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  • Trump Jokingly Offered to Trade Puerto Rico for Greenland Last Year – Report 23 Aug 2019 07:24 RIA Novosti World 08:35 23.08.2019(updated 08:40 23.08.2019) Get short URL Earlier, Trump announced a decision to postpone his visit to Denmark, which he said was caused by Prime Minister Metter Frederiksen’s disinterest in “discussing the purchase of Greenland”. …
  • CBP agents seize $17 million worth of cocaine from a rowing boat in Puerto Rico 22 Aug 2019 22:15 Charleston Daily Mail Two suspected smugglers are arrested as border patrol agents seize $17million worth of cocaine from a rowing boat moments after the pair made it to shore in Puerto Rico U.S. CBP's Air and Marine Operations agents arrested two men aboard a small boat …
  • Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland, report says 22 Aug 2019 21:16 Yahoo News APDonald Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland during a year-long private discussion about purchasing the Danish territory, a report has claimed. It comes amid an international row over the president’s handling of Denmark‘s opposition to the …
  • U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over Puerto Rico pension law 22 Aug 2019 21:16 Reuters SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board over a new pension and healthcare funding law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday denied the U.S. commonwealth’s motion to dismiss the case. The litigation, …
  • Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. Puerto Ricans are joking back. 22 Aug 2019 19:34 NBCNews Greenlanders were not the only ones mocking reports that President Donald Trump was considering buying Greenland from Denmark. After The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland, Puerto Ricans clapped back …
  • President Trump once joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland: report 22 Aug 2019 19:13 Salon In the months before President Donald Trump expressed interest in purchasing Greenland, he reportedly joked in a meeting with aides about trading Puerto Rico for the semi-autonomous Danish island, which is not for sale. Trump has had a tumultuous …
  • Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland: New York Times 22 Aug 2019 17:38 The Hill President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE, who sparked controversy …
  • Trump tried to trade Puerto Rico for Greenland, because Puerto Rico wasn't grateful enough 22 Aug 2019 16:09 Daily Kos Greenland would appreciate this. Greenland would love to get some paper towels. For those genuinely interested, there actually was a point where the United States offered to buy Greenland in the past. It was in the early years of the Cold War, shortly …
  • Trump Joked About Swapping Puerto Rico for Greenland: Report - The Daily Beast 22 Aug 2019 15:48 Google Months before President Trump made laughable headlines by expressing his interest in purchasing Greenland, he reportedly joked with aides and floated the idea of trading Puerto Rico for the Danish territory in a meeting last year, The New York Times …
  • Commitment to work for a new Puerto Rico 22 Aug 2019 13:35 The Hill Puerto Rico is experiencing serious social, economic and political challenges. Too often, inadequate or badly designed federal policies – the barriers created by the White House to disburse federal disaster funds, the execution of PROMESA, and the …
  • Hedge Fund Cash Flows to Presidential Candidates—at Puerto Rico’s Expense 22 Aug 2019 10:36 The American Prospect Hurricane Maria destroyed caused an estimated $31 billion in damage to housing alone. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have co-authored legislation that would cancel outstanding Puerto Rican debt. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have …
  • Mental Health Toll Of Hurricane Maria Still Palpable In Puerto Rico 22 Aug 2019 09:02 NPR Carmen Chevere says living through Hurricane Maria has left her anxious and fearful. Courtesy of Americares hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Americares Carmen Chevere says living through Hurricane Maria has left her anxious and fearful. Courtesy of …
  • 'Hamilton' concludes its run in Puerto Rico: Photos 22 Aug 2019 08:00 Chicago Tribune After three short weeks of sold-out performances, the hit musical “Hamilton” concluded its run Sunday at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The production was a much-celebrated labor of love for show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and was …
  • After Hurricane Maria: From Puerto Rico to Minnesota 22 Aug 2019 03:34 MinnPost REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Buildings damaged by Hurricane Maria are seen in Lares, Puerto Rico, October 6, 2017. Jeyca Maldonado-Medina at Sahan Journal has a story on the more than 300 families that have migrated from Puerto Rico to Minnesota following …
  • New Puerto Rico governor names two members of Cabinet 22 Aug 2019 02:52 Indian Express Vazquez said at a news conference she is still evaluating possible candidates for secretary of state. (AP) Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez named two members of her new Cabinet on Wednesday, although the government’s key secretary of state position …
  • Puerto Rico: NAMB breaks ground on Send Relief center 21 Aug 2019 23:00 Biblical Recorder Send Relief celebrated the start of construction of a new ministry center in Puerto Rico with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Aug. 19. As the compassion ministry arm of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), Send Relief expects the new facility …
  • Rebuilding Hope helps seminarians experience missionary life in Puerto Rico 21 Aug 2019 22:58 Georgia Bulletin Atlanta seminary students and a parish youth leader spent time with brothers in the Fraternal Society of Mercy serving rural and urban neighborhoods of Puerto Rico in July. From left to right are seminarians Alan Salazar, Arturo Merriman and Elliott …
  • New Puerto Rico governor names 2 members to Cabinet 21 Aug 2019 22:52 Washington Times SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has named two members of her new Cabinet, although the government’s key secretary of state position remains vacant. Zoé Laboy has been appointed chief of staff, while Elí Díaz was named government …
  • Puerto Rico Gov. Vázquez Outlines Plans for Island After Political Turmoil 21 Aug 2019 01:19 NBC Miami Weeks after Wanda Vázquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor, the former justice secretary sat down with NBC 6's sister station Telemundo 51 for an exclusive interview and outlined her plans for the island following political turmoil. Among her …
  • Man shows up to claim lost cellphone at a pier in Puerto Rico, 'shot dead' the woman who returned it 20 Aug 2019 23:56 Charleston Daily Mail Woman, 34, who found a mobile phone in a restroom during an island yacht trip in Puerto Rico is shot dead as she tried to return it to its owner and he accused her of stealing it Arellys Mercado Ríos was shot dead Sunday at a pier in Fajardo, Puerto Rico …
  • 'Free association' means US Constitution would not be Puerto Rico's supreme law 20 Aug 2019 14:49 The Hill In their commentary, “Free association is a way out of the Puerto Rican crisis” (The Hill, Aug. 14), two college professors aptly describe why the anachronistic “commonwealth” regime of territorial government that Congress established for Puerto Rico in …
  • AMERICA/PUERTO RICO - Police are investigating the death of a Polish missionary 20 Aug 2019 00:04 Fides Ponce - The Congregation of the Mission of Puerto Rico and the Vincentian Family of Puerto Rico are mourning the unexpected death on August 18, 2019, of Polish missionary Fr. Stanislaw Szczepanik, CM, in Ponce. According to preliminary information, Fr. …
  • ANALYSIS: Puerto Rico advances effort to establish Caribbean international hub 19 Aug 2019 23:41 Aviation News and Aviation Jobs from Flight Global Puerto Rico wants to transform its international airports into centrally located hubs for air passengers and cargo flowing between Europe and Latin America. It views such a transformation as a means to reverse the island's air travel decline, boost its …
  • Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria provides ethnic studies lesson 19 Aug 2019 14:05 Phys.org When UO ethnic studies associate professor Alaí Reyes-Santos flipped on the late-night news on September 19, 2017, she saw something she'd been dreading since childhood: a category four hurricane was barreling toward Puerto Rico from the southeast. …
  • Hartford Athletic Host Puerto Rico National Team and Raise Money for San Juan Center 17 Aug 2019 16:03 NBC Connecticut The Hartford Athletic will host the Puerto Rico national team for a friendly on Saturday and a portion of the ticket sales will go to benefit the San Juan Center in Hartford. “This game between the national soccer team of Puerto Rico and the Hartford club …
  • AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruption 16 Aug 2019 17:36 Seattle Times SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As a child, Puerto Rico’s newest governor said she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty. Now, after more than 32 years of public service as a district attorney and …
  • Puerto Rico's .PR Domain Turns 30! 16 Aug 2019 02:01 Circle ID Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc, the registry operator for .PR, Puerto Rico's top-level domain (TLD), and Afilias, its technology partner, announced today that the .PR domain will reach the milestone of 30 years of service to both the Puerto Rican …
  • Out of the ashes of Puerto Rico’s economy emerges a promising currency for all 15 Aug 2019 05:52 Alter Net While the United States has some of the most successful community currencies in use, such as the BerkShare, surprisingly few Americans actually use them or know anything about them outside the communities who use them. In the EU there is a lot of interest …
  • Puerto Rico Restructures 200 Delinquent State Revolving Fund Loans 14 Aug 2019 22:58 WWDMag.com The loans will total approximately $571 million in principal The U.S. EPA and Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) will restructure more than 200 delinquent loans for Puerto Rico’s clean water and drinking water State Revolving Fund (SRF) …
  • New Puerto Rico governor begins overcoming challenges 14 Aug 2019 22:48 Stars and Stripes SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's new governor finally appeared to be overcoming some of the challenges to her authority on Wednesday following weeks of political turmoil on the U.S. territory, with key members of the majority New Progressive Party …

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