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|Posted on September 29, 2018 at 9:40 PM|
|Posted on September 22, 2018 at 1:05 PM|
The link to this important story is here.
|Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:45 AM|
A message from former President Centeno with important references to Vieques.
Warning: This is a long article but it is totally worth reading every bit of it. It looks at disaster capitalism in PR and, moreover, the organization of Puerto Ricans to develop both renewable and decentralized energy and to advance agro-ecological farming to feed the people.
|Posted on March 26, 2018 at 4:00 AM|
From President Centeno:
The following is the result of the NY Chapter Executive Board Election held on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the CUNY Hunter College El Centro office:
Zenaida Rodriguez, NY Chapter President
Sandra Rivera, 1st Vice President
Deborah Quinones, 2nd Vice President
Diane Rosario, Recording Secretary
Miriam Ortiz, Treasurer
Maria Roman, Delegate
Maria del Carmen Latimer, Delegate
Michelle Centeno, Proxy Delegate :}
We will have the new Executive Board sworn in at the Welcoming Reception Friday evening April 6th at the Port Morris Distillery. Congratulations to the new Executive Board!!
|Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM|
The article by Kate Aronoff revealing Citigroup's role in compounding Puerto Rico's debt is compelling; read it here.
|Posted on February 27, 2018 at 1:35 PM|
President Centeno received an email from NiPL which shared the following redacted information:
Judge Juan R. Torruella, of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, has requested that a federal grand jury investigate if there is a criminal case against those responsible for the Puerto Rico government's monumental debt, "I request an investigation by a federal grand jury to determine if there are criminal cases against individuals and organizations inside and outside of Puerto Rico in relation to the economic crisis facing the country," Torruella said earlier this week during his participation in a conference celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of former island governor Luis Muñoz Marín. The federal judge said such an investigation is fundamental so that the same mistakes that have led to the crisis are not committed again. He alluded to the large sum of money that the government will receive for Puerto Rico's recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. "I'm afraid that if something fundamental is not done, well, with the things that have happened so far, we're going to repeat them," Torruella said. "And now that a lot of money is apparently coming, we are going to repeat them more quickly." Torruella proposed that the investigation be conducted by the federal prosecutor's office in Puerto Rico to establish criminal responsibilities on the part of those who have led the U.S. island territory into bankruptcy.
"We are here to rethink Puerto Rico, to reconsider what has happened in the past," the 84-year-old judge said. "That is why I am suggesting the matter of the grand jury." The jurist called attention to the unity of purpose on the part of Puerto Ricans to get out of the economic crisis that the island is experiencing. He also called attention to the "passivity" with which the island has accepted unequal treatment by the U.S. government, and called for mobilizing what he called "allies" in minority sectors in the mainland U.S. to denounce the violation of Puerto Rican civil rights.
"It is time for that passivity to end," Torruella said. "Our cause is just".
The above appears to have been extracted from page 3 of the 2.22.2018 issue of The San Juan Daily Star.
If you are interested in learning more of the Judge Torruella's thinking, this interview reported by El Nuevo Dia is informative.
|Posted on February 22, 2018 at 7:35 AM|
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|Posted on February 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM|
We want to share our latest Op-Ed piece, published today on The Hill, regarding our fight for a clean DREAM Act.
We invite you to read and share through your networks as we redouble our efforts on behalf of more than 800,000 brothers and sisters.
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
|Posted on February 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM|
This link leads to an article by Nelson Denis which analyzes how Puerto Rico is penalized via the tax structure imposed upon it.