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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ October 28-November 3, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rican Leaders Asking Congress for Vote on Statehood Puerto Rican leaders are asking Congress for another vote on statehood — Vox (@voxdotcom) October 30, 2019 Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (NPP, R), introduced a bill to congress that would create a path for the US territory to become the 51st state. Puerto Rican Student in Indiana Denied Medicine Over Puerto Rican ID Public Service Announcement: a Puerto Rico drivers license is a valid ID anywhere in the 50 states. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.People from PR are U.S. citizens at birth.Some people still don't know this, so...

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US Territories’ October 14-20, 2019 news week in tweets

Trump Officials Admit That Aid to Puerto Rico Was Stalled After Hurricane Maria Trump officials say aid to Puerto Rico was knowingly stalled after Hurricane Maria — The Hill (@thehill) October 19, 2019 Two officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admitted at a hearing this week that HUD knowingly stalled sending hurricane relief funding to Puerto Rico after missing a legally required deadline to do so. Mick Mulvaney Compares Ukraine to Puerto Rico Today Mick Mulvaney compared Puerto Rico to Ukraine, suggesting they are both foreign entities. Since this White House likes sharpies...

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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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