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Puerto Rico prepares to vote on statehood

Puerto Rico prepares to vote on political status SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s governor is pushing ahead with his top campaign promise of trying to convert the U.S. territory into a state, holding a Sunday referendum to let voters send a message to Congress.

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Opinion: Revuelta Republicana por reemplazo de Obamacare

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Puerto Rico Fights Debtholders’ Lawsuits With Bankruptcy Protection Filing

Puerto Rico fights debtholders’ lawsuits with bankruptcy protection filing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló filed on Thursday for a type of bankruptcy protection under the aegis of the fiscal control board overseeing the island’s fiscal situation. The U.S. territory is now the largest government in U.S. history to seek refuge from its creditors.

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Resistir y colaborar: PUNTO DE VISTA Por Federico A. de Jesús – Presidente de la rma de Consultoría FDJ Solutions

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Puerto Rico Warning Congress Its Health Crisis Will Impact U.S. States

Puerto Rico warning Congress its health crisis will impact U.S. states Puerto Rico is warning state and federal officials it is about to run out of Medicaid money, which will plunge it into a major health crisis, while Puerto Ricans in the U.S. have planned protests in several U.S. cities against a ordered austerity plan. […]

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Trump prometió cambios, pero la realidad política se le impone

Trump prometió cambios, pero la realidad política se le impone ¡Lee y Comparte! WASHINGTON.- El presidente Donald Trump llegó al poder de la mano de un mensaje populista y con promesas de “poner a EEUU de primero” pero, desde el Despacho Oval, no sólo no ha podido cumplir sus promesas sino que ha moderado sus […]

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Puerto Rico Officials Slam Trump for Tweets on Island ‘Bailout’

Puerto Rico officials slam Trump for tweets on island ‘bailout’ WASHINGTON, DC. — President Donald Trump has put Puerto Rico straight in his Twitter crosshairs in an attempt to tie the island’s financial situation to partisan budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted that “Democrats are trying to bail out insurance companies […]

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The Washington Post: Among Democrats, deep concern about Clinton’s Hispanic strategy

That kind of Spanish delivery can matter, said Federico de Jesus, who served as Obama’s Hispanic communications director during the 2008 campaign, noting that they received positive feedback in 2008 when Obama’s Spanish ads included him approving the ad in Spanish: “Soy Barack Obama y yo apruebo este mensaje.” This year, Clinton’s Spanish ads only […]

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The Washington Post: Clinton isn’t doing better than previous Democrats with Latinos — even against Trump

“If they start doing it now, I think they’re on time,” said Federico de Jesús, a Democratic strategist who was the Hispanic media director for Obama in 2008. “Obviously, we would have liked them to do it earlier.” “If they wait too much longer until late September, that might be more concerning,” he added.

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The Hill: Hearings begin on Puerto Rico debt bill

“The control board would still have veto power over Puerto Rico’s budget, laws, financial plans, regulations, contracts, and other vital decisions that should be made by the duly elected officials of the island, not seven unelected bureaucrats,” says Federico de Jesús, a former Obama administration official and Puerto Rico government aide.

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NBC News: House Plan to Fix Puerto Rico Bashed By All Sides

“It’s universally disliked by bondholders and people in Puerto Rico from all sides of the aisle,” said Federico de Jesus, principal at FDJ Solutions in Washington, D.C. “And it’s a very offensive bill,” de Jesus said. […] “The Republican Congress is always talking about small government and the need to get government off our back […]

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El Diario La Prensa: Propuesta republicana para resolver crisis fiscal en Puerto Rico afronta ola de críticas

En declaraciones a este diario, el analista Federico de Jesús, de origen boricua, dio la razón a los detractores de la propuesta por considerar que ésta “pretende suspender la democracia” en la isla. La junta de control fiscal “tendría el poder unilateral para anular leyes u otras acciones debidamente aprobadas por el gobierno estatal, reducirle […]

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GVH Live: Puerto Rico Should be on Millennials’ Minds

Puerto Rico Should be on Millennials’ Minds Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits. The U.S. territory faces an outstanding debt of 72 billion dollars and an unemployment rate of roughly 12 percent. GVH Live spoke to Federico A. de Jesus, founder of FDJ Solutions, a consulting company helping clients navigate the situation in Puerto […]

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Fox News Latino: Geraldo Rivera discusses the importance of Puerto Rican votes in Florida primary

“The influx of Puerto Ricans really puts the Puerto Rican vote, which is close to 700,000 eligible Puerto Rican voters, up for grabs,” Federico de Jesus, a public affairs consultant, told Geraldo Rivera. “The Democrats can’t afford to take it for granted.” Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

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NTN24: Trump tiene siete puntos de ventaja sobre Marco Rubio en Florida, según nueva encuesta

NTN24: Trump has seven point lead over Marco Rubio in Florida, according to new poll Trump tiene siete puntos de ventaja sobre Marco Rubio en Florida, según nueva encuesta El precandidato a la Presidencia de EE.UU. Donald Trump es el favorito entre los votantes republicanos de Florida, con 38 % en intención de voto, por […]

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Univisión: Las victorias y derrotas electorales

Univisión: Elections victories and defeats

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“El pueblo de EE.UU. está a favor de las acciones que ha tomado Obama”- NTN24

“The American people are in favor of the actions Obama has taken”- NTN24 “El pueblo de EE.UU. está a favor de las acciones que ha tomado Obama”: Analista político Federico de Jesús a NTN24 sobre visita de Obama a Cuba

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NBC News: New Hampshire Sets Up Nevada’s Latinos to Shape White House Race

Sanders’ big lead in New Hampshire “probably will make Latinos and other voters take a second look at him,” said Federico de Jesus, a Democratic strategist and founder of FDJ Solutions. Clinton has a longer history of standing with and fighting for the Latino community, de Jesus added “In the caucus in Nevada, it will […]

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NBC News: Role of New Hampshire Primary Goes Beyond Small Latino Electorate

Federico de Jesus, a Democratic political consultant, said Rubio isn’t likely to be appealing beyond the GOP voting Hispanics. Rubio’s immigration position is similar to Sen. John McCain’s, Obama’s opponent in 2008, he said. McCain stayed out of the immigration reform bill negotiations and backed away from the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill that he crafted with […]

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Partido republicano ya está notando que “la candidatura de Trump es seria y podría ganar”: exasesor de Obama a NTN24

Ex Obama campaign advisor, Federico de Jesús, assured in an interview with “La Tarde de NTN24” program that the Republican Party establishment is starting to wake up to the fact that Trump’s candidacy is serious and he could win. El exasesor electoral de Barack Obama, Federico de Jesús, aseguró en entrevista con el programa La […]

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