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Puerto Rico Tribune: France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years

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Paris (CNN)Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France, the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position.

Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role, the Elys?e Palace said in a statement on Monday, becoming only the second woman ever to serve as Prime Minister since the end of WWII. The country’s first was ?dith Cresson, who served between May 1991 and April 1992 under Socialist President Fran?ois Mitterand.
Borne formerly served as minister of the environment, transportation and labor.
She will lead a French government likely to be tasked with delivering on President Macron’s election campaign priorities: retirement reform and the scaling up of policies designed to combat climate change.
Borne pictured at the end of the handover ceremony.
Her appointment follows President Emmanuel Macron‘s reelection on April 24.
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Borne has been “entrusted with forming a government,” according to the Elys?e.
She dedicated her nomination to “every little girl,” during a ceremony on Monday marking the transfer of power.
“Follow your dreams all the way,” Borne said in a speech. “Nothing must hold back the fight for the place of women in society.”
Earlier Monday the Elys?e Palace announced that Castex had tendered his resignation.
The former mayor of his small hometown of Prades in southwest France, Castex was a little known figure when he became Prime Minister in July 2020. He went on to lead France’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Puerto Rico News on Twitter and Google from Michael_Novakhov (34 sites): Google Alert – schatz: Bezirksjägergruppe Bludenz: Jungjäger bekamen Jägerbriefe – Vorarlberger Nachrichten | VN.at

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Wildbiologe Hubert Schatz gab einen Einblick in die Thematik „Abschusspläne“. Mithilfe von vorhandenem Datenmaterial erarbeitete er Statistiken …

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“puerto rico governor” – Google News: In ‘El Apagón,’ Bad Bunny Tackles Gentrification and Power Outages – Gizmodo Australia

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Puerto Rico’s Plebiscites

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Puerto Rico has had six plebiscites – in 1967, 1993, 1998, 2012, 2017, and 2020.

These have been votes asking people living in Puerto Rico what political status they would like to have. Puerto Rico is currently a territory of the United States. Under the Insular Cases, Puerto Rico can continue in that status indefinitely.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico could also become a State of the Union, as Hawaii did, or an independent nation like the Philippines.

As the chart below shows, the plebiscites have been a little more complicated than that.

1967 1993 1998 2012 2017 2020
Independence 4,248 (0.6%) 75,620 (4.4%) 39,838 (2.54%) NA 5.5% 1.5% NA
Commonwealth 425,132 (60.4%) 826,326 (48.6%) 993 (0.06%) 46.0% NA 1.3% NA
Free Association NA NA 4536 (0.29%) NA 33.2% Included with independence NA
Statehood 274,312 (39.0%) 788,296 (46.3%) 728,157 (46.49%) NA 61.3% 97.2% 655,505 (52.52%)
None of the above NA NA 787,900 (50.3%) NA NA 592,671 (47.48%)
Electoral turnout 66% 74% 71% 79% 22.9% 54.72%

Independence

Independence has never received anything but a tiny minority vote on the Island. 5.5% was the best showing it ever received. That happened in 2012. There is no reason to believe that Puerto Rico wants independence.

Congress could legally force independence on Puerto Rico, as Malaysia forced Singapore to become independent in 1965.

Those who favor independence might want to see Congress insist on independence for Puerto Rico. An independence supporter told us that people don’t always want what is right for them, suggesting that the majority of voters in the Deep South might not have wanted an end to segregation, so it had to be forced on them. However, self-determination for Puerto Rico would certainly not lead to independence.

Statehood

Statehood’s share of the vote has ranged from 39% of the vote to 97.2%. In each referendum in the 21st century, the three most recent referenda, a clear majority chose statehood.

The three most recent votes, in which statehood was the top choice, were all structured differently and each one was a democratic vote organized by elected representatives of Puerto Rico.

Free association

Free association is independence, with a compact of free association which the United States and Puerto Rico could negotiate and either nation end at any time.

It was on the ballot in 1998 and in 2012, and was included as a variant of independence in 2017. In no case did it gain a majority of the votes.

Anti-statehood leaders are currently trying to present free association as a variant of commonwealth instead of separate sovereignty, suggesting that it could include U.S. citizenship. However, no current compact of free association includes U.S. citizenship and Washington has been clear that an independent nation of Puerto Rico could not expect to maintain U.S. citizenship.

Commonwealth

Commonwealth is the real stumbling block for the resolution of Puerto Rico’s status. The Department of Justice has been insistent that a ballot should include continued territory status. Puerto Rico uses the term “commonwealth” in its official name, and the current territory status is what the federal government understands that to mean.

Commonwealth got a majority of the votes in 1967, when it was widely understood in Puerto Rico to mean “enhanced commonwealth” — a discredited idea that has been declared unconstitutional and impossible by all three branches of the federal government.

It had a narrow plurality in 1993, but Congress could not act on that vote because it was defined in a way that was impossible under the U.S. Constitution. It lost in 1998, 2012, and 2017.

Keeping score

“Commonwealth” received the largest number of votes in the first two of the six plebiscites. The definition of “commonwealth” used made it impossible for Congress to take any action other than leaving Puerto Rico in its territorial status.

Statehood received the largest number of votes in the last three of the six plebiscites. Congress has failed to take action on these votes.

The post Puerto Rico’s Plebiscites appeared first on Puerto Rico Report.


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WIPR: Le Dîner en Blanc celebra su quinto aniversario en San Juan

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Le Dîner en Blanc vuelve a Puerto Rico para celebrar su quinto aniversario. El evento más elegante y secreto traerá la sensación festiva y comunitaria de esta tradición de picnic francés se celebrará el próximo 21 de mayo de 2022. Como siempre, el lugar permanecerá en secreto hasta el último minuto.

Esta es una reunión social única con la impresionante escena de miles de invitados vestidos de blanco que descienden sobre uno de los espacios públicos más prestigiosos de la ciudad y que crea en cada edición momentos inolvidables e instantáneamente ‘instagrameables’.

Para ser parte de la celebración, las personas pueden registrarse ahora visitando el sitio web oficial en puertorico@dinerenblanc.com y haciendo clic en la pestaña Registrarse.  Le Dîner en Blanc – Puerto Rico seguirá todas las recomendaciones hechas por el Departamento de Salud y seguridad local sobre la situación del Covid-19.

Alejandro Uriarte e Israel Rodríguez, anfitriones de Le Dîner en Blanc en Puerto Rico, se mostraron muy entusiasmados del regreso del evento y que el mismo ayude a la economía local: “Este evento “chic” y elegante nos parece perfecto para animar a la gente a comprar productos locales y aportar en su sabor local. Invitamos a los participantes a registrarse temprano para no perderse esta increíble noche de celebración”.

Para mantener la singularidad de Le Dîner en Blanc y fieles a la tradición, los invitados deben observar determinados requisitos y seguir las normas básicas:

  • Una vez que los invitados han sido confirmados, la asistencia es obligatoria, sean cuáles sean las condiciones climáticas. El evento se celebra tanto si llueve como si hace sol.
  • Código de vestimenta: elegante y blanco solamente. Se alienta a la originalidad y creatividad junto con el estilo y el buen gusto.
  • Decoración de la mesa: ¡todo en blanco!
  • Para asegurar que la ubicación se mantiene en secreto hasta el último minuto, los invitados se encuentran en un lugar de salida y son acompañados por los voluntarios de Le Dîner en Blanc.
  • Con la finalidad de dejar la ubicación del evento tan limpia como la han encontrado, los invitados deben tomar todas sus pertenencias, sobras y basura.

Los invitados deben llevar:

  • Una canasta de picnic que contenga cristalería (copas y vasos), vajilla blanca, cubiertos, servilleta de tela blanca y un sacacorchos. (No se permitirá nada desechable).
  • Decoración para la mesa toda en blanco. Solamente se permitirán velas LED.
  • Se le requerirá también a los invitados traer una bolsa blanca para la basura. Pueden traer sombrillas o capas (por si llueve), siempre que sean blancas.
  • Habrá cuatro menús disponibles en línea para seleccionar. Los invitados deberán hacer su reserva a través de la página web de Le Dîner en Blanc durante el registro inicial.

De acuerdo con las regulaciones del evento en Puerto Rico, los invitados no pueden traer sus propias bebidas alcohólicas. Los invitados que deseen disfrutar de champán o vino deberán reservar en línea a través de la tienda de Le Diner en Blanc. Sólo se permitirá que los invitados lleven agua y bebidas no alcohólicas.

The post Le Dîner en Blanc celebra su quinto aniversario en San Juan appeared first on WIPR.

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Trio of hotels open on U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico – Hotel Management

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Trio of hotels open on U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico  Hotel Management

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“latino” – Google News: Latino Voters Key in Race for L.A. Mayor – NBC Southern California

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Latino Voters Key in Race for L.A. Mayor  NBC Southern California

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Puerto Rico Topics and Daily News Review from Michael_Novakhov (11 sites): “Renewable Energy” – Google News: Future demand for green shipping fuel equal to current renewable capacity – Energy Voice

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Future demand for green shipping fuel equal to current renewable capacity  Energy Voice

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BBC News – Latin America & Caribbean: US agrees to ease Trump-era sanctions on Cuba

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Under the new rules more travel will be permitted to the island and visa processing will speed-up.

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Puerto Rico Tribune: GUYANA-FINANCE-Government announces new incentives for population

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