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There Is A Way Out Of Puerto Rico’s Financial Control Board

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The U.S. government has erased any lingering doubts that Puerto Rico is nothing but a U.S. colony with no sovereignty whatsoever by creating a federally appointed Financial Control Board to oversee the island’s $72 billion bond debt crisis.

Washington, has essentially shoved an unelected shadow government with unrestricted power down the throats of the island’s 3.5 million residents in place of the democratically elected local government that has existed in Puerto Rico since 1952.

Whether or not Puerto Ricans swallow it remains an open question. So far, they are not.

Opponents of the oversight board — or the “Junta” as they call ...

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Op-Ed: I’m Mexican-American, And I Was A Judge. What Trump Is Doing Is Appalling.

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Editor: Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino appointed to the California Supreme Court, is professor emeritus at University of California at Davis Law School. He has also served as vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2000, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Jose, Calif., last week. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
The people of the United States are increasingly diverse in our religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. While we still struggle with discrimination, we have learned to live respecting one another.This respect has taken many decades to achieve, yet it can...

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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Changing The Face Of Connecticut

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David-Medina-2As Ombudsman and Director of Family Services for Hartford Public Schools, Marta Bentham runs the district’s Welcome Center, a one-stop office that resolves any issues a family may have with the school system — everything from enrollment to providing needy students with warm coats in winter.

The job puts her in a position to know exactly how many students enter and exit the school system at any given time and why.

Ms. Bentham recently made a startling disclosure: Of the more than 1,200 students that enrolled in the district during the 2015-2016 school year, 825 of them were newly arrived migrants from Puerto Rico whose ...

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