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Author: Nevin Brown

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 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/MJ2WyMURej — 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 🙏🏼🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 https://t.co/bQxr4dtHqn — 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. pic.twitter.com/7eHyDIE52I — 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 pic.twitter.com/1BsFQbQy7a — 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 pic.twitter.com/9yH3kqTnzU — 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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US Territories’ April 22-28, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello slams President Trump in speech 🔵🎥| I would now like to address President Donald Trump and remind him that, by rejecting equality, he is discriminating against over 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico. #MensajeDeEstado #AgendaDePuertoRico pic.twitter.com/c2WyFa7dcb — Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) April 25, 2019 Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló (NPP, D) slams President Donald Trump saying he is discriminating against the 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico. He went on to call for Puerto Rico’s treatment to be a national civil rights issue in the 2020 election. Researchers find that Children among most...

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