November 30, 2020

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The 5 news of the weekend

1. Out of Justice

Dennise Longo Quiñones stopped being the secretary of the Department of Justice after Governor Wanda Vázquez asked her to resign. A few days ago, Longo was referred by the House of Representatives to the Office of the Panel on the Independent Special Prosecutor for "the possible commission of the crime of perjury for the expressions made under oath before the special commission" in relation to the investigation by the warehouse of supplies of Ponce.

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2. It does not stop shaking

The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.9, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network.

The southern part of the Island shook again with various earth movements. The seismic activity increased on Friday with several strong episodes felt in different parts of the Island, especially the southern zone. The mayor of Yauco, Ángel “Luiggi” Torres, even indicated that he does everything possible to reopen a municipal shelter, since families from nearby municipalities, such as Guayanilla and Guánica, who are susceptible to tsunami, sought shelter wherever they feel much more insurance.

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3. This month there will be extraordinary

(David Villafane / Staff)

Governor Wanda Vázquez will cite an extraordinary session in which she seeks to include, at least, the compensation and classification plan that would grant an increase to employees public and Decent Retirement Law, if the legislative presidents -Thomas Rivera Schatz and Carlos “Johnny” Méndez- give him the go-ahead.

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4. Alarming number of infections

(Giorgio Viera)

The Florida Department of Health reported more than 11,000 new cases of COVID-19 in one day on Saturday, setting an alarming new mark. The state established a new daily record of cases with 11,458 and added 18 deaths. With the new death toll, the state records 3,702 coronavirus-related deaths. The figure is the highest since the government began accounting for the cases on March 1. Since then 190,052 people have been infected.

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5. Giant bat in the Philippines

In the Philippines, a huge bat lives. Belonging to the Acerodon Jubatus species, it is the largest in the world because its wingspan is between 1.50 and 1.70 meters, and it has an average weight of one kilogram, with a vegetarian diet based on fruits. Its appearance has made it known in its country as “flying foxes” and it also has a pollinating function in the forests.

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