Puerto Ricans Face ‘Sacrifice Everywhere’ on an Insolvent Island


My Island, my country … a colony of the USA, is slowly bleeding to death! My heart is breaking! 💔 … it won’t get any better!

Repeating Islands

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A report by Frances Robles for the New York Times.

Angel González, a retired schoolteacher facing a 10 percent cut to his pension, is beginning to wonder whether his three-person household will have to cut back to one cellphone and take turns using it.

Santiago Domenech, a general contractor with $2 million of his savings tied up in bonds Puerto Rico just defaulted on, once had 450 employees. Now he has eight. His father-in-law, Alfredo Torres, owns Puerto Rico’s oldest bookstore, but it has been going downhill for two years.

“The government is bankrupt,” said Bernardo Rivera, 75, a private bus driver who sometimes earns only $40 all day. “Everyone is bankrupt. There is nothing left. People who do not have jobs do not take the bus to work.”

These are some of the voices of Puerto Rico’s business owners, retirees and public servants who are caught in the…

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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 Ricans Face ‘Sacrifice Everywhere’ on an Insolvent Island

  1. I saw a special report which featured the governor of Puerto Rico a few days ago. If I remember history correctly Bill Clinton’s advisor, treasury secretary Robert Reich, warned us about the “funny math” over at the World Bank and Wall Street. I’m wondering how many Bankers should be in prison for this crime against humanity? AND how many yachts would it take to set Puerto Rico on a path to recovery? Two maybe three? I certainly don’t need a time machine to see what’s in store for the rest of us.

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  2. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG! WHERE ARE CARING PEOPLE OUTRAGED ENOUGH TO DEMAND THAT THIS SITUATION BE FIXED> YOU DON”T NEED TO BE PUERTO RICAN TO CARE ABOUT PUERTO RICANS!

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