Puerto Rico needs so much better …
“We need something better than this.
If Puerto Rico is to emerge from its current darkness, people need to think clearly and carefully. And then they must act … Just like the African-American community did, during the civil rights marches of the 1950’s.
Here’s a thought: How about a MARCH FROM ORLANDO TO JACKSONVILLE…TO DEMAND THE END OF THE JONES ACT?”
On September 22, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, singer Prince Royce and author Junot Díaz received “Hispanic Heritage Awards” in Washington, DC. In attendance were Frankie Negrón, actor JW Cortés, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, and numerous other “celebrities.”
Also on September 22, Lin-Manuel Miranda and painter Antonio Martorell received “Ceiba Awards” from the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture.
It reminded me of Uncle Sam bestowing Christmas gifts, to children under a tree.
There was nothing wrong with the ceremonies. They were tasteful and dignified.
But the awards were given on precisely the same night, that Puerto Rico was swallowed by an island-wide blackout.
Highway in San Juan, PR on the evening of Sept. 22, 2016
“The entire island is without power,” said Angel Crespo, director of Puerto Rico’s fire department.
Water service shut down, highways jammed, train service was canceled, and 15 more fires ignited across Puerto Rico, as…
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