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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump – CNN
US Citizenship and Immigration Services Will Remove Nation of Immigrants From Mission Statement – The Intercept
Trump Mulls Pulling Some Federal Agents From California – U.S. News & World Report
Special counsel Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case – Washington Post
Pentagon Won’t Confirm Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Jet Arrival in Syria – Military.com
Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked US troops – Washington Post
Man accused of stabbing 2-year-old son for ‘keeping him awake’: Police – ABC News
US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May – Fox News
German shepherd hit by bullets, saves owner during home invasion, report says – Fox News
Trump says Jared Kushner’s security clearance is up to his chief of staff – USA TODAY
US firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract – Reuters
RickyMartinVEVO’s YouTube Videos: Ricky Martin – Fiebre (Official Video) ft. Wisin, Yandel
Trump dijo que es un cobarde el guardia armado de escuela en Parkland http://bit.ly/2CFGUGG pic.twitter.com/sw8r3kHLrg
Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms – CNBC
Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News: Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al @DCR_PR y @icppr @ElReventao por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto.pic.twitter.com/hX2PcsjsdG
Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt pic.twitter.com/9q8jtp6tje
Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw pic.twitter.com/ontvKq2f8N
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate – Engadget
Héctor Pesquera – Google News: There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria – BuzzFeed News
puerto rico police – Google News: 174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico – VI Consortium (press release)
puerto rico governor – Google News: George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review – NBCNews.com
efe’s YouTube Videos: La primera colonia israelí en 25 años, a punto de abrir sus puertas
carlos cases – Google News: GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico – Washington Post
Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico – Diario Metro de Puerto Rico

 

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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump – CNN


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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump
CNN
Washington (CNN) With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current  
Pentagon weighing McMaster’s return to military: reportThe Hill

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HR McMaster might leave his role as national security adviser to rejoin the militaryThe Week Magazine
Report: Pentagon Looking for Alternative Positions for McMasterU.S. News & World Report

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services Will Remove Nation of Immigrants From Mission Statement – The Intercept


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US Citizenship and Immigration Services Will Remove Nation of Immigrants From Mission Statement
The Intercept
The lead U.S. agency tasked with granting citizenship to would-be Americans is making a major change to its mission statement, removing a passage that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. In an email sent to staff members Thursday and 
USCIS to remove “a nation of immigrants” from mission statementAxios

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Trump Mulls Pulling Some Federal Agents From California – U.S. News & World Report


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Special counsel Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case – Washington Post


Washington Post
Special counsel Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
Washington Post
New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later this year. A new indictment has long been expected in special 
Mueller hits Manafort, Gates with new chargesNew York Post
New Charges Against Paul Manafort, Richard Gates in Mueller ProbeWall Street Journal
Mueller Is Ending the Era of Impunity for Washington’s Foreign LobbyistsBloomberg
Vox –NBCNews.com –Politico –Bloomberg
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Pentagon Won’t Confirm Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Jet Arrival in Syria – Military.com


Military.com
Pentagon Won’t Confirm Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Jet Arrival in Syria
Military.com
ORLANDO — Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter, like China’s Chengdu J-20, has become a bogeyman to the United States in the competition to possess the best fifth-generation fighters in the world. But has the Su-57 made its debut in Syria? The Pentagon, won 

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Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked US troops – Washington Post


Washington Post
Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked US troops
Washington Post
A Russian oligarch believed to control the Russian mercenaries who attacked U.S. troops and their allies in Syria this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials in the days and weeks before and after the assault, according to U.S 

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Man accused of stabbing 2-year-old son for ‘keeping him awake’: Police – ABC News


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Man accused of stabbing 2-year-old son for ‘keeping him awake’: Police
ABC News
Charges are expected for a Chicago father who police said confessed to the murder of his 2-year-old son, who was found dead in a garbage bag. Rolando Ortiz, 37, was arrested late Wednesday after he allegedly fled the scene in Chicago’s Little Village
Father slashes son’s throat, nearly decapitating 2-year-old: policeFox News
Chicago father kills, nearly decapitates 2-year-old son because he couldn’t sleep: CopsUSA TODAY
Man, 37, Charged With ‘Near Decapitation’ Of 2-Year-Old Boy In Little VillageNBC Chicago

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US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May – Fox News


Fox News
US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May
Fox News
The president insisted he is still firmly committed to helping find peace between Israel and the Palestinians; John Roberts has the roundup for ‘Special Report.’ The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of 
Reports: US to move Israel’s embassy to Jerusalem on May 14USA TODAY
US to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Israel’s 70th Independence Day, Official SaysHaaretz
US will ‘move its embassy to Jerusalem by May’Telegraph.co.uk
Miami Herald
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German shepherd hit by bullets, saves owner during home invasion, report says – Fox News


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German shepherd hit by bullets, saves owner during home invasion, report says
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Javier Mercado says his dog, Rex, came to his aid during a home invasion on Wednesday. (Q13 Fox ). A German Shepard is being hailed as a four-legged angel after reportedly getting hit by three bullets while protecting his owner during a home invasion 
Hero dog shot protecting teen during home invasionKING5.com
German shepherd beaten, shot while protecting teen during home invasionWCVB Boston
Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglarsWGNO
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Trump says Jared Kushner’s security clearance is up to his chief of staff – USA TODAY


USA TODAY
Trump says Jared Kushner’s security clearance is up to his chief of staff
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON White House chief of staff John Kelly will make the final determination about a security clearance for White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, President Trump said Friday. “General Kelly respects Jared a lot 
Trump says final say on Jared Kushner clearance is up to John KellyCBS News
Kushner’s security clearance and access ‘up to Gen. Kelly,’ Trump saysPolitico
Trump: Kelly to decide Kushner security clearanceCNN

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US firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract – Reuters

US firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract
Reuters
The issue has become a referendum of sorts on the federal government’s response in Puerto Rico, where thousands remain without power five months after the island’s worst natural disaster in 90 years. The U.S. territory is also struggling through the

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RickyMartinVEVO’s YouTube Videos: Ricky Martin – Fiebre (Official Video) ft. Wisin, Yandel

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Trump dijo que es un cobarde el guardia armado de escuela en Parkland http://bit.ly/2CFGUGG pic.twitter.com/sw8r3kHLrg

Trump dijo que “es un cobarde” el guardia armado de escuela en Parkland http://bit.ly/2CFGUGG 

Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms – CNBC


CNBC
Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms
CNBC
Arian Rodriguez covers himself with a tarp as residents wait in the rain to register with FEMA more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, on October 9, 2017 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended federal 
Athletes team up to bring renewable energy to Puerto RicoESPN
Feds providing CT schools with money for new students from Puerto RicoThe CT Mirror
Trump extends disaster funding for Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria …The Week Magazine
The Weather Channel –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –Whitehouse.gov (press release)
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Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News: Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)


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Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock?
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
The difficulty part of any forecast, it seems to me, is determining a reasonable estimate for the medium term trajectory ofPuerto Rico’s economy. In other words, what happens when the immediate boost from rebuilding fades? Puerto Rico’seconomy was in 
From Theory to PracticeDisaster Capitalism is Changing Puerto Rico, and FastProgressive.org
Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane PrivatizationTruth-Out

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 Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News

Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al @DCR_PR y @icppr @ElReventao por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto.pic.twitter.com/hX2PcsjsdG

Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al  y   por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto. 

Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt pic.twitter.com/9q8jtp6tje

Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt  

Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw pic.twitter.com/ontvKq2f8N

Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw 

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate – Engadget


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Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate
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Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope from the National Science Foundation, which was 
UCF to manage Puerto Rico’s historic Arecibo ObservatoryWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
University of Central Florida is taking charge of gigantic Arecibo radio telescopeGeekWire
 
This murky situation was made much worse by the events of Hurricane Maria. The hurricane decimated the region of Puerto Rico in which the telescope is located, also called Arecibo. The telescope was damaged as well, but repairs were quickly made and 

UCF-led consortium to manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Fox 35 Orlando
WMFE-National Science Foundation 
EurekAlert (press release)
all 9 4 news articles »
Héctor Pesquera – Google News: There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria – BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News
There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
BuzzFeed News
The governor initially ordered an investigation of the death toll in December to be headed up by Public Safety SecretaryHector Pesquera, the same person who was in charge of the death toll and defended its accuracy even as reporters provided mounting 

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 Héctor Pesquera – Google News

puerto rico police – Google News: 174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico – VI Consortium (press release)


VI Consortium (press release)
174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico
VI Consortium (press release)
The Marine Interdiction Agents contacted the Puerto Rico Police Department who conducted a traffic stop of the vessel, tow vehicle, and a cargo van. The Marine Interdiction Agents and the PRPD officers conducted an extended border search of the vessel 

 puerto rico police – Google News

puerto rico governor – Google News: George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review – NBCNews.com


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George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U 

 puerto rico governor – Google News

efe’s YouTube Videos: La primera colonia israelí en 25 años, a punto de abrir sus puertas

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Amijai (Cisjordania), 22 feb (EFE).- (Imagen: Laura Fernández Palomo) Obreros con el arma al cinto levantan el asentamiento judío de Amijai, el primero que el Gobierno israelí construye en dos décadas en Cisjordanias ocupada y que en verano dará cobijo a los colonos evacuados del de Amona, tras su polémico desmantelamiento.

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carlos cases – Google News: GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico – Washington Post


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GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico
Washington Post
Hundreds of death certificates had to be completed by hand by local officials during telecommunications and power outages, in many cases attributing potentially hurricane-related deaths to natural causes. Goldman said some of those documents will make  
Puerto Rico Governor Announces Independent Probe Into Maria Death TollU.S. News & World Report

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There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane MariaBuzzFeed News
‘Exodus’ from Puerto Rico: A visual guide Hurricane Maria sent thousands fleeing devastation in Puerto Rico. Federal …CNN

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 carlos cases – Google News

Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico – Diario Metro de Puerto Rico


Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico
Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de Las Pequeñas Empresas (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que ha otorgado más de $1,000 millones en préstamos por desastre para que 28,106 residentes y negocios puertorriqueños se recuperan de las secuelas de 

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10:34 AM 2/23/2018 – Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock? | Pesquera y la inseguridad pública |

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Puerto Rico is in the midst of many “public insecurities”, and the “Pesquera crisis or affair” (around his authority, powers, and the newly created department) is just one and maybe the most visible among them. It is all about “poder” and about local political elite stretching its insular nationalistic rubber band as the matter of the political exercise, show, and the customs and the traditions of the “banana republic” with America provided air conditioning, and with the bill habitually unpaid.

M.N.

12:56 PM 2/23/2018

Pesquera y la inseguridad pública http://bit.ly/2okX18f  

Puerto Rico Infrastructure – BingNews: Puerto Rico governor announces independent probe into Maria death toll

After Hurricane Maria passed through Puerto Rico in September, decimating infrastructure and leaving the island’s 3.4 million residents without power, Rossello’s administration pegged the death toll at 64. The governor faced criticism from funeral … Puerto Rico Infrastructure – BingNews
La Reserva Federal indica que es hora de retomar la agenda fiscal http://bit.ly/2FoiuEC pic.twitter.com/n6nFPvMN2X

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Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News: Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al @DCR_PR y @icppr @ElReventao por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto.pic.twitter.com/hX2PcsjsdG
Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt pic.twitter.com/9q8jtp6tje
Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw pic.twitter.com/ontvKq2f8N
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate – Engadget
Héctor Pesquera – Google News: There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria – BuzzFeed News
puerto rico police – Google News: 174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico – VI Consortium (press release)
puerto rico governor – Google News: George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review – NBCNews.com
efe’s YouTube Videos: La primera colonia israelí en 25 años, a punto de abrir sus puertas
carlos cases – Google News: GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico – Washington Post
Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico – Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
Venezuelas Maduro calls for mega-election that could cement his power
The Legacy of the Cold War Hovers Over the Possible New Battlefield for Latin America – Council On Hemispheric Affairs
Puerto Rico’s governor announced that a team of experts at George Washington Univ. will lead an independent review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. http://nbcnews.to/2EK9BYZ
Un consorcio manejará el Observatorio de Arecibo http://bit.ly/2ELB60q pic.twitter.com/g47XQ3nrRr
Labor market improving in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, but hurricane recovery still ‘hampered’ – Washington Post
Pesquera y la inseguridad pública http://bit.ly/2okX18f pic.twitter.com/oXfaBK6t6n
Puerto Rico Infrastructure – BingNews: Puerto Rico governor announces independent probe into Maria death toll
La Reserva Federal indica que es hora de retomar la agenda fiscal http://bit.ly/2FoiuEC pic.twitter.com/n6nFPvMN2X
La vicealcaldesa de Vieques toma el mando del pueblo http://bit.ly/2ENMhpp pic.twitter.com/1LIgHOhtP8
El gobernador @ricardorossello anunció ayer una colaboración con la Universidad George Washington con el fin de esclarecer con la mayor precisión las muertes asociadas con el paso del huracán María.pic.twitter.com/An82HD8TCf
La economía creativa como punta de lanza para el desarrollo económico de Puerto Rico. @CCEPuertoRico #ExpoPuertoRicopic.twitter.com/J6dd9zFcOF
Agradecido del grupo de agentes de la Policía de Puerto Rico (@PRPDNoticias) adscritos al @DeptEstadoPR. Gracias por su compromiso y servicio. Felicidades en su semana.pic.twitter.com/t2uyFD6PSC
Reunido con el secretario del @DSPnoticias, Héctor Pesquera, el director de @OGP_PR, José Marrero, y el director de @PuertosPR, @omarjmarrero.pic.twitter.com/0cbGASGfWY
Reporter’s notebook: Meeting the changing health needs in Puerto Rico – ModernHealthcare.com

 

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Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News: Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
 


Progressive.org
Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Large Positive Growth Shock?
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
The difficulty part of any forecast, it seems to me, is determining a reasonable estimate for the medium term trajectory ofPuerto Rico’s economy. In other words, what happens when the immediate boost from rebuilding fades? Puerto Rico’seconomy was in 
From Theory to PracticeDisaster Capitalism is Changing Puerto Rico, and FastProgressive.org
Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane PrivatizationTruth-Outall 104 88 news articles »

 Puerto Rico Rebuilding of Services and Infrastructure after Maria – Google News

Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al @DCR_PR y @icppr @ElReventao por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto.pic.twitter.com/hX2PcsjsdG
 

Se revitaliza el icónico e histórico Museo de Casa Blanca. Una joya arquitectónica de nuestra isla. Gracias al  y   por colaborar en tan hermoso proyecto. 

Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt pic.twitter.com/9q8jtp6tje
 

Una cuenta estatal de Twitter insulta a Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2HCRRwt  

Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw pic.twitter.com/ontvKq2f8N
 

Ocho recintos de la UPR continuarán bajo probatoria en la Middle State http://bit.ly/2sQlmrw 

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate – Engadget
 


Engadget
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate
Engadget 
Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope from the National Science Foundation, which was 
UCF to manage Puerto Rico’s historic Arecibo ObservatoryWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
University of Central Florida is taking charge of gigantic Arecibo radio telescopeGeekWire
 
This murky situation was made much worse by the events of Hurricane Maria. The hurricane decimated the region of Puerto Rico in which the telescope is located, also called Arecibo. The telescope was damaged as well, but repairs were quickly made and 

UCF-led consortium to manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Fox 35 Orlando
WMFE-National Science Foundation 
EurekAlert (press release)
all 9 4 news articles »
Héctor Pesquera – Google News: There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria – BuzzFeed News
 


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There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
BuzzFeed News
The governor initially ordered an investigation of the death toll in December to be headed up by Public Safety SecretaryHector Pesquera, the same person who was in charge of the death toll and defended its accuracy even as reporters provided mounting and more »

 Héctor Pesquera – Google News

puerto rico police – Google News: 174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico – VI Consortium (press release)
 


VI Consortium (press release)
174 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Law Enforcement From Private Vessel In Eastern Puerto Rico
VI Consortium (press release)
The Marine Interdiction Agents contacted the Puerto Rico Police Department who conducted a traffic stop of the vessel, tow vehicle, and a cargo van. The Marine Interdiction Agents and the PRPD officers conducted an extended border search of the vessel  

 puerto rico police – Google News

puerto rico governor – Google News: George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review – NBCNews.com
 


NBCNews.com
George Washington University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review
NBCNews.com
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U  

 puerto rico governor – Google News

efe’s YouTube Videos: La primera colonia israelí en 25 años, a punto de abrir sus puertas
 

From: efe
Duration: 01:06

Amijai (Cisjordania), 22 feb (EFE).- (Imagen: Laura Fernández Palomo) Obreros con el arma al cinto levantan el asentamiento judío de Amijai, el primero que el Gobierno israelí construye en dos décadas en Cisjordanias ocupada y que en verano dará cobijo a los colonos evacuados del de Amona, tras su polémico desmantelamiento.

Palabras clave: efe,israel,palestina,colonia

 efe’s YouTube Videos

carlos cases – Google News: GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico
Washington Post
Hundreds of death certificates had to be completed by hand by local officials during telecommunications and power outages, in many cases attributing potentially hurricane-related deaths to natural causes. Goldman said some of those documents will make  
Puerto Rico Governor Announces Independent Probe Into Maria Death TollU.S. News & World Report
all 116 
There’s Going To Be An Independent Review Of The Death Toll In Puerto Rico After Hurricane MariaBuzzFeed News
‘Exodus’ from Puerto Rico: A visual guide Hurricane Maria sent thousands fleeing devastation in Puerto Rico. Federal …CNN

all 105 news articles »

 carlos cases – Google News

Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico – Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
 


Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
Aprueban más de 1000 millones en préstamos por desastre en Puerto Rico
Diario Metro de Puerto Rico
La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de Las Pequeñas Empresas (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que ha otorgado más de $1,000 millones en préstamos por desastre para que 28,106 residentes y negocios puertorriqueños se recuperan de las secuelas de  

Venezuelas Maduro calls for mega-election that could cement his power

The president proposed holding legislative elections early, alongside a snap presidential vote.

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10:15 AM 2/23/2018 – Federal Monitor Says Police Promotions Are Still Politically Motivated – Caribbean Business | El PPD remueve al alcalde de Vieques de la presidencia municipal

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SAN JUAN — The federal monitor assigned to oversee the Puerto Rico Police Department, Arnaldo Claudio, insisted Wednesday that partisan politics remain a key factor in promotions that take place within the agency.

“I’m still concerned about Act 53 of 1996, which deals with promotions at the Police [Department], specifically Paragraphs 14 to 21. We are looking at the law to achieve a more equitable evaluation [process],” Claudio said after ending a meeting with Police superintendent-designate Michelle Hernández.

A transit police officer directs the flow of traffic at an intersection in San Juan, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, after a massive blackout hit Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon, leaving at least 1.5 million people without power overnight and into the following day. Repair crews are trying to restore electricity on the island after a fire at Aguirre power plant blacked out the entire U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)A transit police officer directs the flow of traffic at an intersection in San Juan, Sept. 22, 2016, after a massive blackout hit Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon, leaving at least 1.5 million people without power overnight and into the following day. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Hernández, meanwhile, said she will order an independent study to determine the type of officials that the Police Department needs and evaluate promotions, among other matters.

“We always hear that the Police Department needs a whole bunch of officers at such-and-such location, but those are [just] opinions. The study would give validity to those opinions,” she said, adding that the hard data gleamed from such a study would also allow the department to carry out organizational adjustments. “It would not be just about how many officers we need, but where they should be and in what capacity.”

Claudio also revealed that his latest Police compliance report, the fifth so far, will be released during the next few days. The upcoming report deals with the situation within the department’s drugs and narcotics division, with Claudio noting that, since the arrest of several members of a crime group dubbed the “Suricatos,” repeated calls to reorganize the department’s drugs division have been met with a “very slow” response.

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I won’t allow my people to work with the local government.

I have a message for the U.S. Congress: Watch out what relief funds you approve and let our local government handle. Don’t let the Puerto Rican government play the victim and fool you. They have no clue what they are doing, and I worry that they will mishandle anything that comes their way.

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M.N.: This Crisis Is Political! This Is The Crisis Of Both The Political And The Police Leadership in Puerto Rico. | 7:03 AM 2/23/2018 – “Crisis” in Police leadership | El Nuevo Día

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This Crisis Is Political!

This Is The Crisis Of Both The Political And The Police Leadership in Puerto Rico.

This “Crisis” is rooted in the incompetent and corrupt political leadership, and the “Police Crisis” is only the reflection of this political crisis. 

The problem is that the current Puerto Rico political leadership, regardless of the party affiliations, appears to be as always, utterly corrupt and incompetent. 

Si, y esa es la verdad, “comrade Rosello”! 

Puerto Rico cannot be transformed into the state in these circumstances, and no federal monitors, without the executive powers, can straighten their perpetually and incorrigibly crooked ways. 

The solution is to introduce the

DIRECT CONGRESSIONAL RULE

in Puerto Rico, and dismantle ALL vestiges of the old, nationalist, resisting, incompetent, corrupt, rotten local power structures during the interim period of transition to statehood. These structures are deeply treacherous to American people, they are filled with envy, hatreds, and resentments. They suffocate reforms and their progress because they are afraid to lose the last remnants of their powers, or rather the illusions of these powers. 

Not only Col. Claudio, but we all, the true friends and supporters of Puerto Rico, are “monitors”, and he is our eyes, ears, analytical brain, and the voice. So you better respect him, as he should be respected, dear “Comrade Governor”. 

Michael Novakhov 

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The most recent report prepared by Arnaldo Claudio, technical compliance advisor (TCA) of the police reform, brings warnings outlined by several experts, including him and former superintendent Michelle Hernández Fraley, regarding the impact that the Department of Public Security (DPS), created last year and headed by Héctor Pesquera, has on the police chain of command.

“The most persistent challenge in the reform is its current leadership crisis and the implementation of Law 20 (which created the DPS). The crisis has created great uncertainty in all areas of the police, “says part of the report that Claudio submitted to federal judge Gustavo Gelpi on Monday.

In his report, Claudio argues that this “chaos” affects all personnel “and public safety in Puerto Rico” in very specific aspects such as the lack of police officers during the festive season.

“It is not open to discussion that the Police Commissioner does not have direct authority and the total command of the operations of the Police, as required in the agreement (of the reform),” says the report on the changes to which the government of Puerto Rico committed itself after a federal Justice Department’s lawsuit for civil rights violations by the Police, including the period when Pesquera was superintendent.

Claudio points in his report to Gelpí, who in charge of overseeing the implementation of the reform, that is is “regularly” excluded from the discussions related to the implementation of law 20, which consolidated seven security and emergency agencies under the umbrella of the new DPS.

Claudio explains that problems with promotions and transfers without explanation, questionable practices in the payment of overtime and “failures to take action against officers with dubious disciplinary ” continue.

In fact, Claudio pointed directly to Pesquera in another report that has to do with the way in which the Police handled demonstrations on April 18 and April 27 at the Capitol; on April 25 against the Center for Puerto Rico, in Río Piedras, and on May 1, at the end of the general strike in Hato Rey.

According to Claudio, Pesquera violated the DSP law when he gave instructions to high-ranking police officers on May 1, without being confirmed by the Senate, which happened eight days later.

On May 1 there were confrontations between protesters and the police. Claudio argues that Pesquera and Alfonso Orona, the governor’s chief legal adviser, arrived that day at the Headquarters.

Claudio´s report says that Pesquera told a high-ranking officer”Defuse that,” when he entrusted him with the mission of removing the protesters from the Luis Muñoz Marín international airport.

An unidentified policewoman in the report said that, when Pesquera gave the order, the situation at the airport was under control, but she did not intervene to “not complicate things.” At that time, former Superintendent Hernández Fraley did not countermand the decision.

In an interview with El Nuevo Día in January, one week after her dismissal as Police Commissioner, Hernández Fraley said that the approval of the DPS law and the appointment of Pesquera weakened her leadership in the police and tied her up on administrative matters such as budget management. She also said that she was left out of several meetings with federal authorities.

According to interviews to several officers –done by Claudio and his team- on May 1, when Pesquera went to the Headquarters, he also questioned why they did not place tire blocks the protesters’ buses to prevent them from leaving the place. They warned him that this practice was illegal in Puerto Rico.

For Claudio, Pesquera violated the DSP law when giving the orders because he had not been confirmed.

Yesterday, when reacting yesterday to Claudio´s comments, governor Ricardo Rosselló backed Pesquera.

“Secretary Pesquera has my confidence and he did have the authority. He is the secretary, “he said.

“So Claudio is wrong,” said the governor in an aside with the press at Expo Caribe 2018, in the Isla Grande Convention Center.

Claudio evaluated the work of the Police with the protesters on those dates. In general terms, it concludes, after an investigation of an official identified as José L. Pujol, that the police avoided confrontations “at all costs” by using tools such as pepper spray and tear gas.

“The police appear to have learned to self-limit, have more discipline and a better perspective of the mission goal,” reads the report. “The evaluation of the available videos shows that the use of force by members of the Police in these events was appropriate with some exceptions.”

However, he points out that in the videos and reports on use of force in the Police, it is evident that in many cases where force was used, incidents were not reported as required by a general order and the Police reform.

He also concludes that the Police work plans in three of the four cases mentioned – that of April 25 was considered an unpredictable event – were defective. He added that no one in the Police is trained in the Management and Control of Crowds section, which is part of general order 600.

“Despite the importance of correctly documenting the use of force, the evidence shows that the Police did not do so, which makes it impossible to determine if force was used within the parameters established in the Police,” reads the report.

“It is clear that the documentation was incomplete,” he added, describing the difficulties he faced to receive the Police videos of the demonstrations.

When referring specifically to the protests on May 1, he maintained that, in the work plan, it was not evident that the San Juan area commander tried to contact the organizers, there was not an estimated number of participants, no official vehicles were identified to transport potential arrested people and no breakdown wasmade on how each unit in the area would react to the chain of command.

“It is clear that there was no integrated work plan with the role of each specialized unit to avoid duplication and misunderstandings in the execution of functions,” reads the report in which it is detailed that, “Possible scenarios” according to the behavior of the protesters were not established. Specifically on how to react if protesters entered private buildings, took control of the avenue or set fires.

However, Claudio pointed out that the videos he was able to evaluate “show the police officers acting with discipline” and that they dispersed “violent” protesters with “the minimum necessary force”.

“They avoided physical confrontations with violent protesters by dispersing them using pepper spray, tear gas and less-than-lethal ammunition,” the report states.

Claudio endorsed the reaction of the Police to the April 18 event at the Capitol, a demonstration by the Frent Ciudadano (Citizens Front) in favor of the Audit of Public Debt. He also considered the performance of the agents adequate on April 25 during a protest in front of the Centro de Puerto Rico building, of the Sila M. Calderón Foundation, during a visit by the president of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz. Claudió had the same opinion about the Police during a protest on April 27 at the Capitol.

The technical advisor and his team did not evaluate the police during some arrests on Sunday, April 23, also in front of the Capitol.

However, Claudio, railed against the police for alleged lack of transparency in handling and delivering the videos they take at those events.

First, he explained, an officer told him that the police had “lots of videos”, but they gave him a single disc with television reports and videos downloaded from internet. They did not handle videos taken by police until December, and they were edited, denounced Claudio.

“These facts cast doubts about the videos that were received and it could be questioned that they only represent part of the incidents recorded that day.”

Since May, the Civil Rights Commission (CDC, Spanish acronym) has been investigating the procedures followed by the Police to record citizens in mass events. Its executive director, Ever Padilla, said that he formally asked Claudio for the two reports submitted and recalled that the CDC made an ocular inspection on Friday at the General Headquarters as part of its investigation and the alleged cybernetic filming of the Police.

Are you going to interview Pesquera?

That was discussed in the Commission and we agreed to complete the entire investigative phase to then summon the secretary and clarify doubts.

The investigation of the CDC began precisely because of a lawsuit filed last May by pro-independence legislators, Denis Márquez and Juan Dalmau, in response to complaints from protesters who alleged that the police monitored their movements on social networks.

For Marquez, Claudio’s remarks are not surprising, as he had anticipated them when the DSP bill was discussed in the House of Representatives.

“(The DSD) is a new bureaucracy, and that’s what I said in my turn when the bill came; it is a union of agencies without rhyme or reason, “he said.

Márquez said that Pesquera has too much power as head of seven agencies under the umbrella of the DSP “and there is no freedom of action for the leaders of those agencies.”

While explaining that he had not read Claudio’s reports, New Progressive Party Senator Henry Neumann said that the monitor’s concerns are due to the fact that the DSP was created less than a year ago.

He recalled that Claudio expressed his concerns in executive hearings, but the president of the Senate Public Safety Commission also assured that they were dispelled or included as amendments in the bill.

Neumann rejected the need to amend the DSP law.

“I am a faithful believer in the DSP because it emulates US Homeland Security which, according to experts, has been a success for that country,” he said.

Gloria Ruiz Kuilan collaborated on this report.

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Ranger American announced today, Wednesday, that it will be recruiting for immediate work to hundred armed officers with a license to carry weapons to day and their own weapon, to fill positions through the Island.

Candidates must have the ability to communicate and address emergency issues, as well as availability to work extended and rotating schedules.

Candidates will be accepted for interviews today and tomorrow, Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the facilities of the Frai Phi Sigma, an intersection of Mexico and Chile streets, in Hato Rey.

Those interested should bring with them the Social Security card, the certificate of good conduct and a valid identification.

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It also represents some relief for the endagered Puerto Rican budget now facing the responsability to reform its finances to return to global capital markets and revive the island´s economy.

However, the federal government imposed strict conditions in order to disburse emergency funds to the island. They include the submission of an economic and recovery plan endorsed by the Oversight Board along with monthly reports to Congress and complying with a detailed list of priorities and metrics.

These federal requirements, provided in the bill, bind the local government to the transparent use of funds and its thorough oversight. These are crucial indicators

on the road to recover the trust of the federal government about the Puerto Rican public management.

This new federal aid for recovery may help the Puerto Rican government sharpen its five-year fiscal plan by providing higher precision on the projected federal funds. Accuracy about the figures as well as the model for government reorganization and the budget balance are key elements for the Board to certify the fiscal proposal.

We are grateful to all those who backed the people of Puerto Rico in this heavy task that gave way to the recovery allocation.  Efforts made by Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez and Governor Ricardo Rosselló, who knocked on every single door in Washington, should be remarked.

Democratic minority Senators Charles Schumer, Patrick Leahy and Bill Nelson were key in lobbying for these funds.  Also to those lawmakers of Puerto Rico descent, Nydia Velázquez, Luis Gutiérrez and José Serrano who responded to the Puerto Rican call.

So did Darrel Soto during his first year in Congress. In the final stretch of the process, Marco Rubio´s support provided a decisive boost to the bill among the Republican majority.

$11 billion of the $ 15 billion approved are for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

This will facilitate access to adequate housing to low and moderate income individuals and families, as well as infrastructure projects in municipalities.  $ 2 billion is allocated to repair the power grid at a time when 30 percent of the population still lacks this vital service.

The 4,8 billion for Medicaid, which funds Mi Salud (My Health) plan, is a lifeline for more than a million people who depend on that plan for healthcare and medicines. Congress passed the maximum amount Puerto Rico can aspire within the next two years, conditioning part of those funds to compliance with federal statistics and anti-fraud regulations.

The amount does not represent parity with the states but it is a recognition of the island´s healthcare emergency, especially after Hurricane Maria.  Up to now, Puerto Rico was awarded with $350 million annually for Medicaid, so these federal additional funds release an important item of the island´s budget. This new scenario improves the conditions for restructuring the public healthcare system to make it sustainable.

These federal funds recently allocated may help Puerto Rico on its road to thorough reforms on infrastructure and healthcare, key areas for shaping our future.

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NEW YORK – The head of Puerto Rico’s police was asked to step down from her post by the governor of the U.S. territory, she told Reuters, as the island’s authorities struggle to cope with the aftermath of September’s Hurricane Maria.

Governor Ricardo Rossello announced the resignation of Commissioner Michelle Hernandez de Fraley on Monday. But that was at the request of Rossello, Hernandez said.

“I did not resign; I was asked to resign by the governor,” Hernandez told Reuters in an email. She did not elaborate, other than to say that it was effective immediately, and did not respond to additional questions.

A spokesman for Rossello declined to comment.

Hernandez’s departure follows mounting frustration from police unions in Puerto Rico over delays in receiving overtime pay, reflected in huge spikes in absenteeism.

Police have been working more overtime than usual since Hurricane Maria smashed the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, killing dozens and knocking out power to all 3.5 million residents. Power has still not been fully restored.

In recent weeks, more than 2,500 police officers a day were calling in sick, Hernandez had said on local media. That equates to some 20 percent of the island’s total police force.

The dip in policing may have contributed to a crime rise since around late December, according to data and anecdotal evidence.

That could be another headache for Puerto Rico, which is in desperate need of investment as it negotiates both its worst disaster in 90 years and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The island has some $120 billion in combined bond and pension debt, and its bond prices have cratered since the storm, in some cases to below 20 cents on the dollar.

In the first week of 2018, Puerto Rico saw 23 murders, more than double the 9 recorded in the same period last year, according to Karixia Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Douglas Leff, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Juan field office, told Reuters in an interview that criminals in one rural town recently stole a backhoe, then used it to break into numerous businesses.

“The consensus is that this brazen crime was pulled off because of the absence of police on the streets,” Leff said.

Although crime has long been relatively high in Puerto Rico, murders had fallen in 2017, according to DPS data. The island finished the year with 679 killings, slightly down from 700 in 2016, the data showed.

Hernandez, a former military officer, was the first woman to lead Puerto Rico’s police force.

Rossello said he had designated Lieutenant Colonel Henry Escalera as interim Commissioner while the administration searched for a replacement.

Rossello’s office said it had also asked for the resignation of Puerto Rico’s tourism minister, Jose Izquierdo, due to a “loss of trust” in the director. REUTERS

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Governor Ricardo Rosselló yesterday refuted the finding of federal monitor Arnaldo Claudio, who told the federal court that the secretary of the Department of Public Security, Héctor Pesquera, had violated the chain of command of the police.

“I am the governor of Puerto Rico and I am the commander in chief of the Police, and I delegated to him the function of taking the actions he had to take,” defended the governor.

The report presented before Judge Gustavo Gelpí in the federal case for the reform of the Police – and reviewed in scoop by EL VOCERO – revealed that Pesquera gave instructions to the Police on how to act in the demonstration on May 1 against the Federal Board of Fiscal Control, when he had not yet been confirmed as secretary of Public Security and the law that governs that agency had not entered into force.

The Law of the Department of Public Security of Puerto Rico, signed in April, entered into force in October, five months after the intervention of Pesquera in the demonstration. The organic laws of all the agencies that were negotiated, such as the Puerto Rico Police Law, were repealed for that date.

Sin embargo, Rosselló reiteró que fue él quien le delegó a Pesquera intervenir con los aspectos de seguridad de esa protesta. Con esta acción, el gobernador confirmó la desautorización de la ahora excomisionada de la Policía, Michelle Hernández, primera mujer seleccionada a ocupar ese puesto.

La propia Hernández confesó que el mandatario no tenía comunicación directa con ella desde octubre y que Pesquera emitió una directriz para que los comisionados pidieran su autorización antes de proceder con ciertos asuntos. Rosselló le pidió la renuncia a Hernández en enero.

Rosselló reiteró ayer que el secretario de Seguridad Pública goza de su confianza.

El monitor federal también sostuvo que la creación del Departamento de Seguridad Pública afecta la implementación del acuerdo con el gobierno federal para que se cumpla con la reforma de la Policía.

“The current administrative structure is not working well and has been clearly established during the period of this report. The result must be an intervention that restores the clear lines of leadership and administration in the Puerto Rico Police, “states the report, which covers the period from June 10 to December 9, 2017.

“It’s wrong” the monitor

However, Rossello said that “Comrade Claudio is wrong or maybe he did not have that information” about him being the commander in chief of the police and can delegate functions to people who enjoy his trust.

To questions from the press about the Acting Commissioner of the Police, Henry Escalera, who is on a list of defendants for political persecution for the year 2006, Rosselló said that “everything that has to be investigated, investigated.”

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The secretary of the Department of Public Security, Héctor Pesquera, said that the “values of the people” are the alternative to handle the rise in crime and armed robbery or “carjackings”.

When Pesquera was asked yesterday about plans to address a criminal incident that led to 13 murders over the weekend and an increase in carjackings, he mentioned the agreement with federal authorities to deal with car theft cases. at gunpoint. But this agreement has not been able to eliminate this practice for years.

Then, he was questioned if there is another alternative to achieve a reduction in the number of murders, which until yesterday totaled 117, 21 more compared to this date for last year.

“The criminal element does it and does not wait. If you look for other jurisdictions, Detroit had 900 last year and they are events that happen. The alternative is the values of the people. The criminal actions of the people, how to keep them in check? We have a problem, we are conscious. But when the event arrives, it’s already late, we have to start from before, “Pesquera answered.

It will take time

He affirmed that the interim commissioner of the Bureau of Police, Henry Escalera, “has strategic plans at the island level, but this is not solved overnight, this takes time”.

“In the case of the ‘carjackings’, there is an initiative with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the agencies are cooperating, which is why most of the important cases where there are injuries or deaths have been taken by the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) under the federal initiative, “he said.

Pesquera participated yesterday in a tribute at the Capitol to the fallen policemen in the line of duty.

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