Colony waits decision on its fate while residents vote with theit feet. La colonia espera decision sobre su destino mientras residentes votan con sus pies.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/06/the_island_is_at_a_breaking_po.html
Adding pressure is Puerto Rico’s high cost of living, which includes average monthly energy costs of $438.21 compared to $169.49 in the states; an unemployment rate of 12 percent compared to the mainland’s 5.5 percent; and a 41 percent poverty rate compared to the mainland’s 14.3 percent rate, according to the island’s Institute of Statistics.

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I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write and speak fluently in Spanish and English. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I am currently still interested in world politics, social justice, and income inequality. Health and wellness are essential to survive and thrive. I am working on patience and skills necessary to keep learning.

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