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"puerto rico" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Think the fundamental point is that statehood and I know I'm a minority, maybe one in what I'm saying. I'm talking as a journalist. Obviously, statehood. Mistake is bad. I don't say it's good or bad. I don't get into that. I'm not into politics. But things economically impossible. For Puerto Rico. And that's the point that like trying to make and try to communicate and try to prove, actually that economically statehood is not possible. So there are positive, which is based on status is based on an unreality. That will not show is my book. Okay. I mean, there's a lot to unpack there, but let me ask you a follow-up question to that. And I know you explain it in the book. I read it, but I want to make sure that why in your estimation and your reporting, do you think that statehood is not economically viable for Puerto Rico? Like what makes you make that conclusion? Let me just give you one statistic. I assume you're going to ask me that. I'm ready. Puerto Rico's per capita income, domestic per capita is 26,822 to be exact. That's 2020. Compare that to Mississippi, Mississippi is 40% more. So we are 40% poorer than the poorest state in the U.S. for capital income in the U.S. is 65,280. So we are two and a half times Quora than the U.S. now how do you quit economically? Such a poor island such a port economy tends to the U.S., you know, one of the conditions of being a state aside from the political and everything else is you have to sustain economically after, you know, carry your weight. You know, it doesn't to me, it's unreality for Puerto Rico to aspire to be a state in order to live off welfare, totally welfare, you know, that doesn't really apply to the fact that to me, it just lacks dignity, you know, self cried. It makes no sense. For me, that's unreal. There are many other statistics. Labor participation rate. This is very important. Our labor participation rate is 42%. It's one of the lowest in the world. So the two biggest problems here answering your question. Why not economically impossible? Poverty, and unemployment. Then how then well then the argument could be made that if Puerto Rico paid off his tests and now you have the junta and you have there's still sort of this fast forwarding now to what we're seeing, then how then does the fiscal control board help in this situation or you make the argument that now is Puerto Rico in a time of bus? We are still in a time of bus right now. And now we have this fiscal control board. We have a competing government in the Parisian administration kind of competing against pensions and you have policemen striking now and everything that's been happening. Police officers, students, all the basic services that are being removed. Is that more of a quagmire as well? Because it feels like there's another level to this besides the status issue. There is now an unelected politically appointed fiscal control board that is trying to get creditors paid, or trying to put the best interests of Puerto Rico in mind. Where do you fall? I mean, looking at what's happened in the last couple of years, where are you at? You're absolutely right. It's undemocratic. It's bad. Everybody hates it, but I mean, you know, we were the topic. We were thinking, the government of Puerto Rico and in this case, both parties went to Congress and look, as always, we can't pay our debt. We have no credit. We can't borrow. We can't government. You know? So something had to be done. So it was done. It was drastic. It was terrible. It's horrible medicine. It's undemocratic. It has powers that go way beyond, you know, that are democratic and elected powers. But we were thinking and, you know, you asked me again as a journalist, not politics. There was a single politician in Puerto Rico, but doesn't attack the board every day. This is like breathing. But then I ask, okay, fine, a second, but what the solution now the board, you know, the board has a mission that is to take Puerto Rico out of bankruptcy and its credit back and get the economy moving again. And once it does that, it leads us to exist. So I think. We're on the road for mess up to be expected to come to an end. And this happens when we get our credit back, we reach an agreement and secondly, the governor Puerto Rico, I think two or three years approves a balanced budget. Then it's over. And then we're back on our own. Then we have to lift the economy. We can't depend on the federal government or anybody. We have to do it. How much do you think in the last couple of years in Puerto Rico has sort of this post Maria Hayes led to sort of a reexamination of Puerto Rico economically socially politically, obviously there are examples of, you know, the rise of third parties in the last election cycle, the governor of Puerto Rico, winning with a very closely just a third of the popular vote. And how much are you seeing that also playing into this or the awareness of the dead and sort of beginning to reexamine Puerto Rico is in its place in the world and it's a relationship with the United States? Well, let me get your question right. And how much is the Puerto Rican people aware of what? The economic the crisis? I'm talking about like in a post muddy situation, since the hurricane, right. How much do you think is there more of awareness of a reexamination of sort of the territorial relationship with the United States sort of understanding that this debt crisis in essence was the product of Puerto Rican political parties and the relationship with Wall Street? We tend to overlook it's too easy. I think to blame the United States to being like the debt was created. This was spending by the island's political class. How much are you seeing sort of the Puerto Rican society challenging that in the last couple of years since a hurricane or just the rise of the third parties in the last election cycle? Well, the political structure is enormous stress. Because I think most people are aware that we were on a that we were sinking and that we have to change and that what we were doing was bad. We shouldn't have done it, and we shouldn't do it. For tomorrow it's one thing to know what the what the illness is and I answering your question. I think there is growing awareness what the illness is and we can't continue that way. And that's why, you know, a Puerto Ricans are not reelecting. I.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"So we are here it's another week and when I was talking to my producer Oscar, I said, we have to have the author of a book. I just finished and the book is called boom and bust in Puerto Rico. How politics destroyed an economic miracle, totally up my alley for people that know what I've written about in Puerto Rico over the years. So I would love our guests whose base in San Juan to introduce himself. So fabulous guest from San Juan. If you can say your name and who you are and what you do. Now let's go to your Maldonado and I've been a journalist for many, many years. And written a few books. You have. You have written a few books. You were for the San Juan star, which is my the first newspaper I read in Puerto Rico when I was 5 years old. How about that? And you were an editor and a mundo, which is the other newspaper I used to read when I was 5, 6 years old. So I remember the days of journalism in Puerto Rico. We could have a discussion about that some other time on how much it's changed, but thank you for being on. You wrote a really fantastic book. I just want to thank you for getting boom and bust. Thank you for getting out, boom and bust in Puerto Rico. For obviously, you know, people follow the show we cover a lot of Puerto Rico, people do know about la junta and promise and the debt crisis. But if you could explain the main thesis of your book to someone who might not understand why your book is so important. I think it's an important people need to read. So how would you explain your book to someone who needs to read this? Well, the purpose of the book is the title says is to describe what happened when you had a we had an economic miracle and the 50s and 60s and 70s, we were admired throughout the world. It would call something democracy in the Caribbean, very small island, you know. Only on your mild by 30 miles, but made a lot of ways. And that you wanted to know those guys or that size actually is economic decline. And a few years ago, 19, I'm sorry in 2015. The governor declared that we were bankrupt, we had run up any bed of $73 billion. Now, it doesn't sound like a lot of money nowadays, you know, but for Puerto Rico, small island, that's a new amount of money. And we couldn't pay it. And that was actually the biggest municipal bond bankruptcy in the mountain history. That was a big story. So what happened? So the point of the book is just to describe it's a factual book, a lot of statistics, describing what happened. And why it happened. And I have my views, of course, I've always had them as a journalist. Although, you know, I've never been involved in politics, always newspapers. But that's the book. Yeah, I would love to, I mean, I don't know how much you've looking at your bio and seeing your past clips. But I have written a lot about the debt crisis and one of the things that I wrote back in 2015 for The Guardian was sort of this realization. That what was created? What had happened in front of our eyes? Had a lot of factors and a lot to blame. And it was too easy to just blame Wall Street when the Puerto Rican government sort of also it was easy to get. It was easy to get the capital. It was easy to get the money. So when your eyes, how did we get here? Share some of those reasons because I do think people don't know the historical roots of why we're here and why we now have a fiscal control board. And we can talk a little bit more about that after, but let's talk about the roots. Tell me some of those reasons from your perspective. The most important thing was the elimination of section 9 three 6 with sounds technical than it is. But this was crucial 9 three 6. Was a section of the U.S. internal revenue code that gave Puerto Rico a very powerful incentive to attract industrial investment. And in fact, this small island became among the world's biggest pharmaceuticals producers from a local products. And we had, you know, just about every big pharmaceutical company was located here. And that was based on that fact incentives, which was approved by Congress, but I think it's very important also that that vaccine senses was linked to Puerto Rico's exception of federal taxes. We have an unusual relationship with the United States. For American citizens, we don't think federal taxes. So the government going back to the 50s and 60s, offered tax exemption, local factors engine on top of federal tax exemption. And that proved to be a pretty powerful incentive. Well, in 1996 for reasons that we can go into, the government of Puerto Rico has Congress to repeal. Section 9 three 6. This is important. This was initiated by the government of Puerto Rico. Now, there was always opposition to 9 three 6. Some people thought it was too generous, et cetera, you know, big pharma was taking unto advantage. So we're always arguments, but it was the government of Puerto Rico in 19 96 that asked Congress to eliminate it. Congress eliminated it, we had a ten year fate of played off of that tax exemption and by 2006, it was down to zero, and that when the crisis began. So of all the reasons, that to me is the most fundamental of the most important. Yeah, no, and I think anecdotally I mean, myself growing up in Puerto Rico in the 70s and the 80s, I do recall an island that was, you know, you talk about the boom. There were things that were happening that we were Puerto Rico was seen as sort of this economic shining light. And then all of a sudden, the rug comes out of you in 2006. And then we still haven't recovered as a country. So in your perspective, is this something that is it too easy to paint it as just a problem that pertain to just one political party from my perspective I've always felt like all political parties in Puerto Rico kind of participated in this spending spree and then they had to pay for the check. Oh, yeah. So talk to me about that because I also think that's part of what people tend to overlook. What runs through the book is what I consider the most fundamental cause of Puerto Rico's economic crisis. And that is that there is a serious illness in our politics. And I would call it unreality, Puerto Rican politics is unreal. Now, what happened 9 three 6 was eliminated because the government at that time believed and it still does actually. That any kind of tax exemption is incompatible with statehood, which it is. The Puerto Rico became a faith, we would have to pay the same taxes. You know, constitutionally caused the taxes after the uniform. So Puerto Rico would lose its tax exemption. And it would lose it incentives. Now, 9 three 6 was incompatible. So they asked Congress to eliminate what drove that was partisan. Ideological status politics. And the point of my book, I.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"Maybe it is what i grew up in what i saw and it just felt the most comfortable with they can always be that psychological thing. They're sure. I don't think it makes you stranger crazy and i put i. I've told people my whole life. And i still tell them until they die. If you haven't dated a puerto rican girl yet you don't really have a full understanding of the full range of what a woman is about you just don't and it just my feeling about it in in my experience maybe you do and then you're talking about. That's possible but you know you should try it. That's that's the truth. All right folks. i know it's a weird note to end the show. But that is all my thoughts on puerto rico. I probably should call the show. My thoughts on puerto rico. But just going to call the puerto rico. Because i'm uncomfortable with that right. This is mine speak. I'm your host mark antony rossy hope you got something out of out if it was not educational entertainment. Maybe just something a little bit about myself. But as i get older as i wanna write different things. I learned more and more things about myself and i figured hey maybe this is not something. I should like hide anymore. Maybe i should just be happy and on the why but throughout my entire light there's always a puerto can grow. That comes around at just remind you that this this is important to talk about and this is to. Is somebody that. It's almost like a spiritual like win. Win vein is like go this direction. Hey don't forget about this. It's almost like spiritual beings That they give me luck in and comfort and and even even just contentment. So i'm happy to continue to to meet and talk to people like this artistically in an otherwise and just feel that that's a very very very special place and whatever's going on over there you know.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"That could be something important enough that i can say. Hey maybe i'll never be as good as a dancer you are. And by the way the first side was was dancing from puerto ricans. I still suck at doing it. But i still enjoy. I liked it. Because i could move my legs and do something and and maybe i can feel that connection to year like love and life. Yeah life and quite. Frankly maybe you know. Don't make the puerto rican girl income some boring white guy so a little bit of all of that but nevertheless it was a it was a beautiful thing. They they bring they. Bring out you out of you. Because it's inside of them. And i always loved that. About by puerto rico and puerto ricans and and the meal and better way to most of the food that puerto ricans put together. I learned to love. There's a few things. I don't 'cause. I'm not fish guy on any culture. I just don't really care. I mean other than tuna fish. I don't care about fishing all okay. So you know and I even i even eight the the tripe dow that that'd be some of the puerto rican meals. Which is i think. It's some kind of a stomach of the cow or something. I swear to guy if you think about it more. You're like i don't know if i can eat it but we don't you're like hey this is not bad you know and i. I'm not sure they call that Like muno something like that. But i think it's something close to that and i didn't really like this whole cow thing which is kind of a salty fish thing i like no. I'm just once. I had these things. I'm like i'll go with the with the stomach of the but i'm not doing this fish door ever and ever did so whenever somebody had a fish meal. I'm like just just give me the rice and beans and and i'll drink some kool aid. Okay but we're not having no fish over here..
"puerto rico" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Global Arts & Affairs Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"That could be something important enough that i can say. Hey maybe i'll never be as good as a dancer you are. And by the way the first side was was dancing from puerto ricans. I still suck at doing it. But i still enjoy. I liked it. Because i could move my legs and do something and maybe i can feel that connection to year like love and life. Yeah life and quite. Frankly maybe you know. Don't make the puerto rican girls income some boring white guy so a little bit of all of that but nevertheless it was a it was a beautiful thing. They they bring they. Bring out you out of you. Because it's inside of them. And i always loved that. About by puerto rico and puerto ricans and and the meal and better way to most of the food that puerto ricans put together. I learned to love. There's a few things. I don't 'cause. I'm not fish guy on any culture. I just don't really care. I mean other than tuna fish. I don't care about fishing all okay. So you know and I even i even eight the the tripe dow that that'd be some of the puerto rican meals. Which is i think. It's some kind of a stomach of the cow or something. I swear to guy if you think about it more. You're like i don't know if i can eat it but we don't you're like hey this is not bad you know and i. I'm not sure they call that Like muno something like that. But i think it's something close to that. And i didn't really like this whole allow thing which is kind of a salty fish thing. I like no. I'm just once. I had these things. I'm like i'll go with the with the stomach of the but i'm not doing this fish door ever and ever did so whenever somebody had a fish meal and like just just give me the rice and beans and and i'll drink some kool aid okay. But we're not having no fish over here. They laugh and it'd be good about that. That's another wonderful things about puerto. Ricans is that you didn't have to do everything they were doing for you to be appreciated by them and for them for them to accept you daylight. Yeah he wanted to do this. And that okay. Great you know. Let me have some of this cafe who stella which is like Like an espresso. Coffee that poor ricans would would boil the water and then put it to the strain and man is as strong as we got. You don't even need drugs to shrink. That when i went to turkey years later i the first time i drank it. I'm like this is like puerto. Rico awesome and and i was young drinking that i'm like man i'm wired like this is great so i go to puerto rican something sometimes just to eat the food and get wired from the coffee which they were kind of cool about doing it and i was young. But i'm like this is. This is how i like to do it. I would try to convince my mother to make it as a house. She's like. I don't even know where the by i'm not getting the damn store..
"puerto rico" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Global Arts & Affairs Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"I didn't think about dante. God bless he's a genius. But i didn't think about dante's inferno i think about anyone but but those fells i just those are my first experiences. And they spoke to be the most about being in the city and feeling like you're blue collar guy and feeling like you may be on the outs of things. Not you're not really connected to the american experience. In many instances or even the american dream yet anyway and it just made sense. And that's one of the beautiful things about america's you can reach outside of who you are and maybe find you know that truth or that of that. I guess acceptance. I wish he could've found his as they say he's in a better place and he definitely belongs there. All right another thing. That i have always found fascinating about puerto rico. And it's some. It's something that it's still extremely misunderstood. And sometimes even in the community but it's more understood and accepted there but you still going to have members of. I don't know about that. Especially if you really really trying to be an american some things you just abandoned. I know as weird as that might sound. And when my mother. I got the the training Graduate role to be a nurse. They had a a a situation and I don't know i might have mentioned this before. But i'll i'll mention again for the show because it just sort of make sense for you to hear that My mother in the neighborhood Was one of the very first women and one of the very few women as those grown up. Dad had only a job on the outside of the family life but also would you would consider a career. She might have been probably one of the owning women in the entire. they even had a college education. She was a college graduate and they had a program.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"A lot of beautiful wonderful things here so from that type of thinking it makes a whole lot of sense. I remember i had a couple of puerto rican especially one of my Friends who was an artist as well and they were from a an area in puerto rico a cold cone which literally means corner in spanish but like corner. What the heck and. that's why you always have to be Laughably suspicious about spanish word because if you look into a little bit further corner and you looked on the map like oh yeah. Yeah it is in puerto rico up in the north. It's actually in a corner of the map so it but yeah makes a whole lot of sense. I it's it's geographically logical and so we've found that fascinating now. Puerto rico is an entr an incredible mix of various cultures. That came together through through history. Unfortunately not all of it. Very positive history because The institution of both colonization and and slavery. Not exactly positive benefits anybody. Okay especially if you're on the side of you know being colonized. Ob enslaved not exactly a wonderful experience. But when i always found fascinating by the puerto rico is unlike a lot of places that gone through this sort of thing and they did mix emerging and do things to try to remain a strong and unique and interesting. puerto rico's really revealed in his more than most of the places they have a a respectful understanding of the history. They don't have a denial about it and they love it and they liked the mixture and they see the strength and the power and all of that and it comes out in their culture and it comes out in their attitude comes out and and how they even govern their families in a very loving and and positive fun. Way one of the things. I always liked about hanging around puerto ricans as the family always seemed to be just positive and funny and and of course Revolved a lot about food..
How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America
"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever
"puerto rico" Discussed on Impaulsive with Logan Paul
"You're not using project it's a game it's a game it's a fun. It's a fun game that makes you money so because what i'm hearing is someone who loved and and loved. The game of pokemon has come up with a game. You know what i'm saying. You wanna something so fucking funny. Row dude okay. So i came up with this idea. Here actually in puerto rico in february and i was like i think this might be him really fucking good idea and i knew i wanted to make a creative mark in the nfc space. Not just a collecting mark. Right i started with two ideas. I could not do one of them. Was club penguin bro. I wanted to put the penguins from club penguin on the blockchain like get the rights to club penguin. Bring it back. For the millennials who play cup club penguin and had it stripped from them. By the way all your like penguins hakin from our hands. No i say that because it's funny because not pudgy penguin. Humans haven't weird thing for fucking penguins. Dude we're and then. And then i wanted to do with poke them on. Looked into getting the the licensing for that in class law. Impossible look so. I was like you know what i got something even better and more viral. Just fucking wait. The i'm excited. Obviously kinda change gears a little bit balls staying on it. What what is it about you lately. What is it about puerto rico. That's been allowing you to see 'cause you'll send texts to the group chat of ideas that are billion dollar ideas and obviously that's aggressive for me to say that patel very very solid fun ideas if not daily like weekly right. Why are you. What is it about this place that allows you to come up with that stuff. I don't know or is it just the weed in but it's the drugs i don't know i don't know bro because my play is full everyone in my friend group knows like i cannot take any more projects i just can't and so i'll come up with ideas and send voicemail. Hey whatever when he wants to fuck around with this if you want to put in the is a good idea. I want to say one or is that just not the one. Because is anybody do anything with that surely would love to do something that you told me not to actually wait. That's do good. I never know..
Tropical Storm Grace Forms as Fred Threatens Florida With Heavy Rain
"Tropical Storm grace has formed in the Atlantic Ocean could bring heavy rain into the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday, while Fred remains a tropical depression heading into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm warning in effect for parts of the Florida Keys. And Noah said July was the hottest month ever recorded
Tropical Storm Fred Forms, Continues Path Toward Florida
"Another named storm is taking aim at the united states says it rips through the caribbean tropical storm. Fred is pelting the northern caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains that after a quiet month with no major storms in the region. Puerto rico reported power outages on tuesday. The island's power grid still has not recovered from hurricane. Maria in two thousand seventeen. The storm could hit the dominican republic. Haiti and the southern bahamas. Today jack bevan with the national hurricane center. People further downstream. The bahamas cuba as florida. Should keep an eye on. The system is way too early. To what kind of impact and square. They have Further a log. The possible track right now. It appears fred will ultimately head for florida or the gulf coast over the weekend.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Listen as you know we cover a lot about puerto rico. Although sometimes i need to take a break from puerto rico. Puerto rican journalist because I think of myself care and especially in the online space. But there's another story. That came out of england. Puerto rico that everyone tagged me on. I was off this weekend. And it's like who really the holy though you need to look at this and i did..
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
"puerto rico" Discussed on Talking To Change - A Motivational Interviewing podcast
"So we have a lot of influence. Also from africans like using gains food. So that's basically how i can describe our culture. It's very buried. So our culture not going to be the same as other people from other latin american countries because our history is very different. But we also have a lot of american influence. Because our territory. So it's kind of very complex. I guess are true. We have a lot of. Let's say with programs and projects in different Situations that are going on. We relate a lot to latin america and then a lot to us background. So lots of different ingredients lead into the expanse of being an individual and the community levin on the island of puerto rico. And i guess leading on from what was asking just high in high. In what ways do you think this particular and unique bland of culture has received motivation. What family has it had to do with motivation. Enter into odd. Some ingredients adds some of the spice of puerto rico to the practice of ma for it to be useful and meaningful for them. Hopkins of puerto rico in a land. Break-ins are enough. Sure you guys heard about this before we're used to going to someone a doctor a counselor social worker. And they're the expert. Were sitting there listening to the expert. Ause what to do as puerto ricans. Were very familiar. You know we're a little bit more sometimes. We don't call the doctor dr something. Sometimes we call them by the first name because even the doctors. Tell me bob or some so in that aspect. I don't think it's too far not that another we're going to be working professionally..
"puerto rico" Discussed on Talking To Change - A Motivational Interviewing podcast
"I do provide coding and be back and ulchi into some people in english and spanish out rhetoric. But i'm also looking forward to. I'm always looking for the opportunity to her. By maybe training or information to anyone request low. I just no other responsibilities. I do remote be provide what i've said before the cotillion you beckon coaching people of the do suggest aware of are not just introduced him. Motivation to win signs. There's quite a commitment on the part of the agencies that are offering may to support the practitioners to just learn it but also to maintain deepen their practice of may and with the offering of supervision codeine and on mentoring. So that there is at least a cohort of bell. Well established ma practitioners and there's a culture within second agencies to really promote and support the use of motivation to begin and areas of puerto rico. I don't know if people from the university missy. Coding and feedback or really coaching. Which i think is super super important. After he received the training the enemy. Because at least in my experience in other people that i've seen practicing provided olczyk to just receiving a training in automation range reveals. Not enough. Because we know that applying is not that easy. Because we're so used to something different. So i don't know they actually have someone coding at least the train you under having the at least learn the spirit over mind i they they do. But i'm also a believer of really having that cody coaching necessary to make sure that the proficiency of them is actually they're using the skills how 'bout we explore a bit of the cultural implications for people who don't know puerto rico. I might be making an assumption here. I don't wanna make assumptions here. Because an island in the caribbean it is a territory of the united states. Although it's not considered formerly part of the united states of america one of the fifty states right and so it is it is a rather unique location from a cultural perspective given that it has influences from places of the world. spanish is the primary language. And so maybe you could talk a bit about puerto rico as a as a location and just maybe a bit about how am i. Fits really well from a cultural perspective. Maybe there's some things about am i that are in this sort of traditional sense. That don't maybe it quite well with puerto rico from a cultural standpoint and how you adapt it when you are practicing my or teaching my yes. We're the us territory for some things. Where almost considered like states in some some companies. You can get something. Mailed like nothing but some companies. They international so just berries. I guess we are first language. It's definitely spanish. Our reach are definitely latin-american. Sore cultures vary you know. We have a lot of influence from. When the spaniards premier refers received are europeans. Here so are a lot of is from spaniards also are indigenous. We can see it in the the food a lot of that and some words also come from her or diagonals chartered or you know the navy native people that lived here before the spaniards came and also we had a lot of the caribbean is known for receiving a slaves unfortunate read from africa.
"puerto rico" Discussed on History of Color
"You know you leave a place that may not have the opportunity or it's impoverished or you know ravaged by war you know pick pick a subject that's devastating to a country europe Place and people go into you know to emigrate to an an an area that would have more opportunities for work. chance to to work basically And you know the has that you know if you're from puerto rico. You're thinking that's that's the case you know in just like any of these stories they bring your whole family or just bring yourself and try to bring money. Send money back home. You know to try to help them survive where they're at you know so yeah So let's talk about a little bit of a current status of puerto rico. Puerto rico They actually as of this past summer. Twenty seventeen Their their power company. It was Puerto rico electric Power and i can't remember what the a. stands for but it's prepa They filed for bankruptcy Puerto rico has a municipality debt of seventy billion. that's billion with the b dollars and they're not able to pay for them even though they got the Passed last summer. Summer of twenty six teen. It still wasn't enough to help them out of the current that they're in so then we talk about devastation of natural causes right. They had hurricane irma and then they had hurricane maria right after that And this were already talking about late summer. Early fall when the hurricane hit And they had already filed their their electricity had already. Their electric company had already filed for bankruptcy so they had no money to provide electricity alone. Anything else So here's where we are now with. Puerto rico M by the way. Us companies still don't pay taxes to puerto rico for being in puerto rico so whatever companies are still there. Puerto rico is not reaping the benefits of those companies and. That's pretty much what i have. Yeah it's When you look at the whole story you look at not just history Of how when the beginning of the profiteering of sugar you know became a thing in puerto rico and i believe it was stabbed by the first or second governor of puerto rico who was placed there by the government. I think believe is a president who places who the new governor of puerto rico's from mistaken And so the first handful of them came in with the idea that this is a place reaping with the opportunity to make profit and by that is the changing of agriculture and basically everybody in their cabinet positions will be whoever they want. So you know friends and you know..
"puerto rico" Discussed on History of Color
"The last of it There since then have been kind of This double personality for Puerto rico because there are people who are like look we just we just wanna be commonwealth. Just wanna have if we're going to be part of the us. Give us all the things that you had. Citizens have give us. All the access gives the right to vote on laws. Give us you know those things and then there are groups that are like forget the. Us we wanna be our own entity. We went our own sovereignty. So we want us out of puerto rico. So there's this kind of back and forth between the people on the island to but in it addition to that the economy has dwindled drastically. And so there's a migration and there was a big migration of Puerto ricans into the. Us the continental us. Starting i. i believe it was the around the fifties and it was actually A larger group of people more there was a little bit of a migration in the thirties. Too but it became massive by the time like us. Industries were there and 'cause there was a point where puerto rico was had about A thousand factories that were owned by the us and they were exporting things. So this was not something that was benefiting the puerto rican economy. It was just again. Utilizing puerto ricans to export goods for the prophet of private companies. So this again brings down the value of island and the puerto rican people lose their autonomy. Basically i think that If my memory server me correctly the this migration of puerto rican people was the first migration to migrate by plane so they were the first people who flew out of their island to to the us to escape poverty and to find work basically because they're island was being ravaged thoughts. Sorry i was letting you go. You're going on there Yeah i mean just like any kind of immigration story..
"puerto rico" Discussed on History of Color
"Although we did have some people from come over you know visiting the country at that time But the tie in with puerto rico that we have is is baseball. Baseball's very big in nicaragua base was very being put thirty. And you know. One of the biggest star of puerto rican Baseball historically. he's roberto clemente. And you know. The the way that he that he died was a huge earthquake. In december. seventy two hitmen. Our in the capital city nicaragua and It is interesting because of the whole thing. That's going on with hurricane maria. The the previous earth sorry hurricane the previous hurricane that hit the rim. Because we had so many this this season there was some devastation. Different islands and puerto rican. People were on mass getting supplies to help the other islands before they got hit with money. I didn't know that. So with that idea of helping each other out roberto clemente charter chartered. A plane to bring supplies to our right and disappeared somewhere. Yep we don't know where they ever found him. I was tae. Did they ever find the no the body dot on even think they found debris. Wow so there's a tie in with with puerto rican in the people of puerto rico. Who again in this. This certain tien. I know that it's not necessarily I would say you know. Say there'd be like my distance cousin. Distant cousins cisco's they're latinos right. But but we have the tie in of the the spanish in Colonialism right so that tien comes in with similar treatment dot org done to the puerto rican people. You know the results and there were done to. You know whether you go down to aspects or to the annoying incas. All these folks up and down you know north south america yep Not to mention the time we have with with the filipino. People who are also colonialized by the spanish. So there's all that kind of tie in more with the imperial with with the colonial colonizing side right But there's also this because of spanish you know and because of i think also afro influence. Yes you know the music You know how we look really 'cause you know we're tend to be on the browns side all shades and all right colours really But there is a certain Tie in with latin american and the cultures and you know eat. Similar foods account stuff right different variations of it could there. Is that tie in with that right So i did find for instance some words that they come from the language. In the fact i you're gonna discuss down the line One of the ideals that detainees had that they thought that the spanish were immortal right. And you're gonna mention An area in puerto rico which is actually attain..
"puerto rico" Discussed on History of Color
"The democratic senators led by chuck schumer The minority leader wrote a letter to add to the administration to demand that they approve their requests for full aid from the federal government which has now been approved as of yet right. So that's kind of like one of the updates as far as like the latest one we have at this point until you know it'd be a few maybe a few days all by the time we get this out So so far. They're not getting fully from the federal government. So i would urge those who are listening to this to inquire about where how what we can do to help our fellow. Americans input go even if it's just give two dollars to a reputable fund that We know we'll be sending help to Our fellow americans I would urge you all to check it out and see what we can do to help our Our fellow americans. Over and put the rico. So i hope that you enjoy this re issue of the episode eight and episode ten of the history of the go. And maybe if you haven't already heard it and you're hearing this for the first time maybe it will give you something to think about in terms of you know how we look at other Like commonwealth places other islands that we are Responsible for i know we're responsible for guam or something like that So i just want you guys to be knowledgeable. Even though the sentence i just said wasn't very knowledgeable. American samoa american virgin islands guam right. So there's different territories and i think the but i'm not one hundred percent sure how the how the political aspects of whether or not considered citizens are not good point. I know for a hundred percent. Puerto rico is and and as we speak in the history of puerto rico. You're gonna find out why they were made citizens right. It wasn't necessarily for an altruistic reason So if sound a little salty where to hear this podcast puerto rico because i get a little emotional about this Yeah i think. That's all i got on this end here before it get salty right. Well enjoy your listen and as always please don't hesitate to reach out to us We will leave our handle at the end of the episode but just in case You can always tweet at us. I am at color. Underscore history of and marina at onto. That's at pa. L. e. v. a. T. e. perfect. Thank you so much for listening. Y'all and enjoy this this too i should say episodes Hello this is les grant and you're listening to court imparts original production of history of color..
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"Earthquakes can can be devastating an again being from california and dealing with them in the past the most damage on earth we can do is in areas that are not retrofitted or not prepared for that and the because of as you're gonna find out in the history of puerto rico Th the territory has never been even. Though they're they're americans. They have never been treated like that. Absolutely the government of the united states right so there hasn't they have their own taxation their own like have their own Colorado anything regulations. I'm not sure exactly. What regulations situation is there. But i know that businesses were always like entice to go there. I mean by that. I mean industries to basically exploit the land and the people because they can get away with things that they wouldn't be able to get away and mainland because regulations so needless to say there's no real retrofitting and that's where the damage really comes in. You know if you have you know in in san francisco and bay when eighty nine. The problem with the houses that collapsed were on landfill. Right wasn't on that field. Pretty much retrofitted didn't necessarily get as much damage that you know so Needless to say there's there's a. There's this misconception by. I guess americans. In general that puerto ricans are not american. But they are they are right so whenever and this is something that i kinda like maybe in a on a kind of get upset by on a personal level is when whenever you have Any event happen around the world. The big emphasis. How many americans either injured or parish right right lane crashes or you know some kind of event where you know. People are in other countries. So that's always a thing but they're on the way things are set up here. They don't think of americans. as you. Allegra or maybe puerto ricans or people who are were black in this country who are non white. And that's usually how the media portrays it. So that's the thing that's kinda irritates me and then when you think about people in island suffering from the hurricane in two thousand seventeen yes and now we have this. Earthquakes mean natural disasters happen. Heck there's a place called tornado alley in this country right You know hurricanes happening in southern saathi states this country. The aid comes when the when it's needed right sometimes later than others depending on who is in charge and because they don't you know it's it's always a lot of money when it's considered a to help people is never a lot of money when we wanna start a war absolutely. There's never a shortage of money when war's declared or military some kind of military that happens But these are people who are suffering and they need help so as of four hours from this ago from this podcast and this today is The fourteenth tuesday the fourteenth so as of I wanna say Five pm eastern standard time..
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"Episode. Thirty five are review of therapy. Go so how are you. I'm good good when you here. Yeah yep yep yep. I think so. What we're doing. This episode is something a little different on in light or in lieu or in Respect to the island. Put that eko. We are Rebooting or re issuing are Two to episode Where we are talking about the history of with rico but Before that we are having a quick conversation about Some of the recent developments that have happened to the island in our our year. Twenty twenty so. I think that. I wanna mention which hopefully by the time you've listened to this podcast. You already know that. Puerto rico has had a series of earthquakes but two major ones somewhat back to back. The first one was on tuesday january the seventh twenty twenty and it was a six point four magnitude earthquake and then they had another one on saturday. The eleventh of january and that was a five point nine magnitude And it's these are the largest Earthquakes that they've had since nineteen eighteen. Which is over a century ago And that earthquake was called. The sand futterman earthquake and it was a seven point. One seven point four. There's a little bit of very in terms of what article you're reading but it was over seven point magnitude earthquake and about one hundred and something people died at that time and it caused them a catastrophic. Sonam me at that time as well so since then it's been pretty whatever earthquakes. They've had have been very very small Put that he goes right on the edge of tectonic plates That are Caribbean and north america. So they lay right on top of that and they get a lot of seismic activity and so normally they get earthquakes. They're just not to this magnitude The thing that Inspired this this kind of re issue of the history of what that he go. Was this earthquake but more so because the the response to Put that goes need for aid so Basically i'm giving you all the details of the earthquake like i said this is something y'all should probably know by now but it's also kind of the Kind of another way of saying that he goes part of america. This is a Commonwealth is still considered a commerce Think and puerto ricans are Americans so i'm bringing this up because it seems to be that Our government does not want to acknowledge that and it becomes a struggle and to mention..