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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ October 7-13, 2019 news week in tweets

Supreme Court Has Opportunity to Undo a Century-Old Ruling of Inequality for US Territories “120 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Ricans…were not entitled to the Constitution’s full protections. The reason? Puerto Ricans were an “uncivilized” and “alien race.” A matter affecting Puerto Ricans goes before the court next week. — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 11, 2019 120 years ago the US Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico (and by extension other US territories) were not entitled to the constitution’s full protections. The series of verdicts that have upheld these ideas have become known as the...

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US Territories’ September 30-October 6, 2019 news week in tweets

Enrique Fernández-Toledo Passes Away at 64 Saddened to learn of the passing of Enrique Fernández-Toledo. He was a champion for Puerto Rico, especially in the island’s time of need. I greatly valued his insights and advocacy, and my heart goes out to his family and friends. — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 1, 2019 Enrique Fernández-Toledo was until his death director of the Puerto Rico Economic and Relief Public Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress (CAP), based in Washington, DC. He was labeled a champion of Puerto Rico by Elizabeth Warren. A Swim-Up Taco Bar is Drifting...

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US Territories’ September 23-29, 2019 news week in tweets

Massive Power Outage Leaves 150,000 Puerto Ricans Without Power BREAKING: Major power outage in Puerto Rico has left close to 150,000 customers in the dark. Cause: Ecoeléctrica, the private natural gas power plant, has suffered another failure. Ecoeléctrica provides energy to the public power grid, hence the outage. — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 29, 2019 A massive power outage left between 150,000 and 200,000 Puerto Ricans without power on September 28. The disruption was resolved for most of the customers affected in approximately an hour but was the second major outage in the last week in the territory....

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US Territories’ September 16-22, 2019 news week in tweets

Two Years After Hurricane Maria, Joe Biden Points to Donald Trump’s Failings Two years ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico — devastating the island and killing thousands. At a time when our fellow Americans needed help the most, President Trump failed them. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2019 Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden points out how Donald Trump has failed the people of Puerto Rico.   $100’s of Millions Diverted From Puerto Rican Military Base to Help Fund Border Wall Puerto Rico has had more projects defunded...

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US Territories’ September 9-15, 2019 news week in tweets

NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony, Talks About His Efforts Aiding Puerto Rico in Its Recovery From Hurricane Maria NBA All-Star @carmeloanthony speaks with @ChrisCuomo about his mission in Puerto Rico, aiding the country's recover from Hurricane Maria, building basketball courts and using sports to connect Puerto Ricans. — Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 13, 2019 NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony talks about his efforts to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. Anthony talks about his Puerto Rican heritage and his plans to help the territory, through his personal passion, basketball. World Central Kitchen Heads to the Bahamas to...

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