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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ December 2-8, 2019 news week in tweets

Joe Biden lays out potential improvements for Puerto Rico  Joe Biden, in a guest column, voices his support for Puerto Rico by creating a juxtaposition between how President Donald Trump has treated the territory and how he plans to help the territory if elected President. Biden does not provide any specific plans for Puerto Rico, but identifies current programs, if expanded, that could help the territory recover and prosper.  House Democrats Slam HUD for Missing Deadline on $10.2 Billion in Funding for Puerto Rico  The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has missed a deadline...

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US Territories’ November 25-December 1, 2019 news week in tweets

FEMA Aid to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Continues to be Hindered NEW: FEMA data obtained by the Times reveals that more than two years after hurricanes ravaged PR and UVI, the islands’ critical facilities are languishing. 190 have been funded in PR out of 9K req. On UVI, about 218 projects had funding out of 1,500 req. — Zolan Kanno-Youngs (@KannoYoungs) November 27, 2019 Aid from FEMA to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Maria and Irma has been slow to come in. According to FEMA’s own data of the 9,000 long-term...

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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 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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US Territories’ November 4-10, 2019 news week in tweets

Protest in Puerto Rico over university system budget cuts Now, in front of the Puerto Rico Governors mansion, college students, & even professors, are protesting budget cuts to the University of Puerto Rico system as well as possible campus closures, says @iamleyri who sent this video. They're also demanding a higher minmum wage. — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 8, 2019 Puerto Ricans have assembled outside of the Governor’s mansion to protest budget cuts to the territory’s University system. The group, which is composed of students, professors, and citizens, is also demanding a higher minimum wage. Puerto Rican Senate...

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