Is the current president of the United States of America worthy of a Nobel prize nomination? That question roams the heads of many as of late. When the past president won a Nobel prize there was less doubt. But we all have heard about the drone strikes of the Obama administration, and the missile strikes … Continue reading Trump and the Nobel prize
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean country that since its colonization in the fifteenth century by the Spanish fleet led by Juan Ponce de León and the Pinzón brothers, has been subjected to many socio-political systems that have contributed to our political, economic and social stagnation. Although we are now part of the US empire, we … Continue reading A Puerto Rico stuck between abuses and underdevelopment
The budget submitted on May 31, 2017 by Governor Ricardo Rosselló took the system of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) unprepared. Despite agreements between the administration and the current governor of a first cut of about 150 million dollars, Rosselló will submit to the UPR a cut of 208 million dollars. Although the difference … Continue reading New budget for the University of Puerto Rico: the beginning of the end?
The Fiscal Control Board (FCB) is an entity assigned by the metropolis to a state or region that makes up that republic to take control of the finances and to manage them for a certain time. In Puerto Rico, the Congress of the United States assigned a Fiscal Control Board under the PROMESA (Puerto Rico … Continue reading The Fiscal Control Board
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is an institution that belongs to the Government of Puerto Rico. The UPR receives public and federal funds that keep it in operation and allows it to be the most important educational and social center in the island. With the current crisis that the central government is facing and … Continue reading Budget of the University of Puerto Rico 2016-2017