Puerto Rico’s March 20 – 26, 2017 political week in tweets

by | Mar 27, 2017 | Political Week in Tweets | Comments

Rossello Says Puerto Rican People Want to Become a State

In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Tuesday, Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico said that the people of Puerto Rico love their US citizenship  and want to become a state. The statement comes with a vote occurring in June on the island asking the people if they would like to become a state.

 

Coast Guard Offloads $125 Million in Cocaine at San Juan

After seizing over 4.2 tons of cocaine on February 17th, the US Coast Guard unloaded all of it at Coast Guard Sector San Juan on Puerto Rico. For men detained in the case were transferred to federal authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands where they await trial by the US Attorney’s Office.

 

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education

In the Supreme Court Case Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District that ended this weekend, the Court unanimously ruled to change the education given to over 6.5 million special needs children throughout the United States. Chief Justice Roberts said in the court’s opinion that public schools must set up “appropriately ambitious” education plans for these children.

 

American Health Care Act Could have Hurt Puerto Rico

Although the Affordable Care Act instituted by the Obama Administration didn’t help Puerto Rico’s health care system, the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) being instituted by Republicans will help even less. The bill will affect the Planned Parenthood clinics on the island but no mention is made at all to the island in it.

 

Supreme Court Hearings Reveal Gorsuch to be Careful, Deliberate, and Testy

As most political analysts believe Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed for the empty Supreme Court seat, the public learned some things about him in his extensive, televised interviews before the Senate. Among other things, Gorsuch proved to be careful and deliberate in his answers, willing to apologize, and “old school.”