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Month: August 2019

Puerto Rico to hold Democratic presidential primary in March

As one of his final acts in office, former Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló (NPP, D) signed Senate Bill 1323 on August 2, which moves-up the date of the Democratic presidential primary from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in March. “This law intends to bring national attention to Puerto Rico, especially in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Currently, the primary is to be held in June, which reduces the impact we may have. By making Puerto Rico an early voting state, candidates will be forced to pay attention to our needs”, said former Governor Rosselló. The...

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US Territories’ July 29-August 4, 2019 news week in tweets

Choir Breaks Out Singing During Demonstrations in Puerto Rico In the midst of yesterday's political chaos & demonstrations in #PuertoRico, stumbling upon this choir singing on the steps of the Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Juan Bautista, demonstrators joining in, was a moment of transcendent beauty. #sanjuan #sanjuanpr — Michael Deibert (@michaelcdeibert) August 3, 2019 On the steps of the Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, a choir broke out in song during demonstrations in Puerto Rico. Many of the political demonstrators joined in song with the choir. Puerto Rico’s Leadership is Up in the Air Puerto...

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