Puerto Rico’s November 28 – December 4, 2016 political week in tweets

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Puerto Rico’s Efforts to Gain Congressional Reps Are Finally So Close to Being Achieved

Gregario Igartua, the attorney who has for years pursued the case of Puerto Rico having proportional representation in Congress, has finally reached a turning point in the case. The case has moved forward as a federal reserve court has approved the case continuing to be heard, inching Puerto Rico’s hopes of five representatives in the House closer to the finish line.


Trump nominates Carson to lead U.S. housing, urban policy

Continuing his picking of a presidential cabinet, President-elect Trump chose Dr. Ben Carson as the U.S. Housing Secretary. After bowing out of the primary election, Dr. Carson supported Trump as the Republican Nominee. Now, despite some differences between the two and Carson not necessarily being the “best” choice for the position, Trump picked him to continue to fill out his team of allies.


Stein escalates recount push in face of criticism, goes to federal court in Pennsylvania

Vowing at a press conference in front of Trump Tower to not “give in”, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein continued on the trail of getting vote recounts in the key states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. A late night hearing marked a federal ruling that recounts in Michigan needed to start on Monday, December 5th. Michigan will need to hand recount 4.8 million votes.


Supreme Court says OK to second bribery trial in Puerto Rico

With a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for a second hearing of the trial of former Puerto Rico senator Hector Martinez-Maldonado and a prominent businessman. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the decision on the second hearing of the bribery case, in which Martinez-Maldonado gave the businessman political favors in exchange for a trip to Las Vegas.



Having a strong showing on election night in Puerto Rico, the New Progressive Party held on to key positions in the governor’s mansion, both houses of the legislature, and the resident commissioner’s seat. Despite this showing, the NPP lost the majority of Puerto Rico’s municipalities, only winning 33 of the 78 available, the other 45 going to the Popular Democratic Party.


New York Stock Exchange Analyst Projects Growth For Puerto Rico’s Economy

In his remarks at the Puerto Rico Convention Center on November 29th, economic analyst William Dudley shared his positive outlook for the growth of Puerto RIco’s struggling economy.