40 Burst results for "Puerto Rico"
Fresh "Puerto Rico" from Jason and Alexis
"Whoa, it's it's almost a little trippy. When you okay caffeine for awhile. Well, this is going be real good, cause my coffee is supercharged today, right? Ethiopian coffee That panda sent home. Cool. It's championship. It tastes so good. Nice, big, huge cup of it. It's my second cup already today, So that is awesome. Speaking of coffee, really great coffee. I was watching 90 Day fiance, which we do every day M c and I do you still have more episodes to get through? Well, you you don't understand. There is the whole like we're caught up with the eight seasons of the original show where at the current season and, um, the second week of the Tell all is Sunday. But then there's so many spinoffs, Alexis. They're like, eight spinoffs. And there are multiple seasons. So now we're watching before the 90 days and run season two Anyway, back to coffee. Oh, my God. Okay. Okay, So there's a guy named Ricky and he falls in love with this girl he met on the Internet and he goes to Colombia. And, um, he is just like obsessed with the coffee there, and I was wondering like what the difference is like, If we buy Colombian coffee here, why is it so much better in Colombia? Maybe you can speak to this because you've been to Puerto Rico and I know that they have really great. I have great coffee waltz. If you drink it, where it's grown and roasted there. Yeah, There's just something maybe in the travel. Oh, she was just like I'm gonna lose flavor I'm going to, you know, like when they pick the vegetables and the fruits too early. That's true. And it's not that good. And you think when you were there like this is the most amazing Juiciest fruit I've ever had. But it's because they didn't have to pick it early and travel Truitt Z like the difference from getting your produce from a farmer's market or getting at the grocery store exactly. He up of a Colombian coffee is really good. This Ethiopian fix that I'm on right now. I think we're going to stay there for a while. Something about African coffee. It's just Oh, yeah? Yeah, You know, it's Zoe's mother. Mother Earth. It's cozy, feeling it z something about it. Yum So yeah. Well, cheers. Cheers Dies. You big d today, you have a appointment to get the 19 vaccine just me in mind for next week, so Oh! Oh, my gosh. So I said to normality, right? I signed up for the vaccine finder and everything, and I hadn't heard anything and it seemed like more and more people were getting it and Heard all these tricks about, like, be a pit midnight and then actually change your if you change your time zone to East Coast, your phone will say that you're on the East Coast and you'll get to do it at 11 instead. Jump ahead. And so I'm like, I can't do that I am asleep. Believe it or not, Um, And so, I mean, if you're just laying there, so I've been really trying and I, you know, have been talking about it on the air and somebody email Donna Heard me talking about it. Her name is Charlene. And she said Listen, my daughter. I don't know if they'll let us do this, but my daughter can't do her appointment because she has a volleyball tournament. Oh, and so if you want to take our appointment, um we'll give it to you. And I was like, Oh, my God. That's amazing. I feel so hashtag blessed so thanks, Sharlene. How did that work? So get online? Um, no. Here's the deal. Charlene is in the medical field and she knows the pharmacist. So we are a little bit lucky. I don't know if anybody conduce this But she had a little inside track their little switcheroo. Exactly. She even knew him by first name, so Oh, no. The only thing I'm worried about is that I was filling out my paperwork for This vaccine, which I think it's visor, and it listed all of these things and said, Are you allergic to any of these ingredients and one of them? I am. Very allergic to Oh, so I don't know if that was I read it over and over again, and then I compared I went to the Health department's website and I looked up each vaccine and what is in each vaccine, and none of them list this ingredient. So I'm thinking that this Walgreens form Might be a generic form for vaccines. And then they've added the covert stuff at the bottom and that they just ask you in case you're getting a flu shot or something of pneumonia shot or any type of vaccine. So smart to ask that it's either it's either laziness or its Yeah, hypervigilant, which I'm hoping it's hyper vigilant. Me, too, instead of just like adding it to a for my cocoa, Vin. Yeah, I'm not sure, but I'm going anyway, because maybe this is the particular vaccine that they are. They have the most of and so they're getting rid of this. I mean, I've got all these thoughts in my head, and maybe they have some of other stuff that are like, Oh, you can't have this, but we actually actually have Madonna or something like that. So So, Yeah, I'm excited for you to get it so excited and not toe like anybody's out there, struggling with trying to get a vaccine appointment. I get it like it's been rough. I know they just announced a bunch of appointments that are, you know, I got a text yesterday about other appointments. It looks like They're really opening up. I know that they're going to be doing them at the state Fair grounds. Yes, wait. I think it's this weekender early next week. Yeah, yes. Oh, we will all be more relieved and feel a little bit better about because we have everyone's coming back to work here on Monday. I know what that's a whole another thing to how that's gonna feel for Especially you guys who have been there on day. They they're taking such caution. So oh, yeah. You feel safe and Oh, yeah, I mean, good. And the thing is, is that want to see everyone? It'll be great. I don't think we should all be in the same room like we used to be cramped little prep room eating doughnuts. I mean, whenever I go into the prep room after the show to do stuff Holly leaves and I'm like, Oh, I'm sorry, you know? Yeah, You know, Donna and I have like, been together to the hole. We just prep in the same room because we feel like we're far enough away from each other and were wearing masks. But hey, you know There are a lot of cubes open because they had to let you know. Unfortunately, people go all over. Not just on art staff Ryan and Dani. Because of cuts but all over our Business. So there are other cubes I've been scoping out. I'm like, Why can't Alexis going that Cube and I go in this one? You know what I'm saying? Yeah, we'll find a way girl. We will find.
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
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on Impaulsive with Logan Paul
"Hampshire every model. Listen i wanna get serious dude. You know i'm gonna say no. I don't guy say that socks i want to talk about it. It's because i think it's important but it sucks man i am. I think i know where you're going came to your house. While i was in miami to do a morning run and someone mentioned That your personal security guard shadow was gone shadow who Like his name suggests always has your back is always by your side even know because when we were in puerto rico within once i went to the bathroom by myself walk and all senate look behind me. He's right there. I didn't ask them to come. You know so well. Hey matt like. I was a little tipsy right. He goes to swallow. Call me shadow and i was like oh cool. This is literally a protective. He has my back. He's watching over me when i expected or even like asked what he does and He wasn't present when i came for the job. That morning and Someone made a comment like. Hey guys send are good energy to shadow and I felt the virus also. Didn't wanna ask like in front of anyone but everyone was going to ask. Though we're we're shadow and You mentioned that he had passed out working out in the morning and You know didn't think much of it thought maybe Who's gonna get taken care of or whatever happened to happen and then we ran. We did our job. And we're kind of stretching cooling down and jalen mentioned the That shadow had passed and inexplicable very hard to describe the feeling of hearing that in a moment where all of us all of you guys had been working on this journey to do this one thing for so long he plays such a big part in keeping you save literally keeping you safe and it was so i still can't fathom that he's gone. It's inexplicable it's hard to comprehend and obviously.
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
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You wanna be a part of this program Well this is a little alarming. Say the least fiso. Ceo saying a third cova vaccine dose old now likely be needed within twelve months and pfizer ceo at. It'll be likely we need to a booster dose of covid nineteen vaccine within twelve months of getting fully vaccinated. He also said it's possible people will need to get vaccinated against the virus. Annually said it's extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus and added. Vaccines will be an important tool. I i. i didn't think that was gonna happen would have been nice if we knew ahead of people knew ahead of time so they could make up full analysis of things but anyway. That's neither here nor there is at tennessee is Is there senators passed a bill that would ban vaccine passports We'll try and get all of this today. And newt gingrich and stephen miller on a new organization fight back legally in court system against this radical socialist agenda of biden at at cetera The biggest issue of the day is obviously what the democrats now plan to do with the courts and that is now the push forward this idea of court packing. Just like they're advancing. The idea of dc statehood. Puerto rico will soon follow. Just like they are advancing the rest of their radical green new deal agenda but they're calling it all infrastructure and covert emergency relief. That's a blue state bailout. That is how much money do you call. Infrastructure childcare is infrastructure pre. K. is infrastructure. The environment is infrastructure. Notes not none of its infrastructure. We'll use reconciliation of ram all of this down people's throat that won't get rid of the legislative filibuster and you know house judiciary Gop reported nadler writing legislation. Expand the court and this whole. I want my feeling. It's probably the whole commission of joe biden. It's all stacked it's a predetermined outcome pelosi said. She's not going to bring the bill up yet. She supports joe's idea of a commission. Do we really have doubt what the outcome of the commission is going to be. It's going to be a thirteen a good number. That's what i would anticipate. Joe biden at a very different view on this years ago called it. A bone headed idea. Listen president roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the united states. Senate united states congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically. Absolutely correct but it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible terrible mistake to make and put in question for an entire decade the independence of the most significant body including the congress in my view the most significant body in this country the supreme court of the united states of america. Does that. not tell you everything that you need to know. Democrats over the years. You know now what they're saying. Today is a good idea. We need to do this all of this combined and they'd like to get liberated the electoral college of they could to. That's part of the agenda. Now there's never ending propaganda and lies. Now we know through project veritas. We've been showing you the tapes all week on tv. And we had james o'keefe on this program two days ago that you know exactly how this nothing but a propaganda arm everything we've been telling you about them We are awaiting the release this hour of chicago. Police bodycam footage that captured the fatal police shooting of a young thirteen year old man by the name of adam.
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
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on On The Edge With Thayrone
"The court don't get don't get caught up and allow me to give it to you. Really? Just straight up clear in simple terms Packing the court. What they wanna do is they're gonna add more justice instance. Supreme Court they're gonna turn the Supreme Court justice into a deluded I alluded, watered down body of opinion. It's gonna be a catfight. It's gonna be a catfight whenever they have to get a decision on something that's gonna be so much easier for the left to control everything based on what they would consider to be the law of the land, which is Supreme Court decisions. It shouldn't be at all shouldn't be at all You know, Supreme Court justices, and their opinions don't even have to be listened to Not anymore. Now they've been threatening to do this. Everybody said prior to the election, 2020 we? We can't let him get elected. They're gonna pack the court. I'm going to make Puerto Rico in DC states, So they get more state senators left wing senators. Uh, we're gonna open the border so they could bring in thousands hundreds of thousands millions of illegal aliens and overwhelm the electoral system. Ah, they're doing that. And now, Jerrold Nadler. This guy is so bad. How does he keep getting elect? What could be going on his district in New York Democrats were reportedly unveil a build already dead. Pack the Supreme Court. Expanding. The number of justice is from 9 to 13, with four new vacants vacancies to be filled immediate by President Joe Biden and Democrat controlled Senate to be filled immediately. Now there's a missive called the Intercept, and they reported congressional Democrats planned on via legislation expanding the size of Supreme Court. Cording to three congressional sources not buying, originally said he wanted it some type of crudeness to study this to see what what? What's the outcome of the ramifications of this fuel implications? What'll happen if we do this? Vain. Aren't they already know he knows too So the bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, who who sided with weatherman against this country. For real, He's a straight up Communist I have interviewed Mr Abadi is 100%. Subcommittee. Hank Johnson. Hank Johnson is a racist and just one of the worst human beings in history, mankind. He's the dumb ass that remember he people thought it was funny, but he just was be speaking on stupid is when he said if they put 20,000 troops on the island of Guam, they could tip it over anyway, and he was serious. Serious and the military that was sitting there before him when he was testifying. Are those testifying before, man. He's asking this guy. This is kind of looking at this guy messing with me. It finally realized he seriously thinks if you get 20,000 people on the side of an island, it will be so heavy little. It'll tip it over his island. He thinks islands float. I suppose of the tips of mountains and the next guy who supported this is somebody whose brand new they call him a freshman. That means you just got elected. Spread new Still up by and there's his name is mode Monday. Air Jones M O N D a I R E and I pronounce that monetary Jones. He's a total piece of work. In fact, I'm looking at him. He comes right out of central casting as being a black racist enabler. I don't know, but I would make that gas. I'd make that call educated, so just looking at him. He's a Democrat in New York. That tells you everything, you know. Listen, what he says here again. These were the three people pushing this. There's more little sign up. But these are the guys that are shepherding the bill through now. Munday area or whatever his name is Wednesday announced, he said, the Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure that's their new buzzword. By the way, everything's infrastructure. Spending money on Planned Parenthood is infrastructure. Spending money on jobs training programs is infrastructure. That's what they're saying. In this $2.9 trillion bill. There's gonna be four trained by the time they're done. Shortly after news emerged. The Democrats intend to roll out of court packing bill this week to increase justices from 9 to 13. This clown made that statement such, uh, untraditional sentiment was shared by Kristen Gillibrand. Who also claim paid, leave child care and care giving that's infrastructure to This is how the game the dumb ass is out there. The voted for them in the first place. Well, yeah, it's infrastructure because gonna make America better. Times game on What's for dinner? What's going on right here. They stumbled on it again. The Democrats have found a new game to voice down the people, and that game is call it infrastructure. We're going to see spending like we'd never seen spending before, and On top of that, If you think lumber's expensive now you just wait until they start their infrastructure projects. We'll have nothing to do with lumber. They're gonna build a damn thing. Talking about? We need to rebuild the roads and bridges. You think any of that's going to get done with his infrastructure? I don't think so. It's a matter of fact, infrastructure now is extending, expanding the Supreme Court. So, this clown this this loser that got elected in, uh, New York can't believe it. Oh, unsurprisingly sentiment, norther leader. Uh, Mitch McConnell on April. 13th said the Democrats attempt to spin unrelated infrastructure items and infrastructure bill was a tactic to change the English language. Thank you, Grandma. Oh, Grandma. Grandma. We're so glad that you're out there fighting for us. You and Lindsey Graham was so glad you're fighting for us. Thank you. Thank you, Grandma. Thank you. Instead of coming up with a better bill. Democrats have decided it's the language English language that needs to change. Yeah, well, English language is racist, Mitch. How dare you? They're embarking on or willing campaign. To convince everybody that any government policy whatsoever is labeled infrastructure, man. Aren't you glad you got Mitch McConnell making statements like that? I really am. I gotta tell you, I feel better now. I want to get back into this court packing thing tomorrow. We're not well damn Alternative. What music Friday and all we do is fool around Then where's fool around every day anyway, But we forearm or that fool around more. Another thing I didn't get to today. I've got this list of I'm counting them up. But Donald Trump administration accomplishments that I don't want us to lose sight on. I'm gonna list a bunch of those tomorrow. Wait, I didn't get to that today. But when you look at what's happening now,.
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
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on Eddie and Rocky
"It's not a democracy is the representative Republic, which is we elect people who then go and vote on important issues. And so because where the United States United States of America. The states in federalism means that states have is much more power than the federal government. We know over the time. That hasn't happened Ninth and 10th amendment, but nonetheless, when the United States of America it's some other country, we don't live in a democracy. We live in a constitutional republic. God bless America. Now, I don't know this, but maybe you do whatever the politics of the Canary Islands in the Mariana Islands or whatever. Maybe they're conservative and the conservatives say, you know what we'll get if you get Puerto Rico in D C. Then we're going after the Mariana Islands or whatever they're called. Oh, contraire mon because they've been American for sector it and their American territories. Guess what they're all Democrats because of the fact they're on the government, Pete. They're on the seat because you're on peace, but agree, word report. Of course, I think it be great to make liberty Township of state about that idea. Green towns in Let's start there with their window wondering down Great down 70% for Donald Trump mean to make their own territory. So will he lets the other thing Hey, Money. County has more residents in the state of Wyoming. Yep. And so is that fair? Absolutely not. Unless you read the Constitution and what the state's determined through the laboratories of democracy, important issues, um, governance on the American people within the state. So where the state now I can't conceive of a circumstance where we're gonna end up with 51 52 53 55 states because it would take 60 votes unless you got rid of the filibuster, which I don't see that happening either. So what they're doing is keeping campaign promises without significance. Plus, I mean, let's face it. 54 53 stars on the flag would look terrible fifties just a nice number and looks great. It's polished. That's reason enough. Is it not in Puerto Rico's not yet voted in favor of statehood? Whenever it's on the ballot? Puerto Rican is ever sense of pride. They get all the benefits. Of American protectorate in a territory without some of the cost involved. What flags Puerto Rican dude or what flag do they fly over there? They fly in the Stars and stripes. Are they flying the Puerto Rican flag? The Puerto Rican is that love is above because they're not a state. Is there Puerto Rican? And so God bless Puerto Rico, But let's face it. Puerto Rico's got serious problems, I guess. After Puerto Rico let's bring in Haiti. Haiti would be a wonderful state for wonderful. Let's bring in Haiti that great those yourself sufficient individuals. They live in one of the grand climates in the world in the middle of the The Caribbean Atlantic that great look what those individuals have done for the past 250 years. It's awful, and so what I'm saying is, we got enough problems in America understand border and all the city. What's going on with couple way gotta starve our problems before we seek to solve the problems of so many others. Willie with that we will let you go. God bless America. And I love I used to love on a Puerto Rican woman when I was 18 years old, But I'll say that for another day nice Thanks, Willie. Thank you. Yeah. Now we got something talk about next week because I'm I'm in that one hard already declared.
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 In The Thick
"Are not the only responsible for this happening. So i think it's important to to keep telling the stories and to let people know what are happening in. Biak in puerto rico. Okay so who lido onto hats. Really quick i'm going to put on my food studios hat for a second survey. Alana can testify to this one. I remember when there were initial meetings about this and it was so important to create platforms for journalists academics. Voices artists to say like yes. We will produce this like this story is valid so like alana's story about levittown. The story pay us. Those are hard stories to pitch in the audio space and in mainstream journalism exactly. But it's like so important to tell these stories exactly. Like i just got a pitch rejected from a major outlet like a week ago. God i was that i write too much about puerto rico to cover like i have too many billions takes. Yeah i have too. Many takes. Puerto rico to write about what the essentially so i think it was very important and the vision with nyc studios info studios inmate a lot of sense. So that's my doodo studios answer but a quick answer for me as a journalist as someone who loves to cover sports and the intersection analogy of sports and culture and identity and if people have listened to the usa in the past. Just google the bronx judas just to have the opportunity to talk about the two thousand and four puerto rican national basketball team in a way that i've always wanted to tell the story and like a lot of mentions marlon bishop. Who is you know my brother in a lot of ways. you know. we're creative partners and to have that moment to just do it. With people that you love and trust and just in a very collaborative space as puerto ricans and be like your story matters dude. I'm excited it's awesome. I'm excited thank you to all of you. Thank you to all of you for being puerto rican journalists my colleagues in our profession and keeping it real and playing apart your part in american history and journalism really appreciated lebanon guy. Everybody lebanon drops this wednesday. So go subscribe wherever you get your podcast alana. Casanova burgess reporter and producer for wnyc's on the media and host of lab guy and christina they'll marquee lists reporter for the center for investigative journalism. Sent through the window de will thank you so much for joining me on this episode of in the thick enough. Yeah thank you so much. money. Hosa and i'm laura. Remember dear listener to go to apple podcasts. To rate and reduce also you can remember to to in the thick on pandora spotify. Wherever you choose to get your podcasts on check us out on the web at in the thick dot org follow us on twitter and on instagram. At in the thick show likes on facebook. And tell your friends and family to listen. The biggest produced by nicole rothwell noor saudi and harsh data with editorial support from eric dill day. Audio engineering team is stephan. Abode julia. Russo leah shaw. At least you were e to personnel on. An gabriela buyers are digital editors meese luna thanks to our bedrooms for recording music. You heard his courtesy of dustin captaincy k records. We'll see you on our next episode dear listener. Thank you so much for listening. Mean now you know look is lavery They say wherever got hold on a second ready ready ready. Learn to ever go back. Hey all right. That was a jolt of energy to get in my car. Now the opinions expressed by the guests. And contributors this podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of mature media or its employees..
Chicago Removes Quarantine Restrictions On Travel To 18 States
"19 restriction list. Mayor Lightfoot's office ease travel restrictions on Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Those states joined 15 other U. S. States plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D C that are moving into the yellow tear. That means travelers from the states do not have to quarantine or Have negative tests when they arrive into Chicago, Alaska, has moved from the
Portrait Of Jose Feliciano
"What i first met jose feliciano it was the year nineteen eighty six. It was a concert of his in california. And i was doing my first ever interviewed him now at that time was leon was one of the most famous latinos that i had ever met and what i remember the most was that he wasn't afraid to be himself. He was eccentric and a true bohemian artist. That was truly one incredible guitarist who couldn't get much padma five separate night. All oh and that air of confidence translates musically to everything hosts it touches. And if this is the first time you've heard of jose feliciano and you're not sure you know him. Well listen to this. Bobby bobby doc. That's what set feliciano's mega nineteen seventy. Christmas hit police one of the all time most famous christmas songs in the world but with a career that spans almost six decades ho says major milestones have come from him putting his own personal stamp a mix of soul folk latin and blues on well known songs whether that's of the past visa goddess. Zing zing on saying were classic rock songs three monks and even star spangled banner. Here's his iconic performance from a world series game in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight. Oh a that may sound like an average game day performance but it was a risk that then three year old. Jose took during the height of the vietnam. War with his soulful rendition. Jose open the door for other artists to perform the national anthem in their own unique ways there was born in nineteen forty five in lettuce puerto rico and has been blind since birth. He was five years old when he and his family migrated to spanish harlem and it was in new york city for. He developed his love for music and crafted his skills on the guitar. In the nineteen sixties or say went on to become an international sensation especially in latin america. And since then he's performed on themed stages around the world. He's recorded over sixty albums and has won multiple. Grammy awards was. If any see now in seventies join me in the studio to talk about how humor is one way. He has coping about his almost sixteen year career and to talk about one of his favourite relationships. The one he has with his guitar. I'm wondering ho said. When was the first time that you remember hearing the sound of the guitar and was in an instant was it. Just like Yes it was. You hit the nail on the head. How how did you did. You live with me have you. What are you just like. You just like telling jokes all the time. Is that where. I'm sorry to say that has been my way of accepting the fact that i was blind that i wasn't normal A what at least people around me thought normal should be because in latin family if you have some kind of disability they start thinking oh my god. What's going to happen which happened to me. I remember hearing my parents discussing my future. All poor jose. what are we gonna do about. 'em eat canned. Seize blind and. I heard that i made up my mind right then in there that i was going to be different.
How to Turn Your Instagram into a Money Making Machine with Zach Benson
"Zack say what's up to fire nation brother and share the interesting about yourself that most people don't new. Hey what's up. Everyone super excited to be here. So most people don't know that. I was actually adopted so i was born in south korea and then adopted by my parents in iowa so pretty much grew up in iowa. Lived there my whole life very interesting stuff my man and now you're over in korea as we speak which is cool that again. It sounds like you're in the next room via skype. So just lovely saaf even though it's four. Am your time and four pm my time so we are exactly twelve hours apart and fire nation. I'm gonna share a little more info about zach because we were actually just reminiscing about the old puerto rico a mastermind days back when we used to have a bunch of awesome people come and attend a great event and we had zaka speaker one year and he came and crushed it and then now we hit the casino afterwards and zach continued to crush it on the roulette wheel. I was playing a little blackjack. I looked up to some screaming over by the table. And you just hit your number right on top my man. That was pretty impressive. Yeah the good old days. Good times it was weird. Because i arrived at the airport and at that time. They had the roulette real as the baggage Low yeah so. I basically said all like okay. I'm gonna call my favorite number and it landed on my favorite number which is number five And then i put like all my money i guess. Or whatever on number five kazue's like to to a Closing we all this crazy. Red five further win. And i'll tell you what fire nation when you can call numbers on a roulette wheel at thirty seven to one. Odds are you're making thirty seven hundred dollars every dollar you put on. That's what you call them. Money making machine. But guess what zach knows how to turn your instagram into a money making machine so first and foremost listen. It's a new world that we live in so how realistic is zack. To make income from instagram lot of near exciting features have been rolling out on instagram. so it's it's really cool like before this I was actually just last week. Will actually last month. I've been in mal dev's entire month and some of the hotels that i've been sina costs over thirty forty thousand dollars a night. So not only. Do i get to travel the world for free and sale all these hotels immediately. Celebrities and say l. Tells that like will smith stays that but these hotels pay me to come and promote their hotels. And it's cool. So yeah i'm doing it. But then also a lot of brands and companies reporting a lot of money into influence marketing so influenced marketing is now fifteen billion dollar inch industry and more and more brands reporting a lot of money on instagram. Pain these instagram influencers to promote their products on their instagram vida walls because it drives traffic and it drives customers.
Interview With Eric Siu
"Fellow. Risk-takers this your worst. Podcast hosts andrew stotz. And i'm here with featured guest. Eric su to rock. I'm ready to rock. Thanks for having me andrew. I'm glad to have you on the show. And in fact i went to cal state long beach so i used to be in the la area for a long time so it's good to reconnect with lovely l. a. What i used to call the center of the universe at that time. So let me introduce you to the audience for those people. That don't know eric. He is the ceo of content intelligence software. click flow. Which helps you grow your traffic while looking like a genius and who doesn't want that also owns an ad agency single grain and work with companies such as amazon airbnb salesforce and uber to acquire more customers. He hosts to podcasts. Marketing school with neil patel and leveling up which combined have over forty eight million downloads to date. He's also frequently around the world of marketing and software as a service and he's recently publishing a book called leveling up. And i happen to tell you. Eric doesn't know this. But i've managed to get an inside person to give me the first copy of the book. Let me find it and there. It is whoa. They sent it to you know. Just kidding i made myself. I made included on a little book that i had. But that's what it's going to look like folks and it's called up and right now you can get chapter number one which i've been through and i'm really excited. So maybe you can just tell the audience a little bit about yourself and what they're gonna get from this book and what they could do now to get some of that in wednesday coming out all. Here's the fiscal copy. Here's what is gonna look like boom. This is what it looks like. It's coming out february. Twenty four th. But my name's eric su. So you know to your point couple of businesses. I kind of my go-to level at the world through marketing. So the business you mentioned but we also have any events business. We have an education business and we also invest other mar related sass and to podcasts. You mentioned i just love learning. I love teaching to articulate my thoughts. And i'm here on this podcast to talk about my worst investment. I think there's a there's a theme here. I'll try to tie everything together without me too. Wordy that's great. You know it's interesting. Because when i read through the first chapter and also i'm a listener of your podcast. Both of them. What i get from us that we come from a slightly different generation. Let's say i graduated from university and cal state long beach in nineteen eighty nine. And i didn't really. I wasn't in the gaming realm at the time and i wasn't when it started really hit. I wasn't that interested in it. So what i notice about about you. And i suspect that this is what people were going to get out of the book instead. You focus on some really short actionable things and it's feel like whether it's your podcasts. Or when i read your book. It is a lot about getting to that next level in little steps. And that's the way i was brought up. I was born with heavy big content redes- whole book and then tell me what you learn. Is that correct to think of it that way. Or how do you think how does your mind. Yeah it's so. I have this turtle in front of me and i got from puerto rico and i visited puerto rico for obvious reasons but it reminds me to slow down and to understand that you leveling up one percent everyday just trying to get a little better every single day. That's what it's all about because if you think of decades that be results in decades you'll be amazed by what you accomplished and you have short term hustle and long-term outlook. It's the same thing as investing at the end of the day. So i think it's You know. I'm glad that you noticed that we'll actually never thought of it that way but yeah that's exactly what it is. Yeah in fact before we get into the question. I just quote one thing out of the book and that is you say just because you have struggled in pass does not mean you're entitled anything to play at the next level you'll have a new set of struggles and that's something that really hit me because first of all at the age of fifty five. Life's supposed to be good and easy and all that no no. There's still struggles that you gotta face. That's the first thing. But the second thing that i took away from that this again this kind of incremental way that you look at things focus on the struggles in that one little level and there's always going to be those new struggles so that's a big thing that i've taken away from it. I'm looking forward to getting to the whole book someday. I'll have it by the way. Like i noticed a little warm buffet character in the back. I think that's what it is and so if you think about it. Eighty four point. So i think he's worth eighty five billion eighty. Four of that didn't come until after his sixty fifth birthday. So you talk about patients there. You go right there. Poster child for not
How solar panels are making Puerto Rico communities more resilient
"When hurricane. Maria tore through puerto rico and twenty seventeen. It took out the island's power grid. Eleven months pass before power was fully restored in the meantime some residents went without lights or a waiter refrigerate food at home. I'll a hundred koster dodd. Rodriguez is with the nonprofit. Resilient power puerto rico. She says recovery often took longest in low income communities so her group has installed solar power and battery systems at thirty five community centers in vulnerable areas everything from schools and after school daycare centers to cultural centers. Now these centers do not have to wait for the main power plant and transmission lines to be fixed after a storm and they can help power. The recovering community for example at a farmer led nonprofit in the center of the island. In case there's a blackout than the center. Becomes a hub where community leaders can organized to provide food or have energy to power up medical equipment. Moving to clean distributed. Energy can help. Puerto rico prepare for extreme weather and address inequity at the same time.
A Mexican Belonging
"I get really excited when i have former contributors go and do great things and i wouldn't say this guesses a former contributor because i think we've had some of his writings within the last year. He's in dallas. Do you want to say hello to everyone. Say who you are. hello. I'm on scientists. I'm a professor of history. I was hoping you weren't saying former rebels. I'm still writing for you. Guys i totally was like former not. You still contribute. So you are a professor history. At mountain view college in dallas. You are the author of homeland which is an intellectual study of ethnic mexican belonging. Since one thousand nine hundred. How geeky is that it is. It is pretty geeky but i think it can be interesting. Sometimes i've i've made some revisions to try to get folks to read it all right now. Listen let's get a couple of things out of the way. You are a contributor to latino rebels. You have written for latino usa. I've known you at least online for like who five six years. You've written some great pieces. You have the best twitter handle ever first world chicano. And you really touched me. When i read the introduction of acknowledgments your family raises you right like you thanked everyone and then you thanked me so i wanna thank you for thanking me in your book. It was a nice little surprise. No i definitely wanted to shout you. Julio and hector out hector salamo. Who was a deputy editor for latino rebels. Yeah i heard. You're going to be on the latin ish podcast so i'm already plugging latin is for him. Yeah shamelessly fell promoted. Yup but i had gotten out of graduate school. You know it kind of is now. And i just didn't know what i wanted to do. Things are tough. I wasn't ready to go back to revision. And then i started writing. And you guys didn't care if i came out of harvard or northwesterners something. Oh hell no yeah you can write come right for us and i was like okay and yeah tell us over miami of how powerful writing can be and also helped me as a writer because i stripped a lot of the academic jargon stuff out of this book is an editor publisher before you talk about the book that makes me super happy because when you started pitching me and pitching hector and then. That was one of the things that i told you. It's like just don't be an academic. Bu and you wrote some fantastic pieces and you've also written an amazing book. It's really really accessible and it speaks to. I think a theme that i wouldn't say it's controversial but it is. How do you begin to frame your experiences for this book that drew you to documenting like ethnic mexican and chicano history in this way like what drove you when you write a book you kind of write about yourself even if it is a history and so a lot of became out of family history personal experiences and and one of my favorite stories that i heard growing up was my mom and her family. They've migrated from quiet and they moved help. Paso anna late sixty s in my grandfather used to pick up my mom when she was a little girl and he used to tell her. I heat the mood noblet glass near less by your picking her up and says oh my little girl. You know you're going to be. You're gonna be without a voice because you don't speak english or spanish and that's and to worry about his family gonna belong right. Did he make the right choice into. It was kind of rooted in a family story like that. My dad used to joke. Us from el paso's well used to joke. He didn't know he was mexican till they join the airforce right because they'll pass everyone's mexican mexican americans everyone's the same and then he goes off to the air force. Suddenly he's different. Wow yeah that's a really good way of looking at it. These family stories. You know you get the then growing up to right when i write about the us in the chest these mexicans who have lost their mexican answer. These wannabe americans right. That kind of touched home of folks as you know like you're a little bit of a virtual not there those feelings the wondering about belonging which again i don't think are isolated just to me. I think that's why i've gotten a few tweets folks like. Hey my family this. Yeah this is my story. This is my family. Yeah and so. That's where the idea about belonging came out of end. I thought a lot of different areas right Politics and poetry and so belonging with the concept with an idea but let me look at all the things that i actually want to look at right. 'cause i i like reading poetry like reading literature. I also like politics and policy. This concept helped me look at all those things. And i think kind of unique way yes so talking about belonging. It's probably not the same experience. But it kind of is from puerto rican perspective. Where i kind of say like you know people that live on the island versus people that live on i asked. There's always been that tension. And i was born and raised in puerto rico but now i live in the mainland. So i'm not seen as like purely puerto rican so when you talk about the divide in the early nineteen hundreds that emerged between ethnic mexicans in the us in us. Born mexicans like you mentioned the which was in the you know that type of idea. How has that evolved throughout the years. And what is your book touch upon in that case. That's really interesting with you. Be boring and then your kid. They're gonna i
Washington, DC Statehood Bill Introduced By Senate Democrats
"Now you know this has been on the wish list of democrats for quite some time along with a promoting of puerto rico to statehood as well. Now that's compensation for a different time. But you had senator tom carper. He's democrat out of delaware leading over three dozen of his democrat colleagues to introduce companion bill for washington dc statehood gesture on tuesday. Now remember a similar. Bill passed the house last year. Now will face well pretty much. A democrat controlled senate to determine if dc will become the fifty first state but is that even possible. Well i found this piece. I pulled this back in early january out of the washington post. And it's pretty indepth piece about dc statehood. Bottom line is these. Dc statehood still faces a number of high hurdles not only in the narrowly divided senate but yes in public opinion as well. Think about this. A two thousand nine thousand nine gallup poll found that nearly two-thirds of us opposed dc statehood. So why is in dc already a state. well we need to look at the constitution washington. Dc's founding is enshrined in the constitution which provides that the district not exceeding the constitution. Not exceeding ten miles. Square would become the seat of the government of the united states now for a brief period of time after the city's creation back in seventeen ninety residents -joyed voting rights and were allowed to cast ballots as residents of maryland or virginia but those rights ended shortly after congress moved into town and the new capital in eighteen hundred and pass the district of columbia organic act of eighteen. O one the act stripped dc residents of their rights to vote in all federal elections including for president and gave congress oversight of the city. Have you ever seen a dc washing a plate license plate. You know what it says you know with. The slogan is taxation without representation. Now the district was not afforded presidential electors until the passage of the twenty-third amendment. Back in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty one. Its residents didn't get a non voting delegates in the house until nineteen seventy so begs the question. How can congress change this well. Those opposed to making dc estate have argued that statehood for dc can't happen without a constitutional amendment. They say that the founders intended the entire district to serve as the seat of federal government not as state but legislation put forth by non voting delegate. Eleanor holmes norton every year since nineteen ninety-one would not eliminate the seat of government that the constitution calls for in stead her bill which shrink the national capital to a small complex of federal buildings while allowing the rest of the district to become a state proponents of statehood for their part argue that this plan preserves federal enclave. Whose only requirement is that. It can't exceed ten square miles and escapes the need for a constitutional amendment. Nothing simple as that outstanding questions remain over. What would happen to the three electoral college votes. Currently afforded to the district when it becomes a smaller that role enclave. And some have wondered whether the twenty-third amendment would have to be repealed. So that the few residents of the federal enclave namely we're talking about those residing at sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue don't retain them so what needs to happen for dc to become state. Well the bill to make these estate obviously has enough supports in the house to pass again and jordi leader steny hoyer pledged to bring it to vote with backing from speaker. Nancy pelosi by your indeed even though the senate is pretty evenly split. Well let's just say it's a tough road to hoe in the senate democrats occupy half the seats in that chambers. Thanks to the victories of ossoff and wore knock In georgia both of whom support would no surprise there. And then you've got vice president. Kamala harris in this fifty fifty split in the senate able to cast the tie breaking boat and she liked biden supports
Goya In Three Boycotts
"Goya is a giant in the united states. Food industry today. The company is worth over one billion dollars and employs over four thousand people in dozens of factories throughout the country and abroad. It's also a staple in latino homes across the us. Pino is a huge part of goya's consumer base after goya foods. Ceo robert hunan away spoke in the white house rose garden last summer. Producer governor elevator be realized. She had a lot of questions about the brand receiving. All of this attention gabardine started digging into goya itself. The family behind the brand and some of the past controversies that the company has weathered through governors reporting. She discovered a common theme repeating itself over the years. Something bigger than any single news. Headline goya is more than pantry. Staples and spices to its customers. Specifically it's latino customers for many that the united latina's goya is like a badge of identity. So that's a pretty tall order for a company a gabby and welcome to the show. Hi maria so tell us what happened that you were like I need to spend some more time thinking about goya food products and that this led you down a rabbit hole so yeah before the boycott i had no idea who the union-wide family was. I grew up with goya beans but didn't know or never really thought about how. This company became a symbol of latino identity in the us. Clearly it wasn't about how much people love their beans adobo. It was something much deeper than that. Goya evoke emotions for many latinos and in researching goya. I found three separate boycotts spanning decades. Were goya's carefully crafted. Image as a symbol of latino identity was thrown into question. One in miami. One in new york and puerto rico and the other one from the summer and together. They helped not so rosy story about this powerful company. But before i jump in. It's important to understand. The history of the brand in how the unanimous family used their immigrant background to craft their business image. Okay so we know that. Goya was founded in the nineteen thirties. By on prudence your own anway and his wife catalina and don't pull. The nco was actually a merchant from spain right. He arrived in puerto rico from spain and nineteen o two then moved to the united states and started a small business in new york city importing goods from spain. That business eventually became goya foods rubber yunan way goya's currency. Eeo often tells his grandfather's story he mistakes from home and he. He had an idea that other immigrants also mistake from home done. Prudencio started importing goods like olive oil and other hand fish products to his shop on the lower east side serving the spanish emigrant community but then ends up being really Latino brand for the entire population. I mean it grows and this is their primary. Customers are latinos and latinas. So tell us the story of how don't do the answer becomes so successful in expanding this business after world war two. Us factory owners took advantage of the depression in puerto rico to outsource cheap labor from the island and in the span of just one year the puerto rican population in new york city nearly quadrupled from thirteen thousand to over fifty thousand people. I spoke with puerto rican food historian professor crews miguel ortiz quadra. About how you non capitalized on this. Migration wave to grow his business. The political and economical racial love voting Rico in the nineteen forties. These open a huge door Success of goya foods huntington bank element with Habits was historic. Make no mistake immigrant himself or not. I know that this big i migrated would throw with. Its foot my maurice food memories. I mean that's a great concept right this notion of you know eating rice and beans as a kid or or you know making fresh tamales over the holidays with your family. I mean there is this thing memories and we all have them yeah. It's this idea. That food is personal. Professor ortiz quadra often refers to this term food or palate memories. I coined the term in his book eating puerto rico and he uses this concept to describe the intimate bond with food formed by cultural and historical practices. So this idea that the food we eat reflects our values choices and culture and its central and understanding. Goya's rise so more. Puerto ricans moved into new york city and there was the experience of racism and xenophobia. That a lot of outside communities experience puerto ricans are not immigrants right because they're just moving from one part of the united states to another part of the united states but as it was in new york city that wasn't welcoming to many puerto ricans that increases the need for food to be a place where you find solace and comfort right exactly for this. Oh so important. If can't trace you back to your homeland the To the homeland and to the foot try and so forth in the diaspora done prudencio. Continue to build goya. The city's growing emigrant community from latin america. He knew that capitalizing on food memories was a powerful business strategy.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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..
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"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 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.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from novo nordisk working to defeat diabetes for more than ninety years through prevention diagnosis and treatment more at novo nordisk dot u s a hurricane damage from puerto rico from puerto rico is being felt in hospitals across the rest of the united states that's because a lot of medical devices are manufactured in puerto rico in fact more than one hundred plants there do that kind of work or did that kind of work until hurricane maria struck a couple of months ago production as you may expect is down and the manufacturers have a long way to go to return to full capacity allison kojak reports that's causing shortages on the mainland admits tara washington hospital center doctors and nurses are moving as many patient as they can from iv medications to the same drugs in pill form if there are available ampicillin is one on catholics has a equivalent so in coming in annex buddy levin is the head of pharmacy sir sense for all ten medstyle hospitals she says there's a shortage across the country of iv bags specifically socalled many bags that are used to deliver medications some contain saline solution and others are premixed with madison said the plane bags the mixed bags there's so the shortages of all kinds of a small volume medications so now the hospital staff has been told to change their habits and conserve we use the small bags to deliver many medications and some we can only deliver that way some there are other alternatives the shortage of the direct result of the hurricane damage in puerto rico they're more than a hundred drug and medical device plant on the island three of them belonged to baxter one of the biggest suppliers of iv bags to us hospitals all three of baxter's plant shutdown temporarily and at least two are still running on generators christie guests says the baxter plant that makes many bags is pretty remote it's a top a mountain and the roads have been very compromised.