Post Tagged with: "Puerto Rico"

Predators Continue Their Ravaging of Puerto Rico

Predators Continue Their Ravaging of Puerto Rico

May 7, 2018–As the US House of Representatives considers the expansion of financial deregulation with the passage of a House version of Senate Bill 2155, two recent media exposes have brought to light the impact of years of unbridled predatory Wall Street practices in the case of Puerto Rico. NPR […]

by May 7, 2018 News Shorts
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello.

Will Trump Administration Holdup of Puerto Rican Funds Finally End?

March 24, 2018–The scandalous holdup of billions in disaster aid authorized by Congress for Puerto Rico last October, appears finally to be about to end. The signal was given by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a high-profile visit to the Island on March 22, where he and Governor Ricardo Rosselló […]

by March 26, 2018 News Shorts
Demonstrating for Federal aid to Puerto Rico on March 20 in Washington, D.C.

Puerto Rico: Cancel Debt, Build Infrastructure

By Angela Vullo March 22, 2018–On March 20, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) hosted a discussion on the subject of “Puerto Rico, Six Months after Hurricane Maria.”  The event provided an opportunity for small businesses and NGOS on the ground to talk about relief work immediately after the Hurricane. What became […]

by March 22, 2018 News
The Wstts Bar dam on the Tennessee River, built from 1939 to 1942, provided urgently needed electricity for the World War II effort. (TVA.org)

News Shorts, Feb. 26-March 4, 2018

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Blast Proposal to Sell Off Parts of TVA Feb. 25, 2018—The Trump budget proposal for selling off the transmission lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) came under immediate attack from both Democrats and Republicans. Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, called it a “looney idea.” […]

by February 26, 2018 News Shorts
Residents affected by Hurricane Maria wait in line for fuel donated by the Fuel Relief Fund in the municipality of Orocovis, outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

News Shorts for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Uproar Grows Over Lack of Federal Disaster Relief Feb. 4, 2018—Political pressure is mounting on Congress over the fact that the $81 billion disaster relief bill passed by the House in December continues to languish, with little visible prospect of passage by the Senate. The Puerto Rican situation, where approximately […]

by February 4, 2018 News Shorts
OECD official William White

New Shorts, Jan. 20-28, 2018

OECD Official at Davos Warns of New Global Crash Jan. 27, 2018—All was not happy talk at the confab of the financial elite in Davos, Switzerland this week. Speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, economist William White, a veteran of the Bank for International Settlements, and currently head of […]

by January 28, 2018 News Shorts
U.S. military contractor fixes a power pole in Puerto Rico (army.mil)

Congress Is Still Abdicating Its Responsibility for Disaster Aid

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 17, 2018—Every Congressman and Senator—not to mention top members of the Federal Administration–swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution when he or she took office. That means a commitment to defending the lives and liberty of the entire U.S. population: in sum, its general welfare. […]

by January 17, 2018 News
Aerial view of hurricanes' devastation of Puerto Rico

Congress Postpones Disaster Relief Funding Indefinitely

By Nancy Spannaus December 23, 2017—One of the most egregious aspects of the recently passed stop-gap Federal spending bill is its treatment of those whose lives have been brought to ruin by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. After having increased the proposed new appropriation for additional disaster relief to Florida, […]

by December 23, 2017 Infrastructure, News