerto Ricans out of their beds as the strongest quake yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.</p> <p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck Monday morning just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of more than 6 miles. There was no tsunami threat.</p>
  • Puerto Rico Enacts Pro-gun Overhaul of Firearms Laws

    12/24/2019 5:23:46 AM PST · by cll · 19 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 12/23/2019
    The 3.5 million residents of the Unites States’ largest territory will soon be able to better exercise their Second Amendment rights. On December 11, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed the Puerto Rico Weapons Act of 2020. The legislation overhauled the territory’s gun laws in a manner that will make it easier for the island’s residents and visitors to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The legislation’s most important provisions pertain to the territory’s firearms licensing procedure. Prior to the enactment of the Weapons Act, Puerto Ricans could apply for a possession license, or a much...
  • Gun Law in Puerto Rico to Respect the Second Amendment as of 1 January, 2020

    12/18/2019 3:52:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On December 11, 2019, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced signed Act No. 168. into law. The new law totally re-writes Puerto Rico firearms law. It is the most sweeping change in firearms law in the history of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico came under the sovereignty of the United States in 1898, about the same time as Hawaii. Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States as the result of the Spanish-American war. In Puerto Rico, the possession of firearms has always been regarded as a privilege, not as a Constitutional Right.Puerto Rico had one of the most restrictive firearms laws in...
  • Is Puerto Rico ‘racist’? Online comments about new Miss Universe spark discussions

    12/12/2019 6:36:04 AM PST · by cll · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/10/2019 | Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio
    When Adelaide Liverpool Castro grew up in her native Puerto Rico, she did not have a black woman outside of her family with whom she could identify. Thinking about the Miss Universe competition, she remembered how it was full of white women with straight and blond hair. However, the popular beauty pageant was something she traditionally watched with her grandmother. ~ snip ~ On Sunday, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned the new Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Madison Anderson Berríos , who represented Puerto Rico in the pageant. Tunzi is the first black woman to become Miss...
  • Puerto Rico liberalizes firearms law

    12/11/2019 7:39:11 AM PST · by cll · 16 replies
    NotiUno ^ | 12/11/2019
    Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez just signed a new firearms law that greatly undoes severe restrictions in place for decades (facebook live at link just ended).
  • As a Latino, I no longer feel safe in Trump's America. So I'm leaving it. (BARF ALERT)

    11/08/2019 2:34:23 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 188 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 11/2/19 | S. Ramirez de Arellano
    I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the Palestine of the Caribbean — an island that has been passed around for centuries by two colonizing powers. I grew up with a father who believed that the United States was the Garden of Earthly Delights. In his telling, America was a magical Oz where everyone was equal and anything possible. He painted it not just as a country, but as an ideal. I never fully believed it, but that was his mantra. He gave me two choices when I turned 16 and was deciding where to go to university: Either...
  • Puerto Rico senator, 7 others arrested by FBI in corruption investigation

    11/06/2019 4:37:27 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    A Puerto Rico senator awaiting trial on fraud charges was taken into custody Wednesday morning by federal authorities in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption that also netted seven other arrests, officials said. Abel Nazario, a 49-year-old currently serving in the U.S. territory's 26th Senate, was apprehended as part of the probe, an FBI spokesperson said, but further information on the nature of the charges was not immediately revealed. Following Nazario's arrest, Puerto Rico's Senate President, Thomas Rivera Shatz, asked for Nazario's resignation. A spokesperson for Nazario told The Associated Press the senator maintains his innocence.
  • GOP Cong Gohmert questioned ex-Ukraine minister WRT CIA's Ciaramella, alleged whistleblower

    11/05/2019 3:31:19 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies ^ | November 04, 2019 | Kerry Picket & Jerry Dunleavy
    A Republican in Congress raised the name of the CIA officer accused of being the Ukraine whistleblower during a congressional hearing about Puerto Rico last month. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asked Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former finance minister, who is now executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, whether she had any involvement with National Security Council officials in her previous post. He cited an April 2016 meeting at a Le Pain Quotidien restaurant close to the White House between Eric Ciaramella, another White House official, and Ukrainian parliamentarian Olga Bielkova. A Foreign Agents Registration...
  • Walter Mercado: Flamboyant TV astrologer adored by millions dies

    11/04/2019 4:49:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | November 4, 2019
    "When I was younger I thought he was a superhero." "I remember sitting too close to the TV and straining my ears to listen..." "An angel that graced this planet in our lifetime with such divine spirit has left us. It would have been an honor to meet you, but I'm so grateful for the memories I have of watching you with my grandma Mima. ˇCon mucho mucho mucho amor!" These tributes, the last from Sin City actress Rosario Dawson, are among the thousands of warm words shared online to honour Walter Mercado - a flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer whose...
  • Where is Natalie Jaresko now-the American former Min. of Finance of Ukraine?

    11/01/2019 11:16:22 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 12 replies
    Financial Oversight& Management Board for Puerto Rico website ^ | 11-1-2019 | Financial Oversight&Mngmt. Board for Puerto Rico
    Executive Director Natalie A. Jaresko was designated Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico on March 2017. She has a distinguished international career in public service and the private industry, with over 25 years of successful management experience in strategy and negotiation development and implementation of public policy and business objectives, especially during crisis periods. As Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2014-16) she served at one of the most critical times in Ukraine’s history, when the country was affected by a deep recession, foreign occupation, and war on part of its territory. During her tenure...
  • VANITY: Trump set in motion a clause that Miss Universe can only be sold to a US citizen

    11/01/2019 4:53:30 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/1/19 | Self
    We just heard that the Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 8th and televised via FOX live to 90 countries from......... GASP!..... a television studio! Yes, they've managed to get Tyler Perry to host the pageant in one of his movie studios outside the city. Many fans across the world are concerned that they won't be able to attend to cheer on their favorite candidate. This is what the Miss Universe Pageant has come to. IMG (who bought Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe from Donald Trump in 2015) is bleeding money and...
  • 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...
  • Democrats Draft Plan to Import Huge Numbers of ‘Climate Refugees’

    10/28/2019 9:24:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2019 | Neil Munro
    Democrat legislators have drafted a bill to import at least 50,000 “climate refugees” per year despite the damaging impact on Americans’ wages and rents. “America will continue to stand tall as a safe haven for immigrants,” declared Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), who was born in Puerto Rico and chairs the House Committee on Small Business. She said: Despite this Administration’s efforts to strip the world’s most vulnerable populations of refuge … this legislation will not only reaffirm our nation’s longstanding role as a home to those fleeing conflict and disasters, but it will also update it to reflect changes to...
  • Miss Venezuela & Miss Puerto Rico win in two international beauty pageants this weekend

    10/26/2019 11:06:32 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 10/26/19 | Self
    Valentina Figuera of Venezuela was crowned Miss Grand International 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela last night, 10/25/19, and Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Earth 2019 in Manila, Philippines today, 10/26/19. Both pageants are part of "The Big 4" international beauty pageants. The other two (the bigger, most prestigious ones) are Miss Universe and Miss World. Miss Universe is scheduled for Dec. 8th in the US and Miss World is scheduled on Dec. 14th in London. I don't have the power of posting photos, but here are the winners: Valentina Figuera Images: Nellys Pimentel Images:
  • David Begnaud, CBS News: Great Economic News From Puerto Rico! Me: Thanks, President Trump!

    10/25/2019 12:31:04 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    David Begnaud Facebook Page ^ | 10/26/19 | David Begnaud
    FROM ME: Thank the Trump Economy for Puerto Rico's success, which is two-fold: More money for mainland citizens to travel to the island, and the fast-tracking of enterprise zones thanks to the SBA, along with the release of regulations which made running a business impossible pre-Trump. PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO SEIZE THIS INFORMATION AND DRIVE THE POINT THAT PUERTO RICO'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS BECAUSE OF TRUMP ECONOMIC POLICIES! DAVID BEGNAUD, CBS NEWS (posted today, 10/26/19): Great News out of Puerto Rico: 55% increase in tourism demand on the island. Also, small businesses and individual property owners are fueling the recovery...
  • Puerto Rican Mayor a ‘Climate Change Survivor’ After Trump’s Failed Hurricane Response

    10/21/2019 7:03:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2019 | Penny Starr
    Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said at a Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 2020 campaign rally in New York City on Saturday that thousands of Puerto Ricans died because of Donald Trump and that climate change is real and also is responsible for deaths in the U.S. territory. “I am not a climate change expert,” Cruz said standing in front of a sea of “Bernie” signs. “I am a climate change survivor.”