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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill, Part Two: How Destilería Serrallés and Cervecera de Puerto Rico Plan to Conquer the World (by W)

Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean, has been pillaged and plundered by conquistadors and colonizers for over 500 years, a trend that has resulted in a very strong black market, rum running subculture. Although taxes and cabotage laws do not permit this broken hill to directly do commerce with any country other than […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill: Puerto Rico in the Context of The Spiky World (by W)

Introduction Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States of America for about 120 years. As a centrally located island in the Caribbean, it was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus during his second trip to the Western Hemisphere for Spain in 1493. It wasn’t until 1508 that Juan Ponce de Leon started the process […]

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En español Mrs Enginerd

El Paro Nacional 

En Puerto Rico, la ciudadanía se unió y planificó un paro nacional pacífico para reclamarle al gobierno que auditen la deuda gubernamentaria y eliminen los recortes que la ley PROMESA y la Junta Fiscal planifican para pagar lo que se debe. Bloquearon el aeropuerto. Marcharon por la Milla de Oro en la zona bancaria. Se […]

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Mrs Enginerd Travel

The (Broke) Island of Enchantment

As one of my friends put it, June was a month full of wake up calls for Puerto Rico. Everything happened! The month started with the Givernor declaring that the Island was broke and wanted to declare bankruptcy, a right that States have because they are part of the Union. Quickly Congress scrambled to put […]

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En español Mrs Enginerd

#YoNoMeQuito

Recientemente he escuchado mucho sobre el tema de los Puertorriqueños que, al verse en situaciones económicas o sociales precarias, han decidido mudarse a los Estados Unidos en busca de oportunidades. Muchos lo hacen con un diploma en mano y hasta los médicos y profesionales de la salud están huyendo porque no pueden sustentarse con los […]