November 30, 2020

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The 5 news of the weekend


1. He proposed selling the island

Amid the devastation that Puerto Rico suffered from Hurricane Maria in 2017, US President Donald Trump proposed at a meeting to "sell" or "get rid" of the country. Likewise, the then director of the president's budget refused to declare a state of emergency on the island before the hurricane made landfall. This was recalled by Republican Elaine C. Duke, Trump's former acting secretary of national security in an interview with the New York Times.

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2. Orders closure of businesses

The Mamacita's Guest House in Culebra was closed for five days, after the Health Secretary, Lorenzo González, ordered the cessation of its operations on Saturday, for carrying out activities that have put at risk the health and safety of employees and customers. As part of the intervention, the staff oriented and evaluated the protocols of two other establishments on the island municipality. This is why the El Caracol restaurant decided to preemptively close operations.

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3. Commute sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his political confidant Roger Stone, found guilty of crimes related to the Russian investigation and that also point him. Immediately, Democratic leaders reacted with fury and the head of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called it an “astonishing act of corruption.”

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4. He recovers from an appendicitis operation

The Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny recovers from an appendicitis operation he underwent in San Juan. Sources close to the singer reported and confirmed that the artist had an operation and is still hospitalized. "He will be fine, he is recovering," said the aforementioned source. Several media had reported that he was hospitalized at the Doctors Center in Santurce. Likewise, the musician's recovery is expected to last up to five days.

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5. 50 years of being the most beautiful

 Our first Miss Universe, Marisol Malaret. (GFR Media / Archive)

Five decades have passed since Marisol Malaret was crowned the first Puerto Rican Miss Universe. The date did not go unnoticed, because on July 11, 1970, Malaret, then 20 years old, won the international scepter. The event was held in Miami and the United States candidate was the first finalist. Puerto Rico has five universal beauty queens.

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