Puerto Rico’s January 16-22, 2017 political week in tweets

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White House Talks to Israel About US Embassy Move

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Sunday that President Trump and his team are in the very beginning stages of talking with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu about moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 

Latinx Vote: Did Trump or Romney perform better?

After tallying votes, CNN and the New York Times came up with different numbers on the percentage of Latinx that voted for Trump. CNN said 27%, while the WSJ said 29%, which would put Trump ahead of Romney’s tally of Latinx votes.

 

Governor of Puerto Rico Rejects Control Board Orders

On Friday, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello rejected orders from a federal control board regarding the rebuild process of Puerto Rico’s economy. The board told Puerto Rico to reform its tax system, and reduce health care and higher education spending.

 

Trump to Begin NAFTA Negotiations

President Trump announced Sunday that he will begin negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the revamping of the 23-year old NAFTA agreement. NAFTA reform was one of the main points of Trump’s campaign.

 

Oscar Lopez Rivera to be freed After 36 Years

Tuesday marked announcement of the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican civil rights activist who was imprisoned in 1981 for his part in the Armed Forces of National Liberation. Lopez Rivera rejected a pardon by Bill Clinton in 1999 as it included 10 more years of imprisonment.