Puerto Rico Summit to Study an End the Poverty Afflicting Half Its Citizens


Ironic that this event will be held in Puerto Rico!! …. Involves other islands in the Caribbean too …

Repeating Islands

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The 3rd Poverty Eradication Summit in Puerto Rico, to be held next Oct. 14 in the Capitol, seat of the island’s legislature, will analyze strategies capable of ending a problem that afflicts more than half the Caribbean island’s population, The Latin American Herald Tribune reports.

The general coordinator of the Office for the Socioeconomic Development and Self-management of Special Communities, Maria Lourdes Rivera, presented in a communique on Saturday the summit’s agenda, and said the event will be a source of ideas on how to save the island’s poor from marginalization and exclusion.

In Puerto Rico, according to the 2014 Census, more than half the inhabitants live below the poverty line.

Rivera noted that the forum will take time to discuss how to dispel the myths about poverty in Puerto Rico and set the record straight, but will also generate “transformational policies which, using the model of self-management and community…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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