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March 18, 2018

New Puerto Rico Blackout: What caused it?

A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas Thursday after two of the U.S. territory’s main power plants shut down, a failure that came amid warnings from officials that the power company is struggling to remain operational. The capital of San Juan was left without power along with the neighboring municipalities of Caguas, Bayamon


Puerto Rico: addicted to Debt

Puerto Rico’s financial situation is tragic. The island is addicted to debt and, like with every addict on the road to recovery, their first step needs to be admitting it. However, it doesn’t seem like they have hit bottom yet, because their tragic story continues to develop. Before this turns into a real-life VH1 “Behind

Power companies pull workers from Puerto Rico

Power companies contracted by the U.S. government to restore power in Puerto Rico are pulling workers from the island, as many of the territory’s residents still lack power five months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The New York Times reported Monday that Fluor Corporation and PowerSecure, who had won contracts with the United States Army Corps

US Treasury cuts $4.7 billion relief loan to $2 billion

Puerto Rico’s governor said Tuesday that the U.S. Treasury Department has cut a $4.7 billion disaster relief loan available to the U.S. territory by more than half, and he demanded help from Congress. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said federal officials reduced the amount to $2 billion without providing an explanation nearly five months after Congress approved

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Hundreds gather at church to BLESS their AR-15’s

Hundreds of crown-wearing worshipers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes. With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, brides clad in white and grooms in dark suits

For Investors, Puerto Rico Is a Fantasy Blank Slate

Puerto Rico is open for business. So declared leaders from the devastated island on February 15 at an investors’ conference convened to explore the opportunities generated by what was described as “the greatest disaster in US modern history.” The event, in New York City, was organized by the Financial Times and Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and

Florida rejects assault weapons ban, approves teachers to carry guns

Florida lawmakers shot down an amendment on Monday that would have banned semi-automatic “assault” weapons like the AR-15 used in the Parkland school massacre. They did, however, agree to raise the legal age for purchasing a firearm to 21 — and approved legislation that would give teachers the right to carry guns in school, NBC-2 reports. The

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Puerto Rico joins coalition for Gun Control

Two more states and Puerto Rico have joined the multi-state coalition Connecticut helped to launch last week to strengthen gun regulation efforts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday. Massachusetts, Delaware and the Puerto Rican commonwealth will participate along with Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Malloy called these additions “an important step toward

VIDEO: Akon Claims He Could Have Restored Power in PR Months Ago

Akon claims that his organization Akon Lighting Africa could have restored power to Puerto Rico within 30 days after the disastrous Hurricane Maria devastated the island, TMZ reported. But the government turned down his plan. “We actually presented a program for Puerto Rico and we got rejected. We had the solution for Puerto Rico, clearly. We would have power up in less

Trump extends Disaster funds for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump extended additional disaster funds for Puerto Rico for debris removal and other emergency assistance, the island’s government announced Friday. “The recovery efforts on the island is ongoing. Extending the availability of these funds shows the confidence of the federal government on the recovery work that is being done by the Government of

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