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Puerto Rico Defaults On Debt

August 05, 2015 

Puerto Rico was unable to pay on its debts this week and is now officially in default. The island was not able to pay 58 million dollars to the Public Finance Corporation. In fact the government of Puerto Rico says it only has enough money to stay afloat until November. After that, without any change,….

Puerto Rico To Raise Huge Statue Of Christopher Columbus

April 03, 2014 

Plans are moving forward to raise a giant statue of notorious mass murderer Christopher Columbus on a beach in Puerto Rico. The project has been around for several years to erect a Statue of Liberty-like monument to the monstrous navigator on the island. The statue was designed by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli and will be….

Puerto Rico Is One Step Closer To Statehood

February 13, 2014 

U.S. senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico has introduced legislation that would ask for a new referendum on Puerto Rican statehood. This is almost identical to a bill put forward by Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in the house, resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi. The referendum would be and up or down vote asking Puerto Ricans directly….

Puerto Rico Considers Using Daylight Savings Time

December 02, 2013 

Puerto Rican lawmakers are debating whether or not to institute the dreaded practice known as Daylight Savings Time. Sen. Margarita Nolasco introduced a bill that would force Boricuas to push their clocks back an hour in the Fall. The United States started using Daylight Savings Time as a way to give farmers more time to….

Puerto Rico Shoots Down Bill To Legalize Marijuana

November 21, 2013 

It’s a sad day for hacky sack enthusiasts. A bill designed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana was Bogarted by Puerto Rico’s lower house this week. Critics of the bill say that relaxing the laws around cheeba would lead to moral decay in a society already plagued by criminal activity. Currently, those….