900,000 In Extreme Poverty In Puerto Rico

According to the news reports from El Nuevo Dia, 900,000 residents live in extreme poverty in Puerto Rico.  That is a real alarming number that lives with $16.00 a day. But are we really seeing this kind of poverty in the island?  The reports show otherwise in their photos. The people who claim they are poor, are in good shape as far as having cellphones, cars, brand new pots and pans, coffee makers, etc. They also have cable television, internet and are always shopping at the mall, they party almost every weekend, spending money in alcohol and cigarettes.

Supermarkets are filled with (Poor) people, mind you that they spend more than $200.00 in groceries in one run. If these reports were so true, the death rate would be so high, that intervention had to be put into place. We are talking about 900,000 people here. How does this happen? 

Puerto Rico is almost rectangular in shape,approximately 100 miles long by 35 mileswide and is the smallest and the most eastern island of the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico). Geography of Puerto Rico you can find further details. With 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, this island would see a huge problem, that will cause panic nationwide.

“Your not in extreme poverty, if you own a cellphone, vehicle, expensive televisions, Dish TV, etc”

So I am concerned about these false reports being spread in my community. The community is filled with lies and our people are focusing on the bad side of the economy, when in fact our country right now is NOT in bad shape. False reports cause arguments and panic. My advice, stop for a minute and investigate these reports before commenting or passing the word that the island is in distress. 

Puerto Rico needs bloggers to open up more and help their communities with real updated reports. We are here for our people, we are here to defend the people who made this country great.

I am proud to be an American / Puerto Rican 


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