IOTD …. “🇵🇷✨ Image of the Day, Special Edition …. ‘Mujer Boricua’ ✨🇵🇷 …. “!!

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IOTD …. “✊🏽 Image of the Day, Special Edition …. Power to the People ✊🏽 …. “!!

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Puerto Rico is a colony of the mighty, imperialistic US of A.

 The USA invaded the Island in 1898. It took over from the free authority of the people to impose their values and orders.

(Sounds familiar?)

In the process it used, abuse, stole, imposed views, subjugated individuals, incarcerated many and much more on the people of Puerto Rico.

The response generated after Hurricane María battered the Island shows the ‘heart‘ of the American governance.

It’s time for Puerto Rico to be on its own feet. It can’t be done overnight. It has to be a gradual process.

No one will come to save the Island.

The people will have to rise!

HortyRex©

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Wordless Wednesday …. “🇵🇷 In Memoriam …. One Pair Of Shoes, One Puerto Rican Life 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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VISCERAL MEMORIAL

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Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Here We Come …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. Part One …. “!!


~~June 5, 2018~~ 

TRAVELING TO MY COUNTRY

~Both of us were born in Puerto Rico~

Life throws plenty curve balls and both of us ended up living in Florida. We have made it an event and traveled to Puerto Rico at least once a year.

Last year’s trip was abruptly interrupted by Hurricane María. Almost 9 months went by before we were able to go back home.

Initially, we wanted to say away from the issues on the Island mostly to avoid interrupting rescue efforts. We didn’t want to be in the way of people’s needs, first responders, rescuers and workers.

There was no power (power hasn’t restored fully yet, as of this writing), the roads were impassable, communications were very limited. Rather than be in the way, we waited until some degree of normalcy had been attained in the Island.

We embarked on our trip on May 18 and returned May 29, 2018.

This is the longest we have been away from the home base in Florida.

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~This trip had a two-fold Purpose~

We wanted to go back and see what Hurricane María had done to our piece of paradise.

My high school was celebrating our 50th graduation anniversary and we had never met before!!

Off we went.

I would like to share some photos with you. I will do so in parts … for ease of posting and to separate the areas that we visited. I hope you enjoy them!

HortyRex©

~We flew with JetBlue from Orlando to San Juan~

Once we arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we had another leg to go. I knew that we were getting on a smaller plane … I called it a ‘kite’, ‘puddle jumper’.

An airport employee called it a ‘mosquito’.

I wasn’t expecting such a small plane!

Yet, here we were. The plane holds only 9 passengers. All the weight it taken into account. That includes your bags and every person’s who is on board.

O-M-G!! 

Then again, I realized I was concerned more than needed. The flight went surprisingly well in spite of the fact that there were plenty clouds and there was a rain spell locally.

HortyRex©

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Mayagüez
Located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez is home to historical sites, nature and wildlife preserves, and several colleges and universities.

Cape Air offers four flights from San Juan to Mayagüez daily.  

Fly Cape Air San Juan to Mayagüez.

Enjoy daily year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez.

http://www.capeair.com

This is the ‘plane’ … a Cessna 320

Takeoff from San Juan Airport

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Off into the sunset .. to the West of the Island

Destination: Mayagüez

Our young, apparently quiet experienced pilot. 

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A total of five passengers including myself!

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Several Personal Photos … are copyrighted ©

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special, Sad Edition 🇵🇷 …. Death Toll …. Shoes at the Capitol …. “!!


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PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Today, Tomorrow and Forever …. Remembering Lives Lost because of Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~June 3, 3018~~

Today, tomorrow and forever, I will declare my love for Puerto Rico!! 

My heart and soul ache for my country!

It’s been a constant ache since September 20, 2017 when Hurricane María battered Puerto Rico.

Today, almost nine months after the fact, the situation continues.

Daily live goes on, some areas are doing fairly well.

Yet, Puerto Rico is very fragile!

HortyRex©

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

The Harvard study is an estimate of the number of people who died, drawn from a survey of 3,000 households. An estimate is not hard proof; and it comes eight months after Hurricane María assailed Puerto Rico last September with deadly winds and waters.

News organizations covered the hurricane and its effects for weeks last fall and have continued to drop in on that story.

But many of the deaths estimated by the Harvard researchers may have occurred in isolated areas in the months following the storm, as people struggled to survive without power, water and reliable food, long after the federal government insisted all had been restored.

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

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/02/616249215/study-estimates-hurricane-maria-killed-nearly-5-000-but-barely-makes-news

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “😥 This one, a cartoon, screams, #69 …. My Heart and Soul Ache for My Country 😥 …. “!!


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~~May 31, 2018~~

Need I say more?

I was in Puerto Rico last week.

I returned on Tuesday, May 29, that was the day when I became aware of the results of this study.

I knew this was true even after the first few days after Hurricane María battered the Island.

I will never forget or forgive the current American administration or the current Puerto Rican administration for the totally inadequate response to this disaster.

The conditions back home aren’t adequate still.

Uncle Sam, there’s Puerto Rican blood on your hands. 

The mighty, imperialistic US of A doesn’t care about it’s colony.

The Puerto Rican government is as corrupt as the American one.

4,645 Puerto Ricans, (so far), paid the ultimate price!

HortyRex©

RedLineBBorn and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Marlette received a priceless editorial cartoon education while living with his uncle and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette in Hillsborough, N.C. Doug’s tragic death in July of 2007 made evermore poignant the elder Marlette’s fierce and faithful devotion to the art form of editorial cartooning as a cornerstone of American free speech.

With this in mind, Andy works daily to learn and uphold the disciplines and values passed on to him by his late uncle. Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers.

~SOURCE~

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