The streets are flooded with citizens asking for government accountability
Puerto Rico is facing dire financial crisis, and we can’t do anything about it. Our government doesn’t care about it (and by our government I mean both PR and USA governments)
So instead the people take the streets
This is just the one at la Milla de Oro (the mile of gold)
Keep in mind that there are dozens of sister marches in different townships
They still haven’t even allowed an audit to the national debt; instead they have increased the cuts to the UPR (our public university system). the cuts started at ~$450 million dollars (half of the university budget) and are now at ~$650 million
And that’s on top of a lot more budgetary restrictions for middle and lower class individuals. oh and don’t forget the implementation of Promesa, which among other things would take the federal minimum from $7.25 to $4.25 (ish) an hour.
My home is fucked up. My Alma Mater is at risk of being effectively shut down. Students have been on strike on a national level for weeks now. They are tightening the noose around our necks. We have no choice but to fight back and demand accountability.
(also, due to us being a territory a declaration of bankruptcy does absolutely jack shit for us)
Parikia is the capital and main port of Paros. Parikia features narrow cobblestone lane ways, old churches, small shops, and the classic blue and white colouring, typical of all Cycladic settlements. The towns waterfront restaurants and cafe’s attract tourists from across the island.
The Valley of the Butterflies is a nearby green oasis, that is home to the beautiful Tiger Moth.
The fact that the US media isn’t covering what’s going on in Puerto Rico is indignant. Y’all will claim our gold medals, our trophies but god forbid you take responsibility for the debt YOU caused. There is nothing but silence from your side.