CONGRESS COULD MAKE PROGRESS ON ZIKA
From The San Juan Daily Star:
"A long impasse that has delayed money to combat Zika for months neared an
end Thursday as congressional aides said Republicans would relent and let Pla-
nned Parenthood affiliated clinics share in new funding to fi ght the virus. The
potential deal would ease the way for Congress to quit work until after the Nov.
8 election. Democrats welcomed the move, which would address their chief
complaint to a GOP plan intended to fight the virus..."
PR WAR VETERANS VISIT SOUTH KOREA
" South Korea has invited Puerto Rican soldiers who fought during the Korean
War (1950-53) to visit the country 66 years after hostilities ended, military offi-
cials said Monday. Sixteen Puerto Rican war veterans are scheduled to make a
six-day trip to South Korea from Tuesday to Sunday as part of the 131 veterans
and their families from the United States and Puerto Rico. This marks the first
time that the veterans from the Caribbean island will be visiting the country, the
Ministry of Patriots & Veterans Affairs said. While here, they will visit the truce
village of Panmunjom, the Joint Security Area (JSA), the Seoul National Ceme-
tery and historic palaces, the ministry said in a statement..."
LUGARO ENCOURAGES VOTER REGISTRATION ON FB
From Caribbean Business:
"n a Facebook video that she appeared to have recorded in her residence, indep-
endent gubernatorial candidate Alexandra Lúgaro urged people to register to vote
before the deadline Monday, Sept. 19. In her Sunday evening video, Lúgaro em-
phasizes the importance of voting with, among other examples, speaking about
the massive electoral campaigns that focus on voting as a priority in some coun-
tries...In her message, which she also recorded in sign language, Lúgaro urged
voters to record a video or post anything, “even art,” that expresses the importa-
nce of voting, adding she would share these and that some 300,000 people would
be seeing them..."
MESON SANDWICHES TO EXPAND IN CENTRAL FL
From News Is My Business:
"Mesón Sandwiches, a Puerto Rico-based fast casual restaurant that marries
the flavors of the Caribbean with an American staple, will open this week its
third Central Florida location at the Premium Outlets Vineland in Orlando. Two
other Mesón restaurants are scheduled to open next year in Lee Vista Promenade
and the Gardens on Millennia, also in the Metro Orlando area, for a total of five
locations by the fall of 2017..."