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Florida Senators urge more law enforcement aide for crime-ridden Puerto Rico
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Florida Senators urge more law enforcement aide for crime-ridden Puerto Rico


The damage Hurricane Maria caused on the island of Puerto Rico appears to keep metastasizing, as the crime rate in the months after the story continues to rise.

“Puerto Rico’s homicide rate is roughly 20 killings per 100,000 residents, compared with 3.7 per 100,000 residents on the U.S. mainland. In the last two years, Puerto Rico has seen an average of 56 homicides a month, a rate that held through December. Then after New Year’s, the killings started accelerating.”-Time

In just the first two weeks or so of 2018, over 30 people have been killed on the island, calling for federally elected officials to urge the Department of Justice to “send additional resources” to the island to help protect Americans.

Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bill Nelson (D) have come together to make the call to action for more law enforcement help.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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