37 Burst results for "Rico"
How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America
"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever
Fresh update on "rico" discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
"Well it's hard to believe but it's now being a year since the iconic three hundred and five meter era cbo radio telescope in puerto rico. I began snapping support cables a process that would ultimately lead to the collapse of the main dish undescended. I for decades era cbo held the title as the world's largest radio telescope it was primarily used for research into radio astronomy atmospheric sciences and radar astronomy as well as being a key pad of the city program search for extraterrestrial intelligence. And of course. It's had starring roles in several movies including contact and the james bond thriller. Goldeneye i guess the first sides of problems the come really became apparent in two thousand six when the giant dish suffered a significant funding cat. Problems really began when damage was caused by hurricane. Maria in two thousand seventeen and a series of earthquakes struck the area in two thousand nineteen and twenty twenty. The alarm bells really began ringing loud and clear in august. Twenty twenty when a k. auxiliary cable supporting the massive suspended structure suddenly snapped crashing down on the collected dish texture. The cable break happened just a fraction of its ready capacity. Then another secondary supporting cable suddenly snapped to november engineers determined. It would now be too dangerous to attempt repairs and the only option left was the decommissioning and dismantling of the dish. But before that will could begin. Several of the remaining support cables failed and the supporting structure and tenor in dome assembly. All fell onto the dish in a thunderous crashed destroying the telescope. joining us. now for a look back at arras. Cbo is jonathan alley. The editor of a strain sky telescope magazine. The one that was suspended on why inside his valley in puerto rico and had been there for ages across. Yeah yeah really giant and then just collapsed. was really quite Sad to see and of course distressing for everyone who's been involved with now breaking. It was december last year and I mean a lot of puerto ricans. The you know worked there or go. The school kids visited there and They're extremely proud of this amazing enormous gigante right. His whole life so Anyway we have we take a look at phone look back at the fifty plus years of its history and some of the discoveries made and the things that did and have a look and see if there any ideas maybe they might rebuild events dona finale editor of a strain sky and telescope magazine. And then forget if you're having trouble getting a copy of strain sky and telescope magazine from your usual retailer. Because of the current lockdown on travel restrictions and always get a print or digital subscription. Have the magazine delivered directly to lead a boxer inbox subscribing easy. Just go to sky and telescope dot com dot a u that skied telescope dot com dot. Edu and you'll never be left in the dark again. This space time still to come. One webs internet constellation continues to grow and later in the science report engineers developing new lithium soft battery that could lead you drive from sydney to melbourne on a single charge. All that and lots more.
Tropical Storm Grace Forms as Fred Threatens Florida With Heavy Rain
"Tropical Storm grace has formed in the Atlantic Ocean could bring heavy rain into the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday, while Fred remains a tropical depression heading into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm warning in effect for parts of the Florida Keys. And Noah said July was the hottest month ever recorded
Fresh update on "rico" discussed on Talking Automotive
"Ripple any controller. Replace three times as a result of that rico about all that work and they gave us a big pile of money to basically by our silence of volkswagen. Audi and bosh gave us money and this was something that went across the us and it really is bad. The diesel market went other places. It really ended the diesel passenger vehicle market in the us on promo student. Kid asks more questions please. If you've mentioned a couple of topics. That are now a lot of people that i speak to win. In the general industry have a little bit of understanding on. But i think he's a really clear understanding across the board ray diesel and some of the emission devices will processes that you mentioned. I'm kim to get a better understanding on ed. Blew the agi price. that's that you mentioned for diesels. There's actually some aftermarket accessory oganization. He had really promoting that as a hitman after vehicles purchased and also just the may around what is up articulate filtering and how they work and one of the issues with sure. Okay so we'll start with particular filters where you ended. Imagine a coffee filter a metal coffee filter that you're making coffee at your house. It tracks the coffee grounds and over time. It feels uncle coffee grounds and you have to get rid of the coffee house in a diesel particular filter in a production vehicle. A combination of of high load engine operation. If you're always running on highway i load. It will clean itself out if you're running at light load around the city every once in a while it will need to do something to the engine to heat it up to burn up that particular matter but it turns out as as a solution for particular emissions in smoke. It works perfectly. There is no. You know you if you've got a diesel car without with a particular filter you don't see any smoke you if you see smoke. Something dramatic has gone wrong. It really does eliminate the problem and as we look to the future even if we're able to reduce particular it's using an advanced injection system like our case. We may not be able to avoid a particular filter anyway because the particular filter worked so well even down to the kind of particular that you can't see in very hard to measure but are very dangerous for your health when again in your loss so that's particularly and it really particular filter was really the step that eliminated particular emissions from from as a concern in the world. The problem is to manage that system. It's very expensive system. It requires a lot of engineering to develop a system. That runs a no i i had. I had a diesel. Bmw for awhile for. It's ironic you would never notice that doing regeneration. That's millions and millions of.
Tropical Storm Fred Forms, Continues Path Toward Florida
"Another named storm is taking aim at the united states says it rips through the caribbean tropical storm. Fred is pelting the northern caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains that after a quiet month with no major storms in the region. Puerto rico reported power outages on tuesday. The island's power grid still has not recovered from hurricane. Maria in two thousand seventeen. The storm could hit the dominican republic. Haiti and the southern bahamas. Today jack bevan with the national hurricane center. People further downstream. The bahamas cuba as florida. Should keep an eye on. The system is way too early. To what kind of impact and square. They have Further a log. The possible track right now. It appears fred will ultimately head for florida or the gulf coast over the weekend.
The Latest: US volleyball team loses 2nd player to injury
"Porter Rico's jasmine Camacho Quinn earns gold by running the women's one hundred meter hurdles final in twelve point three seven seconds jasmine the younger sister of Chicago Bears linebacker Robert Quinn made history becoming the first female Porter Rican track and field athlete to ever win a medal I had never heard of you know everything happens for a reason I came through with a call team USA's Kenny Harrison finished fifteen one hundredths of a second behind to win the silver medal in a photo finish just ahead of Jamaica's Megan tapper Harrison silver represents the United States six straight Olympics in which it's modeled in the woman's hundred meter hurdles I'm Danny camp
Jimmy Carter Did What!?!
"I just learned something that has blown my mind about violence that took place blood was shed on the floor of the. Us capital in one thousand nine hundred fifty four was off by two years. I thought it was one thousand nine hundred. Eighty two nine hundred fifty four when a national liberation group opened fire in the us house they. These terrorists shot five congressman. Now listen to this. Oh my gosh. And this has got a political component to it. 'cause where do you hear jimmy. Carter did with these terrorists to blow your mind. I'm telling you you cannot make this crap up. I keep hearing julia battling in my mind. Do republican party has lost their way. Where did you hear what democrat jimmy. Carter did with the terrorists who tried to murder five members of congress very on the floor debating a mexican farm labor bill when three men and a woman from puerto rico who were intent on gaining independence for the us territory. Storm the visitor's gallery and fired automatic pistols at the members of the house the barrage twenty to thirty rounds from luger's hit five house members. The barrage lasted for about a minute. Before capitol police subdued the shooter's now. I would think that's an insurrection. You're going in. You're trying to murder members of congress on the floor of the us. Alright of the five wounded representative alvin bentley. A republican from michigan representative ben johnson. A republican from iowa suffered the most the most serious injuries the other three members representative kenneth roberts democrat from alabama clifford davis from tennessee. George fallon for maryland. They were shot in the leg or the hip. Okay the banner headlines all over the country. Five congressmen are shot. A group of men and women shouting free. Puerto rico fired automatic pistols from the house gallery at congress members. Hit at least five. Okay now this is where it gets. Good the shooters were charged with assault with intent to kill. They tried to assassinate members of the united states congress right they were tried in federal court convicted and received life sentences. Here's the one line it's going to blow your. I got a role. I gotta have a real democrat. Jimmy carter commuted their sentences in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and they return home to florida rico.
How Trifecta is Hacking the American Diet With Trifecta CEO Greg Connolly
"Let's be honest. The vast majority of americans their overweight. they're obese. we're talking not just like over fifty percent. We're talking the vast majority so what specifically is wrong. And how are you setting about to fix it. It's a great question. And getting into the business being savvy entrepreneurs i'd i i always encourage people to look deeply at the problem. You now think thinking through the obesity of damage. Most people are like. Oh it's personal choice. People just need to pick a salad instead of a mcdonald's big mac and if you look back over history going back to the eighty seventies and even sixties. We didn't have this problem in the united states. It's relatively new problem for us. And the transition that happened in society Which was a fantastic Transition that all of us are in full support of Was that women. Entered the workforce so there was no longer one major member of the household at home cooking three meals a day. Like leave it to beaver style You now have women working right alongside men fifty sixty plus hours a week like like my wife That created a environment in the economy. Where getting food quickly became the key. Thing that americans focused on and that in the late seventies and especially in the eighties and nineties led to the rise of fast food ultimately time became the big factor for people to eat and as that happened You know we started focusing less and less on You know on the health aspect cooking from home and all of those types of things when it comes to eating and more and more on the convenience of food so that was our fix with trifecta as we said how can we be more convenient than fast food. And you know unless you're in puerto rico. Sorry john You know we we shipped the food fully cooked directly to your door. You don't even have to go through the drive through That was our market solution to out compete fast food in the marketplace So that that really was our whatever you wanna call. It are better mouse trap or solution. excetera is we shortened. The supply chain By cutting the the retailer and the distributor out of the equation so you don't you don't go to the grocery store to pick up trifecta you ordered on the internet we ship it directly to your house
The Problem of Femicide in Puerto Rico With Activist Tania Rosario Mndez
"Tanya there is a renewed focus on femicide in puerto rico but this is of course sadly not a new phenomenon. What is your earliest memory of stories. Like this is actually a story. My grandmother told me when she was very young. She married a someone else not not my grandfather. So she's this young wife. She has two small girls and her husband used to lock her up in the house. She told me this story and she was not being. She was not even resentful. She was just telling me this story about her first husband and how he would leave to work and leave her locked up. She was saying how silly he was so jealous. Like that right so for me. I was terrified. The idea that someone else who loves me an adult and in her house because he was jealous. Someone will look at me are for me. It was a -rageous. But i don't remember voice saying that to her because she was so matter-of-fact about it and that's the earliest memory i have. I was thought nine a grueling me. And how normalize it was for several generations in my in my country. We culture that men do that women. Draw a line for me as you see it from that story to how we're still talking about femicide in the year. Twenty twenty one. I think we've overcome some obstacles. But sometimes i think everything that has been gains always the parable of being lost so way not on we have to fight key what we gain but also to forward was boulder and expensive ways off noli dealing move. The problem itself generates violence vosa with naming storytelling. It's how do you tell the story of the victim. Why do you say deaths and you don't say homicide because i'm raising a daughter and sometimes i terrified that she's going to go out in a world that doesn't think of her as full human.
Chapter 7 of 'American Marxism' Lists Tangible Strategies to Fight Back
"Give you a little taste. The citizens as I write way in the back to 74. We need not wait for government at all levels to act their private civil lawsuits that could be filed against these organizations and individual riders. Dementia, each state statutes that strike at the finances of these groups and individuals and hopefully help compensate victims for the damages. Possible legal actions. Causes of actions might include intentional infliction of emotional distress. Tortious interference with contract trespass to land and channels and conversion of property stayed in federal civil Rico lawsuits your possibilities in the most excessive cases. Especially with the same organization showing up at the scene of violent riots. The IRS can be asked complaints can be filed to investigate the financial issues related to organizations like Black lives matter. And there's more. We're not without power. We can strike them at their financial center. Individual citizens. And there's more. That we can do. There are things we can do about colleges and universities. And there are things we can do about the N A. And the F D. And there are things we can do about corporations. Don't hide them there right there in Chapter seven, and we'll talk about it and you may have your own experiences and ideas to we want to hear. We want to hear him.
Belarus Sentences Former Presidential Contender to 14 Years
"Bob Rico, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for corruption, had been accused of receiving bribes and money laundering. Mr Barba Rico was detained in June last year in the run up to presidential elections. The Taliban say they have continued to
Puerto Rico to receive nearly $4B in US pandemic funds
"Puerto Rico will receive almost $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds. The announcement was made during Cardona's official three day visit to Puerto Rico. News and analysis. A
Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage
"Are in the dark in Puerto Rico. The power failure comes less than a week after massive outage knocked out power to 900,000 buildings on the island interruptions could last For days, President Biden and Russian
Paying Attention to the Subtle With AdaPia D'Errico
"Hello everyone welcome to the addicted. Mind my guest. Today is to rico and we are going to talk about intuition and and your book productive intuition but i i love to hear your story and how this all evolved. Yeah thanks so much joining such a pleasure to be here when we were kinda speaking prerecording. I was saying that you know this book and even me being here and talking about it has so much to do with a time in my life. one of many but Specially point in time in my life where i was so completely lost where i essentially went through with. A lot of people would call a spiritual crisis. It was out it. Was this time in my life. Where the person that i thought i was successfully especially around career. I've always been like really career driven. I'm going to get things done. I'm in business. I wanna like do things in the world. They want to be a human doing instead of a human being. Right right link. Everything i knew how to do was not working. And i completely lost my marbles because i was like i can't be effective can't make money. I can't do anything. And then i didn't know who to talk to. I didn't have anybody to talk to you. Because i sounded in my own crazy person. How how how do i explain to people that this basically at that point is twenty year career that i had worked so hard to build up. I typically walked away from it with this idea that i was going to use a purposeful work and i was gonna you know i was gonna make really meaningful more meaningful than what i was doing so i was prejudging myself before even going into something into something new and instead what life or the universe or god delivered to me was just failure
Mid-Year Check-In: Are You Being Accountable to Yourself?
"The question of accountability. I love this question for several reasons. Now i it says account dash ability. I love this. One is because you actually have the ability to account for how far you came this year now. Let me explain what that means. Personal accountability means you stated promises to yourself. You took the actions and you fulfill them. You were accountable for how you showed up and how you perform each day accountability. Also means you'd be able to measure that you'd be able to take into account that so what does accountability really mean. Accountability really means you set up some systems of measurement. For your success. I know this is where it was. Jesus put some balloons up dancing bears. Can we have some positivity. Here i started with positivity. Now i'm going to go right to your face. What did you fail to take accountability for. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you promised to get your health in order. Did you fail to take accountability for your actions. So you're still blaming your spouse for your results. Did you fail to take accountability for the fact that you got pay some taxes. You still laid on. Did you fail to take accountability for your credit card debt this year. Like i just want you to think. Broadly i told you the beginning. This is a conversation. This is like a good old conversation with. uncle coach. Brendan and so. Where did you fail. Accountabilities piece i know that's hard but high performers are not uncomfortable with this conversation that we got to be very comfortable with our measuring sticks and have this conversation. I can tell you where mine were. Accountability i missed a ton of team calls this year. I fail to take accountability for me to make sure that every single week i got my team calls. I own that i'm aware of it. I'll do better next year. It's important for us to be able to look at ourselves and say you know what that piece. I wasn't as accountable towards my wife at the first five months of this year as i had promised her. When we move to puerto rico. I should have been more available to her. I should've doted on her more. I should have made sure she was set up as much as i was trying to set up the business in the studio and things and you know i should have had more wind nights with my wife this year like i'm accountable for that because i want to be a good husband and it doesn't make me feel sad. I'm not getting mad at myself. I'm being realistic. And i'm observing my own
How Has Olivia Rodrigo Become Pop's Brightest New Star
"Until the very beginning of this year. Olivia rodrigo was known. Mostly as an actress on a couple of kind of disney adjacent. Tv shows most recently high school musical the musical the series on disney plus but in january. She put out her first single called driver's license and it was instantly massive ana maria. Tell us about olivia rodrigo. So i'm going to be real with you guys I have been getting in a lot of arguments since driver's license dropped. I think you know because it blew up in the way that it did. Everyone's out here kind theorising like what happened. There was a perfect storm of tiktok in the drama around it and her fame that she already had an. I think people did not want to believe that. Eliza byard rico was legit like you know what it was this one thing. I don't know what happened. Weird spotify algorithm thing. but like. that's it so. I'm very excited about this new album because this is my suck album. I'm like everyone listen up. Olivia rodriguez is real. This is the ultimate validation of fair to say it blew me away. I heard the album. I was running around. My jaw was literally dropped. She she could have gone. You know for the classic pop cookie cutter or whatever album. She could have really put out anything and people would have listened for sure. That's just like the situation right now but she she went for it. She put heart into it. She put soul into it. She put nuance honestly. If anything. i would call this album. A pop survey. It's not just one thing it's not just one sound. It's really her saying. I'm pulling from all these different pop queens these different styles you can hear lord you can hear billion it. You obviously hear taylor in a. I hate to make the taylor comparison but is literally all over this album.
Lose the Laser
"I when we just define what is the laser strike. Basically what happens is as planes are flying. Around the sky people on the ground who have laser pointers sometimes point them at aircraft and way that looks to the pilot as it creates a dazzling affect on the flight deck and it causes them to sometimes not be able to perform their duties and can even cause them to lose vision or all kinds of other bad effects. It's obviously something very concerning to the epa and we've been tracking data for this since two thousand ten really since two thousand fifteen. The number of reported laser events has held steady at right around six thousand to seven thousand events. Each year we also saw really big spike. In two thousand fifteen it went from four thousand events to around seven thousand events and this year appears to be on track for about that same ballpark number between six thousand and seven thousand. We're like why. Why did we have this. Great big increase in two thousand fifteen from four thousand seven thousand. What happened was it because more reporting was because of more events that seem to be kind of a big spike so we did a study one of the box carriers as we call them actually had really good standards where pilots to report laser events from the very beginning and we felt like we could use them as kind of our control and if we saw an increase with this particular company that we knew that overall number of was increasing. We'll be really wanted to understand more reports versus more events. What we concluded from that little study is it was about half and half actually added a little insight. Made it a little less disconcerting. I guess that some of it was simply more reporting because a pilot awareness to report these events with the increase in laser strike. Visit in specific. Sates yeah you know really since twenty ten. We've kind of seeing the same patterns of states with larger populations seem to have the greatest number of events things you would expect like california texas and florida and arizona and pennsylvania. Those were kind of the top five however if you correct for population some really interesting patterns. Come out from that. Hawaii surprise has sixty four events per person as compared to save nevada and puerto rico in arizona and oregon and utah. They're all around forty events per person so the winning state hawaii which is really surprising.
Facebook Urged to Drop Instagram for Kids
"And welcome back to talking tech a few months ago. We heard about face masks plan to create an instagram for kids. However it's not exactly being welcomed with open arms that's right brett. The national association of attorneys general with forty four eight jesus from states and territories including puerto rico sent a letter to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg urging him quote to abandon these plans. Use of social media can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of children who are not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account in quote. You know. It was two months ago. That mr zuckerberg confirmed plans for an instagram for kids that they were in the very early stages and he talked about that during a congressional hearing on misinformation now currently the instagram which is a photo and video sharing app. If you haven't us which. I doubt that there's anybody listening to this. That hasn't used it has more than two billion users but doesn't allow kids under the age of thirteen to use the platform at this point now the stay. Jeez letter echoes a similar one last month from coalition made up of nearly one hundred global experts and child advocates is led by a group called the campaign for a commercial free childhood which sounds a little hopeful in mind behind. But i don't think even. I let a commercial free childhood. Other groups involved include the center for humane technology comes into media and the center for digital democracy among the concerns the have our concerns about the physical emotional and mental wellbeing of children including things like cyber bullying and privacy of the group also cited research about instagram use among children leading to quote suicidal ideas. Depression and body image concerns in
Episode 140: You Like Huey Lewis & The News? - burst 04
"Listen we all have our embarrassing cds or music that we had bought back in the day. Like one of the first cds. I ever got the song. Rico suave rico by gerardo so i bought that fucking cd. That's awesome leedle models jingu. None of that was spanish by the way that was just my memory on the sandwich. I don't drink or smoke or into dope. try coke. You asked me how to do it. I cope addiction has to do with the female species. Edem raw like sushi. That's awesome
Woman's Killing In Puerto Rico Spurs Calls For Government To Act
"In Puerto Rico Women are taking to the streets. Their demand stop killing us. The island is in shock over the murder last week of a pregnant woman whom the FBI says was killed by her lover when a Puerto Rico's star athletes Case has reignited longstanding demands that the government address a crisis of violence against women. NPR's Adrian Florido reports with San Juan and just a warning. Some details in this story are disturbing. The case drew wall to wall media attention from the moment 27 year old case let Rodriguez went missing last week after her family said she was a month pregnant with the child of Philip's better. They hold a star boxer who competed for Puerto Rico at the London Olympics. But he gets his mother told local TV that the box or had wanted her daughter to a board, but her daughter was thrilled with the pregnancy. Well, baby, he can't win on almost every Rodriguez. His body was found in the lagoon on Saturday, and the next day the FBI arrested fairly expected a whole the details of its accusation against him or so troubling. We won't describe them here. The case has reignited the fury, frustration and sorrow felt by women across the island who've spent years demanding their government do more to protect them. Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest per capita rates of women killed by their partners. Over the weekend women marched with the Lakers remedy is his body was found and outside the governor's
"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.
"rico" Discussed on Throughline
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"rico" Discussed on Throughline
"It back in Puerto Rico when you're moving cracks down on the nationalist Albee was arrested again and sentenced to eighty years in prison and nearly three thousand independence. Supporters are arrested all over the island. The message is clear pragmatic reformers. Munoz Marin are working in the best interest of Puerto Rico. The nationalist are lunatics who need to be stopped and when it comes time I'm to vote on Commonwealth status for Puerto Rico. They win. Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly vote to make Puerto Rico a Commonwealth and that is still the underpinning of the legal relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico still by nineteen fifty three Commonwealth status is set in stone. Yes this is the Commonwealth Rico a land of song and laughter tiny bit in the United States. The warm seas of the Atlantic and the Caribbean independence is not only off the table. It isn't even a part of the conversation anymore. Albizu Campos and the nationalists have lost the fight but at some refuse to accept defeat and on March first nineteen fifty four they make a desperate final stand the march first nineteen fifty four four Puerto Rican nationalists enter the US Capitol House of Representatives Chamber in Washington in DC and the House gallery where I was working. Mike Michelson was the House Radio and TV Gallery director at the time and I Chandran noticed some people came in the door which is to my left judge stairs and then I turn around in the bottom and know that I figured they would just chore us like so many people then the open fire. I heard this loud poppy. Noida POW POW House members members take cover as bullets spray around him. I ducked underneath the ledge. We had a legend Writing Ledge all the while the shooter shout Viva Puerto Rico Libra three long live free Puerto Rico five members of Congress but wounded. No one died. Eventually police managed to get inside the chambers an arrest them three men and one woman shoveled and wild. I'm Puerto Rican. Fanatic Raphael. Maranda is photograph moments after he and fellow hello terrorists Andres Cordeiro joined with Lalita Lebron and boring twenty shops at the crowded house. Four five congressmen are wounded in the murderous attack so the chiefs shooter in that nineteen fifty four how shooting is lowly. Lebron angry menacing crowd pictures from that day show Alita Lebron with red lipstick on wearing in heels and according to a New York Times account quote she emptied the chambers of a big Luger pistol holding it in her two hands and waving at wildly I looked up and I see these people are standing up with guns in their hands and the woman was standing with them and she had a big flag then she threw down the pistol and and whipped out a Puerto Rican flag which she waved royal waving the flag back and forth but never did manage to unfurl fully the nationalist no they're fighting a losing battle but they get what they hoped for the attention of the US even if it's just for a short time time now governor these nationalists I understand they're only five hundred of them. What do they really want. They want to force the people people to Puerto Rico to wish for the form of freedom that they claim to prefer that is independence. The people of Puerto Rico have overwhelmingly chosen and other former freedom. The leader and the other shooters are sentenced to decades in prison but in the nineteen seventies Lebron is pardoned by Jimmy Carter and she gets out of prison and then she serves as a kind of ceremonial figure in in Puerto Rican life as famous for what she did in the eyes of many. She's a nationalist Jerem. The Congress attack is the last major act of violence carried out by the nationalists and the status question. Will it ever become independent. Lever become a state becomes frozen and time time is what we call the eternal question. I mean that what happens to you. After death.
"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.
"rico" Discussed on Throughline
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"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.
"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.
"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..
"rico" Discussed on Throughline
"They won't stop until the Governor Step Step Order Rico Governor Ricardo CEO CEO has officially handed in his resignation letter to the government the first pictures now coming in from Puerto Rico after taking a direct hit hurricane Maria slamming into the island and as you heard officials saying the island is destroyed and the number of people who were killed in the storm and its aftermath is now exponentially higher. Ford was not enough the guy's aw in all an agonizing wait people desperate to escape now. I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you've thrown a bunch of little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico President Calling Puerto Rico one of the most corrupt places on Earth said a while yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico will ever end. You're you're listening to through line from. NPR will be go back in time to understand the present. Hey amounting I'm Rhonda Today on the show Puerto Rico as I'm sure you know Puerto Rico has had a really intense this couple of years hurricanes political turmoil had forced the people on the island to face some difficult questions and possibly the toughest one to answer what what exactly should the relationship between the mainland. US and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico became a territory of the US in eighteen ninety eight and for the next fifty years ears Puerto Ricans fiercely debated whether the island should push to become an independent country or have a closer relationship with the United States the battles fought over that that question resonate to this day in the way mainland Americans view the island with indifference confusion or hostility and also in the way the island struggles with political go and economic instability so in this episode we're going to revisit those first fifty years of Puerto Rico's relationship with the mainland and the Keith figures who shaped the islands fate.
"rico" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"Do? I usually like, mid friends and go party. I'll I like, nightlife, and and everything I used to. To play video games. But nowadays, it's like, I don't have twelve hours for them. So I'm sorry. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And what I try to do is to work in other music stuff. You know, like if right now, I'm not working on my project. I'm working on another project or band or something. And I think that's that's a very good way to to when you can can make your work as a hobby. That's very very clear chairing well known, but not everyone does that, you know, and it's very important to to to be able to find that. Because for example, if I'm working on my project. I'm Sarah rated and I'm tired, if I change, and I started working for my band or for a client or anything, it's different from at least for me. You know, it's but at the end, I'm doing the same thing. So I'm emerging investing more and more hours. And that makes you good urine invest hours, you're you're you're not going to be able to to to fight against the. The other bulls that are trying to make it, you know, in this crazy and crowded world. Yeah. Yeah. You gotta just keep polishing yourself forever. Yeah. Any chance you get. Yeah. Exactly. 'cause I'm is fleeting. So where where can people find you and your music, can you let us know whether it's on Instagram or YouTube or soundcloud? Yeah. Spotify. Every everywhere. I mean, you have to be everywhere nowadays because you can find that one person that doesn't have Facebook and doesn't have Instagram and you need to to be everywhere. And that's where am I I think, of course, maybe you're gonna say now are, you know, I mean, Lincolnian even. Presence everywhere. And but do you have a like if you're if you're on Instagram? I mean, I'll put it in the show notes. But do you have any spin? What's your specific Instagram or place? It's Mark Rico's M A R with C MAC Rico's R. I C O S end that the same for Twitter the same for Spotify in for apple music scene for everywhere, basically. Okay. Great. And did you have you recorded an album the last time, you're in LA, right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. In in somewhere that you they'd familiar for you. Right. Yeah. So it wasn't regarding knows yet. Sorry, no. What was the album called? And and is it available for people to check out on Spotify too. Or no, it's it's not I'm I'm a little I'm very perfectionist person. And I I that was not it's going to be released someday different songs. But it's for now, it just a piece that some people have I think that you have it, right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But I don't know there are sackable sons that in fact astronaut which is the last song I released it it was in in there. But the other sons, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. Because sometimes I'm sorry to talk too much. But sometimes music the music, you do depends on on who you are in that specific time, you know, any of you are rocking than you are like so confident and everything maybe you prefer to do some more aggressive sound or or more confident music in for example, if you are in a in a very happy moment ever in love, maybe you like to do like what what Ed Sheeran does like all the time. Because all the Ed Sheeran songs are love songs, you know. And I don't know. Now, I'm not in in the mood for any of that music..
"rico" Discussed on The Pulse
"Now, firms need to have at least one acre of one type of crop. We learned that after the Qin bed, we need to start asking them special insurance conditions to Porto Rico, Carlos flurries Ortega is Puerto Rico's agriculture secretary. He says, he's in touch with the US secretary of agriculture to review insurance policies for the growing number of sustainable farms on the island. There is another a wave of new generation of people asking for Fred. More or Gani more healthy products import Rico. So these millennial generations, they are getting good impact in the culture as well as the as a woman farmers. He hopes this influx will help solve a problem that became particularly apparent in the wake of the hurricane Puerto Rico imports more than eighty five percent of all of its food which makes it really difficult to find fresh healthy food on the island, especially during a natural disaster right after the hurricane up here in the mountains, there was like a severe food crisis. There was no food and people were standing in for our long lines just to get bags of crap sitting in the shade of a tree on her firm. And I need though Danielle Rodriguez Basotho explains that despite the losses they injured during Maria, they had things that many of their neighbors lacked. Thanks to solar power. They had electricity thing. To their ring catchment system. They had water and thanks to their diverse crops. They still had some fresh food. We felt like the richest people in the world to actually have greens on our plate was like such a luxury. That's part of the reason. She's turned her farm into an emergency resilience hub for her community. She'll be able to offer nutritious food and water neighbors can plug in their medical devices, and fellow farmers can put their crops in cold storage so they won't perish that way..
"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..
"rico" Discussed on Latino USA
"Okay jane so where do we start why don't we start with a man that i met name elliot's gutierrez my name usually us will there is and i have been a professor at the university of puerto rico's graduate school of planning since nineteen sixty five professor guitars he's very sweet man he's about seventy six years old he's a fairly conservative particularly within per weaken economists and he'd been writing for years and years and warning people that the economics of the island were headed for trouble we were going to generate the monster we did i call it johnny hot that monster was the debt it was also clear even then it was not going to be able to to dominate the monster that we had created and elliot's he explained to me how that debt monster was created from the beginning what do we call has been us territory since eighteen ninety eight i'm gonna be in shoreline christopher columbus l prankul rico and over the years the us congress passed various tax benefits to encourage american manufacturers to come into produce things in puerto rico inventive and ten year tax exemption another tax freedom attracted some three hundred thirty five plants commonwealth since one thousand nine hundred forty eight so for long period puerto rico's economy grew and it became more dependent on those manufacturing overseas i'm ornery go as an integral part of the american economic system a new frontier for business enterprise and those tax benefits continued and more recently there was a specific tax benefit that drew a lot of american pharmaceutical manufacturers to the island during the nineteen eighty s and the nineteen nineties seven of the ten best selling pharmaceutical products are produced in puerto rico who in big part of the economy attractive tax incentives so the economy grew and grew donate ten months quarterback element.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.