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In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Hillary Clinton was the first official from a foreign country to travel to Haiti and offer assistance. Four days after her trip, she announced the arrival of the USNS Comfort.

… we saw the arrival of the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with more than 600 medical personnel, that adds important capacity to our relief efforts. Already, patients are being taken on board via helicopter, and treated. The Comfort adds to what is one of the largest international rescue and relief efforts in history. Food, water, medical supplies, and other essential aid continue to flow into the country.

Today, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Hillary tweeted that the Navy and specifically USNS Comfort should be sent in to assist residents of Puerto Rico.

This is a no-brainer and should have been done days ago. It is deplorable that the president is busy leading “lock her up” chants, disinviting Stephen Curry to the White House, and ranting about sports figures genuflecting instead of standing for the national anthem but has no time to address the misery of American citizens on a devastated island.


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Hillary Clinton Statement on Passage of Puerto Rico Debt Bill

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on the passage of PROMESA, which authorizes the Government of Puerto Rico to restructure their debt and creates a federal oversight board:

“Puerto Rico’s continuing economic crisis has caused real suffering for the people of the island.  The bill the Senate passed today is the best chance we have of averting a fiscal crisis on July 1. The bill is by no means perfect, and I continue to have serious concerns about some of the provisions it contains. That’s why, as this bill is implemented, I will continue to stand with the people of Puerto Rico to ensure that the oversight board created by this legislation is made up of members who will act in the best interest of Puerto Ricans, and protect their health care, pensions, wages, and well-being. And it is past time that we put the interests of American citizens ahead of hedge fund profits—which is why I will fight with the people of Puerto Rico to put the island’s economy back on a stable and prosperous path, including by ensuring Puerto Rico is treated equitably under federal law.”

Declaraciones de Hillary Clinton sobre la aprobación del proyecto sobre la deuda de Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre la aprobación de PROMESA, el cual autoriza al gobierno de Puerto Rico reestructurar su deuda y crea una junta federal de supervision:

“La continua crisis económica de Puerto Rico ha causado gran sufrimiento en los puertorriqueños. El proyecto de ley aprobado hoy por el Senado es la mejor opción que tenemos en este momento para evitar una crisis fiscal el 1ro de julio. El proyecto no es para nada perfecto y continúo teniendo serias preocupaciones sobre algunas de las provisiones. Es por eso que a medida que la ley se implemente yo continuaré estando del lado del pueblo de Puerto Rico. Quiero asegurarme que la junta de supervisión creada por esta legislación esté compuesta por miembros que actúen trabajando por el mejor interés de los puertorriqueños, protegiendo su sistema de salud, sus pensiones, sus salarios y su bienestar. Desde hace tiempo deberíamos haber puesto los intereses de ciudadanos estadounidenses por encima de las ganancias de los gestores de fondos. Es por eso que lucharé junto con el pueblo de Puerto Rico para poner la economía de la Isla de vuelta en un camino de estabilidad y prosperidad, incluyendo asegurarnos de que Puerto Rico sea tratado con igualdad bajo la ley federal”.

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We just won Puerto Rico! ¡Gracias a la Isla del Encanto por esta victoria!

Hillary Clinton wins Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles before holding a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Clinton is campaigning in Puerto Rico the same day that Republican contender Marco Rubio is visiting. While Puerto Rico’s residents will not be eligible to cast presidential votes in November 2016, they have a voice in the primaries and, as the island’s economy has suffered, an increasing number have moved to U.S. states where they can vote, particularly Florida. REUTERS/Alvin Baez – RTX1R6G4 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles before holding a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Photo by Alvin Baez

June 5, 2016 at 3:02 PM EDT  | Updated: Jun 5, 2016 at 9:53 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico, placing her on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim her party’s nomination.

Hillary Clinton jumped out to an early lead over Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico’s Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, as the front-runner drew closer to securing the number of delegates needed to win her party’s White House nomination.

After a blowout victory Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton is just 60 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the nomination, according to an Associated Press count.

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After her interview with Andrea Mitchell today, Hillary flew to Puerto Rico where she participated in a roundtable on health care in San Juan.  Later she held a press conference.

 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question during a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question during a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles after a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles after a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Supporters use their phones to make a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks at a news conference after a health care roundtable, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during a round-table discussion focused on the island's health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Supporters use their phones to make a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks at a news conference after a health care roundtable, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico’s 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during a round-table discussion focused on the island’s health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton attends a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island's health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton attends a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico’s 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island’s health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island's health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference after a roundtable to discuss the health care crisis, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico’s 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island’s health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island's health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Clinton, who won Puerto Rico’s 2008 Democratic primary election, defended her support for giving Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection during the round-table discussion focused on the island’s health-care problems. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles before holding a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Clinton is campaigning in Puerto Rico the same day that Republican contender Marco Rubio is visiting. While Puerto Rico's residents will not be eligible to cast presidential votes in November 2016, they have a voice in the primaries and, as the island's economy has suffered, an increasing number have moved to U.S. states where they can vote, particularly Florida. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles before holding a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Clinton is campaigning in Puerto Rico the same day that Republican contender Marco Rubio is visiting. While Puerto Rico’s residents will not be eligible to cast presidential votes in November 2016, they have a voice in the primaries and, as the island’s economy has suffered, an increasing number have moved to U.S. states where they can vote, particularly Florida. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Clinton is campaigning in Puerto Rico the same day that Republican contender Marco Rubio is visiting. While Puerto Rico's residents will not be eligible to cast presidential votes in November 2016, they have a voice in the primaries and, as the island's economy has suffered, an increasing number have moved to U.S. states where they can vote, particularly Florida. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a roundtable on healthcare in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2015. Clinton is campaigning in Puerto Rico the same day that Republican contender Marco Rubio is visiting. While Puerto Rico’s residents will not be eligible to cast presidential votes in November 2016, they have a voice in the primaries and, as the island’s economy has suffered, an increasing number have moved to U.S. states where they can vote, particularly Florida. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

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Melissa Mark-Viverito is ready for Hillary even if hizzoner the mayor is still sitting on a fence.

Hillary Clinton Is Endorsed for President by New York City Council Speaker

Melissa Mark-Viverito, the New York City Council speaker, endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president on Wednesday, a move that consolidates Democratic support in Mrs. Clinton’s home state and may offer a boost in Ms. Mark-Viverito’s native Puerto Rico.

Ms. Mark-Viverito announced her support for Mrs. Clinton in the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia, ahead of Mrs. Clinton’s planned visit to the island this week.

The speaker, a staunchly liberal Democrat who maintains an active presence in Puerto Rican politics, said in a column that it was time to “send a woman to the White House.” Ms. Mark-Viverito cited Mrs. Clinton’s support for allowing Puerto Rico to address its debt crisis by declaring bankruptcy, as well as her views on immigration and criminal justice reform.

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