While the rescue plan establishes the foundation for debt reduction and a smaller deficit, it is not enough to ensure an end to the crisis. Ultimately, that will take a revival of Puerto Rico's economy, something that the House bill does little to accomplish.
A massive people assembly to organize against PROMESA has been called for June 25th by Puerto Rico Contra la Junta at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in the Capital City of San Juan. In the Puerto Rican Diaspora, groups are organizing too.
Aren't Puerto Ricans Americans? Not only do we not have representation in Congress, but we don't have the right to vote for the U.S. President whose policies affect our daily lives.
The homeless system can best be described as a tangled web, within a tangled web, within a tangled web. It can be extremely difficult to navigate.
We witness colonialism and its brutal impact day in and day out, but often stand by silently while our government violates the most basic and fundamental rights of millions of citizens -- the right to autonomy, to freedom to sovereignty and to dignity.
We need representations to be three-dimensional and to avoid harmful stereotypes about minority identities and we need to hold those with the power to influence accountable.
While superdelegates won't actually cast their votes until the convention, thanks to Hillary's big win in Puerto Rico, she is about to clinch. Probably before California, which has the biggest number of delegates, even finishes voting.
John Muir has his fair share of things named after him (including what must be the world's most-visited grove of trees), but I bet the commemorations he'd appreciate most are the two long-distance trails that bear his name.
There have been numerous high-profile allegations of misconduct regarding the structuring, sales and trading of some of Puerto Rico's bonds. The SEC is supposed to be in the investor and issuer protection business. It's time for them to get to work.
At a time when so many QPOC have issues internally and externally with visibility within our black and brown communities-at-large, it is such a gift to see a gathering of people ready to stand together in fun and solidarity.
Read these news briefs on Detroit and Flint, Michigan, Wichita, Kansas, Texas, and Puerto Rican schools. What do they have in common? You decide. See my answers at the end of the post.
What, pray tell, is House Speaker Paul Ryan thinking? He is working like a beaver to bail out Puerto Rico's banana republic fiscal situation and manipulating the bailout on behalf of a handful of corrupt, Romney-donor hedge funds.
I have lived with the reality of a premature death for more than four years. Today, I live with blackouts, blindness, convulsions and more. Aside from these horrific symptoms, I live in constant fear of even worse days that lie ahead. What crime did I commit to be forced to die this way?
Since March of this year, I've had the killing of Luis Rodriguez going through my mind. He was killed by police officers in Moore, Oklahoma in the parking lot of a movie theatre.
So yes, island-based Puerto Ricans are escaping danger and insecurity. They are escaping from debt, financial, health, and humanitarian crises. And they going to places to which they rightly belong but where they are treated as foreigners. Hence, they are refugees in a domestic sense.
At the front door of Gussy's, there's a big dude with a ponytail and tatts. And a super-size-me grin. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling ...