Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

Last year during the administration of Barack Obama the Puerto Rico Oversight, Managemnet and Stability Act (PROMESA) became law. Law that opens the way for a Fiscal Control Board to be appointed so that the country's finances will be restored as an initiative to comply with bondholders and GO's (General Obligation Debts). Then this year … Continue reading Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration. For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years. It … Continue reading An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Commendations for UPR students

The University of PR students resumed classes after a long struggle and after University authorities, Fiscal Board and the Governor agreed to hear their complaints and proposals.   At the end and as expected, the President of the University, Nivia Fernández resigned from her post along with other officials from the administration of the University after … Continue reading Commendations for UPR students

This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away

JUBBET ADH DHIB, West Bank — The residents of this dirt-poor Palestinian village waited decades for electricity. But in November, a Dutch-funded solar project finally gave them round-the-clock power to refrigerate food or do a load of laundry. That ended last week when Israeli military administrators in the West Bank sent soldiers with assault rifles and a team … Continue reading This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away

Deposition of carbon ashes in Peñuelas, another assault to the people

In the town of Peñuelas a whole social movement has been formed in order to protect the health of its residents. It all started when the company AES Puerto Rico LP used the facilities of the EC Waste landfill to dispose its coal ashes. The reason of these manifestations and movement that takes by name … Continue reading Deposition of carbon ashes in Peñuelas, another assault to the people

California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority

REDDING, Calif. — The deer heads mounted on the walls of Eric Johnson’s church office are testament to his passion for hunting, a lifestyle enjoyed by many in the northernmost reaches of California but one that Mr. Johnson says surprises people he meets on his travels around America and abroad. “When people see you’re from … Continue reading California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority