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Puerto Rico’s November 21-27 political week in tweets

FEMA to Announce Next Week if it Will Declare Danger Zones because of Rainfall in Puerto Rico .@fema to announce next week if it will declare danger zones by rainfall in Puerto Rico – — Caribbean Business (@CaribBusiness) November 24, 2016 In the past few days damages caused by heavy rainfall affected Utuado, Jayuya, Villalba, Ciales and Adjuntas in Puerto Rico. Confirming that the most affected sector was agriculture. The State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management has been evaluating the damages in which has been performed by mayors. The results will be sent to the Federal...

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Puerto Rico’s November 14-20 political week in tweets

Puerto Rico Makes History by Electing First Independent Senator Amid a @pnp_pr wave in the at large Senate seats, #PuertoRico made history electing its first independent Senator. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) November 17, 2016 With 10.75% of the vote, independent candidate José Vargas Vidot, a doctor specializing in drug rehabilitation, won Puerto Rico’s Senate seat. Thus becoming the first independent candidate ever elected as a senator in the history of Puerto Rico, tallying up an impressive number of 157,099 votes.   Trump University Settlement of $25 Million Trump University settlement reached for $25 million; students who enrolled in...

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Puerto Rico’s November 7-13 political week in tweets

Puerto Rico Medical Crisis Shows no signs of Improvement The new administration of @RicardoRossello must stem the exodus of healthcare professionals from #PuertoRico. — Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) November 14, 2016 In Puerto Rico, professionals within the medical industry are directly affected by the island’s economic crisis. Up to 700 doctors, surgeons, neurologists are expected to leave the island as a result of its economic downturn, in which case, leaves its citizens as the bearers of the burden. This may cause citizens to receive delayed treatments as their medical appointments are pushed back and their conditions worsen further.  ...

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Puerto Rico’s October 31-November 6 political week in tweets

FBI with unchanged conclusion on the Hillary email case The F.B.I. says it hasn’t changed its conclusions on the Hillary Clinton email case — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) November 6, 2016 Congress was notified on Sunday by FBI director, James B. Comey, that he had not seen any evidence in a newly discovered cluster of emails to change his conclusion that Hillary Clinton should face no charges over the classified information she has handled.   Leading governor candidate, Ricardo Rossello advocates for Puerto Rico’s statehood Fierce statehood advocate leads race for Puerto Rico governor. Follow #APLatino coverage.

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Puerto Rico’s September 26 political week in tweets

Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board Agenda for 9/30/16 Puerto Rico Oversight Board Sets First Meeting for Sept. 30 via @ryan_rainey — Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) September 23, 2016 On September 30th, Puerto Rico’s newly formed Oversight Board commenced its first meeting in New York to elect a chairperson, adopt bylaws, and request an “fiscal plan” from the island’s governor.   Pierluisi announces $34 Million in federal funds for six Puerto Rico universities Pierluisi Announces $34 Million in Federal Funds for Six Puerto Rico Universities — Puerto Rico Monitor (@ThePRMonitor) September 29, 2016 Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced that...

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