Vieques and Culebra: two islands in oblivion


Puerto Rico!! …. #BoricuaPride … “Vieques and Culebra are known thanks to the tourism sector. Its beaches and various natural resources are worth a visit, even once in a lifetime. However, although this sector is of great importance for the economy of both island-municipalities to flourish, we must understand that there are certain issues that need to be resolved.”

Repeating Islands

In “Vieques y Culebra: dos islas en el olvido,”Carmen A. Figueroa Guzman (80grados) writes about the two Puerto Rican island-municipalities Vieques and Culebra.

I recently read news that, after 10 years, a community pharmacy is finally opening on the island municipality of Culebra.

This is one of those stories that makes you think about how ignored these municipal islands are. Their names are only heard when there is a storm about to hit them, or when there is a mishap with the transportation system [ferries] on which they depend so much.

They are the moments when one thinks about the diverse needs that the inhabitants of these islands are going through. And it is frustrating to see the extent to which the country’s private and government sectors are ignoring their pleas.

Vieques and Culebra are known thanks to the tourism sector. Its beaches and various natural resources…

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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!!!

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