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Category 4 “Economic Hurricane” Hits Puerto Rico

It’s been over 100 days since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and now in the midst of disaster relief efforts, the island is confronted by the impact of the new tax bill passed by the GOP last month. Congressmember Nydia Velazquez calls it an “economic hurricane” because it screws over a slowly recovering Puerto Rico. 

It’s been over 100 days since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and now in the midst of disaster relief efforts, the island is confronted by the impact of the new tax bill passed by the ...

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Trump’s Atrocious Behavior Towards Puerto Ricans Is Nothing New

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, leaving 3.4 million people without power and with scarce access to potable drinking water and food. Two weeks later, less than 50% of people can access clean water and only 5% have power

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, leaving 3.4 million people without power and with scarce access to potable drinking water and food. Two weeks later, less than 50% ...

Calle 13 was on Democracy Now and I’m melting

 

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Calle 13, the Puerto Rican band made up of step siblings René Pérez Joglar, Eduardo José Cabra Martínez and  Ileana Cabra Joglar, has a new song out, and as usual, it’s stirring some controversial social commentary. The group is among the most popular musical line-ups in Latin America, known for the diversity in their music, but mostly their political commentary, including their outspoken support for the Puerto Rican independence movement.

 

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Calle 13, the Puerto Rican band made up of step siblings René Pérez Joglar, Eduardo José Cabra Martínez and  Ileana Cabra Joglar, has a new song out, and as usual, it’s stirring some ...