On the Mainland, a Duty to Help Puerto Rico


‘This is where the diaspora can help. While the island has a nonvoting member of Congress, stateside Puerto Ricans have voting representatives who can advocate for their concerns, including debt relief, financial aid and the lifting of maritime laws that make imported everyday items more expensive. They can also put pressure on lawmakers to ensure that the rebuilding process is transparent and not a victim of the island’s culture of patronage and back-scratching.’
… and that is what I will do!!

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An excellent article by David González for The New York Times. To quote Pablo Delano, “In a nutshell . . .”

After a month of silence since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Edwin Aponte finally made contact last week with the world beyond his town of Coamo. It came via a Facebook post, a simple check-in from afar that his friends celebrated as if it brought news that they had hit the lottery. Sure, he had no water, power and little food. Nor did he have his apartment, which was flooded. But he had hope. “Coamo was hit hard,” he wrote, “but we will be reborn stronger than ever.”

The devastation is widespread and heartbreaking, he said a few days later by phone. The first glimpse he got of federal emergency workers, he said, was 12 days after the hurricane. Some military rations and a case of water were…

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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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