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News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico to privatize island's troubled power company

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/22/puerto-rico-to-privatize-islands-troubled-power-company.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, was founded in 1979 as a public utility run by appointees of the island’s governor. It has long been criticized for political patronage, corruption and inefficiency, charges that took on urgency in the ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico Still Suffering Under The Boot Of #Sh**hole Republican Politics

News channel or source: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/21/puerto-rico-still-suffering-boot-shhole-republican-politics/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Republicans control all three branches of government. Ergo, whatever that government does can be attributed to Republicans. When it comes to Puerto Rico, the harshness of the federal government’s response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico governor visits Central Florida: 'We need to be outraged'

News channel or source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-puerto-rico-governor-town-hall-influence-20180111-story.html
Publication date: Friday 12 January 2018

the governor of Puerto Rico on Friday called on Puerto Ricans in Central Florida to flex their political leverage against lawmakers who have voted against the island’s interests. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said his initiative is a “Get Out the Vote ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Political patronage alleged to lift stay in Puerto Rico restructuring

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/bankruptcy-puertorico/political-patronage-alleged-to-lift-stay-in-puerto-rico-restructuring-idUSL1N1PF02M
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Former employees of Puerto Rico’s legislature who claim they were fired in a politically motivated housecleaning have asked the judge in the island’s bankruptcy case to revisit their bid to pursue a $47 million lawsuit. The 27 former employees in court ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: The Artists Representing Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

News channel or source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gywmb3/the-artists-representing-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

It wasn’t easy to leave Puerto Rico, to leave my family, to come here and do art. But for me that is a very political act—to do art in a moment like this. It was a moment that I couldn’t be silent. It was a moment to tell people what’s happening in ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Shocking chart shows how badly Trump botched the effort to restore Puerto Rico’s power

News channel or source: https://thinkprogress.org/puerto-rico-trump-power-failure-313fe10bd06d/
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Puerto Ricans have every right to be livid over the slow pace of the recovery, the fact that “politics screwed Puerto Rico out of billions in disaster aid,” as Politico put it, and even the GOP tax plan, which treats the island of 3.5 million American ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico groups pushing for ‘Marshall Plan’ to help the island

News channel or source: http://floridapolitics.com/archives/254200-puerto-rico-groups-pushing-marshall-plan-help-island
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

including the progressive political Democratic group Organize Florida, calling on Congress to adopt more robust relief, with fewer strings, for Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricane Maria. The groups will be rallying outside Republican U.S. Sen.

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Rubio calls out Puerto Rico’s governor and tempers statehood push

News channel or source: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article195590089.html
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is learning what happens when you challenge Marco Rubio. In December, Rosselló called out Rubio by name because he was unhappy with the Republican tax bill and said he would campaign against those who “turned their ...

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-privatize-islands-troubled-power-company-52532718
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize ... the company was criticized for political patronage and inefficiency. It was also beset by frequent blackouts, including an island-wide outage in September 2016.

News Puerto Rico » Politics: Puerto Rico Moves To Privatize Its Troubled Power Company

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/puerto-rico-moves-to-privatize-its-troubled-power-company/ar-AAv2DZ4
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

More than four months after Hurricane Maria wiped out electricity for the entire island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory announced on Monday it will take steps to privatize its state-owned power supplier, PREPA. The process of selling PREPA assets will ...