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What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing, but the hurricanes did a […]

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Venezuela’s CITGO to Donate 50,000 Barrels of Oil to Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico

Bogota (VNA) – “CITGO hopes this donation will help alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable while electrical power is restored to the island,” the company said in a statement. The US-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation — a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA — has announced that it will donate 50,000 barrels of oil to Puerto Rico […]

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Puerto Rico: Marco Rubio Wants Pentagon To Take Over Relief Effort

Washington (TeleSUR) – Marco Rubio is pushing for Trump to name someone from the Pentagon as the point person to direct ground logistics. Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is urging President Donald Trump to put the Pentagon in charge of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last week. Rubio is pushing for Trump to name […]

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Who Is Oscar Lopez Rivera?

(teleSUR) San Juan – Tuesday’s announcement that the renowned Puerto Rican independence activist will be released in May is just the latest step in a remarkable journey. After a decades-long international campaign for his freedom, on Tuesday President Obama announced that Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera will be released in May. The announcement […]