Rincón Beach Resort …. “🇵🇷 Our Favorite Spot in the World 🇵🇷 …. Before and After Hurricane María …. “!!


A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS

The red “*” marks the spot where our favorite spot on the world is located.

~RINCON BEACH RESORT~

Whenever we travel to Puerto Rico to visit family and friends and to get away from the daily hustle and bustle, we land in Aguadilla. We drive to Rincón and check in.

The resort is our base. We drive from the base to surrounding towns to see friends and family.

As a matter of fact, we were due for our next trip before Hurricane María nearly flattened Puerto Rico 118 days ago.

Prior to that, Hurricane Irma also grazed the island.

BEST INLET EVER

AERIAL VIEWS OF THE RESORT

BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE AND SANDY BEACH

AWESOME, PERFECT RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

*(just what the doctor ordered)*

INNER COURTYARD

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HURRICANE MARIA PATH OVER PUERTO RICO

*(the red “*” marks the spot where the resort is located)*

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NOTICE HOW BIG MARIA WAS 

It engulfed and swallowed Puerto Rico.

According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extended up to 30 miles from Hurricane María’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles.

Keep in mind that Puerto Rico is 100 miles long X 35 miles wide.

There was no place to hide!

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NOTICE THE STEP DOWN WHERE THE BEACH USED TO BE

*(compare to the ‘before’ pictures)*

It’s all gone. My heart is hurting.

The friend who sent me the pictures told me that the beach lost its shore, the trees and the palm trees are gone as you can see.

The beach itself is deeper and not safe for swimming.

THE SOFT SAND IS GONE, REPLACED BY ROCKS AND DEBRIS

THE SOFT BEACH IS GONE

CANNOT WALK TO THE POINT ANYMORE

INCREDIBLE BEACH EROSION

THANKFULLY THE INNER COURTYARD SEEMS ABOUT THE SAME

~PHOTOGRAPHER~

Thank you to my friend Héctor

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SOMEWHERE IN BEAUTIFUL PUERTO RICO

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Post-storm Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Still in Emergency/Survival Mode ….. 48 Days In 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~November 7, 2017~~ 

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

CBS 60 MINUTES OVERTIME

This past Sunday, November 5, CBS Television had a special segment detailing information about many Puerto Ricans, American citizens, having endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane María. I’ve been looking for this special on YouTube to share it with you.

The situation in Puerto Rico is still dire. 

It seems that the segment presented in the regular show isn’t available yet. I will keep looking and share it when I find it.

During my search, I found this 60 Minutes Overtime presented on November 5 by Brit McCandless Farmer.

Take a look, please!

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Forty-eight days today, after Hurricane María hit the island, ‘60 Minutes‘ found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope

Every day and night in San Juan, there are blackouts. But having electricity at all is a privilege, since most of the island is still without power.

“At night, it really quiets down because it’s dark,” says 60 Minutes associate producer Jack Weingart.

“The street lights are out, and most homes and businesses are also dark. So at night, you just hear this constant humming of the generators.”

Weingart, along with producers Graham Messick and Michael Karzis and associate producer Vanessa Fica, recently traveled to Puerto Rico with correspondent Steve Kroft to report this week for 60 Minutes.

As they traveled throughout the island, the dire status on the ground surprised them most.

“It’s really still in an emergency mode,” Karzis says.

“They haven’t graduated into a relief mode or recovery.”

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Vanessa Fica and Jack Weingart
 CBS NEWS

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But what does this exodus mean to an already crippled island?  

“It means a territory, which is already fiscally circling the drain, having the tax base erode even further,” Karzis says.

“It does not help that you’re losing otherwise qualified professionals or a labor force that is dwindling. And what you’re left with are folks that are older, and are collecting pensions at this point or young kids.”

Almost seven weeks after the storm, producer Graham Messick says, it feels like some Puerto Ricans have given up.

“They’d lost hope,” he says. “And it’s like a state of suspended animation. People were just waiting for the power to come on. There’s just nothing to do. It’s boring. It’s hot. It’s uncomfortable.”

“And there are no answers. “

The video was produced by Will Croxton. It was edited by Will Croxton and Sarah Shafer Prediger.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/post-storm-puerto-rico-still-in-emergency-mode/

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~~Post-storm Puerto Rico~~

“still in emergency mode”

~~Published on Nov 5, 2017~~

Forty-eight days after Hurricane Maria hit the island, 60 Minutes found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope.

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Puerto Rico’s Recent History …. “🇵🇷 Understanding Unique Challenges Faced 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 12, 2017~~ 

PUERTO RICO IS A COLONY OF THE UNITED STATES

UNIQUE POSITION

Many things have happened in Puerto Rico since 1898, the year the United States invaded the Island. It has been continued insult upon insult for almost a century.

After the devastating destruction and subsequent response by the American government, Puerto Rico remains in dire straits.

To add insult to injury, these are the words of the ‘so-called president’ of the mighty, inperialistic U.S. of A. this morning:

Puerto Rico ‘Survived’ So There’s No Need FEMA Or Military Anymore

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~Vox added a new video~

Why Puerto Rico will be without power for months
Millions of American citizens will be living in horrible conditions for the foreseeable future.

Yes, Puerto Rico is “an island surround by big water,” but this isn’t just a logistics problem. Here’s what you need to know about Puerto Rico’s recent history to understand the unique challenges they face.

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Perpetual victim Drumpf is again blaming Puerto Rico for the island’s problems after it was destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The news from PR isn’t good but you won’t find that news on FEMA’s website since they deleted the stats on how much of the island has power.

The U.S. citizens on the island feel abandoned, hungry and frustrated. About 10 percent of the island has power and there are no means of communication with the outside world.

“We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!” he added.

The good people of Puerto Rico have suffered beyond belief and this f*cking moron wants to take the little bit of help they’re receiving away.

FEMA has not handled the disaster well and even declared that it’s not their job to hand out food and water to hurricane victims. The agency is simply filling out paperwork. And Drumpf is busy tweeting.

This one is personal, Mr. Drumpf.

We’re still waiting to hear from family and friends down there.

“As it appears in … full read/ful credit”

http://deepstatenation.com/trump-puerto-rico-survived-so-theres-no-need-fema-or-military-anymore/

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Drumpf’s Puerto Rico Relief Video …. “🇵🇷 Here’s What You Don’t See 🇵🇷 …. Who’s Got FAKE NEWS? …. “!!


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~~October 11, 2017~~ 

DRUMPF’S PUERTO RICO’S RELIEF VIDEO

FAKE NEWS

I saw the Puerto Rico Relief video on Twitter.

The gall … yet, I wasn’t surprised.  This sorry excuse of a sub-human, so called president will say anything and do anything.

There’s no redeeming value in the empty shell of a ‘man’. He’s empty and incapable of compassion, empathy and honor.

You can mess with the USA but you don’t mess with my country, Puerto Rico. 

I will call you on it every time I see how you lie and how you have treated the 3.4+ millions of American citizens who live in ‘your colony’ just because they are ‘brown people’.

I don’t have to be a genius to see it.

My intelligence quotient is much higher than yours!! 

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White House correspondent Jenna Johnson dissects the holes in Drumpf’s Puerto Rico relief video.

~Washington Post~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Who We Are …. Magical, Privilege, Gift, Memories 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 9, 2017~~ 

WHO WE ARE

“Growing up on this place was magical, a priveledge, a gift.

These are our memories.”

My cousin, Carmín wrote the words included below.

I couldn’t have said it any better. 

The video included if an ode to my country, to my heart and my soul.

This is who we are!! 

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~THE WORLD KNOWS PUERTO RICO’S LOCATION~

We laugh, we dance, we cry, we suffer, we argue but we will overcome our sadness by sticking together in faith and as we walk together, we will make our dreams come true …. Puerto Rico is no longer a hidden island, Hurricane María has made the islanders much stronger mentally, emotionally and physically … and the whole world already knows where Puerto Rico sits in the world map … It will take time, but we will make it happen!!

#PuertoRicoSeLevanta

Beautiful saying, please watch …

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~~Who We Are~~

~~Published on Sep 30, 2017~~

For Puerto Rico

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~~Quiénes Somos~~

~~Published on Oct 5, 2017~~

Para Puerto Rico

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‘🇵🇷 Puerto Rico became our responsibility’ 🇵🇷 …. “Summarized History Lesson …. and there’s so much more …. “!!


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~~October 9, 2017~~ 

DEFINITION OF RESPONSIBILITY

IT’S A MORAL OBLIGATION

A duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one’s own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure.

http://www.businessdictionary.com

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Puerto Rico was on its way to become a free nation

In 1897, the Spanish prime minister signed the ‘Charter of Autonomy’ which granted Puerto Rico the right to its own legislature, constitution, tariffs, monetary system, treasury, judiciary and international borders. After 400 years of colonial rule, the charter created the free Republic of Puerto Rico. Elections were held in March 1989 and the new government was scheduled for installation in May.

On May 12, the invasion of San Juan by US forces began.

~SOURCE~

Nelson A. Denis

“War Against All Puerto Ricans”

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For Puerto Ricans, July 25th 1898 represents the fateful day when the United States invaded the island.  At the time, the goal was to become independent from Spain. However, the island’s political and economic infrastructure was broken and drained of  resources. Country folks had no idea who the newcomers were.  As most of us know, the 19th century became a turning point in history as many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean gained their independence from Spain and Portugal except for Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam and the Philippines.

~SOURCE~

http://www.palantelatino.com

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… AND THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING …

A dear friend of mine shared the following information with me. It’s very precise, educational and to the point. Remember, it’s only a concise summary. There is so much more!

I deeply thank my friend and the source who wrote what was shared.

HortyRex©

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Caroll A. G.
With all due respect, educate yourself before forging an opinion on Puerto Rico.

Karen Jordan wrote
Love history lessons!

“When United States Navy warship “Gloucester” pulled into Guánica Bay in the early morning hours of July 25, 1898, Puerto Rico became our responsibility. When the disembarking sailors lowered the Spanish flag from the port flagpole and hoisted the American flag, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

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When the Puerto Rican House of Delegates voted unanimously in 1914 to be free of US rule and the US Congress refused to recognize their independence, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

When the US Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act on March 2, 1917 declaring all Puerto Ricans born after April 10, 1899 to be full-fledged US citizens, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

Did you catch that?

In 1917, the year the law was passed, people born in 1899 would be turning 18 – legal draft age. The law was passed on March 2, 1917. The US entered WWI on April 6, 1917. When we gave this grant of citizenship in 1917 over the UNANIMOUS objection of all representatives in the Puerto Rican House of Delegates who believed the grant of citizenship was primarily for the purpose of drafting Puerto Rican men into military service, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

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On July 25, 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico was invaded by the United States. As an outcome of the war, Jones-Shafroth Act granted all the inhabitants of Puerto Rico U.S. citizenship in The U.S. granted Puerto Ricans the right to democratically elect their own governor in 1948.

When Section 1402 of Title 8 of the U.S. Code was amended in 1952 to declare that all Puerto Ricans born after January 13, 1941 are NATURAL BORN American citizens, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

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When the Republican Congress passed – and Bill Clinton signed – legislation in 1996 beginning a ten-year phase-out of FDR New Deal tax incentives for US corporations to create tax-free earnings through subsidiaries operating in Puerto Rico, the failure of the economy of Puerto Rico became our responsibility. When the consequent ten-year mass exodus of US companies and jobs was complete in 2005 and the economy of Puerto Rico began contracting, the financial plight of Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

Clint

When the US Congress made all interest on municipal bonds issued by Puerto Rico free of federal, state, and local taxes, causing Wall Street fund managers to pour loaned-money into the Puerto Rican government like water pouring over the broken levees of Lake Pontchartrain, the debt of Puerto Rico became our responsibility.

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If I wanted to go to Alabama – and I don’t because Alabama just elected an evangelical theocrat, the Christian equivalent of an Islamic ISIS leader – all I would have to do is … go. There are no gates; no way stations; no checkpoints.

There is no requirement for a visa or a passport. Alabama authorities can’t require me to be interviewed or vetted. They can’t require me to speak with a rural Appalachian dialect, although I do.

The 3.5 million NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS of Puerto Rico are as free to flood into Florida and Georgia as I am to drive into Alabama.

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The rich asshole waited too long to start talking about Puerto Rico. He spent his time railing on black men earning more than him and refusing to shut up and dance for the entertainment of white-folk. He didn’t dispatch the military’s floating hospital, Comfort,  until Hillary publicly told him we had one. He belatedly sent 5,000 troops for the entire island even though Lt. General Honoré was in command of 40,000 troops just for New Orleans. He hasn’t dispatched a swarm of helicopters to drop pallets of meals-ready-to-eat and potable water.

NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS are dying and the rich asshole is going golfing.

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I agree with Lt. General Honoré … we need to conduct a MASS EVACUATION. Send in ships and make arrangements with airlines to utilize wide-body planes.

Go get all 3.5 million brown-skin Spanish-speaking NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS and bring them here to the US mainland and hug them and feed them and clothe them and put shoes on their feet and provide them with vouchers for housing and food.

Honore

If we can’t take care of our brothers and sisters down there – and we can’t, due to the abject lack of empathy and the shocking incompetence and ineptitude of the rich asshole – we need to bring ALL of them up here and collectively take care of them.

It’s our moral imperative and civic duty.”

Yul

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Monica Puig …. “🇵🇷 Letter To Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria 🇵🇷 …. Stay Strong …. “!!


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~~October 7, 2017~~

MONICA PUIG

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

‘Help Puerto Rico,’ it’s ‘in crisis now’

Mónica Puig is closing in on her new goal of raising $100,000 to assist Puerto Rico after Hurricane María battered the island, insisting that the US territory needs all the help it can get – and immediately.

Puig chose her words carefully when asked if the US’s response has been fast enough but the world No. 77 said:

“The only thing I can say is that we need help and we need it now.

I don’t want to see suffering in Puerto Rico.
“We need all the help we can get from wherever we can get it. I just don’t want to see lives lost due to this crisis. It means a lot, anyone who is willing to help.
“We just need their help as quickly as possible.”

The tennis ace – who became Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medalist at last year’s Rio Games – says she has been in touch with pop superstar and fellow Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi to see what else can be done to help a week after María battered the island with torrential rains and 155-mile-per-hour winds.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/28/sport/monica-puig-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-fund-raising/index.html

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~~Mónica Puig Letter To Puerto Rico After Hurricane María~~

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Published on Oct 7, 2017

Support Mónica and rebuild Puerto Rico.

Donate

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