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Author: Giulia Agnoli

Puerto Rico’s August 7-13, 2017 political week in tweets

Puerto Rican doctors earning  less than doctors on the mainland In 2016, doctors practicing in Puerto Rico earned less than 50% compared to those in the U.S. — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 14, 2017 Doctors in Puerto Rico earn and earned significantly less than those working on the American mainland. In 2016, they earned less than half the salaries that would have been attributed in the United States. Not only are they less paid, but they possess less working resources and working conditions. This has resulted in an even bigger exodus from Puerto Rican doctors to move...

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Puerto Rico’s July 31 – August 6, 2017 political week in tweets

Rossello appoints PREPA board members Governor @RicardoRossello has made new appointments to the #PuertoRico Electric Power Authority Board of Directors. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) August 1, 2017 Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló appointed two new PREPA board members that used to work for the PREPA board. One of them is Errol B. Davis Jr, an engineer with a wide experience in electricity generation, the other is attorney, Rafael Diaz Granados, who worked as CEO for many companies abroad.   Millennials for Puerto Rico "It’s not until you have a dire situation that you have to do things creatively."...

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Puerto Rico’s July 24-30, 2017 political week in tweets

John McCain, Puerto Rico’s ally? Those in #PuertoRico and other territories wanting the repeal of the #JonesAct have an ally in @JohnMcCain — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) July 26, 2017 The Jones Act might get replaced thanks to Senator McCain’s support. This would be a positive news for the islands of Puerto Rico since that Act dictates that any merchandise ship coming into Puerto Rico, has to come from the United States first. This means that the costs of food, or any other products are going to be significantly higher, since they have to pay for the exportation costs....

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Puerto Rico’s July 17-23, 2017 political week in tweets

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico preparing for a new mayor The race is on for #Guaynabo's new mayor after Hector O'Neill's resignation. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) July 18, 2017 After their previous mayor resigned following a sexual harassment scandal, the city of Guaynabo in Puerto Rico is looking for a new mayor. Although this should be a hopeful election, one of the candidates might be just as bad if not worse.  Angel Perez Otero is the new candidate, who actually lost to the previous mayor, Hector O’Neill in 2016. Although he is supported by Senator Schatz, his views on women...

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Puerto Rico’s July 10-16, 2017 political week in tweets

Puerto Rico: not included in voter data request #PuertoRico, #Guam, #AmericanSamoa, #USVirginIslands & #NorthernMarianaIslands excluded in request for voter data. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) July 13, 2017 Trump administration decided to create a voter fraud commission. To achieve this, they will be needing race, age and a set of other private information. Puerto Ricans were not even included or asked to be included in this commission. Division of Puerto Rican development bank Puerto Rico board approves liquidation of Government Development Bank | Reuters — PopularCybernètico (@PopularesCibern) July 15, 2017 The Government Development Bank’s officials are satisfied that...

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