Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan …. “🇵🇷 American Citizens Beg for Help 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 27, 2017~~ 

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 9/25/17

WORDS FROM THE MAYOR OF SAN JUAN

Again, this is very close to my heart.

San Juan is a city where I practically grew up.

Everyone knows where San Juan is.

I have family living there.

Who will you believe?

The people who are far away claiming that an amazing job is underway or the people on the ground who are living through this unending, dangerous nightmare?

HortyRex©

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American citizens in Puerto Rico beg for federal help seven days, today, post-storm
Rachel Maddow reports on the still dire situation in Hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and the inadequate response so far from the federal government, which has had to be reminded that Puerto Ricans are Americans.

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Screen Shots Rachel’s show

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~~San Juan Mayor: ‘This Is A Big S.O.S. For Anybody Out There’~~

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~~Published on Sep 26, 2017~

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan, talks with Rachel Maddow about the desperate situation in her city and in Puerto Rico broadly, and expresses her frustration with an administration that is slow to deploy eager helpers.

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Heartfelt Thank You …. “for many good wishes headed my way … “!!


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~~July 2 ,2016~~

SPECIAL DAY FOR ME YESTERDAY

A new day begins today…… July 2!

July 1st is done.

A new cycle begins.

I was born on July 1, 1950.

(There, I’ve revealed my age.)

My place of birth is Santurce, Puerto Rico, a suburb very close to San Juan, the capital city.

At my age, celebrations of the kind kinda lose their importance because you’ve had so many.

Yet, deep in the heart, it’s deeply comforting that family, friends, acquantainces and people who come into your life through the wonder of this wonderful web we weave, remember the day you were born.

Granted, Facebook has a great way of reminding them.

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So many of you took their time to send messages of best wishes and happy birthdays.

It surely made my day.

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One more time, a heartfelt thank you for all who stopped by yesterday and today sending best wishes.

They were all received and deeply appreciated.

(At last count, they were actually 246!)

From the heart!

Hope to meet you here again, next year …. July 1, 2017!

Feeling Thankful!

HortyRex©

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Puerto Rico …. America’s Backyard!!


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~~February 13, 2014~~ 

I used the video presented below in another post today. However, as I listened and watched, I consider this to be such a powerful video that I believe it deserves a post of its own. If the event that any reader or visitor misses the previous post, this post will lead them to this educational and historical video about my country: Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic, and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles.

With around 3.5 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The capital and largest city is San Juan. Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with warm weather year-round and does not observe daylight saving time. Its official languages are Spanish, which is prevalent, and English.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

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PUERTO RICO IS A US TERRITORY~

American currency

US postal system

American passport

Federal employees and military pay taxes to the US government

Call by dialing area code (787) and the phone number

1,150 miles from Florida … not the other side of the world

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~~America’s Backyard: Puerto Rico~~

~~Published on Oct 6, 2014~~

In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the United States had to intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American. In his own words: “if any South American country misbehaves it should be spanked.”All US presidents that succeeded him have, in lesser or greater measure, continued to exercise their perceived right over a region often known as “America’s Backyard”.

After more than 400 years of Spanish colonial domination, in 1897 Puerto Rico was given the right to govern over its affairs. Only five months later, Spain and the US went to war over the last Spanish colonies in the region. American Forces occupied Puerto Rico.
The Treaty of Paris clearly established that all Puerto Rican affairs were to be decided by the United States Congress.

President Theodore Roosevelt recommended that Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens.
Despite the overwhelming opposition from the Puerto Rican legislators, in March 1917 the US Congress decided that all Puerto Ricans were now US citizens; but only to be ruled and not be given the rights. Many Puerto Ricans were forced to fight in the America’s wars and many died.

Up to this day not much has changed, as that Treaty of Paris is still valid.

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To start the day …. Remembering my country, Puerto Rico!!


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~~August 11, 2014~~ 

I’m feeling a little bit sentimental today. I’m missing my roots. I am from Puerto Rico. I was born and raised there. I didn’t come to the USA, to live permanently until 1999. I really wanted to leave the Island and live stateside.

It’s not like I lost my connection but my immediate family has passed on. Going back would really make to major difference. The Island is a mini-USA.

I’d be right at home.

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Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles. With around 3.6 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Jamaica.

The capital and largest city is San Juan. Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate and is subject to hot weather all-year-round. The national language is Spanish but English is recognized as an official language as well.

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Originally populated for centuries by the aboriginal people known as Taíno, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Like Cuba, Puerto Rico remained a Spanish colony until 1898.

Despite the Laws of Burgos of 1512 and other decrees for the protection of Indians, some Taíno peoples were forced into slavery in the early years of colonization. Others suffered high fatalities from epidemics of European infectious diseases. In four centuries of Spanish rule, the island’s culture and physical landscape were transformed. European knowledge, customs and traditions were introduced, namely Christianity, the Spanish language, and advances of European civilization such as agriculture, construction in stone, and new technologies such as the clock and the printing press.

Numerous public buildings, forts, churches and public infrastructure were built during Spanish colonization, including ports, roads and lighthouses, many of which survive to this day. For over three centuries the island was linked to Spain through regular convoys of the West Indies Fleet which sailed from Cadiz to the Spanish West Indies every year.

Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony for over 400 years, despite attempts to capture the island by the French, Dutch, and British.

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El Castillo del Morro, San Juan

On November 25, 1897, Spain’s central government in Madrid granted the island the Autonomic Charter and finally the colony of Puerto Rico ceased to exist. Instead, Puerto Rico was annexed to the rest of Spain as an overseas autonomous province in full equality with the other provinces of the Spanish nation.

The complete integration of Puerto Rico to Spain automatically extended Title I of the Spanish constitution turning all Puerto Ricans into Spanish citizens and allowed Puerto Rico to have full representation in the Spanish Courts of Madrid. In 1898, Spain was forced by the United States to cede the Autonomous Province of Puerto Rico as a result of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

In 1917, the U.S. granted citizenship to Puerto Ricans. In 1948, Puerto Ricans were given the right to elect their own governor. In 1952, under request by the United States, a local territorial constitution was adopted and ratified by the electorate. Under the tenets of the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act, residents of the island are still subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, although its political status is a subject of ongoing debate among residents.

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TO THIS DAY PUERTO RICO IS STILL A COLONY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CITIZENS DO NOT VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT YET THEY CAN BE DRAFTED OR VOLUNTARILY JOIN THE ARMED FORCES. 

SOME PAY TAXES TO THE USA, DEPENDING ON THEIR INCOME BRACKET. ALL PAY LOCAL TAXES.

PUERTO RICO HAS ITS OWN NATIONAL HYMN, ITS OWN MISS UNIVERSE CANDIDATE, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND OLYMPIC TEAMS. THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE IS SPANISH YET ENGLISH IS SPOKEN BY THE MAJORITY. 

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~~FULL READ/SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

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~~Puerto Rico desde el Cielo~~

~LENNY WOOD~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2014~~

Song: Preciosa Singer: Marc Anthony

“I am a cameraman/d.p. based in Los Angeles. On my last trip to my island, I took my new toy, a Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro camera in tow. I did not have a lot of time, and there are so many beautiful locations I missed, but I hope to return soon, and capture as much as I can (Flamenco Beach, El Yunque, La Cueva del Indio, etc.). I hope you enjoy it.”

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I’m Indian, Spanish and Black!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The spirit and the pride are still deep inside! 

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