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  • Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests 28 Jan 2020 04:14 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 8:05 pm PST, Monday, January 27, 2020 Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, who will perform in concert starting next Feb. 7 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico, …
  • Bloomberg: Make Puerto Rico a state 28 Jan 2020 02:39 WESH The impeachment is running right up against next week's Iowa caucuses, the official start of the election year.Florida's primary is in March.Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is targeting the Central Florida region.WESH 2 …
  • Students Displaced By Puerto Rico Earthquakes Begin To Arrive In Connecticut 28 Jan 2020 01:23 CT News Junkie EDITOR’S NOTE: While the news cycle in the United States has been dominated by coverage of the ongoing impeachment process in Washington, Puerto Rico has been struggling through multiple natural disasters, political turmoil, and ongoing protests. With over …
  • Bloomberg Backs Statehood for Puerto Rico 28 Jan 2020 00:57 Taegan Goddard's Political Wire Michael Bloomberg writes in the Orlando Sentinel: “I’ll state it clearly: I support statehood for Puerto Rico. And as president, I will work to pass a bill making it a reality, subject to approval by the people of Puerto Rico — who will make the ultimate …
  • HITN TV and Liberty Puerto Rico reach Carriage Deal In 2020 28 Jan 2020 00:55 Odessa American BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 27, 2020-- HITN TV announced today that it has started 2020 by reaching an important carriage agreement with Liberty Puerto Rico to include HITN’s educational and entertaining content in the TV offering of one of the …
  • Parents of toddler dropped to her death from Royal Caribbean ship beg Puerto Rico to end case 28 Jan 2020 00:22 Charleston Daily Mail Chloe Wiegand's distraught parents have begged Puerto Rican authorities to halt criminal proceedings against the grandfather accused of dropping the toddler from the 11th deck of a cruise ship - insisting they know with 'all of their hearts' he …
  • Students are returning to class in earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico, but fears persist over the condition of schools 27 Jan 2020 23:20 The Washington Post Parents, teachers and a professional association of structural engineers have expressed concern over the safety of the island’s public schools, many of which bear similarities to the one that collapsed in Guanica — buildings constructed from reinforced …
  • Puerto Rico deserves a better way to distribute aid 27 Jan 2020 22:23 The Washington Post It is urgent that policymakers realize that withholding aid or imposing further centralization and restrictions is not the answer. Instead, working to empower local civil society should be the priority. In our experience responding to disasters around the …
  • Michael Bloomberg endorses statehood for Puerto Rico 27 Jan 2020 13:13 Washington Times Democratic presidential hopeful and billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Monday endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico as he also rolled out a broader economic development plan for the island. “For decades, Puerto Ricans and their interests have been ignored by …
  • Bridgeport Assist Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief 26 Jan 2020 03:43 Inquiring News Mayor Ganim Joins Federal, State, City Officials and Community Leaders to Announce Efforts to Assist in Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief  Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim joined Federal, State, City officials and local community leaders to launch “Greater  …
  • A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico 26 Jan 2020 03:31 Hill
  • Southern Puerto Rico hit by magnitude 5.0 quake today 26 Jan 2020 01:07 Digital Journal San Juan - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. Southern Puerto Rico's infrastructure is …
  • 5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors 25 Jan 2020 21:33 Greenwich Time Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 4:17 pm EST, Saturday, January 25, 2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that …
  • What Lin-Manuel Miranda learned from his father, Luis, and taking ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico 25 Jan 2020 20:44 Los Angeles Times Luis A. Miranda Jr. never meant to step into the spotlight. Working for heavyweights like Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Ed Koch during his four decades in politics, then guiding the career of his son Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony-winning creator of “ …
  • Updates on Puerto Rico and Whakaari/White Island, Plus Taal Volcano Erupts 25 Jan 2020 19:10 Science & Technology
  • National Guard recovery efforts expand in Puerto Rico 25 Jan 2020 04:31 Stars and Stripes National Guard recovery efforts expand in Puerto Rico AUSTIN, Texas — About 1,300 service members from the National Guard and the Army Reserve are now providing shelter for thousands of Puerto Ricans left homeless by a series of earthquakes that devastated …
  • CTNewsJunkie, CTLatinoNews to Collaborate on Puerto Rico Project 25 Jan 2020 03:11 CT News Junkie CTNewsJunkie and CTLatinoNews are proud to announce a new collaboration focused on news coverage of the ongoing disaster recovery crisis in Puerto Rico. Our sites are similar in many ways. CTLatinoNews was launched in 2012 to fill a gap in the news …
  • Turmoil in Puerto Rico: Protests, Dismissals and a Major Disaster Declaration Follow Earthquakes 25 Jan 2020 03:10 CT News Junkie The recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico have been followed by the dismissals of several heads of government agencies this week, and ongoing protests demanding the resignation of the island’s unelected chief executive, Gov. Wanda Vázquez. If that sounds like …
  • Puerto Rico’s new agony 25 Jan 2020 01:30 NYPOST Puerto Ricans are rightly furious at the continued discovery of unused emergency supplies dating back to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Last Saturday, a local blogger posted video of unused water, cots and other relief material in a facility in …
  • Vesper Bros Fundraising for Puerto Rico 25 Jan 2020 00:12 WPHL A local church is sending a group of high school students for a mission trip to Puerto Rico. To raise money for the trip, the kids are selling a Philadelphia favorite, Vesper Bros sauce. Check it out! Please enable Javascript to watch this video
  • More than 170 families displaced by earthquakes in Puerto Rico start new life in Cleveland 24 Jan 2020 23:44 WJW Please enable Javascript to watch this video CLEVELAND (WJW) -- More than 170 families from Puerto Rico are now living in Cleveland after their homes and villages were destroyed by the earthquakes. One of those is Wilyannie Martinez and her two children. …
  • Ricky Martin Meets with Officials for Puerto Rico Quake Aid 24 Jan 2020 23:00 TMZ Exclusive TMZ.com Ricky Martin is getting to work to help the people of Puerto Rico who have been devastated by recent earthquakes ... sitting with local politicians to come up with effective solutions. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ the singer …
  • Mayor Lightfoot calls on residents, businesses to support aid for Puerto Rico 24 Jan 2020 20:30 Chicago Defender MAYOR LIGHTFOOT CALLS ON RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT PUERTO RICAN RELIEF AND AID EFFORTS City issues call to action to support Puerto Rico island impacted by recent earthquakes   CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today issued a call to …
  • Orlando Health establishes Earthquake Relief Fund for Puerto Rico 24 Jan 2020 19:17 West Orange Times The Orlando Health Foundation has established a relief fund for earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico. Potential donors can visit Give.orlandohealth.com/earthquakerelief, where they will be taken directly to the donation form. Donors also can text RELIEF to …
  • Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day, But a $30.4B Microsoft Puerto Rico Tax Dodge Was 24 Jan 2020 14:26 News 123848248 story Posted by msmash on Friday January 24, 2020 @09:01AM from the closer-look dept. theodp writes: ProPublica's Paul KIel has the remarkable tale of the IRS' 12-years-and-counting audit of Microsoft for a 2005 deal involving a Puerto …
  • Guillotine carried by governor’s mansion as Puerto Rico protests escalate dramatically 24 Jan 2020 12:29 Raw Story Puerto Ricans continue to rise up against leaders of their country as disaster relief and resources remain kept from those who need it most. Since last month, the American territory has been dealing with near-non-stop earthquakes on the south side of the …
  • U.S. Coast Guard searching after person goes overbord from Royal Caribbean cruise docked in Puerto Rico 23 Jan 2020 05:08 Tennessean The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore, the Associated Press reported.  An official statement has not been released but passengers were told …
  • Nashua woman from Puerto Rico preparing to deliver aid after earthquakes 23 Jan 2020 04:08 New Hampshire News EXPLAINS, A WOMAN FROM NASHUA IS ABOUT TO BEGIN A TWO-WEEK DEPLOYMENT TO THE ISLAND. THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO ARE DEVASTATED ONCE AGAIN ... THIS TIME BY A SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES AND AFTERSHOCKS THAT HAVE DESTROYED HOMES AND FOR MANY, THEIR SENSE OF SAFETY. …
  • Nashua Salvation Army Lieutenant helping with Puerto Rico earthquake relief 23 Jan 2020 04:08 New Hampshire News Nashua Salvation Army Lieutenant helping with Puerto Rico earthquake relief Will be her second trip to deliver aid to the island she grew up on Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 11:02 PM EST Jan 22, 2020 Hide Transcript Show …
  • Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico 23 Jan 2020 01:24 Tribune SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the …

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