A Surreal Life on the Precipice in Puerto Rico


It’s surreal indeed … a paradise cheated & abandoned.
#StandUpForPuertoRico …

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Mary Williams Walsh (The New York Times, 6 August 2016) shares her view of the current situation in Puerto Rico, stressing that it is “a failed state” within U.S. borders, where “Swimming pools pop up in slums, horses graze in schoolhouses, and public housing tenants pay negative rent on an island whose government has effectively gone broke.”

Although I was initially offended by what I perceived to be the article’s focus on “a beat-the-system culture” of lying and cheating, on further reading, I was impressed by its level of research and attention to detail. Walsh offers interesting insights on a broad array of issues: public housing; the closing of pharmaceutical plants and schools; the withdrawal of the National Science Foundation from the Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest radio telescope; the folly represented by the giant statue of Christopher Columbus; the precarious situation of the island’s most famous slum, La Perla…

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About Dr. Rex

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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