6 Towns in Puerto Rico have 60% of their population living in poverty.
7 Towns in Puerto Rico have 70% of their child population living in poverty.
36 towns in Puerto Rico have 50% of their population living in poverty.
41% of its population is in poverty.
We believe that this can be achieved primarily through the full knowledge of this reality by the people, and through the actions of federal and local institutions with the capacity to achieve real change. Likewise, in conjunction with other institutions with similar goals, so that through collaborative work we can mitigate this great problem. If we consider the reality of our American citizenship and the constitutional rights that correspond to us, it is evident that there is a great difference in the federal aid that we receive through multiple programs, when compared to those received by continental American citizens.
With a firm resolve to improve these disparities, we have faith that we can make a difference in the economy and quality of life of our quality of life of life for those who need it most. Along with the elimination of poverty, we also want to combat the social ills associated with poverty, such as crime, unemployment, malnutrition, child abuse, school dropouts and gender-based violence.
Por Paridad's main goal is to make a significant difference in eliminating these inequalities in order to achieve a more just, developed, equitable and happy Puerto Rico.
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ARE YOUR RIGHTS
A.W. Maldonado reviews the trajectory of how a public policy that encouraged investment and economic growth on the Island
led to an escalation of government budget deficits that irremediably led to the default of a debt of over $70 billion.