Puerto Rico, neocolonialism and Orlando massacre


This video from the USA says about itself:

Puerto Rico Is Being Left Voiceless: San Juan Mayor Condemns Bill to Create “Colonial Control Board”

15 June 2016

We turn to Puerto Rico. The [United States] Senate is set to consider a bill to create a federally appointed control board with sweeping powers to run Puerto Rico’s economy to help the island cope with its crippling debt crisis. The bill, known as PROMESA, passed the House last week by a bipartisan vote of 297 to 127, but opponents have decried the measure as antidemocratic.

“We’re engaged today in a wholly undemocratic activity in the world’s greatest democracy,” said Rep. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez. In the Senate, Robert Menendez, Dick Durbin and Bernie Sanders have come out against the bill, and any one of them could filibuster the legislation. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s stance on the bill remains unknown.

The debate in the Senate comes as the Supreme Court has issued two major decisions about Puerto Rico. On Monday, in a 5-2 decision, the high court rejected Puerto Rico’s bid to revive its own bankruptcy law that would have let the island’s public utilities restructure about $20 billion those entities owe to bondholders. That decision came just days after the Supreme Court ruled against Puerto Rico in a separate case ruling regarding the island’s sovereignty. We speak to Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, president of the National Lawyers Guild and associate counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.

This 15 June 2016 video from the USA is called How Will Elizabeth Warren Vote on Setting Up Fiscal Control Board in Puerto Rico?

This video from the USA says about itself:

Puerto Rico in Mourning: Nearly Half of the Orlando Massacre Victims were from the Island

15 June 2016

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has declared Friday an official day of mourning after learning that 23 of the 49 victims in the Orlando massacre were Puerto Rican. On Tuesday, more than 300 people gathered in the capital of San Juan to honor those killed. Hundreds more gathered in Ponce. We speak to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, president of the National Lawyers Guild and associate counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.

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