FEMA’s Hurricane Aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Has Stalled

Maria tomo por sorpresa a Puerto Rico 😯❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓No entiendo🤷🏼‍♂️

El amor de los puertorriqueños hacia los Estados Unidos siempre ha sido irracional. Es un producto de siglos de servidumbre a otros que colonizaron la isla cuando la encontraran llena de habitantes indefensos.

In spite of Puerto Rico, being a tropical island, normally exposed to hurricanes on a yearly basis, being prepared for one, Maria caught the local government by surprise. Now, after being exposed as a viper’s nest, full of profiteering scammers, the island lingers in agony after initial promises of a quick recovery. With all the finger pointing on both sides of the Atlantic, the recovery will last far longer than anybody anticipated, but politicians on both side will continue to labor to find who to blame for its incompetence and dishonesty.

A pesar de que Puerto Rico era un trópico normalmente expuesto a huracanes cada año, María tomó por sorpresa al gobierno local y no se preparó para uno. Ahora, después de haber sido expuesto como un nido de víboras, lleno de estafadores que se enriquecen, la isla se mantiene en agonía después de las promesas iniciales de una recuperación rápida. Con todos los dedos apuntando a ambos lados del Atlántico, la recuperación durará mucho más de lo que nadie anticipó, pero los políticos de ambos lados continuarán trabajando para encontrar a quién culpar por su incompetencia y deshonestidad.

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. 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 studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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