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Author: Luz Aguirre

Puerto Rico’s October 23-29, 2017 political week in tweets

Tuition Waived for Puerto Rican Students  Some schools have waived tuition for students in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria. — NPR (@NPR) October 22, 2017 Several schools in the mainland have offered in-state tuition status and/or reduced tuition to Puerto Rican college students affected by Hurricane Maria. Schools participating in any form of assistantship are the University of Tulane, 64 campuses of the State University of New York, 17 Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, five state and six community colleges in Florida, and the University of Arkansas. This action aims to help alleviate a...

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Puerto Rico’s October 16-22, 2017 political week in tweets

Tesla’s Powerpacks Are Sent to Puerto Rico Tesla starts shipping Powerpacks to Puerto Rico @elonmusk 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 — Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 (@PuertoRicoPUR) October 17, 2017 Tesla’s initiative to bring back power to Puerto Rico has begun successfully. Tesla’s Powerpack will be a huge aid in larger parts of Puerto Rico “by working with the electric utilities and combining the energy storage systems with solar farms of other renewable energy sources”. With 80% of Puerto Rico still without power, this marks a significant advancement for some residents in Puerto Rico.   Community Groups, Relief Brigades, and Aid in Puerto Rico...

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Puerto Rico’s October 9-15, 2017 political week in tweets

Trump’s Twitter Tantrum Towards Puerto Rico #PuertoRico woke up today as the target of the latest @realDonaldTrump tantrum on Twitter. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) October 12, 2017 Trump’s tweets accused Puerto Rico of having a poor infrastructure, and stated that “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”. Once again blaming Puerto Rico’s debt and financial crisis as main factors for its current situation.   In Response to Trump The U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico are requesting the support that any of our fellow...

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