— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 11, 2017
Thanks to all of the artists who collaborated on this song to raise funds for Puerto Rico: Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Luis Fonsi, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Gina Rodriguez, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, and Ana Villafañe.
Representin’ Arecibo! And of course all of PR. What part of the island are you from?
Thanks Samantha! Yes, print media has failed Puerto Rico and the Jones Act needs to be abolished. Puerto Ricans in 1917 didn’t tell America it wasn’t their problem, nor discussed budget concerns, they gladly accepted defending, fighting and dying for the USA during WWI and thereon after. Enough with the exploitation. Changes need to be made.
San Francisco tech investor, Orlando Bravo, pledges to give $10 million to aid the island of PR that was pummeled by hurricane Maria. Bravo is one of the founders of Thoma Bravo, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm. Bravo’s bio on his organization’s website states he was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and that “He received an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a law degree from Stanford Law School and BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from Brown University.” Via the Bravo Family Foundation, Puerto Rico has received IV’s, food, satellite phones, water, diapers, baby food formula and many other supplies. Should we say “Bravo!” for Bravo?