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Puerto Rico Governor Invites New York Elected Officials to Help Economic, Health Crisis

New York officials will make a one-day trip to Puerto Rico to discuss the island's economic and health crisis. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo leads the delegation comprising of the state's elected officials and Medicaid experts.
Herman Badillo

Obama Signs Bill Honoring First Puerto-Rican Born US Congressman Herman Badillo

President Barack Obama has signed on a bill renaming a Bronx post office in honor of Herman Badillo, the first Puerto Rican-born U.S. congressman.
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Democratic Congressmen Working on Bills Granting Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Benefits

With Puerto Rico facing $70 billion of debt, U.S. congressional lawmakers are attempting to introduce legislation granting the commonwealth to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
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Obama Talks Opportunity Gaps for Latinos, Blacks, Announces New Education Nonprofit Aimed at Minorities

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday announced the creation of a new nonprofit designed to help Latino and black youths bolster their education opportunities for a better future, while stating that Latino and black males experiencing different treatment from law enforcement.
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Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. Talks Borough's 'Transformative' Developments, Future for Latinos

For Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., the "transformative development" for the borough’s Latino population has ranged from jobs, housing, employment, all while debunking claims of gentrification.
Herman Badillo, First Puerto Rican Congressman, Bronx Borough President, Dead at 85

Herman Badillo, First Puerto Rican U.S. Congressman & Bronx Borough President, Dead at 85

Herman Badillo, the first Puerto Rican-born U.S. congressman, passed away on Wednesday. He was 85 years old.
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Ted Cruz Downplays Government Shutdown Option Over Immigration

At the Americans for Prosperity conference, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, downplayed his political party's plans for a government shutdown over the immigration crisis.

Nuyorican Poet Lemon Andersen Shares Poetry and Insight at Voto Latino Power Summit

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. exited the stage at the Voto Latino Power Summit on April 12, and Voto Latino's CEO and President Maria Teresa Kumar thanked Diaz for his powerful and well-chosen words before she called up a man whom she simply called Lemon. Lemon Andersen (born Andrew Andersen) is a Tony Award-winning poet, spoken word artist and an actor, who was an original cast member of "Russell Simmons' Def Jam" on Broadway, and he has shot four films with Spike Lee.
Ruben Diaz Jr

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Expresses the Benefits of Being Politically Motivated

The 40-year-old Democrat was elected into office five years prior to his father's election to the New York City Council, and was in fact the youngest person elected to the legislative since Theodore Roosevelt. During his stay with the Assembly, Diaz has sponsored, co-sponsored and passed legislation that's addressed public record access, tenants' rights, environmental racism and senior citizens' rights.
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