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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ May 27-June 2, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rico Remains Vulnerable as Hurricane Season Begins As I flew into Puerto Rico this week, this is the video I captured. Blue= tarps. Governors office tells me there are still 30k homes damaged by hurricane Maria (2017) with tarps. And, the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today. — Leyla Santiago (@leylasantiago) June 1, 2019 Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Blue tarps cover houses throughout the territory. As hurricane season begins Puerto Rico remains vulnerable to environmental disasters. Ricardo Rossello Calls Out Trump’s Disaster Relief Lies Trump keeps claiming that he gave $91...

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US Territories’ May 20-26, 2019 news week in tweets

Vieques to Have Hospital for First Time Since Hurricane Maria Great news. Vieques, Puerto Rico is going to get a new hospital paid for by the federal govt. There’s only 1 on the island.Hurricane Maria badly damaged the last one.FEMA took a year & a half to determine more than 50% of the damage was in fact caused by Maria – & now this 👇🏻 — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 24, 2019 FEMA has agreed to rebuild the hospital on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. The island has been without a hospital since Hurricane Maria. Senate Passes...

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US Territories’ May 13-19, 2019 news week in tweets

Businessman and Philanthropist Orlando Bravo is Donating $100 Million to Help Puerto Rico Businessman and philanthropist Orlando Bravo is donating $100 million to help Puerto Rico 🙏🏼🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 — Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 (@PuertoRicoPUR) May 18, 2019 Businessman and philanthropist Orlando Bravo is donating $100 million to help fund humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico. Bravo grew up in Puerto Rico and looks to bolster the territory’s economy and tackle income inequality. The Puerto Rican Island of Vieques Still Remains Without a Hospital "Members of Congress reference the case of a 64-year-old cancer patient who waited 32 straight hours…to ensure she...

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US Territories’ May 6-12, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rico’s Population Projected to Drop by 32% by 2049 Puerto Rico’s population projections are simply staggering. Expected to drop an additional 32% by 2049. — Rafi Arrillaga (@RafiArrillaga) May 10, 2019 Puerto Rico’s population is projected to drop by 32% by 2049 according to a study. A combination of economic and environmental factors have hastened the migration of American citizens from the territory. Trump Continues to Falsely Claim Puerto Rico Received $91 Billion in Disaster Aid Trump at rally: Puerto Rico got $91 billion in storm aidReality: Puerto Rico only got $11 billion — NowThis (@nowthisnews)...

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US Territories’ April 29-May 5, 2019 news week in tweets

National Resources Committee Looks to Change Puerto Rico’s Debt Cutting Tactics Austerity does not lead to growth, only further economic misery. The @FOMBPR must pursue debt cancellation more aggressively and put the people of Puerto Rico first instead of private equity vultures trying to profit from the crisis. #ListenToPuertoRico — Natural Resources Committee (@NRDems) May 3, 2019 Puerto Rico’s debt cutting tactics have seen massive cuts to spending. The House National Resources Committee held a hearing to attempt to have Puerto Rico change course by easing the cuts in spending. They argue that the cuts will only worsen...

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