Elections

Will Puerto Rico turn Florida blue?

The state of Florida, population 21 million, currently has 29 electoral votes. On the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton lost Florida to Donald Trump by 112,911 votes (Trump’s 4,617,886 – Hillary’s 4,504,975). In 2015 89,000 Puerto Ricans left the island for the States, with Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut (in order [Read More]

Government

FCC Approves $77M to Repair Communication Networks in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

The FCC has allocated approximately $77 million for the restoration of communications networks destroyed in Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands during Hurricane Maria (and Irma). FCC Blog by Ajit Pai A Jump-Start for Restoring Communications Networks in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Hurricane Maria has had [Read More]

World

Puerto Rico: The centennial of my grandfather’s house

My grandfather didn’t come to America; America came to him. Like many young Spaniards over the ages, he – along with his brother and two cousins – left Spain. They left their sisters in Northern Spain, arrived in Puerto Rico in the late 19th century, started businesses, married, started families, [Read More]