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Month: November 2019

US Territories’ November 18-24, 2019 news week in tweets

Infrastructure in Puerto Rico Remains a Pressing Issue "I'm on my way to a Dr., for an emergency operation. This is how the system treats us in Puerto Rico. Both parties, equally irresponsible, stealing from what people pay in taxes…Abusers!" Man clears roadway himself in Utuado 2yrs after Maria destroyed it — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 22, 2019 A Puerto Rican man, on the way to the hospital, has to clear a roadway himself two years after Hurricane Maria destroyed it in Utuado. Banner Reads “Cancel Puerto Rico Debt” at Harvard-Yale Football Game Protest One of my colleagues,...

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US House of Representatives seeks to expand Puerto Rican exports

A committee in the US House of Representatives recently approved a bill that is designed to increase exports from Puerto Rico. This legislation attempts to expand the Puerto Rican economy, which has seen decay across many sectors in the face of natural disasters and mounting debt. The House Financial Services Committee, which approved the bill, oversees the financial services industry in the United States. The bill was introduced by RepresentativeNydia Velazquez (D), who represents the 7th District in New York. Representative Velazquez has been at the forefront of addressing issues facing Puerto Rico, particularly concerning the economy in the...

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What to do this week of November 17, 2019

173 weeks down, 50 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. ▢ Action: Support your neighbors’ health. [h/t Andy Slavitt via Little Lobbyists] Share this on social media (especially since the government is not): Enrollment for 2020 health insurance is open until December 15, and the cost may be lower than you expect. provides complete plan information. For free...

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US Territories’ November 11-17, 2019 news week in tweets

Report Finds that Police in Puerto Rico Have Failed to Investigate Many Femicides The new report on femicides is likely to fuel Puerto Rico’s women’s rights movement, which has demanded that the government issue a declaration of emergency regarding gender-based violence in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. — The Intercept (@theintercept) November 17, 2019 A new report has found that between 2014 and 2018, Puerto Rico’s Police Bureau undercounted murders of women by 11 to 27% each year. Vera Clemente Has Passed Away We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vera Clemente, the...

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