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Author: Nevin Brown

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 pic.twitter.com/2l5Y4E5LVJ — 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 https://twitter.com/Pasquines_US/status/1153858356232249345  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 https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/status/1155211831096557570  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. pic.twitter.com/zyQWQIljSI — 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. pic.twitter.com/UU6oEitsJo...

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US Territories’ July 8-14, 2019 news week in tweets

Ricardo Rossello is Refusing to Resign Amid Scandal BREAKING: Puerto Rico’s Governor @ricardorossello is refusing to resign amid public pressure that he should, all while he is dismissing members of his cabinet and staff over scandalous text messages, many of which, the Governor himself was engaged in sending. — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 13, 2019 Amid a growing scandal of corruption in Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Rosselló refuses to resign. Scandalous text messages emerging from Rosselló have only heighted the public pressure for his resignation. Jeffery Epstein Attempted to Use US Virgin Islands Property to Avoid Checks by NYPD...

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US Territories’ July 1-7, 2019 news week in tweets

Solar Power has Seen a Boom in Puerto Rico https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1147316262760058881  Puerto Rico has placed a goal of moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Without much government help, foundations, charities, individuals and communities are pushing for a more self-sufficient energy grid. Puerto Rican Veterans Vulnerable in the Event of Natural Disaster  https://twitter.com/Nicolemarie_A/status/1146802967221325830  Puerto Rico might not be able to care for 9,000 bedridden veterans in the event of another natural disaster. The high-risk veterans need intensive medical support that the territory fears they cannot provide during a natural disaster.  The US Virgin Islands Celebrated Emancipation Day July 3rd https://twitter.com/MrLankee/status/1146434968790425603 ...

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