May 14, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend

1. Trips with the early vote

The PNP Special Committee on Primary approved by resolution that the voters who requested the early vote and were unable to exercise it on Saturday after different problems, such as the lack of ballots, may vote on August 9 through a preferential voting system. The determination, according to the EEC, was approved by the electoral representatives of the campaigns for candidates for governor by the PNP.

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2. Body of woman found dragged by water strike found

(Jorge A Ramirez Portela)

Divers of the Urban Search and Rescue Group of Puerto Rico, of the Bureau of Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (Nmead), found on Saturday the body of Marisol Morales Ruiz, 56, who was washed away last Thursday by a stream in Rincón. The body was found half a mile downstream from where his car was found on the day of the incident.

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3. No case against the mayor of Cataño

 The mayor of Cataño, Félix

The Court of First Instance of Bayamón determined on Saturday no cause for arrest against the mayor of Cataño, Félix “El Cano” Delgado, for two charges after being intervened by the Police in the vicinity of a clandestine garage. The events occurred on June 13 in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Cataño.

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4. Difficult way for merchants

 The new executive order authorizes the opening of casinos, which will be able to receive clients up to 75% of their capacity. (GFR Media)

The new measures against the coronavirus ordered by the Governor Wanda Vázquez, and which will be in force -for the moment- until August 15, cause the economic crisis faced by many of the businesses since March to be more deep. The situation forced establishment owners to demand government help to face the crisis. They argued that an alternative is to eliminate the IVU of 7%. "That could help us a little financially," said Orlando Díaz, owner of Helsinky Salón.

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5. Storm Isaías brings a lot of rain to Florida

 Miami residents go to buy supplies to prepare for the passage of Hurricane Isaías in their area.

The intense rains of Isaías arrived before dawn yesterday on the east coast of Florida, while the authorities watched with apprehension a storm that threatened to frustrate efforts against the coronavirus in the region. Isaías weakened on Saturday afternoon and went from a hurricane to a tropical storm, although it was expected that it would still leave downpours and floods as it passed through Florida.

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