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Congress Will Likely Miss Another Deadline And The Victim Is Puerto Rico

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Congress has done it again! Wait… no, they haven’t done sh*t… again. That’s right, they’re most likely going to miss another deadline on Puerto Rico’s dire economic crisis, which will only make a sh*t situation, even sh*ttier.

May 1 is the latest deadline for Congress to pass legislation to help the U.S. commonwealth with their mounting debt. A vote was supposed to take place last week, but the bill is still being drafted and Congress, which the Republicans control, was missing committee votes.

“I’m not sure that on May 2 Armageddon takes place, but clearly I think it will illustrate that there is a significant problem,” Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said to the Associated Press. “There are still some people out there saying there’s not a problem… No, there is a problem, they will default on some portion.”

On May 1st, Puerto Rico is due to pay $422 million worth of general obligation bonds. On July 1, they’re due to pay another $780 million. That’s a lot of money for a small country of 3.5 million residents where jobs and investments have been forced out by the new U.S. tax policies. There’s high rate of unemployment and schools are even closing.

“Puerto Rico is a crisis and [Congress] not responding,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) told the Associated Press.

Read more about Puerto Rico’s economic situation here

READ:How Gay Weddings And Honeymoons Could Be The Answer To Puerto Rico’s Problems

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The Stages Of Breaking Up, As Told Through Super Dramatic Novela Moments

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The Stages Of Breaking Up, As Told Through Super Dramatic Novela Moments

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We all know breakups can be tough, especially if you’re the one being broken up with. And telenovelas seem to know EXACTLY what you’re going through.

First, your boo utters the dreaded words “we need to talk.”

You have a bad feeling about this. And you’re trying ~really~ hard to keep it together during the “it’s not you, it’s me” portion of the convo. #StayStrong

You start thinking to yourself, “Is this what I look like to you?”

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Don’t start second-guessing your #NoFilter beauty or personality! Abort, abort!

And then there’s the dramatic ~walk away.~

Nothing feels real anymore. Why did it have to end? ? Will I see the light soon? ? How did I get all these tears in my michelada? ?

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Start passing around the tequila; this is going to be a lonnngg night.

Just when you think you’re OK, you find something that belonged to him, like his favorite Caifanes T-shirt.

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The smell of grilled onions on that t-shirt reminds you of the first time he remembered your al pastor taco order without any questions. ?

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Stay classy, gurl. Don’t let him see you crack!

So instead of becoming the incarnation of Soraya Montenegro, you decide to just wistfully look away.

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If ANYONE asks, “Why you crying?!,” just say it was because the elotero passed, and you didn’t get to put your order in on time. #WorksEveryTime

After getting over the *shock* of seeing your ex truly moving on, you decide to do the same. So you jump on creating your Bumble profile and feel on ? when you start getting matches.

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Duh! Who could doubt your hotness? His loss!

After giving your thumbs a rest from swiping left and right, you decide to put on some Selena, dab on some contour and go party with your friends.

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Dancing is an instant pick-me-up!

You post pics of the fun weekends you’ve been having, and el ex decides to “like” them on Facebook.

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Not like you need any validation from him, but at least he’s seeing how fab your life can be on your own.

After a few weeks, you start feeling like yourself again. El mundo is now ready for the NEW you. ?

The world starts smelling like pan dulce fresh out of the oven, colors are as bright as your folklórico costume from middle school, and you feel ready to take on the world. ?

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READ: Here are 3 Perfect Selena Lyrics for Your Breakup Posts and 12 More for Other Situations

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