President Biden announced important changes to the PPP, including a two-week window for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Puerto Rico

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In 2006, pharmaceutical giant Schering-Plough closed its manufacturing facility in Manatí, Puerto Rico leaving hundreds of people unemployed, among them, Armando Semprit.

As a child, Yoel Rivera never imagined that one day he would be the owner of a successful one-of-a-kind business.

Like most, upon graduating high school he attended college; in his case the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez Campus, acknowledged throughout the world for producing some of the best engineers.

American author Napoleon Hill once said that patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  Perhaps no other words have rung as true for businessperson Michael González. 

Born in New Jersey to Puerto Rican parents, González arrived in Puerto Rico at the age of six, when his father was transferred to the island. As any other child, González was involved in many after-school activities, and expressed great interest in music and theater.  

 “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”—Hippocrates

It takes a special kind of person to offer a healing touch to someone suffering from a chronic or catastrophic disease.  To nearly 4,000 individuals in Puerto Rico, that person is Enid Santiago-Aponte. 


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