A total 29 journalists in 12 different incidents across the country from January 1 to 31, have been victimized. During the period 12 journalists received death threat or threat in six different incidents, six journalists came under attack in four incidents, two cases were filed against four, six were harassed in two incidents and one journalist was abducted in another incident.
But the artisanal soap business that Mr. Sotomayor built is barely hanging on amid rising costs and taxes, and sales that have sunk by 40 percent in five years. Crime is rampant; his girlfriend was nearly carjacked at gunpoint recently.
So last month he boarded a flight to Orlando, Fla.
Sotomayor, a year-old chemical engineer. What am I going to do — wait until it gets worse? The situation has grown so dire that this tropical island, known for its breathtaking beaches, salsero vibe and tax breaks, is now mentioned in the same breath as Detroit, with one significant difference.
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From bottom to top, Puerto Ricans are watching it unfold with a mixture of disbelief and stoicism. Schools sit shuttered either because of disrepair or because of a dwindling number of students.
In this typically convivial capital, communities have erected gates and bars to help thwart carjackers and home invaders. Illegal drugs, including high-level narcotrafficking, are one of the few growth industries.
Puerto Rico, about 1, miles from Miami, has long been poor. Thirty-seven percent of all households receive food stamps; in Mississippi, the total is 22 percent.
But the extended recession has hit the middle-class hardest of all, economists said. Jobs are still scarce, pension benefits for some are shrinking and budgets continue to tighten.
Even many people with paychecks have chosen simply to parlay their United States citizenship into a new life on the mainland. In andthe population fell by nearly 1 percent, according to census figures. From July to Julyit declined again by 1 percent, or about 36, people. That is more than seven times the drop in West Virginia, the state with the steepest population losses.
A Lack of Hope Coupled with a falling birthrate, the decline is raising worries about how Puerto Rico will thrive with a rapidly aging population and such a large share of jobless residents. The island has one of the lowest labor participation rates in the world, with only Some are starting all over.
The phenomenon is highly uncommon and underscores the lack of hope that the ship can or will be righted. Today, it is doctors, teachers, engineers, nurses, professors who are leaving Puerto Rico behind. But the decision is never easy. Fathers leave behind children. Houses must be rented or sold at a loss in a glutted market.
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U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, wife of the late U.S. senator and Concord co-founder Paul Tsongas, kicked off the event and discussed the organizations early days.
At the conclusion of his presidential campaign, she said, Paul was looking for ways to continue his advocacy around fiscal responsibility and not saddling future generations with great debt.
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