SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― In the depths of the largest public housing project in the Caribbean, activist Antonio Látimer (aka “Puruco”) doesn’t know what more he can do.
“We’re running out of potable water. Out of food. We’ve got a lot of people sick with diarrhea. There’s conjunctivitis sprouts all over and no medicines. No one from the government has come to see us. They’ve left us alone,” Puruco, a former basketball star and now a community leader at the Luis Llorens Torres public housing complex in San Juan, said Thursday. . . . Read Complete Report
Profits vs. Puerto Rican Lives: Trump Admin Blocks Aid from Reaching Devastated Island
https://democracynow.org – One week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump says he will visit the island next Tuesday, even as most of the 3.5 million U.S. citizens who live there remain in the dark, without access to power, clean water, food and fuel. Facing withering criticism, Trump held a press conference Tuesday and denied he has neglected the disaster. His administration also denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as it recovers, even though the Department of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act twice in the last month following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland United States. We speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González and with former New York State Assemblyman Nelson Denis, who wrote about the Jones Act in The New York Times this week in a piece headlined “The Law Strangling Puerto Rico.” His book is called “War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony.”
Message from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Government (2015)
ENGLISH VERSION Currently, Puerto Rico is going through the worst fiscal crisis in its history. We owe 73 billion dollars to our lenders and we are not generating enough revenue to pay them back, while continuing to provide public services to our people. . . . Read Complete Description on YouTube
These manmade disasters are so easy to prove, it is well past the point of absurdity. It’s like explaining sunrise every day to a population that literally has their heads buried in the sand, while the sock puppets drown out all reason screaming “conspiracy theorist” at you. It’s well beyond infuriating and bewildering watching country after country being attacked day after day with flash floods, typhoons, and every other kind of manmade weather disaster, and watching the victimized countries being duped into blaming it on God, or on the ‘governments’ of the victimized countries themselves (i.e. the U.S. Government). The total saturation of disinformation sock puppets and their puppeteers has everyone believing this incompetent and bumbling Government is “attacking its own people with weather weapons” (as one of the endless memes intended to turn people against their own country, and divide and concur the population), when the clear and present reality is that all countries are being attacked, by people who are clearly ‘outside’ of ANY governmen. . . Read Complete Description on YouTube
Hurricane Modification PILOT TELLS ALL !!! Project StormFury!!! Why ‘FRANKENSTORM’
Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C.
According to The Wall Street Journal, 97 percent of voters chose statehood, though turnout was only about 23 percent. One-and-a-half percent voted for independence from the United States, according to Decision Desk HQ, while 1.3 percent voted to keep the current status of a territory of the United States. . . Read Complete Report
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America? She sits in an in-between limbo, neither a state or an independent nation. So how did Puerto Rico become owned by, but not part of America?