Daily Archives: December 20, 2017

In heartfelt rom-com movies, there are often scenes of a child or a love interest receiving a puppy or cat as a gift. In theory, giving a pet as a gift might sound like a cute idea for someone, but one should consider the many responsibilities the receiver will have that will last a lifetime. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recognizes that it is a common tradition to give a pet as a gift for momentous occasions, such as Christmas, graduations, or birthdays. Due to this common gift choice, the ASPCA has a few…

History of Puerto Rico’s Economic Downfall Puerto Rico has been in recent turmoil since Hurricane Irma and Maria hit the island. But truth be told, Puerto Rico has been in an economic crisis for several years now, as they have faced a huge recession. but with 74 billion dollars in debt right now, Puerto Rico is going through an even more publicized crisis. This U.S. territory had been acquired by America after the Spanish American war, and being a territory may have some economic impact on Puerto Rico. And Dr. Lucia Farriss, instructor of economics at Saint Leo University, agreed…

Puerto Rico has come a long way since the hit of Hurricane Maria. FEMA has reported a month and half after Maria, that 92 percent of cell service has been restored, 41 percent of powers was restored, and 81 percent of citizens now have access to clean water. On Dec. 8, more than two months and a half after Maria hit, 68 percent of power needed on the island was restored and only 7 percent of customers lack access to clean water, according to Bloomberg. Also, Fox News, said that 1,000 of businesses remain closed due to the conditions. However,…

With Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico, leaving much of the island still without power and increasing the spotlight on Puerto Rico’s debt, there are many questions of how the struggling country will dig themselves out of the hole and how will the power and other social issues in the aftermath of the storms be solved. The country is reportedly about $74 billion in debt and financial troubles were already affecting Puerto Rico way before the storms hit, as the territory has been in economic recession for several years now. In fact, Puerto Rico filed for municipal…

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