Awards in Washington DC, Blackouts in Puerto Rico, Cowards in Los Angeles

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.


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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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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