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  • Man arrested after harassing woman as un-American for wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt

    07/10/2018 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Aris Folley
    An Illinois park is facing scrutiny after a woman alleged one of its officers avoided responding when she was being harassed by an intoxicated man who called her shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag un-American. The man has since been arrested for assault and disorderly conduct, according to the park. Mia Irizarry told CNN she was celebrating her 24th birthday at the Forest Preserves of Cook County in June when she was approached by an intoxicated man who asked her why she was wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt. Irizarry said the man said: "You should not be wearing that...
  • Puerto Ricans in Florida play key role in Senate race

    07/10/2018 3:46:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Puerto Ricans in Florida are poised to play a crucial role in the marquee Senate race there, as both candidates scramble to woo one of the state’s fastest-growing Hispanic groups. Tens of thousands of people, who fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September, have resettled in Florida. That’s expected to have implications in the high-profile clash between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) this fall. The influx of Puerto Ricans — who can register to vote as soon as they arrive since they’re U.S. citizens — are likely to give Democrats a boost,...
  • Puerto Rican mayor, two other gov officials arrested on corruption charges

    07/08/2018 8:11:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 7, 2018
    A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said Thursday. The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and the former directors of finance for the northern town of Toa Baja, which has struggled to pay its employees amid an 11-year recession. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez told reporters that the former officials from Toa Baja are accused of using nearly $5 million worth of federal funds to pay the town's public employees and...
  • Judge temporarily blocks FEMA from ending housing aid to Puerto Ricans displaced after hurricane

    07/02/2018 11:12:11 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jun.30.2018 | Nicole Acevedo
    Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria’s devastation and have been living in temporary housing on the mainland were granted a reprieve Saturday night when a federal judge temporarily blocked the government from ending an assistance program that was set to expire. U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin of Massachusetts ordered that the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot end its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program until at least midnight Tuesday, meaning those depending on the aid to pay for hotel and motel rooms should be able to stay at least until check-out time Wednesday, according to online court records. The national...
  • Bipartisan bill introduced to make Puerto Rico the 51st State

    06/28/2018 2:02:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    Upi ^ | June 28, 2018
    June 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress on Wednesday calls to make Puerto Rico a state by 2021. The Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 was introduced by Republican Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, a nonvoting members of Congress representing Puerto Rico and co-sponsored by 36 members of Congress, including 22 Republicans and 14 Democrats.
  • San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Trump Now Being Investigated by FBI for Corruption

    06/18/2018 6:22:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    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. The official death toll was 64, but Gov. Ricardo Rossello suggested the actual number is higher. President Trump signed a $36.5 billion aid package for the nation. Some of the aid took awhile to get to its destination. Cruz took aim at the White House in those months, accusing the U.S. government of turning its back on them. Some of her messages were indirect. She wore a “Nasty Woman” shirt on CNN, in...
  • 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