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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ August 12-18, 2019 news week in tweets

Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Backs Puerto Rico Over Greenland Purchase Before we buy Greenland we should take care of Puerto Rico. — Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) August 16, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, upon hearing that the Trump administration has explored purchasing Greenland, asks for the White House to first take care of Puerto Rico before buying a new territory. Puerto Rico’s Governor Mulls Declaring a State of Emergency Over Domestic Abuse This week Puerto Rico’s Governor said she’d consider declaring a state of emergency to address the crisis of domestic violence in PR. Today, her staff announced...

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US Territories’ August 5-11, 2019 news week in tweets

Wanda Vazquez Sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Third Governor in a Five Day Span Puerto Rico has a new governor — its third in five days. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez was sworn in on Wednesday, but within minutes protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion calling for her to resign. 📰 Read more: — NPR (@NPR) August 8, 2019 Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico’s Governor this past Wednesday. Vazquez is the third Governor for the territory in a five-day span. Shortly after her swearing-in, protestors gathered outside of the governor’s mansion demanding her...

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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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US Territories’ July 22-28, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to Resign  After weeks of protest in San Juan Governor Ricardo Rosselló is set to resign in the coming weeks. Investigations into corruption by the FBI and a leak of private messages between Rosselló and his cabinet tipped the people of Puerto Rico to mass demonstrations demanding his resignation.  Cloud of Uncertainty and Suspicion Shrouds Puerto Rico’s Governor to be Wanda Vazquez  Due to the resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor Riccardo Rossello and others in his administration, Puerto Rico’s new Governor will be Wanda Vazquez. There is a cloud of uncertainty over...

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US Territories’ July 15-21, 2019 news week in tweets

Protests in Puerto Rico Continue The crowd seems to be growing in front of the Puerto Rico Governors mansions. Every day. Every night. This has been going on for nearly 2 weeks. 99% of it has been peaceful. — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 20, 2019 Amid the ongoing corruption investigation in Puerto Rico, protesters have taken to the streets to demand that Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign. Bomba and Plena Folk Music in Puerto Rico 💃🏽 "Bombazo" demanding #RickyRenuncia: Bomba y Plena is Puerto Rico's folk music Performers dancing to Puerto Rican folk music styles bomba and plena.

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