Monday, May 01, 2006

Puerto Rico: Closed for Business

That's right, today the government of Puerto Rico has shut down. (who knew they even had a government...btw) Now some may think, "wow..what a strong show of solidarity with the latino community protesting in the US today," but they would be wrong.

The Puerto Rican goverment shut down because they are out of money. Schools, public services and goverment offices are all closed because they ran out of money to fund them. 500,000 students got to start their summer break 2 weeks early, and over 100,000 government workers are now unemployed.

Way to go P.R. - you could have at least pretended this was part of the protest...although I guess everyone would have caught on when your protest went through the rest of the week/month

Puerto Rico Closed

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