Puerto Rico’s April 17-23, 2017 political week in tweets
New efforts advocating for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid
— Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) April 21, 2017
Senator Lankford, Moran, Shelby and other congressmen reunited to discuss and attempt solving Puerto Rico’s health budget. People from the government and the private sector, met to find a solution and expand on the past efforts that were made to tackle this important Healthcare problem.
US Justice Department Declines Funding Vote On Puerto Rican Statehood
— Jennifer Briney (@JenBriney) April 17, 2017
As McClintock says (Puerto Rico’s former secretary of State), politics and economics are interdependent, in this case “you have to address the political status problem or the economic situation will not improve.”
Through a letter exchange from the Department of Justice to the governor of Puerto Rico, it explained in detail, the various reasons why the $2.5 million funding for the plebiscite vote was denied. At this point, many worry that the June 11 plebiscite will fail to be recognized by the Congress, but Ricardo Rossello assured that the vote would still go forward, as it is essential to understand the people’s will.
Tourism points awarded to Puerto Rico
— PRFAA (@PRFAA) April 21, 2017
Puerto Rico was awarded as Caribbean destination with the most luxury hotel structures, by Forbes travel guide. The Island offers many 4 and 5 star outstanding accommodations, from the Ritz, to the Vanderbilt to many Spa’s along the way.
The city of Buffalo recruiting Puerto Rican citizens to teach Spanish
Buffalo heads south to recruit bilingual teachers in Puerto Rico https://t.co/NeswqVr4ko
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 21, 2017
After the city of Buffalo, NY realized they needed more bilingual instructors, officials unexpectedly decided to go to Puerto Rico to bring and find more Spanish speakers that lived up to the task. This surprising initiative resulted in thirteen newly employed Puerto Ricans that will flock to New York state.
Congress encouraging Puerto Rico to string along fiscal oversight accord
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 20, 2017
There has been a lot of criticism over how Puerto Rico’s economic situation was immensely mishandled. The PROMESA plan has not been honored and the oversight board have not pushed forward to collaborate with debt-holders, genuinely. Neither the oversight board or Puerto Rican government (lead by Rosello) failed to comply to congressional requirements, thus not improving Puerto Rico’s finances or economic growth, or so they claim.