Puerto Rico mourns, prepares to honor those killed in Orlando


#PulseShooting …. “23 of the Orlando shooting victims were Puerto Rican. Many had moved to Orlando to flee a deep economic crisis, that has sparked the largest exodus from Puerto Rico in decades … “

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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Puerto Ricans held somber vigils, and are preparing to bury many of their own. The mass shooting on June 11 at the Orlando Pulse club has shaken Puerto Rico’s gay community, and shocked the island as a whole.

23 of the Orlando shooting victims were Puerto Rican. Many had moved to Orlando to flee a deep economic crisis, that has sparked the largest exodus from Puerto Rico in decades…

Roberto Padua, the sub-secretary of Puerto Rico’s State Department, stated that: “We have a lot of family members who have lived in the United States for many years but they want their loved ones buried here.”

The Puerto Rico Dept. of State is coordinating much of the transportation, and several human rights organizations are helping the families to cover flight and funeral costs.

“It’s devastating,” said Pedro Julio Serrano, a prominent local gay rights activist, and called it the worst tragedy…

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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!!!

4 thoughts on “Puerto Rico mourns, prepares to honor those killed in Orlando

  1. This is such a heartbreak! My deepest sympathy to all those who have suffered such deep loss, to Puerto Rico, to the United States and to all the good people of the world who care!

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