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Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Gonna go there and she's like absolutely and so we she started. I said tell me about the first time you've flirted and she started telling me the story about growing up in puerto rico and be at the beach and feeling sexy in her bikini. And how all these guys were really into her and how great that was and how and as she was telling the story she totally came alive and how important that was for her and she said that was always. I don't know if they're wrote about this in the boat but shoot talk about like that. She fell beautiful like the virgin mary that she was like a door and how important that was for her. And how the actual. Her sexuality was connected to her spirituality and it was while she was saying saying this. I realized and looked at her and her body. Stop us below her hips and that the reason she was in the hospital was that she had both legs amputated due to diabetes and i remember feeling the humility and maybe moving from sham to help the embarrassment to realize like wow when i was so caught up in my rainbow brightness which looks good. I didn't even notice who. This woman is And what she clearly is experiencing you know. I have two things i wanted to say. Based on that story one is Is really helpful for people to hear that you can do a significant amount of meditation and still be an idiot. And and i i mean i see this every day in my own life I talking about other people here talk about myself and this is not a panacea right in many ways. That's why i'm mr ten percent and stuck with math jokes the rest of my life But you know that that's that really gets at what i was trying to get at with that title and i think it's really thing to hear especially from a guy wearing robes. The other thing is this hoity of soft belly. So i don't meditate in the same style. You do don't. The horror is not a big part of my daily formal practice. But you talked in the in the foundations course about having a soft belly and i noticed that i come back to that a lot especially if i'm in a difficult conversation. It gets me grounded in the situation in a way that takes me out of the racing mind and puts me right there so i just wanted to make those comments before i move onto a question. I've been meaning to ask you since the beginning. Which is you mentioned her since. Close to the beginning. You mentioned mentioned that you had some time recently. Where you were reading the audio version of your book wholehearted and There were few moments where you're thinking. Oh my i can't believe. I admitted that. What was the most shocking thing to you upon rereading or reading aloud your book that you admitted because you do talk about some very personal thing..
Jimmy Carter Did What!?!
"I just learned something that has blown my mind about violence that took place blood was shed on the floor of the. Us capital in one thousand nine hundred fifty four was off by two years. I thought it was one thousand nine hundred. Eighty two nine hundred fifty four when a national liberation group opened fire in the us house they. These terrorists shot five congressman. Now listen to this. Oh my gosh. And this has got a political component to it. 'cause where do you hear jimmy. Carter did with these terrorists to blow your mind. I'm telling you you cannot make this crap up. I keep hearing julia battling in my mind. Do republican party has lost their way. Where did you hear what democrat jimmy. Carter did with the terrorists who tried to murder five members of congress very on the floor debating a mexican farm labor bill when three men and a woman from puerto rico who were intent on gaining independence for the us territory. Storm the visitor's gallery and fired automatic pistols at the members of the house the barrage twenty to thirty rounds from luger's hit five house members. The barrage lasted for about a minute. Before capitol police subdued the shooter's now. I would think that's an insurrection. You're going in. You're trying to murder members of congress on the floor of the us. Alright of the five wounded representative alvin bentley. A republican from michigan representative ben johnson. A republican from iowa suffered the most the most serious injuries the other three members representative kenneth roberts democrat from alabama clifford davis from tennessee. George fallon for maryland. They were shot in the leg or the hip. Okay the banner headlines all over the country. Five congressmen are shot. A group of men and women shouting free. Puerto rico fired automatic pistols from the house gallery at congress members. Hit at least five. Okay now this is where it gets. Good the shooters were charged with assault with intent to kill. They tried to assassinate members of the united states congress right they were tried in federal court convicted and received life sentences. Here's the one line it's going to blow your. I got a role. I gotta have a real democrat. Jimmy carter commuted their sentences in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and they return home to florida rico.
How Trifecta is Hacking the American Diet With Trifecta CEO Greg Connolly
"Let's be honest. The vast majority of americans their overweight. they're obese. we're talking not just like over fifty percent. We're talking the vast majority so what specifically is wrong. And how are you setting about to fix it. It's a great question. And getting into the business being savvy entrepreneurs i'd i i always encourage people to look deeply at the problem. You now think thinking through the obesity of damage. Most people are like. Oh it's personal choice. People just need to pick a salad instead of a mcdonald's big mac and if you look back over history going back to the eighty seventies and even sixties. We didn't have this problem in the united states. It's relatively new problem for us. And the transition that happened in society Which was a fantastic Transition that all of us are in full support of Was that women. Entered the workforce so there was no longer one major member of the household at home cooking three meals a day. Like leave it to beaver style You now have women working right alongside men fifty sixty plus hours a week like like my wife That created a environment in the economy. Where getting food quickly became the key. Thing that americans focused on and that in the late seventies and especially in the eighties and nineties led to the rise of fast food ultimately time became the big factor for people to eat and as that happened You know we started focusing less and less on You know on the health aspect cooking from home and all of those types of things when it comes to eating and more and more on the convenience of food so that was our fix with trifecta as we said how can we be more convenient than fast food. And you know unless you're in puerto rico. Sorry john You know we we shipped the food fully cooked directly to your door. You don't even have to go through the drive through That was our market solution to out compete fast food in the marketplace So that that really was our whatever you wanna call. It are better mouse trap or solution. excetera is we shortened. The supply chain By cutting the the retailer and the distributor out of the equation so you don't you don't go to the grocery store to pick up trifecta you ordered on the internet we ship it directly to your house
The Problem of Femicide in Puerto Rico With Activist Tania Rosario Mndez
"Tanya there is a renewed focus on femicide in puerto rico but this is of course sadly not a new phenomenon. What is your earliest memory of stories. Like this is actually a story. My grandmother told me when she was very young. She married a someone else not not my grandfather. So she's this young wife. She has two small girls and her husband used to lock her up in the house. She told me this story and she was not being. She was not even resentful. She was just telling me this story about her first husband and how he would leave to work and leave her locked up. She was saying how silly he was so jealous. Like that right so for me. I was terrified. The idea that someone else who loves me an adult and in her house because he was jealous. Someone will look at me are for me. It was a -rageous. But i don't remember voice saying that to her because she was so matter-of-fact about it and that's the earliest memory i have. I was thought nine a grueling me. And how normalize it was for several generations in my in my country. We culture that men do that women. Draw a line for me as you see it from that story to how we're still talking about femicide in the year. Twenty twenty one. I think we've overcome some obstacles. But sometimes i think everything that has been gains always the parable of being lost so way not on we have to fight key what we gain but also to forward was boulder and expensive ways off noli dealing move. The problem itself generates violence vosa with naming storytelling. It's how do you tell the story of the victim. Why do you say deaths and you don't say homicide because i'm raising a daughter and sometimes i terrified that she's going to go out in a world that doesn't think of her as full human.
Puerto Rico to receive nearly $4B in US pandemic funds
"Puerto Rico will receive almost $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds. The announcement was made during Cardona's official three day visit to Puerto Rico. News and analysis. A
Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage
"Are in the dark in Puerto Rico. The power failure comes less than a week after massive outage knocked out power to 900,000 buildings on the island interruptions could last For days, President Biden and Russian
Mid-Year Check-In: Are You Being Accountable to Yourself?
"The question of accountability. I love this question for several reasons. Now i it says account dash ability. I love this. One is because you actually have the ability to account for how far you came this year now. Let me explain what that means. Personal accountability means you stated promises to yourself. You took the actions and you fulfill them. You were accountable for how you showed up and how you perform each day accountability. Also means you'd be able to measure that you'd be able to take into account that so what does accountability really mean. Accountability really means you set up some systems of measurement. For your success. I know this is where it was. Jesus put some balloons up dancing bears. Can we have some positivity. Here i started with positivity. Now i'm going to go right to your face. What did you fail to take accountability for. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you promised to get your health in order. Did you fail to take accountability for your actions. So you're still blaming your spouse for your results. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you got pay some taxes. You still laid on. Did you fail to take accountability for your credit card debt this year. Like i just want you to think. Broadly i told you the beginning. This is a conversation. This is like a good old conversation with. uncle coach. Brendan and so. Where did you fail. Accountabilities piece i know that's hard but high performers are not uncomfortable with this conversation that we got to be very comfortable with our measuring sticks and have this conversation. I can tell you where mine were. Accountability i missed a ton of team calls this year. I fail to take accountability for me to make sure that every single week i got my team calls. I own that i'm aware of it. I'll do better next year. It's important for us to be able to look at ourselves and say you know what that piece. I wasn't as accountable towards my wife at the first five months of this year as i had promised her. When we move to puerto rico. I should have been more available to her. I should've doted on her more. I should have made sure she was set up as much as i was trying to set up the business in the studio and things and you know i should have had more wind nights with my wife this year like i'm accountable for that because i want to be a good husband and it doesn't make me feel sad. I'm not getting mad at myself. I'm being realistic. And i'm observing my own
Lose the Laser
"I when we just define what is the laser strike. Basically what happens is as planes are flying. Around the sky people on the ground who have laser pointers sometimes point them at aircraft and way that looks to the pilot as it creates a dazzling affect on the flight deck and it causes them to sometimes not be able to perform their duties and can even cause them to lose vision or all kinds of other bad effects. It's obviously something very concerning to the epa and we've been tracking data for this since two thousand ten really since two thousand fifteen. The number of reported laser events has held steady at right around six thousand to seven thousand events. Each year we also saw really big spike. In two thousand fifteen it went from four thousand events to around seven thousand events and this year appears to be on track for about that same ballpark number between six thousand and seven thousand. We're like why. Why did we have this. Great big increase in two thousand fifteen from four thousand seven thousand. What happened was it because more reporting was because of more events that seem to be kind of a big spike so we did a study one of the box carriers as we call them actually had really good standards where pilots to report laser events from the very beginning and we felt like we could use them as kind of our control and if we saw an increase with this particular company that we knew that overall number of was increasing. We'll be really wanted to understand more reports versus more events. What we concluded from that little study is it was about half and half actually added a little insight. Made it a little less disconcerting. I guess that some of it was simply more reporting because a pilot awareness to report these events with the increase in laser strike. Visit in specific. Sates yeah you know really since twenty ten. We've kind of seeing the same patterns of states with larger populations seem to have the greatest number of events things you would expect like california texas and florida and arizona and pennsylvania. Those were kind of the top five however if you correct for population some really interesting patterns. Come out from that. Hawaii surprise has sixty four events per person as compared to save nevada and puerto rico in arizona and oregon and utah. They're all around forty events per person so the winning state hawaii which is really surprising.
Facebook Urged to Drop Instagram for Kids
"And welcome back to talking tech a few months ago. We heard about face masks plan to create an instagram for kids. However it's not exactly being welcomed with open arms that's right brett. The national association of attorneys general with forty four eight jesus from states and territories including puerto rico sent a letter to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg urging him quote to abandon these plans. Use of social media can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of children who are not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account in quote. You know. It was two months ago. That mr zuckerberg confirmed plans for an instagram for kids that they were in the very early stages and he talked about that during a congressional hearing on misinformation now currently the instagram which is a photo and video sharing app. If you haven't us which. I doubt that there's anybody listening to this. That hasn't used it has more than two billion users but doesn't allow kids under the age of thirteen to use the platform at this point now the stay. Jeez letter echoes a similar one last month from coalition made up of nearly one hundred global experts and child advocates is led by a group called the campaign for a commercial free childhood which sounds a little hopeful in mind behind. But i don't think even. I let a commercial free childhood. Other groups involved include the center for humane technology comes into media and the center for digital democracy among the concerns the have our concerns about the physical emotional and mental wellbeing of children including things like cyber bullying and privacy of the group also cited research about instagram use among children leading to quote suicidal ideas. Depression and body image concerns in
Woman's Killing In Puerto Rico Spurs Calls For Government To Act
"In Puerto Rico Women are taking to the streets. Their demand stop killing us. The island is in shock over the murder last week of a pregnant woman whom the FBI says was killed by her lover when a Puerto Rico's star athletes Case has reignited longstanding demands that the government address a crisis of violence against women. NPR's Adrian Florido reports with San Juan and just a warning. Some details in this story are disturbing. The case drew wall to wall media attention from the moment 27 year old case let Rodriguez went missing last week after her family said she was a month pregnant with the child of Philip's better. They hold a star boxer who competed for Puerto Rico at the London Olympics. But he gets his mother told local TV that the box or had wanted her daughter to a board, but her daughter was thrilled with the pregnancy. Well, baby, he can't win on almost every Rodriguez. His body was found in the lagoon on Saturday, and the next day the FBI arrested fairly expected a whole the details of its accusation against him or so troubling. We won't describe them here. The case has reignited the fury, frustration and sorrow felt by women across the island who've spent years demanding their government do more to protect them. Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest per capita rates of women killed by their partners. Over the weekend women marched with the Lakers remedy is his body was found and outside the governor's
Trump Delayed $20 Billion in Aid to Puerto Rico
"Trump administration delayed more than twenty billion dollars in hurricane relief aid for puerto rico after hurricane maria according to a report by the housing department's office of the inspector general the efforts to deliver recovery funding to the island or unnecessarily delayed by bureaucratic obstacles. According to the forty six page report the hurricane which hit the island in twenty seventeen killed thousands of people and left thousands more without electricity or water for months. One of the main hurdles was the requirement imposed by the office of management and budget which established an inter agency review before grant approvals according to a report from the department of housing and urban development the process which was never before required for allocating disaster funds prevented hud from publishing its draft notice of funding by the target date however investigators did not have access to the former hud secretary ben carson and other political officials. The investigators will also denied or delayed access to hud information on several occasions in february twenty. Twenty the office of the inspector general received a request democratic senators asking the office to conduct an inquiry into whether delays in hud's release of the disaster recovery funds for puerto rico violated the impoundment control act of nineteen seventy four. Be agency stalled the release of the disaster relief aid in twenty nine teen and imposed additional restrictions on how the island could access the funds. The agency cited corruption and financial mismanagement concerns for the blocks hurricane. Maria had hundreds of thousands of homes on the twentieth of september. Twenty seventeen and many was still living under blue tops. Three years later
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: Who Keeps the $1M Ring?
"So let's talk about jalen era. They called off their wedding. But there are still so many questions. Like who gets to keep the ring at alex propose to jennifer back in two thousand nineteen with a stunning one million dollar engagement ring. So now they're visually over. So who gets one million dollars deadman. Oh wow that's a great question. where did they. Where did he proposed to her. Was dominican puerto rico. Each or something like it was on vacation right. Yeah so. I think that i think if they proposed if you proposed to her in the united states and they went to court over this ring. Then she'd probably have to give it that. Oh in most states but because they got engaged on a beach somewhere outside the us. I feel like they kind of get to decide what they want to do with it. I mean this is her fifth ring. I sleep shady jealous lasek. She's giving them back. Like i wonder if she had to give back. Remember that beautiful. Pink demand that ben gave her that was i think over a million dollars. Did she give that back. I don't know here's the thing. The sources are saying that a-rod still wants to be jennifer for arab is has high hopes are going to get back together. We'll do anything in his power to magento happy. So there's no way in hell. He is asking for that ring back when you want that girl back. You're like honey. You keep that you put somewhere safe. Because i'm really hoping one day you wanna wear it
The Self-Determination Act Could Finally End US Colonisation of Puerto Rico
"Last month many puerto ricans where incensed by spring breakers and other visitors soup flouted local rules imposed to reduce the spread of covid nineteen. Puerto rico was one of the first. Us jurisdictions to issue a mask mandate and it maintains strict curfews. The pandemic wasn't politicized and when it arrived amid earthquakes. In the south end the protracted efforts to rebuild after hurricane maria puerto rico's fragile health care system was still able to cope torres. They're always welcome but is one local told nbc news. People can't come here and act as if the virus doesn't exist they have a sense of entitlement and apathy. I don't understand for the mainland. The island has long been a locus of both entitlement and apathy but next week politicians some of them anyway. We'll be paying attention on april fourteenth wednesday at one pm eastern time the national resources committee which oversees territorial affairs will consider two competing bills one would provide for the admission of puerto rico as a state the other would provide for true self determination. I either would be historic. Both are deeply opposed by the gop. There's also a rich history of division within puerto rico over what it status should be but most agree that the current situation this disenfranchised limbo isn't it
How Your Story Can Drive Your Success
"Wanna introduce you guys to selene gosling. Welcome hello and thank you for having me today. I've so appreciate you taking those. You guys don't know slim. A story architect author speaker for high-profile entrepreneurs one of the coolest things we're talking about here is really how the debris the soul into your business. Which is one of the fun things for me Especially as he really kind of dive into her expertise in working with entrepreneurs to help them get unstuck She helps her. Class breakthrough plateaus reprogram their minds for success. Most really share their most powerful story with world. They can become confident. Leaders with influence brands. International media coverage in thousands of raving fans. I think the part that. I'm most excited about though is slim loves adventure. She's traveling all over the world. And i think it's really again if she left the corporate america seen She lives her life on her own terms. I was just in puerto rico she. We're talking about visiting friends. John lee dumas. Who's on our podcast just recently. But i think the cool part for me. Selena is having the opportunity of stay time with you to really help. People really understand the difference between the public story and the private story. Yes dive into that anything else. You wanna say so they can get to know your local better not married to today everything that they need to know. It will come through in. Today's that's fantastic. Let's dive right into this. Yeah so if you don't mind. I think the most fascinated by is. I know that i've always kind of hidden my private story. The hardest thing for me is publishing on a regular basis. And i'm trying to do more and more that I think i've gotten better ads becoming much more vulnerable. But i think the problem. I see in a lot of the entrepreneurs that deal with is. It's that private story. It's that space between your ears. That really is preventing the for having success. They really want and most importantly really living the passion that dream they they talk a big story but they don't believe in themselves asset something you've experienced one hundred percent even as the end of the the funny but i would say the most interesting part is that it doesn't matter how successful you are so i worked with six seven eight nine figure enterpreneurs and matter because they keep telling in creating this magnificent story on the outside hiring brand experts like cr- the best copywriters in crafting something so that they can share in their work in their funnels in their websites. And then there's always this lack of coherence between what's being put on the outside and then what you just said which is a story that they're telling
The Story of Miss Baker - Space Monkey
"Okay so what was the plan. Were they going to do with these. Twenty-six tiny cute monkeys already worried about them. Yeah so nasa wasn't a thing until nineteen fifty eight so for years. The army and the navy have been running these tests to see if it's safe to send humans to space and that's where these twenty-six tiny monkeys come in. So were they going to send all twenty six of these monkeys into space or was there like some kind of training tiny centrifuges how they just please imagine for a moment a monkey training montage. They had to go through like stimulated flights and lab testing. And you know stress testing like they were looking for the smartest calmest monkey to send to space. Yeah i'm totally imagining the monkey version of the right stuff. And i'm sure this isn't isn't true but i'm picturing like tiny silver jumpsuits and little monkeys walking down the tarmac in slow motion for sure. That is what i'm picturing. So it all sounds really cute. Little monkey nuts blazing a trail to the stars. But actually the us government at this point has been trying for a decade to bring a monkey back alive so starting in nineteen forty eight we had albert. The i went down to the tail. Explosion albert the second valve failure alpert. The third parachute didn't open i. I mean it's interesting and this is like it's both totally awful but gives you some sense of why they're doing these experiments right because they're going to send people into space plans to send people into space years out from sending people to space and so far there just you know. Just a bunch of dead monkeys. This is i mean so. This is pretty grim up until we get to miss baker. How did they end up choosing miss baker. So it's spring of nineteen fifty-nine. There's all launch scheduled. And so the navy basically narrows it down to one candidate and its tiny female squirrel. Monkey barely on adults. And she's teeny tiny. You hold her in your hands She has this adorable little like white mask on her face. You know tiny little like bear shaped ears a long tail super long fingers. Ucr your heart just goes out to her and the researchers really liked this particular monkey. The even named her tlc for tender loving care. They basically figure if she she was the smartest the most docile and that she was the best candidate for this mission little known fact nineties hip hop group. Tlc named after her frie- you music box out there. Score that one away. That's that that's not true so the mission was coming up and all higher ups like we. We can't call her. Tlc that's not. That's not going to sound good over the radio. And so they renamed her baker specifically they renamed her miss baker and her co pilot for the mission was another monkey and they call her. Ms able and so finally. It's may twenty eight one thousand nine hundred. Ninety nine launched a cape canaveral. They load miss baker up into this really scary looking contraption it's like a water bottle or metal thermos and she's wrapped up in there like a mummy in this little jacket and she able or walked out onto the tarmac where they launched all the ships and they're loaded into the top of a rocket fifty ton jupiter rocket fifty tonnes for two tiny monkeys. Okay so they're on top of this building sized fifty ten rocket they're tiny they're cute and this giant rocket this big launch. It's all for them. There's nothing else going on today so owning to thirty five. Am one lengthening. We have looked up thirty monkeys strapped in escaping from the gravity of earth and into space at one point. They're moving at ten thousand miles per hour. Just imagine flint would be terrifying for anybody much less a monkey in total they spend about fifteen minutes in space and then the nosecone detaches from the rocket and it begins the descent. Forty-five minutes after the launch. The nosecone splashes down about two hundred fifty miles off the coast of puerto rico. Just after five. Am that morning. The uss kua pulls up at picks up the nose cone and everyone is very nervous. They were desperate for these monkeys to have survived. So one of the guys aboard ship popped open the nose cone and both the monkeys were alive. Everyone was just everyone was so happy. They radio back to cape canaveral and they said able baker are perfect. No no problems after unwrapping her from her coat and her thermos one of the guys on the ship gave miss baker at a little cookie. And so it was. It was a huge success because these were the first monkeys to return alive from space. Oh wow yeah and these were like the first american animals to kind of come back in one piece and you know like at this point. This is the middle of the space race. There's a lot riding on this as a very very geopolitically important little tiny monkey yeah she was a big deal and you would be for the rest of your life so immediately miss baker in her co-pilot miss able are shipped off to washington. Dc for a press conference because our what do you mean a press conference the monkeys you gotta understand there now vip very important primates but four days after the landing something really sad happens miss able dies in a freak accident and so now. Miss baker is the only the only monkey to return alive from space and america's only animal astronaut to have survived. And so that just kind of makes her even more special there. Were you know newsreels about her children's books printed about her or she gets fanmail especially from children. She was on good morning. America at one point. She got double billing with the jackson five. That is famous. Yeah i also. I also love post her career in science her life kind of like moves into the gossip pages. A little more public figures like that like they do something you know like kind of given a title. She's called america's first lady in space. That's how she was seen so miss baker after her flight. She goes back to pensacola. You know there's a yearly parade in her honor but mostly she settles down. You know her handlers. Even get her a companion. Another squirrel monkey named big george and after a while the hands even hold a wedding for them so like many young couples miss baker in big george moved to a bigger place. The newly built us space and rocket center huntsville alabama and by. Now it's nine thousand nine hundred seventy one and it's been more than a decade since miss baker took her spaceflight so big george eventually passes away and miss baker immediately married off again to another monkey. And it's very celebrity. It's very tabloid. The space center even sends out engraved invitations and has a real judge into the fishy eight And they dress up miss baker in like a train veil. She actually rips off a couple minutes into the ceremony. Good for you good for you. Miss baker and so she you you just get this idea of like how precious she was to people in nineteen eighty-four. She dies of acute kidney failure. She's twenty seven years old and at this point. She is the longest known living squirrel monkey in history. She at this point. She's broken every single record for like the average lifespan of a squirrel monkey. So miss baker's led this long life. She had like an official wedding when she died where she given. The same treatment was a funeral. Or what happened. Oh yeah she was sent off in style she was buried right outside of the. Us rocketed space center and three hundred people showed up just to witness her being laid to rest. I saw some pictures to like flower. Reason like these signs saying you know like miss baker america's first lady of space born nineteen fifty seven died nine hundred eighty four. And you know she was that day she was laid to rest next big george who had been buried there for a couple of years now. That's nice that's nice
La Brega: The End Of The Promises
"I've noticed that outside of puerto rico. Many people seem uncomfortable calling the island. A us colony in the you'll hear the word territory or commonwealth protectorate. Even and that used to be the case in puerto rico to but not anymore. I'm mortal in puerto rico. More on who. Bill apple repartee emma on puerto rico s loonier needles colonia colonia people would twist themselves into pretzels to avoid the seaward. And there's a reason. For that put a ricans. Were promised that they were not a colony. This is yeti baena yeti mad as a political anthropologist. She writes about places like what the rico guadeloupe and carousel which are not independent states. She has a column in the puerto rican newspaper in livonia and she's also written for outlets like the washington post and the nation lately. She's been tracing the evolution of how puerto ricans think about our relationship to the us and how that has been transformed by the many challenges of the last decade a debt crisis hurricanes earthquakes and now a global pandemic. What's crazy is that being a puerto rican is now requires you to be like a disaster allah gist and i guess now also an epidemiologist and an economist and historian all this crisis has led to a reckoning in puerto rico that promise that yeti meta mentioned about not being a colony it's pretty much been broken
A Review Of The Long Walk, Chapters 9-18
"The long walk continues with only sixty. Walkers remaining geared is determined to make it to freeport or he'll see his mother and girlfriend jan more walkers get their tickets and the boys continue their discussions as physical and mental exhaustion weigh on them eventually. The long walk enters massachusetts and only three boys remain gary mic varieties and stebens. Only one will be the last walker standing but even so at what price victory. Nice day were in this section of the book and one of the things we talked about last episode is how we were a little disappointed that there wasn't a lot more world building going on yeah King seemed to be very vague as to what sort of relived these characters were in boys going on. We got the sense that things weren't great but not all of the details and in this one. There's a lot more of that world building we're looking for. Yeah it definitely satisfied my craving for those details. I still don't know that it was enough for my my modern sensibilities if you will I wanted to know what was going on. Outside of the walk and king still doesn't really reveal that but he gives us just a little bit more of a taste. Oh those are so delicious. Yeah each one of them is pretty great. The fact there's now thirty first day of april. Yeah that was the first one in this section. I was like whoa and you know. We talked about the dark tower. There were times early on. We're like boy. That's a weird little editing mistake. At first i thought well maybe april thirty. One is an editing mistake but then there were a couple more came shortly thereafter. That you're like. Oh kings doing something here. Yeah yeah there were fifty one states. When i saw that my immediate question was what is that fifty for state. I mean it could be anything is is it. Puerto rico is his canada. I don't know like it could be so many things it could be half of. Mexico is the fifty first state. It's not really important to the story. But it would be kinda cool to have one of those jr token style maps or like the the dark tower style maps that shows the world of the long walk and the path that they walk. Yep and then you can see like now. There's this you know. East pennsylvania and west pennsylvania. Yeah you're not even thinking big enough jay. Maybe like the western eight states all disappeared or were destroyed and so then they picked up nine states that we don't have today and not not just one new one. What do you think of that. Yeah or maybe california finally broke into five pieces. Resold alaska back to the russians for for a net total of one game state. Yeah and cut off. Florida like bugs. Bunny does in that. Famous jif yup. Yeah there were other interesting facts. That that Apparently there were german air raids on the east coast of the united states. And there's clearly has been some kind of takeover. The major seems to be the figurehead leader or commander of this Of the united states. So i'm guessing some sort of military coup but somebody says in the old days before the change and the squads when they were still millionaires like basically went before before a lot of wealth was redistributed to who knows who knows in what way but clearly this is not the world that king lived through when he was writing this story. Right the most intriguing one was this idea that world war two was different in how it played out so there's talks about german raids on the east coast. That occurred that people were afraid of and then later on they talk about the provo governor who is a war hero. He led a raid on a german nuclear base in santiago in nineteen fifty three. So yeah this is definitely not the world that is just hey our world bit in the future. This is a total man in the high castle. Style alternate reality or maybe even a father callahan like slipping through alternate versions of of the universe or of the of the world making this whole story. Kind of dark tower finney.
Chicago updates Emergency Travel Order; Texas, Nebraska moved to increase risk tier
"The chicago department of public health has shuffled states on its emergency. Travel order list texas in nebraska had moved back into the orange tier meaning. Travelers from those states would need to quarantine for ten days or have a negative kobe. Test seventy two hours. Before arriving in the city there are a total of twenty four states in the orange zone but nine other states have moved into the yellow zone meaning. They're corona virus case levels. Are low enough that no quarantine or negative test is required. When traveling to chicago from those states there are a total of twenty six states in the yellow zone plus puerto rico
Ex-President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, Found Guilty of Corruption
"And a two year suspended sentence is the first time in France is modern history that former president has been convicted of corruption. Sarkozy is 66 years old. He was president from 2007 through 2012 in the U. S. The Supreme Court agreeing to take a case on whether it is unconstitutional to exclude people living in Puerto Rico from SS
"puerto rico" Discussed on Latino USA
"Can see it in the recent protests and the weekend after two particularly strong earthquakes shook towns in the south west of Puerto Rico roads were clogged with civilians. Not Government officials going to deliver deliver emergency aid. The people go on the stand at this point that they cannot trust government and they are taking care of themselves and taking care of the people affected victimized by the situation without waiting for the government we saw for the corrupt government in Puerto Rico and resolve the discrimination of the US government in August. The Department of Housing being an urban development announced that hurricane recovery aid for nine states would be made available but that the US Virgin Islands and Rico would have to wait longer and be subject two conditions. The official line was that Puerto Rico's government couldn't be trusted. We understand that we have a program of corruption. Nobody can deny that input regal as we say here in a way that is still commando you can block the song there and we have a really big problem with corruption. We'd government incompetence competence with politicking in government. It said that that should not be an excuse for the US to fulfill its responsibility with their colony money and east ironic that president trump has accused Puerto Rican politicians of being corrupt the only corruption accusations up to this point related related to phones off. Maria Been famous official vice-director famous photo and an American contractors. In other words words federal officials not local ones a FEMUR report from 2017 showed that the agency was aware that public school buildings were vulnerable to earthquake damage but they still cut funds for repairs last year. A school collapsed during an earthquake earlier this month. President trump was slow to sign emergency declarations after the earthquakes and and as a squall notes ninety percent of disaster response contracts for Puerto. Rico are in the hands of companies from the fifty states. Whose fault is this really? WHO's is in charge? And who is responsible in the day to day I would say that. The default is fifty fifty divided at the local government meant and the federal government but really in the grand scope of things. The fault is the United States government and commerce fault for more than one hundred twenty years. Now Oh you know it's ridiculous Rico is still a colony in the twenty first century and it is easy for president trump to blame the local government whenever he wants until make up excuses excuses when the fact is he and all the presents that came before him are holding a democratic regime here and decide over budget and over for issues whenever they please without being enacted bite us. The problem is the local government blames the Federal Government and a thorough government blames the local government and and stuck in between are trimmed. Puerto Rican solid time. You know some folks are saying let's not protests. Let's not make things worse you know. Trump already has called his corrupt or just proving him right and he's GonNa withhold aid but the aid is already being withheld than the United States. They already think that. Puerto Ricans can't govern themselves els and that's why we've never been given that ability in that right. Puerto Ricans are caught in this double bind. Were there denied. This democratic rights denied aid. You know but but then they're also told to deal with and not take care of these corrupt politicians and government mismanagement issues that are being used as reason then for holding the aid. Is there a way to route out. Corruption and ineptitude while not fueling the cruel and offensive narrative. That island doesn't deserve aid and that it can't Minhaj itself Yeti Marceau's that for residents of a colony the double bind also applies to the issue of perception. WB The boys talked about this idea of double consciousness snus that was held by African Americans in the United States. Where on the one hand they have their kind of internal perceptions of cells that we all do but they're also so always thinking of how they're being viewed by others measuring themselves by the means of what he described as a nation that looked back upon them with contempt? You know that also also works on a societal level where the entirety of Puerto Rico is on the one hand developing its own ideas of south developing projects and new political programs of what we want to see here but at the same time as we develop them were constantly thinking about. Well how is this GonNa look like from the outside. How is this going to look like Mike to the United States or to the federal government or two? US Tax payers who then might or might not tell their representatives to support certain legislation. That might favor us so no we have no say we have no representatives in government the only way that we can achieve these things as by worrying about the projections that we make in the US public sphere. So is the answer then just to ignore that that narrative that gets built that what did he go doesn't deserve aid or that it. It can't govern itself. I don't think it's to be ignored it though. I think that that's something that is more important for people in the fifty states to worry about and to hold their government representatives accountable for what they're doing work here in Puerto Rico work leaning up our government. We're holding our politicians accountable. In some ways it can be seen as kind of further indictment on the government but it also is further proof of how committed Puerto Ricans are to holding their the politicians accountable within one electoral term. We're on the second governor that we're trying to get rid of and me. While in the United States there's these long drawn out process process of impeachment et Cetera. There aren't really giving people any satisfaction.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
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"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"It back in Puerto Rico when you're moving cracks down on the nationalist Albee was arrested again and sentenced to eighty years in prison and nearly three thousand independence. Supporters are arrested all over the island. The message is clear pragmatic reformers. Munoz Marin are working in the best interest of Puerto Rico. The nationalist are lunatics who need to be stopped and when it comes time I'm to vote on Commonwealth status for Puerto Rico. They win. Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly vote to make Puerto Rico a Commonwealth and that is still the underpinning of the legal relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico still by nineteen fifty three Commonwealth status is set in stone. Yes this is the Commonwealth Rico a land of song and laughter tiny bit in the United States. The warm seas of the Atlantic and the Caribbean independence is not only off the table. It isn't even a part of the conversation anymore. Albizu Campos and the nationalists have lost the fight but at some refuse to accept defeat and on March first nineteen fifty four they make a desperate final stand the march first nineteen fifty four four Puerto Rican nationalists enter the US Capitol House of Representatives Chamber in Washington in DC and the House gallery where I was working. Mike Michelson was the House Radio and TV Gallery director at the time and I Chandran noticed some people came in the door which is to my left judge stairs and then I turn around in the bottom and know that I figured they would just chore us like so many people then the open fire. I heard this loud poppy. Noida POW POW House members members take cover as bullets spray around him. I ducked underneath the ledge. We had a legend Writing Ledge all the while the shooter shout Viva Puerto Rico Libra three long live free Puerto Rico five members of Congress but wounded. No one died. Eventually police managed to get inside the chambers an arrest them three men and one woman shoveled and wild. I'm Puerto Rican. Fanatic Raphael. Maranda is photograph moments after he and fellow hello terrorists Andres Cordeiro joined with Lalita Lebron and boring twenty shops at the crowded house. Four five congressmen are wounded in the murderous attack so the chiefs shooter in that nineteen fifty four how shooting is lowly. Lebron angry menacing crowd pictures from that day show Alita Lebron with red lipstick on wearing in heels and according to a New York Times account quote she emptied the chambers of a big Luger pistol holding it in her two hands and waving at wildly I looked up and I see these people are standing up with guns in their hands and the woman was standing with them and she had a big flag then she threw down the pistol and and whipped out a Puerto Rican flag which she waved royal waving the flag back and forth but never did manage to unfurl fully the nationalist no they're fighting a losing battle but they get what they hoped for the attention of the US even if it's just for a short time time now governor these nationalists I understand they're only five hundred of them. What do they really want. They want to force the people people to Puerto Rico to wish for the form of freedom that they claim to prefer that is independence. The people of Puerto Rico have overwhelmingly chosen and other former freedom. The leader and the other shooters are sentenced to decades in prison but in the nineteen seventies Lebron is pardoned by Jimmy Carter and she gets out of prison and then she serves as a kind of ceremonial figure in in Puerto Rican life as famous for what she did in the eyes of many. She's a nationalist Jerem. The Congress attack is the last major act of violence carried out by the nationalists and the status question. Will it ever become independent. Lever become a state becomes frozen and time time is what we call the eternal question. I mean that what happens to you. After death.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"During the late nineteen thirties and forties while I was in jail when you're smart his political career takes off he starts his own political party called the Popular Democratic Party or PD and his sole focus becomes improving the economy. The status of Puerto Order Rican independence is no longer priority whether we're independent. What a state or at Menial Canada. That's I'm GonNa give you a house all staten. GonNa keep you warm. Munoz Marin figures the only way to lift Puerto Rico out of intense poverty and economic turmoil is with help from the US so so his answer was we're GonNa have a U. S. funded industrial revolution in Puerto Rico and that will bring us maternity. It will bring us good. Wade's jobs. It will bring us all the things right. Industrialization is supposed to bring member that this is the Arabs the new deal as the mortgage trust among the farmers at among the homeowners by providing poorly leasing of debt about pancer the idea the you can transform economies with federal funds is huge when yes martin sets out to convince American companies to invest in Importer Rico and saying to all of these capitalists. I have a pliable jostle. You know population here who loves the US. We've loved the US US ever since it arrived and just calm and you'll have really hard workers who are going to be grateful for factory job. They know how to cut cane fifteen to twenty hours a day and they'll be thrilled to work ten hours a day in your factory. The only problem is some Puerto Ricans are starting to get ideas about unionizing and workers rights and if the company's catch a whiff of this factory owners might not WanNa go up. There's this it's very complicated dance then that the PD gets into of like t to produce the the maternity and abundance that they promise Thomas they gotta get the money from Papa us but papa us doesn't want a radically mobile citizenry.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for NPR and the following message come from American Express. You've got big the ideas for your business but figuring out how to make them happen can be a real challenge well. The answer may be as simple as American Express financing solutions. They have over four thousand specialists who can help find the right solution for your business. Chat with them today to see if you're eligible so you can get your plans up and running the powerful backing of American Express Express. Don't do business without it. Terms apply learn more at American. EXPRESS DOT COM slash business. Hey it's Rahm teen just another plug for our survey. You can take it at. MPR DOT org slash through line survey. It'll help us make the show better again. It's at NPR DOT org slash through line survey now back to the show one evening sometime in the late nineteen twenties way before the whole Cornelius Rhoads incident Albee's compost is eating dinner alone on at the Hotel Palace in San Juan an acquaintance walks into the restaurant spots Albizu and asks if he can join him for dinner. I'll Bijou agrees the to really connect. They both speak English fluently both studied in America and went to law school and they have the same political mission to see an independent Puerto Rico after this chance encounter the two men me often and the spoken spoken warmly of each other and dined together and it seemed to admire each other that man in the restaurant is named Luis Muneo Else Marie. He was famous for saying that you know the Americans and I arrived on the island together that's because he was born in eighteen ninety eight the same year the US took over Puerto Rico Munoz Marin comes from a family that was well known elite landowning highly educated. I mean and his father had been involved in politics and had actually attain autonomy for Puerto Rico from Spain white one of the great founding fathers of Puerto Rican nationalism then his father became arrested and commissioner in Washington so when yours is is going to be living in the United States so he was bilingual had this great legitimacy among the political elite in Puerto Rico but also you know had had a lot of cultural capital among Americans as having grown up here educated in the United States so he returns to Puerto Rico and he's welcome in a circle of political activists in a way that it'll be soon ever wes GonNa go back to nineteen thirty two right after the sweater Cornelius Mealey's roads letter comes out so at that moment loose manure marine is an independence guy is a nationalist that same year ear in one thousand nine hundred eighty two both I'll be sue and Muna's Marin run for office while Bijou fails to gain political support when you Marin has better luck soon after hatred bears the countryside in Puerto Rico and he roll up his lips on these travels when you're Marin taps into to the anxieties and struggles of the people whereas Albus he's getting rid of Americans assist top priority from when Marin it's getting rid of hunger yeah he was also just such charismatic speak to her like he uses all this redolent religious imagery of course setting himself up as Jesus and everybody else's Jesus his followers but it's like Manna Manna from heaven then it Kinda cops came.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"Then in some dark twist of fate on September thirteenth in Nineteen Twenty eight. There's a massive hurricane the worst hurricane in in its history Hurricane San Felipe the storm killed hundreds hundreds of thousands were left homeless and Puerto Rico's coffee industry was decimated and it's also important to know that coffee grows really slowly tow it takes years before there's another coffee crop then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse in nineteen twenty nine the US stock market collapsed and the US government apportioned the pain the US government decided that it would prioritize sugar growers in the mainland's over sugar growers in the territories at set quotas on production and so that the pain would be distributed so much of Puerto Rico's pain with easy to see but one of its biggest problems was only just coming into view. Many Puerto Ricans were thin Pale and unusually tired you look at the pictures of the peasantry from that time on their skeletons workers cut for years this had been mistaken for hunger or laziness but it was actually epidemic of anemia by the turn of the twentieth at century anemia was the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico but even once it was diagnosed. It took years for researchers to discover what was causing such a widespread red problem especially in coffee plantation workers. It was the result of hookworms that board to a victim's feet as they were walking shoeless in the dirt by the Nineteen Thirties. Anemia is a public health crisis drawing attention from the mainland especially from the Rockefeller Foundation. They're convinced that there might be a medical fix to the problem of poverty in Puerto Rico. Anemia is associated with low productivity vity so for that reason Laura Briggs says it was perfect for the Rockefeller brand which was often very anti labor and so they're backing this idea that mature attorney in Puerto Rico is that people don't work hard enough and if only they weren't so anemic and tired all the time they'd be better workers. MM Puerto Rico wouldn't be so poor. The Rockefeller Foundation sends doctors to the island and one of them is Cornelius Packard roads yeah cornelius packard roads dusty to his friends dusty rooms so he's a doctor and what he's supposed to do is study anemia Amiya and their doctors who come down from the mainland to Puerto Rico before and they'd behaved like doctors right you know they were really worried about experimental treatments in order to preserve the health of the patient above all else. Cornelius Packard roads took a different tack only know from road zone letters is is at first. He was really happy to be there. He thought that there was really good. Funding really good equipment and plenty of patients to do research search for a young man who wanted to make his name in anemia roads is dispatched to San Juan where he gets down to work and he's a colorful whole character who people either like or don't like and somebody strips his car he's he's furious.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for this podcast asked and the following message come from Google from Connecticut to California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of American businesses are using Google tools to grow online the grow with Google initiative support small businesses by providing free digital skills workshops and one on one coaching and all fifty states helping businesses get online connect with new customers and work more productively learn more at Google dot com slash growl Malcolm glad well as one of the most well known thinkers in the world but he says a lot of his fans don't know that he's black white people don't know black people always how do you feel about that as a rare glad well on race pop culture and a whole lot more next time on it's been omitted from NPR one thousand nine hundred twenty eight was not a good year Puerto Rico thirty years after after the US took over Puerto Rico had little to show for it. This colony was in kind of crisis. Conditions on the island were dire observers who would look at the slums. Clemson San Juan were y'all could hardly believe that such a thing existed under the US flag many Puerto Ricans struggled to eat the shaky economy was built on just two crops sugar and coffee after an examination of Puerto Rico in the nineteen twenties. The Brookings Institute published a study. The Brooklyn says it found that rural workers were using nearly all their wages on food talking about living hand to mouth. That's what they're doing. If you're spending that much aw in food that mean that you don't have any any resources for anything else you just work until you died and you're replace the hope that so many Puerto Ricans had when the US arrived when they joined the US war effort when they'd been granted US citizenship citizenship had been replaced by the realization that the United States had delivered neither liberation nor prosperity and by the Nineteen Twenties and nineteen thirties the rawness honest of that deal became a little clearer to Puerto Ricans.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"Most Puerto Ricans see the US intervention as a liberation. Shen move from Spanish rule compared to Spain the United State. Luke lied that serum. He'll lie about beacon of democracy with all all is superficially. Stay low lie sunk thin lower. Puerto Rican aspire to be the civil war had been fought slavery was was defeated a lot of black Puerto Ricans in particular thought of the United States as the land of Lincoln so it's really interesting that we have in Puerto Rico at the turn of the century. The fledgling Socialist Party is fervently pro. US Intervention Anisa matter of fact right after the United States invaded on a military going in a setup. What takes place. Is that political bodies that are formed won't but to become a state of the union. This is Harry Franker Barra. He's a professor of history at Bloomfield College college and then say this because there was a lot of goodwill toward the United States was salon of hope the US made Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and within months of taking over Americans assigned a military commander to rule the island and completely ignored more parliament Puerto Rico had one from Spain despite this Puerto Ricans for some time remained optimistic that the relationship with the United States would improve improve life on the island and one of those people was a man who would come to be one of the most important figures in the islands Modern History Pedro Albizu. It'll be zoo compass. He's the son of sponsor and a woman will make sounds street three what they call it a title he was born in eighteen ninety one on a bouncer and had been young right at the time of the US invasion and annexation and I'd grown up in a town called Ponce that seemed to welcome the United States. This put it this way bones as the most patrician of but are we going to cities. Ibiza compost himself didn't come from one of those patrician or wealthy families but he did get a good education as a result of living in a rich city council. We have of him as a child is that he was really interested in his mainland teachers. When he was studying in Puerto Rico he moved to the the United States to study I in Vermont and then he transferred to Harvard. That's when we'll want started. As World War One began. I'll be composts like many puerto artery cans believed that the US would ultimately deliver a better life for the people of the island and when he was in law school in Nineteen Seventeen Puerto Ricans became in US citizens. This was part of an effort to Puerto Rico into the war effort and for the United States to shore up some legitimacy in a place where you know it it found itself in an awkward position propounding liberty on the world stage and yet holding this place. Oh has a large and prominent colony to Albee's Zoo compos citizenship and the award presented an opportunity and we have him writing about trying to make sense of what does it mean that the United States is at war and where to Puerto Ricans fit in it and what he wrote he wrote to the Harvard Crimson to say Puerto Ricans now have citizenship we are now part of this project and we are really excited to be part of it and so he said ultimately. I will stand with the United States. He joined the army of these who campus join an officer training camp with what the Rica at its ice cold the color regimen or for Blackberry Oregon's he trains as awarded the rank of first lieutenant any quite clearly had the hope that this would lead to who Puerto Rican independence that Puerto Rico would stand with the United States. I would part of this project for liberation. At the end of the war might lead to Puerto Rican independence. That's the expectation that he had and as it turned out he was disappointed..
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"They won't stop until the Governor Step Step Order Rico Governor Ricardo CEO CEO has officially handed in his resignation letter to the government the first pictures now coming in from Puerto Rico after taking a direct hit hurricane Maria slamming into the island and as you heard officials saying the island is destroyed and the number of people who were killed in the storm and its aftermath is now exponentially higher. Ford was not enough the guy's aw in all an agonizing wait people desperate to escape now. I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you've thrown a bunch of little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico President Calling Puerto Rico one of the most corrupt places on Earth said a while yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico will ever end. You're you're listening to through line from. NPR will be go back in time to understand the present. Hey amounting I'm Rhonda Today on the show Puerto Rico as I'm sure you know Puerto Rico has had a really intense this couple of years hurricanes political turmoil had forced the people on the island to face some difficult questions and possibly the toughest one to answer what what exactly should the relationship between the mainland. US and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico became a territory of the US in eighteen ninety eight and for the next fifty years ears Puerto Ricans fiercely debated whether the island should push to become an independent country or have a closer relationship with the United States the battles fought over that that question resonate to this day in the way mainland Americans view the island with indifference confusion or hostility and also in the way the island struggles with political go and economic instability so in this episode we're going to revisit those first fifty years of Puerto Rico's relationship with the mainland and the Keith figures who shaped the islands fate.
"puerto rico" Discussed on 1A
"Rico being ready for the next hurricane, and what are you doing to to get ready? So you know, considering that Puerto Rico went through a catastrophic event, you know, this is the big event of FEMA has been planning for years or may any happening the Rico, one thousand miles away from the mainland so that the ended a lot older Charlotte is meeting in resources to I in. So what what I can tell you is that a federal Rico right now, if we get a don't be concerned, we're gonna have lots of power because we just finished restoring the power. This is not the reconstruction of the power. This is just restoring power to get by with the homes now the recovery of Puerto Rico's ears. And so now he's when we started looking at it, what is the action for the Rico? We're doing. Or the whole grade reading, Puerto Rico, forty, five years old. The evidence in the case is twenty. So this, this has to be more resilient and he has to be, but I knew it. It was kind of what I'm getting a who's. I mean, I'm kind of wondering why that wasn't already planned for before. I mean, Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for quite some time, and we've known what the power grid looks like in Puerto Rico for some time. It's not like the disaster recovery systems in Florida and Texas and so forth where you've got other neighboring states to help out. It almost seems like Puerto Rico should have been a slam dunk because we knew Puerto Rico is more vulnerable. We shouldn't even able to prepare for that before now and be ready to rebuild quickly because it's so vulnerable. Well, if you look at a, you know, Percival rebuild quickly, but that's a piece. Said and done. So Susan, that older materials that are for the Rico for the reconstruction of Puerto Rico have to come from the state. And then right now we're limited. It's pretty point three million people. You know, we're limited by the amount of contractors that we have on the island considered in that we have to actually six hundred sixty six thousand homes. Most actually insulted movie Los fix the roads and bridges most getting to schools that need repairs over a thousand schools that maybe bears. So we have, we want to compete for resources. We're gonna compete for contracting. We're going to be competing for a lot of stuff with everyone is gonna try to the ripple search in the same time. So that's where we actually based you for how do we actually get the manpower that we need rain them on power working with the department, and they went to get that that Mumbai were ready for the reconstruction. Let's come into Puerto Rico. It's not gonna be a sprint. This is not the type of disaster that you the typical you have an event and within three months out of the response, and then you start your. Polity and you'll get more forward in this one. We just finished for writing the last meals to the residents of Puerto Rico, biking for February. I still have a hundred then at eight or install in the island, but writing essential utilities to some residents of Puerto Rico. So I'm dealing that response thing to get out of the historic refunds in Puerto Rico, which had me. I mean, the biggest, the biggest three of these, the biggest nation for health and human services, right over thirty. Six thousand people attended too. So I mean that transition right now, what I can tell you is that we have done smartest possible to get ready..
"puerto rico" Discussed on 1A
"That's why we make pop culture, happy hour twice a week. We give you the lowdown on what's worth your time and what's not find pop culture. Happy hour on the NPR one app or wherever you get your podcasts. Yesterday, President Trump was asked about the updated death count and how his administration responded to the disaster. Here's what he said. I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico was still helping Puerto Rico, the governor's an excellent guy, and he's very happy with the job we've done. We have put billions and billions of dollars into Puerto Rico, President Trump speaking yesterday. Well, let's hear from someone who's directly responsible for these hurricane recovery efforts. Joining us now from Puerto Rico is who still at an undis- who's the deputy federal coordinating officer for FEMA in Puerto Rico, who still welcome to one a.. Throat them. So the president says, we did a fantastic job with Puerto Rico, not to be too hyperbolic, but what would you say is the most fantastic aspect of the recovery thus far? I can tell you that a, you know, I wouldn't use those addict is often past week. I can tell you that the commitment that we have in femur towards the recovery or Puerto Rico is a stronger that I have seen it in thirty years in females. I can tell you that import, oh Rico. When we started this recovery is there was no communications. There was no infrastructure everyone in Puerto Rico, including the state, local state and local. Bormann's that had to respond what also disaster survivors and their world swing back there, and they were. It took a little while for us to get. See exactly what the damage was. So we were responding. On every aspect they'll do for Asian against you that a power is restored. The water is running through fives or location is back backup the commercial areas and the commerce in Puerto Rico, and the businesses are coming back up. We're aren't any working right now on the -veloping the prairie view of what's going to be the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. That's been a big team in Puerto Rico for the next five to ten years, and it's gonna be a massive reconstruction, including one hundred sixty six thousand homes that need to be a repair forty. We're talking about the the infrastructure. We have four hundred a. Sites inroads got impacted having over a thousand gross impacted. So we're working right now with bridges. We had a about forty bridges collapsed, and we have already twelve of them often running. So right now we are, we're coordinating right now is an estimated a recovered is that's going to be in the forty nine billion dollars for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the whole line and was impacted. Yeah. Did want to ask you about that. You said forty, nine billion dollars as I understand it. Femurs has been kind of scaling back in recent months, which is not unusual. It's not famous job to stay forever. You know, FEMA comes in and helps out and then slowly kind of works its way out the door. But there has been a scaling back financial assistance, closing some disaster recovery offices. Tell me how this new death toll figure this dramatically. Higher figure makes a difference in terms of femurs commitment that the previous financial commitment as I understand it was based partly on the. Earlier death toll the real death toll is much higher..
"puerto rico" Discussed on 1A
"You gotta put something in to be able to take some out this country is twenty one trillion dollars in debt. We owe to our kids to stop giving money to everybody in the world. For those of you playing the home game, Puerto Rico is not a separate country. It is a territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are American citizens, but Jonathan Levin. I wonder if this begs the question of whether we in the lower forty eight believed that Puerto Rico's recovery is a problem or whether it's our problem. It's a great question. I mean, look, it goes to the root of sort of political fight that this governor has has been fighting since the very beginning and that his father in fact, also fought as governor, which is that he wants Puerto Rico to become a state. He believes that, you know some of these double standards, some of this Puerto Rico as second class citizen of the United States wouldn't exist. If Puerto Rico was impacted Steed. Now, there would be all sorts of things that would that that would change if that came to pass. And there seemed to be all sorts of political pressures. If you will, that at least in the near term going to prevent that from happening. But a lot of people are fighting real hard to make that change, but Jonathan Levin in a practical sense, this new death toll number. What practical impact does this higher number have for Puerto Rico in terms of being able to advance its recovery. Well, look talks are still ongoing about the the, the kind of aid that the that the island is going to be able to get. I think that this certainly puts a lot more pressure on people in Washington to to to sort of pay up. I mean, look, you know, you look at the numbers and you realize that some seventeen hundred of these deaths of the three, roughly three thousand deaths are believed to have occurred in November through February, and so you say to yourself, look, I I, if the, if the Puerto Rican government and the federal government had really reckoned with that earlier, how many of those deaths could have been prevented? And now that we do now that the government do realize what more can they do to prevent more harm from coming to pass in this next hurricane season? For instance, what's the emotional impact? Adrian on this on Puerto Ricans to have this new death toll. We should note that there have been other estimates including one from Harvard that was even higher. Are the mid point of the Harvard estimate was in the four thousand could be as high as eight thousand. And as we've said, there are still more sussing out the needs to be done of even this number. But what does it mean intrinsically emotionally for folks in Puerto Rico to finally have an acknowledged official number that's closer to reality. I've spoken with with a lot of people about about this, you know, and a lot of people who when that Hubbard said he came out and there was this mid point, right? Which was just a mid point of some very wide range vestment from eight hundred to eight thousand, which is with these Harvard researchers said was, was the range within which they thought the real number lay.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"Were producing this litany of propaganda they would you would occasionally see them run television ads they were lobbying congress there were newsletters and bulletin boards and websites all set up about the plight of the not the puerto rican people but the puerto rican bondholder the creditor the and it was always like a grandmother who bought some breaking bonds these people these poor people are getting screwed because puerto rico's not paying its debts and they were very powerful i mean this was like these huge vulture funds holding billions of dollars who are the people on the other end of this propaganda but is important to understand that this is why a large part of the reason why puerto rico's electricity grid with as neglected as it was there was no investment there was mass layoffs it was all to appease these creditors because because the board basically imposes an austerity regime that says whatever dollars are flowing through the public treasury some of it's got to go to pay your creditors back right puerto doesn't make its own economic policy the governor of puerto rico comes up with these fiscal plans that he then submits to this board this outside board and they say no go back to the drawing board you didn't cut enough we wanna see more know they go back and they say okay well we'll close three hundred schools right and we'll save the money and this is you know intimately tied to the depopulation of puerto rico that's going on right now because if you look at the fiscal plan they are planning to lay off thousands of teachers close three hundred schools but they justify this by saying well we have to do this or we can do this because we're going to have one hundred thousand fewer students right and so what it shows is that this depopulation that has happened in the aftermath of the hurricane is designed to be permanent it's not sort of a humanitarian measure because people couldn't get healthcare if that were true they get healthcare and then you bring them back to the island right in the same way that new orleans was depopulated in the population shrunk after katrina we're seeing this.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"There's a question about like when did the problems for puerto rico start that seem really urgent right now as we think about the recovery and what happened there and i guess i want to know what your how you would answer that like when when did the problem start right it's a good question and i think there are many different start dates mean you could start with the beginning of spanish colonization you could start with the handover from the spanish to the americans you could start with the signing of nafta and how that impacted puerto rico's economy because puerto rico's economic development was a sort of a pro nafta miss something that a lot of people don't understand but before there was free trade before there were macula doors in mexico and central america and american companies were able to offshore their manufacturing to cheaper labor they used puerto rico that way but it wasn't internet national because they could still say the stuff was being made in the usa because puerto rico is technically part of the united states so actually the whole free trade model was workshop in puerto rico but then when the pretrade deal started to be signed all these manufacturers fled puerto rico right because because if you're competing on wages like you could cheap labor in mexico than you can puerto rico it's funny you say that because it was a big scandal back in the abramov years in the republican congress at one of the things they did was using like american samoa and guam in these territories for the exact same gig right like opening these very low wage factories was really bad labour conditions but but slapping made in america exactly so and then or you could date back to two thousand and six which was the expiration date for all of these tax incentives that lured american manufacturers there so the process of deindustrializing puerto rico began with the free trade era but it the death blow was the expiration of those tax breaks and then hot on the.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"The medical infrastructure and puerto rico and that number is not surprising to puerto ricans who experienced the aftermath of the storm who've been saying that they know loved ones who died because of lack of medical care to reporters who have been on the ground saying people weren't able to get insulin they weren't able to go for dialysis they were not able to get access to oxygen all the kinds of things that chronic illness in an island that is rather old in its medium age needs access to all taken away now what was also shocking about that number was that the official death toll will so low sixty four people everyone knew that number was bullshit people knew was bullshit in the weeks afterwards when basically none of the morgues reporting and so the number was always preposterous even when donald trump went down to puerto rico and did the bizarre unseemly cringe inducing victory lap about how low the death toll was while in fact the death toll was in the hundreds of that point probably the thousands of mounting up now there are people who argue about the methodology to harbor study and it's true that it's essentially an estimate it's an attempted an estimate the hardest data we have put the minimum around thousand people who died in puerto rico but here's the thing whatever the scale in numerical terms the disaster despite the fact that this was a massive story in america despite the fact that it's something that they've talked about politically there's a fundamental way in which even though puerto rico is american soil in puerto ricans are americans the way in which we as a culture and as a political entity have processed the tragedy of puerto rico has been about another place the reaction if it were houston or new orleans as in katrina or a new york city after sandy would have just been completely different and that's because perico occupies a bizarre limited space politically it is a subject of american law it is a democracy that gets to vote for its own governor and legislative body but doesn't fully control to in destiny in fact they experienced some version of the kind of thing that we literally rebelled against with the british crown and spill blood over the fundamental argument of the revolution which is that we should have total say over what we do as.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Toure Show
"Like a conspiracy theory but i know how much you and others have been working on talking about this and researching this and i mean you it does seem like there are folks in washington or in various state houses who are saying if we let them starve many of them will leave and then we'll be able to sell this land or sell these services for a much better value for all of us and i think what makes it more obvious in puerto rico and what makes it less of a conspiracy and just kinda straight reporting is that before the hurricanes there there there was puerto rico is was in an economic crisis and that economic crisis was actively used to attack what little democracy puerto ricans have right i mean puerto rico's essentially a colony puerto ricans are not able to vote for the us president they don't have an elected representative in congress yet they have to live under us laws right they do however have the ability to vote do they pay taxes to the american government they do they pay taxes without representation straight up right but they do have some representation in that they're able to vote for their governor they're able to vote for their mayors and in two thousand sixteen the debt crisis in puerto rico was used to pass this law called promise which effectively did away with this minimal democracy and created a an emergency management board which is very similar to the emergency management board in detroit in flint michigan right where the bankruptcy of a city is used to say you know what you and this is almost always done in in majority black and brown cities to say we don't trust you anymore to elect your own representatives because of your economic crisis this we are now going to appoint this emergency management body that is gone.
"puerto rico" Discussed on The Takeaway
"We need congress to act there is a supplemental not only four puerto rico but for other states that has been established but that hasn't been seen by by the senate yet but we we're asking for puerto rico to get fear an equitable treatment here we're asking for medicaid fix as was done with louisiana so that we can get the cost sharing you know waived for two years are asking for the tax considerations based on the sort of tax overhaul that that really hindered puerto rico as a as a jurisdiction we're asking for a one hundred percent costsharing from from the fema programs as well and some directed funding for certain areas in housing and the energy grid a because puerto rico different to the other jurisdictions we have a fiscal trunch so we really need some seat funding to get things started i know it's been catastrophe it's been a challenge i've been in in the in the center of it but certainly as governor i need to look at the opportunity and there is a onceinalifetime opportunity for us over here to change a you know the energy grid from the 1950s old energy grid too one that can be a model across the world leapfrogging into utilities 20 changing a an education system that doesn't give the service it needs to give to the children's so for they for them to be competitive in the real world to one that that actually does and that gives every child the opportunity to move forward to put some competitive tax attacks tax components here at the local level because we sort of got railroaded at the federal level so that folks can see puerto rico's a destination to prosper and to create jobs in an alternative so again i understand that this is a long road ahead but it's one that i am willing to embark on that the people of puerto rico are willing to embark on an that if we execute and get the proper resources it's going to be a great puerto rico five seven years down the road governor ricardo ceo of puerto rico thank you for your time sirri appreciate it thank you time.