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gencies involved with the government’s finances told the island Legislature on Wednesday to wait until after May 10 to hear their testimonies as it was too “premature” to start hearings on the fiscal state of agencies as part of the evaluation of the fiscal year (FY) 2021-2022 budget. The House Treasury Committee, chaired by Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Rep. Jesús Santa, and PDP Sen. Juan Zaragoza, chairman of the Senate Treasury Committee, held a joint public hearing to investigate the fiscal state of the government. Transportation and Public Works Secretary Eileen Vélez was slated to testify. Instead, Vélez asked to be excused from the hearing in writing. Along with her letter, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Juan Carlos Blanco, Treasury Secretary Francisco Parés and Omar Marrero, executive director of the Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority, told the lawmakers in a letter dated Feb. 26 that agency heads will not be appearing at hearings because their evaluation was premature. The officials advised the legislators to review documentation on the OMB’s web page if they had any questions on the budget and asked lawmakers to postpone the evaluation of the budget until after May 10, which is when the final version of the budget will be introduced to the Legislature. The lawmakers described the actions of the agencies as insulting. “It is our duty to clarify that it is never out of time [too

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soon] to evaluate the proper use of public funds,” Zaragoza said. “Furthermore, the constitutional mandate to evaluate the budget is a ministerial duty of the legislative branch and this assembly, unlike the previous one, will not abdicate it.” The lawmakers accused the agency heads of interfering with the Legislature’s constitutional prerogative to examine revenues and expenditures, which has been diminished since the federal Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, commonly known as PROMESA, called for the Legislature to virtually green light with little analysis the yearly budgets designed by the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB). Historically, the Legislature devotes 60 days on average to the public evaluation of the budget. In FY 2018 the analysis was done in just 14 days and in FY 2019 it was done in four days. “This translates into less time for serious budget analysis, less information and fewer tools to counteract the unilateral justifications of the FOMB, but, above all, less transparency and citizen participation in one of the most core processes of a democracy,” Santa said in a reply to the agency heads. Santa said agency heads insulted the Legislature with their suggestion that they should search the OMB’s website to obtain information on the budget to ascertain whether it complies with the May 2020 fiscal plan. PDP Rep. Luis Raúl Torres made a request, which was accepted by the committee chairman, to bring the agency heads to hearings under threat of contempt if they do not show up.


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Treasury Dept. announces ‘pro-taxpayer’ changes in 2020 tax cycle By PEDRO CORREA HENRY Twitter: @pete_r_correa Special to The Star

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uerto Rico Treasury Secretary Francisco Parés Alicea urged islanders on Wednesday to pay their taxes as the incoming cycle will include discounts and benefits that could reward any eligible citizen who files them on or before April 15. Parés Alicea pointed out that amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 tax cycle has brought out “pro-taxpayer” changes that could buoy citizens economically. As for particular benefits, the Treasury secretary said individuals will benefit from a total 8 percent discount on the tax rate by combining the five percent reduction for 2019 with the three percent reduction for 2020. Another benefit for islanders will be the American OpportunityTax Credit, from which Parés Alicea said local taxpayers benefited in 2017 “retroactively due to [work] done by the

Internal Revenue and Tax Policy division.” “Undergraduate students who are still in their first four academic years, whether their tutor or legal guardian claims them as a dependent or the student works and pays taxes, will have the chance to request a credit of up to $1,000,” the Treasury secretary said. “There are taxpayers who could be receiving up to $3,000 in refundable credit.” As for refundable credit, Parés Alicea said that if the citizen does not hold any contributory liability with the Treasury Department, the agency “is required to provide a check or direct deposit in favor of the taxpayer.” Meanwhile, the Treasury secretary announced that citizens who did not receive the earlier Economic Impact Payments in full can request the disbursement again through this tax cycle. “There were taxpayers who, for different reasons, did not receive either the $1,200 or the $600 checks, or did not receive compensation for their dependents, or had

demographic changes as the family might have received a new dependent during the running tax year,” the secretary said. “The taxpayer can request the $600 per dependent from the first Economic Impact Payment or the $500 per dependent from the second one retroactively.” “In the case of their not having received the Economic Impact payments claim, the Department is sending a notification to the taxpayers at the e-mail address they have provided us [via SURI], called Model SC 6174 -- Federal Additional Economic Impact Notification,” Parés Alicea added. “This

communication certifies the payments that each citizen has received, as recorded in our records, and will be needed by eligible citizens to complete the claim through Schedule B3, Economic Impact Payment, which must accompany the [tax] return.” Parés Alicea said meanwhile that taxpayers can also benefit from the Working Tax Credit, as workers whose income does not exceed $42,000 could generate from $300 to $2,000 in tax credits. However, he added that it will all depend “on the number of incomes and the number of dependents the taxpayer claims.” As for individual income tax returns that have been filed, Parés Alicea said that with one week before the electronic filing process is to begin, 117,081 returns have already been received by the Treasury and around $22.8 million in refunds have been paid. “We are satisfied with the taxpayers’ response to this process, which is just beginning,” the agency chief said.

Teachers Assn. leader says schools he has visited meet Health Dept. COVID-19 protocols Points out concerns over infection risk in coronavirus isolation rooms By PEDRO CORREA HENRY Twitter: @pete_r_correa Special to The Star

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s the expected March 10 return to in-person instruction approaches, Puerto Rico Teachers Association (AMPR by its Spanish initials) President Víctor Manuel Bonilla Suárez said Wednesday that he has found “an environment that meets the requirements established within the Health Department protocol” at La Esperanza School (formerly known as Luis Pales Matos School) in San Juan, Ramón Marín Solá School in Guaynabo and Fair View Elementary School in Trujillo Alto. Bonilla Suárez said he chose to visit La Esperanza School first because the entire student enrollment consists of special education students.

“The contained rooms were well marked, the routes were well marked, and restrooms were available with the requirements,” said the AMPR president, who was joined in the inspection by the school’s principal, Juan del Valle. “We believe that the school is enforcing the Health Department protocols against COVID-19,” Bonilla Suárez added. “Due to the COVID pandemic, the principal informed me that four more janitors [have been hired] to keep the schools clean and enforce safety protocols.” The AMPR leader said he found the teachers who were present at the schools, as faculty members began in-person work on Wednesday, to be “available and [we were] glad to visit them.” “We informed them that we will be aware of their well being through these oversight visits,” he said. Bonilla Suárez said he will continue visiting the schools that the island Health Department has authorized the Education Department to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, 115 public schools have been certified as capable of receiving both students and teachers. “It is the responsibility of both the organization and the union local to go to all the schools the government and the Department of Education want to open and that have been identified as able to start face-to-face classes,” Bonilla Suárez said. “I want to tell all teachers to make sure that the union remains very aware of the health and safety committees’ effect.” “They will be reporting any negative aspect so we can then do what’s proper and inform the Education secretary [Elba Aponte Santos] that a certain school is not fulfilling the health protocol,” the AMPR president said. As for the COVID-19 isolation rooms at the schools, Bonilla Suárez raised concerns over the room at La Esperanza School and its 10-person occupancy capacity, which he considered to be a large number because it could expose students who might not be infected to the coronavirus. “I asked the principal for the room measurements, and here

we advised and requested to verify the capacity number,” the AMPR president said. “He then informed me that only five students and one teacher assistant would be occupying [the room] in a case in which they had exactly five pupils with COVID symptoms.” When asked about student attendance at the San Juan school, Bonilla Suárez said that “from 167 students who are enrolled in this school, only 60 have confirmed to attend.” As for teachers inoculated against the coronavirus, he said that around 72% of the faculty have received the vaccine. “There are no problems there,” he said. “I want to thank every teacher who has stepped into a school today [Wednesday],” Bonilla Suárez said. “Thanks to all of you, public education remains standing.”

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Supreme Court paves way for challenge to election of San Juan mayor By THE STAR STAFF

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he commonwealth Supreme Court, in a 6-2 vote, declined on Wednesday to review a Puerto Rico Court of Appeals decision that found that Manuel Natal Albelo, the San Juan mayoral candidate for the Citizen Victory Movement, had correctly notified San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo, of the New Progressive Party, of a lawsuit challenging his election. The Supreme Court’s ruling means that the battle over the control of San Juan is just beginning four months after the general elections. It will be up to Superior Court Judge Anthony Cuevas Ramos to review the challenge on its merits. “The Court of Appeals correctly resolved this controversy, so it was necessary for the appeal to be declared inadmissible and for the process to continue before the Superior Court as soon as possible,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Maité Oronoz Rodríguez wrote. Justices Edgardo Rivera and Mildred Pabón Charneco wrote dissenting opinions, while Justice Roberto Feliberti Cintrón abstained from issuing an opinion. Romero filed an appeal to the Supreme Court after the middle court overturned a lower court ruling that had determined that Natal did not adequately summon Romero. On Jan. 14 of this year, Natal challenged Romero’s election as

Photo by: Pedro Correa Henry mayor of San Juan citing alleged irregularities in Unit 77 of San Juan that he had argued could change the results of the capital city election. The State Elections Commission (SEC) certification for the San Juan mayor’s office indicates that Romero defeated Natal by 3,465 votes, but Natal in his lawsuit had argued that there were “at least 6,593 municipal ballots from Unit 77

that are illegal and whose voters, chain of custody and provenance are impossible to determine.” “This extraordinary number of illegal ballots and excess votes, by itself, and in conjunction with the other irregularities detailed in this appeal, are enough to change the outcome of the election,” the lawsuit said. “It is a surplus of ballots whose appearance and adjudication, even after the general scrutiny, remain mysterious and indecipherable.” The Superior Court dismissed the suit, arguing that Romero had not been summoned as established by law, and for that reason, the court lacked jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals disagreed. The middle court judges noted that the file before their consideration showed that on Jan. 17, 2021, that is, two days after the presentation of the brief called Election Challenge, a representative of Natal delivered the order to show cause and the brief of the challenge, together with its annexes, to Romero, as well as a form titled Diligence. The documents warned Romero that if he did not reply within a certain deadline, a ruling could be handed down in his absence. The Appeals Court sent the case back to Cuevas. Justices Rafael Martínez Torres and Erick Kolthoff Caraballo agreed that “it cannot be said that the right to due process of law of the Hon. Romero Lugo was undermined.”

“The personal delivery of the document, together with the order to show cause, provided the Hon. Romero Lugo with adequate notification of the existence of an action against him, so that he could appear and defend himself,” they said. Rivera, however, said the use of a summons was the appropriate mechanism to guarantee Romero’s right to due process. Justice Luis Estrella Martínez said the Legislative Assembly, taking into consideration the haste with which this electoral controversy is required to be processed, instead of setting forth in the Electoral Code the inflexible norm that the challenging party issue and file a summons, it only required that the objection brief be transmitted “as well as that maintaining the decision of the [lower court] judge would have had potentially dire” consequences for the administration of justice. Justice Ángel Colón Pérez backed amending the controversial Electoral Code, which he said was enacted without the consensus of the island’s political parties. “Now Romero will have to explain the more than 6,500 illegal ballots,” Natal wrote via Twitter. Romero said that while he disagrees with the island’s top court ruling, he respects it. “The case will now be handled by our lawyers and I am convinced that in the end we will prevail on its merits and the will of the people, as certified by the SEC in December, will be upheld,” he said.

Union demands stop to privatization of billing & collections at Medical Center By JOHN McPHAUL jpmcphaul@gmail.com

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eneral Union of Workers (UGT by its Spanish initials) President Gerson Guzmán López demanded on Wednesday that Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia stop the privatization of the billing and collection division of the Medical Services Administration (ASEM by its Spanish acronym) of the Medical Center. “The UGT, as a union that represents the health workers of the Medical Center and the employees of the billing and collection division, calls on Governor Pierluisi to stop once and for all this intention to privatize this division, which is the most coveted because it is where [ASEM’s] money comes in and goes out,” Guzmán López said. The union leader insisted that the move only favors the privatizer Continium Care Solutions and its president, Melvin Acosta, a regular political donor to the New Progressive Party, to whom, according to preliminary information, the contract would guarantee between $7 million and $10 million of ASEM’s collections.

“We have argued, documented and proven that this privatization only favors this political donor,” Guzmán López said. “Our message has been consistent in defending that the budgeted allocations, as well as the collections that the corporation [ASEM] achieves, are directed to prioritizing and ensuring operations that best benefit the services to citizens, and not to campaign donors or cronies.” The union leader reiterated that ASEM’s economic problems do not lie in the billing of services, but rather in the inconsistency of payment by the same government instrumentalities that use these services, such as the Adult and Pediatric University Hospital, and the various insurers that maintain a million-dollar debt with ASEM. “Other elements that affect ASEM’s collections are the significant arrears that different insurers have for the services provided to patients in private plans and also the disparity that exists between the rates that insurers pay to private hospitals versus what they pay to ASEM,” he said. “None of the past administrations has had the will to renegotiate rates to match payment for services.

If these problems are addressed and positive results are achieved, this will result in improvements to

the corporation’s economy, so it would not be necessary to privatize any service.”


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RUM professor receives Homeland Security grant to study hurricane response By JOHN McPHAUL jpmcphaul@gmail.com

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r. Mauricio Cabrera Ríos, a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico, has received a grant of $50,000 from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work on research related to damage mitigation after the passage of Hurricane Maria on the island in September 2017. The initiative contemplates developing a mobile application that allows monitoring the state of well-being of an individual during a catastrophic event to improve the agencies’ response in an emergency. Cabrera Ríos said his proposal is focused on investigating “how people made decisions during and after Hurricane Maria.” “It was submitted to DHS early last year and is titled ‘Improving Personal Decision Making During and After a Hurricane to Preserve Human Well-Being,’” Cabrera Ríos said, while noting that the grant was awarded for a year. “The research will be carried out in conjunction with the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) laboratory, which collaborates with the United States Department of Energy, in the federal sphere.” “This program is focused on teams made up of a professor and up to two students from universities with a high minority population,” he added. “Members are granted summer compensation and, in pandemic-free times, accommodation and transportation expenses to travel to the city of the research center.”

Apart from Cabrera Ríos as the leader of the proposal, the group of researchers is made up of graduate student Verónica Díaz Pacheco and undergraduate student Frederick González, both in the Department of Industrial Engineering, who will be under the supervision of CRC researchers Thomas Richardson and Robert Whalin. Also participating in the initiative are Dr. Clara Isaza from Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) and student Johany Negrón, who is in her last year of studies toward a master’s degree in public health from PHSU. “With these resources, four objectives should be met: determine what the main concerns were of the people when facing Hurricane Maria; develop a mobile application that allows monitoring the state of well-being of an individual and prescribing corrective actions; consolidate the information sent by multiple individuals through this application into a system that enables emergency response agencies to assign relief resources; and to strengthen the collaboration between the participating entities to investigate this type of phenomenon, as well as the response of the population,” Cabrera Ríos said. For their part, UPR President Dr. Jorge Haddock and RUM Chancellor Dr. Agustín Rullán Toro praised the professor of industrial engineering for the initiative that places university resources at the service of the community. “From the university community we celebrate Dr. Mauricio Cabrera Ríos and his work team, for achieving a competitive grant for the benefit of the communities and contributing to the scientific research that is being developed by the University of Puerto Rico,” Haddock said. “Thanks to its commitment, noble

principles and dedication, the institution can provide valuable social support to building resilient communities and developing new knowledge.” Rullán Toro reiterated “[m]y congratulations to Dr. Mauricio Cabrera Ríos for this grant obtained for an investigative effort from our main educational center that has a direct impact on the country.” “Hurricane Maria has been one of the most catastrophic natural events for our population in recent times and with studies such as the one that this group will conduct, it is expected that results will be obtained that contribute to the solution of problems in a proactive way in the event of a recurrence of such a phenomenon,” the RUM chancellor said. “Likewise, I wish them the best in this achievement.”

Environmental groups file appeal of planning exclusions By JOHN McPHAUL jpmcphaul@gmail.com

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he environmental organizations Ciudadanos del Karso and Puerto Rico Sierra Club have filed an appeal for review to the commonwealth Court of Appeals demanding that Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) Order 2021-02 regarding “categorical exclusions” be stopped. The designation of categorical exclusions opens the door to the approval of construction projects without environmental impact assessment processes, environmental health impact reports or expert reviews, and without public hearings, the groups pointed out.

The term categorical exclusions refers to activities that, because they do not have a significant environmental impact, can be approved without further requirements. The aforementioned DNER order seeks to expand the list of activities under the heading of categorical exclusions, thereby exceeding the powers granted by law and without details of technical reasoning, the environmental groups said. Previously, the organizations went to court over a DNER administrative order issued in 2020 that also sought to expand categorical exclusions. In the appeal filed last week, the organizations detailed how the recent DNER order did not comply with due process under the Uniform Administrative Procedure Law (LPAU by its Spanish initials). Also, they highlighted that the order fails to meet simultaneous validity criteria with Environmental Quality Board Regulation 8858 on the same categorical exclusions. The organizations emphasized in the appeal the detrimental consequences of the order in regard to health, the environment and climate change. “The approval of this order has failed from its inception since it did not comply with the due process of the law [LPAU] and did not address the substantive problems of the previous order,” said Abel Vale, president and founder of Ciudadanos del Karso. “With this order, violations of the communities’ right to public participation continue. In addition, this [order]

creates confusion because it reinforces inconsistencies with the Regulations of the Environmental Quality Board on the same categorical exclusions.” “The violations in this order are clear and also go against the DNER’s mandate to safeguard the island’s natural systems,” Vale added. “With this resource, we seek that the DNER desists in creating orders that do not address the real problems of environmental planning in Puerto Rico. We denounce this as part of Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s strategy to dismantle environmental protections.” Puerto Rico Sierra Club Coordinator Adriana González said meanwhile that DNER Secretary Rafael Machargo “is setting a bad precedent, causing an environmental management agency to lack technical and scientific resources for its decision-making.” “It is irresponsible on his part to blame environmental planning processes for the country’s economic crisis. In fact, the environmental processes that he seeks to eliminate open the door to identifying impacts that result in losses and expenses due to floods, landslides and erosion, among others,” González said. “Environmental impact assessments not only support ecological integrity, but they also warn about health risks for communities.” The groups called on citizens to become familiar with what is happening with the order under appeal, which “affects the daily lives of the residents of Puerto Rico,” they said.


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America’s most prized leftovers: COVID vaccines By JACK HEALY

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fter weeks of waiting, Judy Franke’s vaccine breakthrough came when her phone rang at 8 p.m. one freezing February night. There were rumors of extra doses at the Minneapolis convention center. Franke, 73, had an hour to get there. No guarantees. “I called my daughter and she said, ‘I’m putting my boots on right now,’” said Franke, a retired teacher with a weakened immune system. “You need to go find the vaccine because the vaccine’s not going to find you.” The clamor for hard-to-get COVID-19 vaccines has created armies of anxious Americans who have resorted to hunting for leftovers on the fringes of the country’s patchwork vaccination system. They haunt pharmacies at the end of the day in search of an extra, expiring dose. They drive from clinic to clinic hoping that someone was a no-show to their appointment. They cold-call pharmacies like eager telemarketers: Any extras today? Maybe tomorrow? Some pharmacists have even given them a nickname: Vaccine lurkers. Even with inoculation rates accelerating and new vaccines entering the market, finding a shot remains out of reach for many, nearly three months into the country’s vaccination campaign. Websites crash. Appointments are scarce. Severe weather like last month’s winter storms can wreak havoc on shipments. Many Americans have been left feeling like they are on their own. “There are people who feel desperate, and this is what they end up doing,” said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. “It’s ridiculous. It’s wholly unnecessary. There should be a way to do this that does not require us going down this path.” The leftover shots exist because the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have a limited life span once they are thawed and mixed. When no-shows or miscalculations leave pharmacies and clinics with extras, they have mere hours to use the vaccines or risk having to throw them away.

And so, tens of thousands of people have banded together on social media groups under one mantra: Better in an arm than in the trash. They trade tips about which Walmarts have extra doses. They report on whether besieged pharmacies are even answering the phone. They speculate about whether a looming blizzard might keep enough people home to free up a slot. In Denver, suburban teachers stampeded a mass-vaccination site after they got an email saying they had an hour to claim 200 unused doses. In Massachusetts, hourslong lines wrapped around a DoubleTree Hotel after reports of extras ping-ponged across social media. “It’s like buying Bruce Springsteen tickets,” said Maura Caldwell, who started a Minneapolis Vaccine Hunter Facebook group to help people navigate the search for appointments. The group now has 20,000 members. “It’s not easy. You can’t just sign up.” Thousands of doses have already gone to waste because of power failures, paperwork mix-ups and a shifting jumble of state and local guidelines about what to do with leftovers. Earlier this year, health officials in California and New York state loosened their rules for who could be vaccinated when vaccines are about to expire. Other health workers have distributed leftovers on their own. In Oregon, a vaccination team stranded on a snowbound highway went from car to car offering doses that would go bad in six hours. A doctor in Houston received national attention after he was fired for racing to inoculate 10 people — including his wife — before his vial of extra doses expired. The pace of vaccinations has picked up to about 1.9 million doses per day, with more due as the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine rolls out. But health experts said the scavenger hunt for leftovers highlights the persistent disparities in America’s vaccination rollout, where access to lifesaving medicine can hinge on computer savvy, personal connections and a person’s ability to drop everything to snag an expiring dose.

Tens of thousands of people who are seeking coronavirus vaccines have banded together on social media groups under one mantra: Better in an arm than in the trash. Some of the leftover chasers are not yet eligible to sign up for appointments. Others are old enough or sick enough to qualify, but said that overloaded vaccination websites and endless hold lines convinced them to abandon the official channels and search for themselves. Gunnar Esiason, 29, has cystic fibrosis and said he was not about to wait until his New Hampshire vaccine appointment rolled around on April 21. So he started showing up at Walgreens pharmacies and state-run vaccination sites — wherever there was a whiff of an extra vaccine, until he got a tip that a Dartmouth medical center had a few extras. “I knew I was going to a lot of ‘No’s,’” he said. “All I needed was one ‘Yes.’” In Minnesota, Franke signed up for eight different vaccine lists managed by doctors, Walgreens, Walmart, even a state lottery, but said nobody called. Then last month, she got a tip that the mass-vaccination site at the convention center might have some extras. There were about 20 other people already milling around in the lobby when Franke arrived, she said, and a health worker quickly emerged to inform them there were no leftovers. But many in the crowd stuck around,

and after a half-hour, the vaccination team allowed people 65 and older, teachers and emergency responders to get their shots. Franke lined up and said she cried with relief on the car ride home to the suburbs. But leftovers are getting harder and harder to find. More people are looking, and the extras are dwindling as pharmacies and public-health agencies get better at matching each day’s available vials with their list of appointments. Vaccine teams in Fairfax County, Virginia, fill up individual syringes from a shared supply of vaccines to make sure they are not cracking open new vials at the end of the day. Several cities have created special leftover lists to offer doses to police officers, teachers or older people. Columbus, Ohio, said its “no waste” list of 250 people is full. At Discount Drug Mart, a chain of 76 pharmacies in Ohio, the vaccination teams add up their doses against no-shows throughout the day, and start reaching out early to the 25 people who are on their rolling standby lists. Rarely, someone waiting in the parking lot at 9 p.m. or calling on a whim may land a vaccine. “It’s a priority to never waste a dose,” said Jason Briscoe, the company’s director of pharmacy operations.


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With demise of wage increase, Biden and Democrats face progressive ire By EMILY COCHRANE

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he demise of President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage as part of his economic stimulus plan has prompted anger among progressives on Capitol Hill

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and around the country, threatening to overshadow a moment of triumph for Democrats this week as they push through a nearly $2 trillion pandemic aid package. The simmering tension is unlikely to derail the plan, which is packed with longtime Democratic priorities including enhanced federal jobless aid, direct payments to Americans, and hundreds of billions of dollars for states, cities and tribal governments suffering fiscal shortfalls. But the liberal angst over the measure, coming little more than a month after Biden took office, foreshadows larger fights to come over the rest of his agenda, and a difficult road ahead for Democrats in navigating the divide. It also risks muddling what the White House and party leaders had hoped would be a clear and politically potent message on the stimulus measure, which Democrats are working feverishly to portray as a momentous and broadly popular accomplishment that Republicans should be scorned for opposing. Instead, some of the loudest progressive voices in recent days have been focused on demanding that Biden and leading Democrats push harder to rescue the minimum wage increase proposal from a procedural thicket in the Senate by changing the chamber’s rules. Their pleas ignore the fact that the proposal does not have enough support even among Democrats to pass. “This cause has touched a nerve among progressive advocacy groups and among activists around the country in a way that I haven’t seen,” said Rep. Ro Khanna of California, who led a letter to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday that was signed by 23 Democrats asking them to overrule a top official who has deemed the wage increase out of order for the stimulus measure. “This is a defining moment for our party, for the administration. I think that there’s the opportunity to really be the hero to millions of Americans who are looking to us to deliver.” With unemployment benefits set to begin running out on March 14 and an evenly divided Senate offering little room for dissent or delay, the White House and leading Democrats have rejected such entreaties, and Biden has instead begun an outreach campaign to Democratic lawmakers to ensure swift passage of the legislation. In a private 15-minute phone call with senators on Tuesday, the president emphasized the need for Democrats to remain united around a bill that has drawn wide bipartisan support outside Washington, counseling lawmakers to move swiftly and reject so-called poison pill amendments from Republicans intended to kill it, according to four people familiar with the discussion who described it on the condition of anonymity. Privately, some Democrats questioned Biden’s handling of the minimum wage increase. He included the proposal, which would gradually raise the wage to $15 per hour by 2025 and has long been championed by progressives, in his original stimulus plan, only to quickly concede defeat on the matter, telling CBS in an interview weeks ago that “I put it in, but I don’t think it’s going to survive.” The president’s allies say Biden was only acknowledging the reality in the Senate, where legislation considered under the fast-track budget process known as reconciliation must comply

by strict rules. Democrats are pushing the pandemic aid bill through Congress using that process, which protects certain fiscal measures from filibusters, to bypass Republican opposition and pass it with a simple majority rather than 60 votes. Others fault the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, for her guidance, questioning why she would reject the provision when she has allowed other seemingly unrelated initiatives with less effect on the budget in previous reconciliation bills — including language that allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the 2017 Republican tax plan. Biden may also have been thinking about the fact that a crucial centrist Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, had announced his opposition to the wage hike, a problem that grew only more insurmountable when a second Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, said soon after that she also did not favor including it in the stimulus plan. Still, the tensions are likely to linger beyond the stimulus measure and fuel the debate among Democrats about whether to do away with filibusters altogether to secure their most ambitious priorities. Manchin has consistently said he would not go along with such a move, which would require every Democrat, the Senate’s two liberal-leaning independents and Harris to unite to force a change in the rules. “Never!” Manchin bellowed at reporters Monday as they made their latest inquiries about the prospect of ending the filibuster. “What don’t you understand about ‘never’?” Top Democrats said that the filibuster and other arcane Senate rules would continue to be a hotly debated issue as long as they were seen as a death knell for liberal ambitions. “If we would get rid of the filibuster, then we wouldn’t have to keep trying to force the camel through an eye of a needle,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. “Instead, we would do what the majority of Americans want us to do, and in this case that’s raise the minimum wage.” For now, even some of the Senate’s most progressive members are facing pressure to deliver a priority that has divided the party. After Democrats spent the weekend trying to devise a Plan B for the wage hike — a pursuit they ultimately abandoned — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the independent who leads the Budget Committee, said he would try a last-ditch effort to add the minimum wage increase back into the stimulus measure when the Senate votes this week. “My own personal view is that the Senate should ignore the parliamentarian’s advice, which is wrong in a number of respects,” Sanders said in a statement Monday evening announcing his plans for an amendment. “I am not sure, however, that my view at this point is the majority view in the Democratic caucus.” Whatever happens, Democratic leaders signaled confidence that lawmakers in both chambers would continue to support the legislation, even as moderate Democrats push to scale back some aspects, including narrowing eligibility for the direct payments. “Every member of our caucus, I believe, has had input into the bill we will put on the floor,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the majority leader, said Tuesday. “We’ll have the votes we need to pass the bill.”


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Domestic terrorism threat is ‘metastasizing’ in U.S., FBI director says By ADAM GOLDMAN

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he FBI director warned senators Tuesday that domestic terrorism was “metastasizing across the country,” reaffirming the threat from racially motivated extremists while largely escaping any tough questions about the bureau’s actions before the siege of the Capitol. The director, Christopher Wray, who had largely remained out of public view since the riot on Jan. 6, condemned the supporters of former President Donald Trump who ransacked the Capitol, resulting in five deaths and scores of injuries to police officers. “That attack, that siege, was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it was behavior that we, the FBI, view as domestic terrorism,” Wray said. “It’s got no place in our democracy.” He also revealed that the number of domestic terrorism investigations at the FBI had risen to 2,000 since he became its director in 2017. The Capitol riot was part of a broader threat that had grown significantly in recent years, Wray said. He did not break down the inquiries along an ideological divide, but The New York Times has reported that agents opened more than 400 domestic terrorism investigations last year as violence flared during racial justice protests, including about 40 cases into possible adherents of the far-left anti-fascist movement known as antifa and another 40 into the Boogaloo, a far-right movement seeking to start a civil war. The FBI also investigated white supremacists suspected of menacing protesters. Wray’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee was his first in front of Congress since the assault on the Capitol. It was free of the drama after similar testimony last year, when Trump — who appointed Wray to his post — attacked him for detailing the threat from far-right extremists and stoked a false narrative that anti-fascists were the real danger. In contrast, the Biden administration has made fighting domestic terrorism a priority. As a result of the violence last year, the FBI and the Justice Department decided to elevate the threat posed by antigovernment and anti-authority extremists such as militias and anarchists. Still, bureau officials listed the threat a tier below the one presented by racially motivated violent extremists like neo-Nazis. The FBI and the Justice Department makes those determinations based on violent attacks such as shootings or bombings and uses the levels to decide where to focus resources. Wray pointed out another alarming trend: The number of white supremacists arrested in 2020 had almost tripled from when he started running the FBI three years earlier. White supremacists have killed dozens of people in the United States since 2015, opening fire at a Black church in South Carolina and at synagogues in Pittsburgh and California, as well as targeting Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in Texas. The political implications of the threats played out at the hearing. While Republicans condemned the Capitol attack, some were quick to point to unrest last year in Portland, Oregon, and other cities, highlighting the destruction of property and attacks on the police. In one spasm of violence, a self-professed antifa supporter shot to death a pro-Trump protester in Portland in August. Still, it was the first killing in more than 20 years by what

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies at before the Senate Judiciary Committee on in Washington on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. the bureau classifies as an “anarchist violent extremist.” Wray repeatedly said in response to questions from Democratic senators that people associated with antifa were not involved in storming the Capitol and that rioters were genuinely Trump supporters, not posing falsely as them. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who chairs the committee, accused the Trump administration of playing down the threat from white supremacists while stoking a narrative that left-wing anarchists such as those who identify with antifa were the greater danger to the country. Rattling off the litany of mass shootings, Durbin added, “Let’s stop pretending that the threat of antifa is equal to the white supremacist threat.” The Capitol Police has largely shouldered the blame for the Jan. 6 attack. Its acting chief, Yogananda Pittman, has acknowledged to Congress that the authorities failed to do enough to thwart the “terrorist attack.” Indeed, there were several indicators of the potential for violence on Jan. 6. Federal law enforcement officials knew that members of militias such as the Oath Keepers and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys planned to travel to Washington, some potentially with weapons. Many adherents of QAnon, a dangerous conspiracy theory that has emerged as a possible domestic terrorism threat, were also expected to attend a protest rally where Trump spoke before the attack. In addition, the FBI’s office in Norfolk, Virginia, produced a report a day earlier warning of possible violence and mentioned people sharing a map of tunnels at the Capitol complex. However, the information was unverified, and a portion quoting a warning of an impending “war” appeared to come from a

single online thread. The FBI provided the report to the Capitol Police, although its former chief, Steven Sund, has said it never made it up the ranks. Wray said that FBI officials relayed the Norfolk information on at least three occasions to other law enforcement agencies. He said that he had not seen the report until after the riot, but that the handling of it was typical for such intelligence. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked what Capitol Police leaders should have done had they seen the Jan. 5 report. “I really want to be careful not to be an armchair quarterback,” Wray said. He later said he did not have a “good answer” as to why Sund did not get the report. Wray said the bureau had for months released intelligence reports related to domestic terrorism — some specifically tied to the election — publicly and to other law enforcement agencies such as the Capitol Police. He said the bureau was reviewing its actions but agreed that the insurrection was not an “acceptable result.” “We aim to bat a thousand,” Wray said. But it was clear that federal law enforcement underestimated the potential for violence on Jan. 6 among Trump supporters, many of whom portrayed themselves as backers of law enforcement. The focus on antifa among Trump and some of his cabinet officials and the shifting of law enforcement sources last spring and summer might have contributed to the FBI failing to heed the rising anger among Trump’s supporters about false claims of election fraud that culminated in the storming of the Capitol, current and form er law enforcement officials have said. Trump himself had pushed that conspiracy theory, influencing his followers with the baseless notion that the election had been stolen.


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Cuomo losing power and allies as crisis deepens By JESSE McKINLEY, LUIS FERRÉ-SANDURNÍ and KATIE GLUECK

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ith allegations of unsettling behavior toward women spilling into the public eye, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Tuesday fending off calls for his resignation, with few vo-

AVISO AMBIENTAL INTENCIÓN DE RENOVAR UN PERMISO DE INYECCIÓN SUBTERRÁNEA El peticionario, Vilar Trucking, Inc., cuya dirección postal es P.O. Box 1202, Caguas, Puerto Rico 00726, representados por su Presidente el Sr. Luis Vilar, ha solicitado al Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA) la renovación de Permiso de Operación UIC09-33-0051, para un sistema de inyección subterránea (SIS) Clase VII, bajo las disposiciones del Reglamento para el Control de la Inyección Subterránea (RCIS) y la Ley Federal de Agua Potable Segura, según enmendada 42 USC 300f et seq. (LFAPS). El SIS consiste de un tanque de retención de 10.08 pies de largo por 9.83 pies de ancho por 6.5 pies de profundidad líquida con una capacidad de 4,817 galones para el almacenamiento exclusivamente de 348 galones/día de aguas de lavado de camiones provenientes del área de mantenimiento. El referido SIS estará ubicado en las instalaciones de Vilar Trucking, Inc., localizado en la Carretera PR-189, Km 3.3, Barrio, Rincón en el Municipio de Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Luego de realizada la evaluación correspondiente de los documentos sometidos, el DRNA tiene la intención de renovar el Permiso de Operación para la instalación antes indicada en conformidad con los requisitos del RCIS y de la LFAPS. Esta notificación se hace para informar que el DRNA, ha preparado el borrador del permiso de operación de forma tal que el público interesado pueda someter sus comentarios con relación al mismo. El permiso contiene las condiciones y prohibiciones necesarias para cumplir con los requisitos reglamentarios aplicables. El público puede evaluar copia de la solicitud de permiso que sometió el peticionario ante el DRNA, el borrador del permiso y otros documentos relevantes en el ACA, cuya oficina está localizada en el Piso 3 Ala A del Edificio de Agencias Ambientales Cruz A. Matos, Carretera PR-8838, Km 6.3, Sector El Cinco, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. Copia de dichos documentos pueden adquirirse en el ACA, entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p.m . de lunes a viernes o escribiendo a la siguiente dirección: Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales, San José Industrial Park, 1375 Avenida Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926. Las partes interesadas o afectadas pueden enviar sus comentarios por escrito al Gerente del ACA o solicitar una vista pública por escrito al Secretario del DRNA, a la dirección antes indicada. Los comentarios por escrito o la solicitud de vista pública deberán ser sometidos al DRNA no más tarde de treinta (30) días a partir de la fecha de publicación de este aviso. La fecha límite para someter comentarios puede ser extendida si se estima necesario o apropiado para el interés público. La solicitud para una vista pública deberá señalar fa razón o las razones que en la opinión del solicitante ameritan la celebración de la misma. De realizarse una vista pública los interesados o afectados tendrán una oportunidad razonable para presentar evidencia o testimonio sobre si se emite o deniega el permiso, si el Secretario determina que dicha vista es necesaria o apropiada. Gobierno de Puerto Rico

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luble defenders in a moment of unparalleled the-record accounts. weakness in his decadelong tenure in Albany. Cuomo has not made a public appearance since last Wednesday morning, when Signs of the governor’s diminished the first accuser — Lindsey Boylan — posted sway were everywhere. a lengthy essay about his behavior, including A small, but expanding, coterie of what she said was another unwanted kiss, on Democratic lawmakers called on Cuomo to the lips, in 2018. The governor has denied her step down, as did the state Working Families account. Party, which has frequently clashed with the Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, had governor. Among some donors, there was an no comment Tuesday on the calls to resign, increasing sense of discomfort with reports although he has previously voiced support for of Cuomo’s behavior and uncertainty around an investigation of his own behavior, granting his future, with one active Democratic donor the state attorney general, Letitia James, perdescribing a growing instinct to “hedge their mission to deputize an outside lawyer to look bets.” into the claims. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-Long Island, announced Tuesday that he was “actively exploWhen asked what the governor was ring” a run for governor doing amid intense scrutiny into his conduct, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Still, for all that, one major bulwark speaks at the state Capitol in Alan aide referred to a news release about a against any forced departure — the Demo- bany, N.Y., April 15, 2020. pilot program to administer the new Johnson crat-dominated Statehouse, which could & Johnson vaccine at mass vaccination sites. impeach him — appeared to be holding, for A number of state legislators, especially now at least. Impeachment would require mass defections by De- some of the governor’s most frequent critics, were far more direct mocrats in both the state Assembly and the Senate, which seemed than many of their counterparts in Washington as they pressed for unlikely as of Tuesday. Cuomo to step aside. The leaders of both chambers, however, did strike a deal “I don’t think someone who treats women like that should be Tuesday to impose limits and additional oversight on Cuomo’s pan- in power,” state Sen. John Liu, D-Queens, said. “Silence is complidemic-era powers. city. And when women, and people, suffer harassment of any kind, The move was the latest rebuke of the governor by members they should not fear speaking out. Part of that means not allowing of his own party, a way for the Legislature to flex its muscle and people to feel lonely and isolated by, quote, ‘playing it safe,’ end reprimand him for withholding data on nursing home deaths and, quote, and keeping silent.” more symbolically, the sexual harassment allegations. The deal to restrict Cuomo’s pandemic-era powers will still Cuomo, 63, has been accused of sexually harassing two for- allow the governor to issue executive orders that are deemed crimer aides, including Charlotte Bennett, 25, who said the governor tical to responding to the pandemic. Existing directives — such as had complained of being lonely and asked if she slept with older those mandating mask wearing — would remain in effect. Lawmakers, however, would now have the ability to review any direcmen during a meeting in his Capitol office last year. Cuomo has not directly challenged Bennett’s claims, although tives the governor decides to extend or modify, such as increasing he flatly denied some of the other accusations against him. On Sun- indoor capacity in restaurants. day night, he sought to explain his behavior, saying that some of his The Legislature, where Democrats possess majorities large comments in the past “may have been insensitive or too personal,” enough to override a potential veto from Cuomo, could vote on the and “made others feel in ways I never intended.” legislation as soon as Friday or Monday, according to Assemblyman “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been mi- John McDonald, a Democrat from the Capital Region. sinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation,” Cuomo said. “To the extent There are also signs that among some key political constituencies, there remains significant goodwill toward Cuomo, esanyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.” On Monday, The New York Times detailed another encounter pecially tied to how he led the state in the early months of the where Cuomo had touched a young woman’s bare back, cupped her pandemic. “I think it’s ridiculous to ask him to resign,” said Hazel Dukes, face and planted an unwanted kiss on her cheek at a 2019 wedding. That disclosure prompted Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-Long Island, president of the NAACP New York State Conference. “We have an to call for Cuomo’s resignation, saying, “The time has come.” investigation going on. Everybody should have due process for alleRice, a former Nassau County district attorney, became the gations made against them. That’s democracy in America.” Dukes’ remarks were echoed by Jay Jacobs, a friend of first Democratic member of the state’s congressional delegation to call for the governor to step down. Others, including Sens. Chuck Cuomo’s who serves as New York state Democratic Party chairSchumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, reiterated their support for an in- man. He issued a lengthy statement Tuesday saying it was “both dependent investigation. premature and unfair for anyone to opine on the outcome until that Cuomo’s outsize presence in state politics seems to be cut- investigation is completed and the results reported.” ting both ways in his current political crisis: Many privately express But that sort of response was openly mocked by some of spite toward him, but few in his party have dared to take him on. the governor’s critics, including a raft of younger, more progressive The promised investigation of Cuomo’s behavior has given many lawmakers. elected officials political cover, allowing them to express concern “You know what’s premature and unfair?” wrote state Sen. about the allegations while asserting that they are still, at this point, Jessica Ramos, D-Queens, on Twitter. “Grabbing someone’s face just that: allegations, albeit from three women who have given on- without their consent.”


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Biden’s picks for financial regulator jobs emphasize transparency and fairness By STACY COWLEY, MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and EPHRAT LIVNI

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resident Joe Biden’s picks to lead two important regulatory agencies — the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — stressed twin goals of transparency and oversight of powerful interests Tuesday, emphasizing that those who break laws must be held accountable for their actions. In a wide-ranging hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, the SEC nominee, Gary Gensler, and the consumer bureau nominee, Rohit Chopra, laid out details of their positions on issues including climate change, stock market volatility, student loans and cryptocurrencies. Facing questions from Republicans suspicious that Biden might use regulatory agencies to push liberal policies, the two nominees insisted they would not stretch the power given to the agencies — but were firm about how they would wield it. Gensler, for example, defended the need for companies to disclose climate risks and diversity efforts, saying those topics are top of mind for many investors. “I do think diversity in boards and senior leadership benefits decisionmaking and it’s something I am committed to at the SEC,” said Gensler. Republicans questioned whether it was appropriate for the SEC to impose such standards on companies, but Gensler repeatedly stressed that he was talking about transparency for investors, not directing businesses to take any particular actions. Gensler said corporate disclosure rules would come down to “materiality” and what a “reasonable investor” might want to know. He said that standard has largely been developed by the courts, but it has changed over time. “It’s the investor community that gets to decide” what is material, Gensler said, not corporations. And with “tens of trillions of invested assets,” he said, they are looking for information on climate risks. The hearing was milder than expected, especially for Chopra, who would lead an agency that is often demonized by Republicans. Chopra is a close ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who inspired the consumer bureau’s creation, and he is expected to make aggressive use of the agency’s wide-ranging rule-making and enforcement powers, including by forcing companies to pay restitution to consumers they have wronged. Sen. Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican, repeated his party’s criticisms of the consumer bureau in his opening remarks, calling it “arguably the most unaccountable agency in the history of the federal government” and one that has pursued an “activist, anti-business agenda.” But those criticisms were undercut at times by members of his own party. Several times throughout the hearing,

Rohit Chopra, a Democratic appointee to the Federal Trade Commission, in Washington, Aug. 31, 2018. Republicans called for stricter oversight of businesses that hurt consumers, especially those that target military service members and the elderly. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., suggested that Congress should tighten the rules on credit bureaus and force them to be more responsive to consumer complaints about inaccurate information on credit reports. Senators of both parties questioned Gensler about the GameStop trading frenzy in January, particularly the way brokerages like Robinhood, the online trading platform at the heart of the rally, make money. Gensler assured several senators that, under his leadership, the SEC would look into the fallout from the sudden rise and fall in the video-game retailer’s shares and the selling of customer trades — called payment for order flow — that funds popular trading platforms that do not charge commissions. Gensler said the practice needs to be examined to see if it harms retail investors. Chopra, currently a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, also discussed popular tech companies, criticizing the FTC for what he felt were lax enforcement efforts. The commission’s 2019 settlement with Facebook over its handling of people’s private information, which included a $5 billion fine, didn’t fix the company’s core problems, he said. Silicon Valley’s powerhouses will be in the consumer

bureau’s cross hairs, he suggested, saying that it would be critical for the agency to “take a hard look” at big tech companies entering the financial services market and to evaluate “the impact on our privacy and our personal data.” Student loan oversight is another priority for Chopra, who previously worked at the consumer bureau as its first student loan ombudsman. Some of the issues that plagued the mortgage industry before the housing crash — including rampant servicing mistakes that harmed borrowers seeking relief to which they were legally entitled — have crept into the student loan market, he said. Chopra said he would work with the Education Department and state attorneys general to make sure student loan servicers and other industry players follow the law. “It’s very, very critical that we get this right,” he said. He also said the bureau will need to closely monitor the housing market as eviction moratoriums and other emergency pandemic aid efforts come to an end. The consumer bureau warned this week that 11 million families — nearly 10% of U.S. households — are behind on their payments and at risk of eviction or foreclosure. “We have to be ready for potentially looming problems when it comes to forbearances that might flip to foreclosures,” Chopra said. The hearing’s spiciest moment came when Toomey pressed Chopra on his past criticisms of lawmakers who had backed changes to curb the consumer bureau’s independence. In a 2016 talk, Chopra accused those lawmakers of “shilling for predatory lenders,” a statement Toomey asked Chopra to retract. “I regret that, if I said that,” Chopra responded.

Gary Wensler, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., April 20, 2018.


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How green are electric vehicles? By HIROKO TABUCHI and BRAD PLUMER

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round the world, governments and automakers are promoting electric vehicles as a key technology to curb oil use and fight climate change. General Motors has said it aims to stop selling new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035 and will pivot to battery-powered models. This week, Volvo said it would move even faster and introduce an all-electric lineup by 2030. But as electric cars and trucks go mainstream, they have faced a persistent question: Are they really as green as advertised? While experts broadly agree that plugin vehicles are a more climate-friendly option than traditional vehicles, they can still have their own environmental impacts, depending on how they are charged up and manufactured. Here is a guide to some of the biggest worries — and how they might be addressed. It matters how the electricity is made Broadly speaking, most electric cars sold today tend to produce significantly fewer planet-warming emissions than most cars fueled with gasoline. But a lot depends on how much coal is being burned to charge up those plug-in vehicles. And electric grids still need to get much, much cleaner before electric vehicles are truly emissions free. One way to compare the climate impacts of different vehicle models is with an interactive online tool (www.carboncounter.com/#!/explore) by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who tried to incorporate all the relevant factors: what it takes to manufacture the cars, how

While experts broadly agree that plug-in vehicles are a more climate-friendly option than traditional vehicles, they can still have their own environmental impacts, depending on how they’re charged up and manufactured. much gasoline conventional cars burn and where the electricity to charge electric vehicles comes from. If you assume electric vehicles are drawing their power from the average grid in the United States, which typically includes a mix of fossil fuel and renewable power plants, then they are almost always much greener than conventional cars. Even though electric vehicles are more emissionsintensive to make because of their batteries, their electric motors are more efficient than traditional internal combustion engines that burn fossil fuels. An all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, for instance, can be expected to produce 189 grams of carbon dioxide for every mile driven over its lifetime, on average. By contrast, a new gasoline-fueled Toyota Camry is estimated to produce 385 grams of carbon dioxide per mile. A new Ford F-150 pickup truck, which is even less fuel-efficient, produces 636 grams of carbon dioxide per mile. But that’s just an average. On the other hand, if the Bolt is charged up on a coalheavy grid, such as those currently found in the Midwest, it can actually be a bit worse for the climate than a modern hybrid car like the Toyota Prius, which runs on gasoline but uses a battery to bolster its mileage. (The coal-powered Bolt would still beat the Camry and the F-150, however.)

“Coal tends to be the critical factor,” said Jeremy Michalek, a professor of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. “If you’ve got electric cars in Pittsburgh that are being plugged in at night and leading nearby coal plants to burn more coal to charge them, then the climate benefits won’t be as great, and you can even get more air pollution.” The good news for electric vehicles is that most countries are now pushing to clean up their electric grids. In the United States, utilities have retired hundreds of coal plants over the past decade and shifted to a mix of lower-emissions natural gas, wind and solar power. As a result, researchers have found, electric vehicles have generally gotten cleaner, too. And they are likely to get cleaner still. “The reason electric vehicles look like an appealing climate solution is that if we can make our grids zero-carbon, then vehicle emissions drop way, way down,” said Jessika Trancik, an associate professor of energy studies at MIT. “Whereas even the best hybrids that burn gasoline will always have a baseline of emissions they can’t go below.” Raw materials can be problematic Like many other batteries, the lithiumion cells that power most electric vehicles rely on raw materials — like cobalt, lithium

and rare earth elements — that have been linked to grave environmental and human rights concerns. Cobalt has been especially problematic. Mining cobalt produces hazardous tailings and slags that can leach into the environment, and studies have found high exposure in nearby communities, especially among children, to cobalt and other metals. Extracting the metals from their ores also requires a process called smelting, which can emit sulfur oxide and other harmful air pollution. And as much as 70% of the world’s cobalt supply is mined in the Congo, a substantial proportion in unregulated “artisanal” mines where workers — including many children — dig the metal from the earth using only hand tools at great risk to their health and safety, human rights groups warn. The world’s lithium is either mined in Australia or from salt flats in the Andean regions of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, operations that use large amounts of groundwater to pump out the brines, drawing down the water available to Indigenous farmers and herders. The water required for producing batteries has meant that manufacturing electric vehicles is about 50% more water intensive than traditional internal combustion engines. Deposits of rare earths, concentrated in China, often contain radioactive substances that can emit radioactive water and dust. Focusing first on cobalt, automakers and other manufacturers have committed to eliminating “artisanal” cobalt from their supply chains, and have also said they will develop batteries that decrease, or do away with, cobalt altogether. But that technology is still in development, and the prevalence of these mines means these commitments “aren’t realistic,” said Mickaël Daudin of Pact, a nonprofit organization that works with mining communities in Africa. Instead, Daudin said, manufacturers need to work with these mines to lessen their environmental footprint and make sure miners are working in safe conditions. If companies acted responsibly, the rise of electric vehicles would be a great opportunity for countries like Congo, he said. But if they don’t, “they will put the environment, and many, many miners’ lives at risk.”


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he main processor for U.S. stock trades said on Wednesday it supports an effort to shorten the settlement cycle for securities to help reduce market risk, an area that has been under scrutiny in the wake of the GameStop Corp trading frenzy. The time it takes to settle a stock trade, or when then buyer must make the payment and the seller must deliver the security, is currently two days after the transaction happens.But concern remained over the pace of vaccination, its efficacy against new variants of the novel coronavirus and the damage being done to economies, including the impact on the dollar of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. “We’ve come a long way in a short time,” said Josh Wein, portfolio manager with Hennessy Funds. “It won’t take a lot for the market to pause ... whether it’s deliberations over fiscal stimulus, or the occasional talk of inflation or interest rates getting some lift.”Tesla Inc was the only major technology stock trading higher. At 11:53 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 481.33 points, or 1.59%, to 30,872.93, the S&P 500 gained 41.22 points, or 1.11%, to 3,768.08, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 37.89 points, or 0.29%, to 12,856.85. The small-cap Russell 2000 index jumped 2.5% to a record high. Hopes of a vaccine-powered economic recovery in 2021 pushed Wall Street’s main indexes to record highs in late-December, with sectors that had previously lagged, including banks, industrials and energy, fuelling the rally. Invesco Solar ETF gained about 10.6% on expectations that clean energy companies will benefit under a Democrat-controlled Congress, while bets on decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level lifted ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF up 9.3%. AmerisourceBergen Corp gained 7.3% after the U.S. drug wholesaler said it would buy Walgreens Boots Alliance’s drug distribution business for $6.5 billion to expand in Europe. Dow component Walgreens rose 4%. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners for a 2-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and a 2.5-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 posted 75 new 52-week highs and no new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 370 new highs and 13 new lows. Bitcoin soared above $50,000 to an all-time high, adding steam to a rally fueled by signs that the world’s biggest cryptocurrency is gaining acceptance among mainstream investors and companies. That super-easy stance, coupled with the Biden administration’s proposed $1.9 trillion spending bill for pandemic relief, has left some investors fretting over a coming surge in inflation. The MSCI’s global stock index was down 0.42% at 682.18. The index touched a record intra-day high of 687.26 on Tuesday, before erasing gains to snap an 11day winning streak.

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Vaccine passports, COVID’s next political flashpoints

A Biocad employee oversees production of the Sputnik V vaccine, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 17, 2021. A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high. By MAX FISHER

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he next major flashpoint over coronavirus response has already provoked cries of tyranny and discrimination in Britain, protests in Denmark, digital disinformation in the United States and geopolitical skirmishing within the European Union. The subject of debate: vaccine passports — government-issued cards or smartphone badges stating that the bearer has been inoculated against the coronavirus. The idea is to allow families to reunite, economies to restart and hundreds of millions of people who have received a shot to return to a degree of normalcy, all without spreading the virus. Some versions of the documentation might permit bearers to travel internationally. Others would allow entry to vaccinated-only spaces like gyms, concert venues and restaurants. While such passports are still hypothetical in most places, Israel became the first to roll out its own last week, capitalizing on its high vaccination rate. Several European countries are considering following. President Joe Biden has asked federal agencies to explore options. And some airlines and tourism-reliant industries and destinations expect to require them. Dividing the world between the vaccinated and unvaccinated raises daunting political and ethical questions. Vaccines go overwhelmingly to rich countries and privileged racial groups within them. Granting special rights for the vaccinated, while tightening restrictions on

the unvaccinated, risks widening already-dangerous social gaps. Vaccine skepticism, already high in many communities, shows signs of spiking if shots become seen as government-mandated. Plans also risk exacerbating COVID nationalism: sparring among nations to advance their citizens’ selfinterest over global good. “Immunity passports promise a way to go back to a more normal social and economic life,” Nicole Hassoun and Anders Herlitz, who study public health ethics, wrote in Scientific American. But with vaccines distributed unequally by race, class and nationality, “it is not obvious that they are ethical.” Still, there are clear upsides: grandparents reuniting with out-of-town grandchildren; sports, concerts and other events partly but safely returning; resumption of international travel and some tourism; businesses reopened without putting workers at undue risk. All of that is why, Hassoun and Herlitz wrote, vaccine documents “may be inevitable.” Widening society’s divides Some countries require proof of vaccination — for example, against yellow fever — to enter. So do schools and day care facilities in many U.S. states. But there is little precedent for societywide restrictions. And by limiting services to people with the proper paperwork, governments would effectively mandate vaccination to use them. Special privileges for the vaccinated

would, by definition, favor demographics that are inoculated at higher rates. In Western countries, those communities tend to be white and well-off. This evokes an uncomfortable image: professional-class white people disproportionately allowed into shops, baseball games and restaurants, with people of color and members of the working classes disproportionately kept out. If workplaces require proof of vaccination, it could tilt employment as well. “If vaccines become a passport to doing different things, we’re going to see the communities that have been already hardest hit by COVID being left behind,” said Nicole A. Errett, a University of Washington public health expert. Still, passport-style policies would, in theory, help control the pandemic as a whole, reducing overall infections and economic disruptions that fall inordinately on underprivileged groups. The only way to untangle that dilemma, Errett said, is “addressing the inequality itself,” closing the racial and class disparities that have widened throughout the pandemic. Vaccine geopolitics Then there is inequality among nations, mostly relevant for international travel. The approved coronavirus vaccines have been, with some exceptions, generally distributed among nations rich enough to buy or produce them. The world’s poorest may be two or three years out, although their residents are also less likely to travel across borders. Yet there are billions in the middle: with the means to travel, and sometimes the need, but not access to shots. “If we are opening up the world only to people from high-income countries, we are creating a lot of inequity,” Errett said. “We’re cutting people off from resources and from connections that keep economies and communities thriving.” Still, some poorer countries that rely on tourism are embracing the idea. Thailand’s authorities have said that they hope to set a policy this summer for accepting vaccine passports. Some experts are urging governments to wait for international standards on the passports before opening up travel, lest uneven standards lead to unsafe practices or geopolitical gamesmanship. “A challenge since the beginning has been getting countries to do what’s best for the world instead of what’s best for people inside of their borders,” Errett said. A struggle over mandates When Britain’s foreign secretary speculated recently that proof of vaccination might be

required for pubs and stores, a lawmaker in his own party, Mark Harper, retorted, “I don’t think you want to require people to have to have a particular medical procedure before they can go about their day-to-day life.” California’s vaccine struggle, over whether to tighten school requirements after measles and whooping cough outbreaks highlighted the state’s low immunization rates, offers a worrying preview. Fringe activists had long opposed school vaccination, some motivated by conspiracies, others by what they described as allnatural lifestyles. When California lawmakers moved to close the state’s generous opt-outs, anti-vaccine groups “pivoted their messaging to one of parental rights,” said Renée DiResta, a Stanford Internet Observatory disinformation expert. “It attracted a lot more people, and it made the bill partisan,” she said, with Republican state lawmakers near-uniformly opposing it as tyrannical government intrusion. It passed, as did similar measures in other states. Vaccination increased and preventable disease rates dropped. But the dispute polarized some voters against vaccine mandates and even vaccines themselves. A follow-up bill in 2019 was even more fiercely contested. Although DiResta supported the bills, she warned that “the specter of a mandate” could “erode the ability to appeal to people” to get COVID shots on the basis of informed consent. A muddled mission One problem: There is no agreement on the primary purpose of a vaccine passport program. Governments typically talk about them as a way to open up economies. Individuals, as a way to reenter normal life. Public health experts, as a way to reduce transmissions. Those goals align, but imperfectly. At some point, authorities have to prioritize. Errett ticked through implementation questions, broadly unknown, that could force an answer. Would you need two doses to get the document or just one? Do Russian- or Chinesemade vaccines qualify? What are the rules for religious or medical opt-outs? Are some activities restricted to card-carriers until herd immunity, just until infections fall below a certain line — or forever? “We need to be cognizant of the costs and benefits,” she said, and not just to adjust as we go, but for “the precedent we’re setting.” “We pandemic people,” she said, “have been saying it since the beginning: We don’t expect this to be the last pandemic that we see.”


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Brazil’s COVID crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say By MANUELA ANDREONI, ERNESTO LONDOÑO and LETÍCIA CASADO

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OVID-19 has already left a trail of death and despair in Brazil, one of the worst in the world. Now, a year into the pandemic, the country is setting another wrenching record. No other nation that experienced such a major outbreak is still grappling with recordsetting death tolls and a health care system on the brink of collapse. Many other hard-hit nations are, instead, taking tentative steps toward a semblance of normalcy. But Brazil is battling a more contagious variant that has trampled one major city and is spreading to others, even as Brazilians toss away precautionary measures that could keep them safe. On Tuesday, Brazil recorded more than 1,700 COVID-19 deaths, the highest single-day toll of the pandemic. “The acceleration of the epidemic in various states is leading to the collapse of their public and private hospital systems, which may soon become the case in every region of Brazil,” the national association of health secretaries said in a statement. “Sadly, the anemic rollout of vaccines and the slow pace at which they’re becoming available still does not suggest that this scenario will be reversed in the short term.” And the news just got worse for Brazil — and possibly the world. Preliminary studies suggest that the variant that swept through the city of Manaus is not only more contagious, but it also appears able to infect some people who have already recovered from other versions of the virus. And the variant has slipped Brazil’s borders, showing up in two dozen other countries and in small numbers in the United States. That danger of new variants has not been lost on scientists around the world. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pleaded with Americans this week not to let their guards down. “Please hear me clearly,” she said. “At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we’ve gained.” Brazilians hoped they had seen the worst of the outbreak last year. Manaus, capital of the northern state of Amazonas, was hit so hard in April and May that scientists wondered if the city might have reached herd immunity. But then in September, cases in the state began rising again, perplexing health officials.

An attempt by Amazonas Gov. Wilson Lima to impose a new quarantine ahead of the Christmas holiday was met with fierce resistance by business owners and prominent politicians close to President Jair Bolsonaro. By January, scientists had discovered that a new variant, which became known as P.1, had become dominant in the state. Within weeks, its danger became clear as hospitals in the city ran out of oxygen amid a crush of patients, leading scores to suffocate to death. Doctor Antonio Souza remains haunted by the horrified faces of his colleagues and relatives of patients when it became clear his Manaus hospital’s oxygen supply had been exhausted. He thinks about the patient he sedated, to spare her an agonizing death, when the oxygen ran out at another clinic. “Nobody should ever have to make that decision,” he said. “It’s too terrible.” Maria Glaudimar, a nurse in Manaus, said she felt trapped in a nightmare early this year with no end in sight. At work, patients and their relatives pleaded for oxygen and all the intensive care beds were full. At home, her son caught tuberculosis after contracting COVID-19 and her husband shed 22 pounds as he fought the virus. “No one was prepared for this,” Glaudimar said. “It was a horror film.” Since then, the coronavirus crisis has eased somewhat in Amazonas, but worsened in most of Brazil. Scientists have scrambled to learn more about the variant and to track its spread across the country. But limited resources for testing have kept them behind the curve as they try to determine what role it is playing. Anderson Brito, a Brazilian virologist at Yale University, said his lab alone sequenced almost half as many coronavirus genomes as all of Brazil had. While the United States has done genetic sequencing on roughly one in 200 confirmed cases, Brazil sequences about one in 3,000. The variant spread quickly. By the end of January, a study by government researchers found it was present in 91% of samples sequenced in the state of Amazonas. By the end of February, health officials had reported cases of the P.1 variant in 21 of 26 Brazilian states, but without more testing it is hard to gauge its prevalence. Throughout the pandemic, researchers have said that COVID-19 reinfections appear to be extremely rare, which has allowed people who recover to presume they have immunity, at least for a while. But that was before P.1 ap-

peared and doctors and nurses began to notice something strange. João Alho, a doctor in Santarém, a city in Amazonas, said several colleagues who had recovered from COVID-19 months ago got ill again and tested positive. Juliana Cunha, a nurse in Rio de Janeiro who has been working at COVID-19 testing centers, said she assumed she was safe after catching the virus last June. But in November, after experiencing mild symptoms, she tested positive again. “I couldn’t believe it,” Cunha, 23, said. “It must be the variants.” But there is no way to be sure what is happening to people who are reinfected, unless both their old and new samples are kept, genetically sequenced and compared. One way to tamp down the surge would be through vaccinations, but the rollout in Brazil, as in so many countries, has been slow. Brazil began vaccinating priority groups, including health care professionals and the elderly, in late January. But the government has failed to secure a large enough number of doses. Wealthier countries have snapped up most of the available supply, while Bolsonaro has been skeptical both of the disease’s impact, and of vaccines. Just over 5.8 million Brazilians — roughly 2.6% of the population — had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the health ministry. Only about 1.5

million had received both doses. The country is currently using the Chinese-made CoronaVac — which laboratory tests suggest is less effective against P.1 than against other variants — and the one made by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Margareth Dalcolmo, a pulmonologist at Fiocruz, a prominent scientific research center, said Brazil’s failure to mount a robust vaccination campaign set the stage for the current crisis. “We should be vaccinating more than a million people per day,” she said. “That is the truth. We aren’t, not because we don’t know how to do it, but because we don’t have enough vaccines.” Health minister Eduardo Pazuello, who called the variant a “new stage” of the pandemic, said last week that the government was ramping up its efforts and hopes to vaccinate roughly half of its population by June and the rest by the end of the year. But many Brazilians have little faith in a government led by a president who has sabotaged lockdowns, repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus and promoted untested remedies long after scientists said they clearly did not work. Just last week, the president spoke dismissively of masks, which are among the best defenses to curb contagion, claiming that they are harmful to children, causing headaches and difficulty concentrating.

Military personnel disinfect the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 13, 2020. Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths from the coronavirus — a spike partly explained by the spread of a more contagious variant and a growing disregard for precautionary measures.


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Biden administration announces first sanctions on Russia in Navalny case By DAVID E. SANGER and STEVEN ERLANGER

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he Biden administration Tuesday declassified an intelligence finding that the FSB, one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, orchestrated the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and his imprisonment. The sanctions closely mirrored a series of actions that European nations and Britain took in October and expanded on Monday. Senior officials said it was part of an effort to show unity in the Biden administration’s first confrontations with the government of President Vladimir Putin of Russia. But none of the sanctions were specifically directed at Putin or the oligarchs who support the Russian leader. Just as President Joe Biden held back last week from direct sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia for his role in the operation that killed Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, the U.S. sanctions did not touch Russia’s senior leadership. Navalny’s supporters praised the

sanctions announced Tuesday, although the measures fell well short of the sweeping action that the opposition leader’s team had called for as he was being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. One of Navalny’s top allies, Vladimir Ashurkov, sent Biden a letter in January arguing that only sanctions on top Russian decisionmakers, along with the business figures he said held their money, could “make the regime change its behavior.” “The most painful sanctions, which, unfortunately, neither Europe nor the United States have yet reached, would be sanctions against oligarchs,” Maria Pevchikh, another Navalny ally, posted on Twitter on Tuesday. In announcing the role of the FSB, or Federal Security Service, in the poisoning, U.S. intelligence officials confirmed the reports of many news organizations, some of which traced the individual agents who tracked Navalny and attacked him with Novichok, a nerve agent that Russia has used against other dissidents. It was unclear if the United States planned to release a formal report, as it did last week when it confirmed 2-yearold findings on Khashoggi, or whether it would simply summarize the key finding

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition politician, meets with volunteers in Ivanovo, Russia, on April 21, 2017. The Biden Administration declassified an intelligence finding on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that Russia’s F.S.B., one of its leading intelligence agencies, orchestrated the poisoning of Navalny, and announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and the imprisonment of the opposition politician. (

in the Navalny case. The sanctions are notable chiefly because they are the first Biden has taken in the five weeks since he became president. While most presidents have come into office declaring they would seek a reset of relations with Russia, Biden has done the opposite. He has warned that Putin is driving his country into an era of authoritarianism and promised to push back on human rights violations and efforts to destabilize Europe. An official told reporters Tuesday morning that the Biden administration was not seeking to reset relations or escalate confrontations. The test may come in the next few weeks, when the administration is expected to announce its response to the SolarWinds cyberattack, in which suspected Russian hackers bore deeply into nine government agencies and more than 100 companies, stealing data and planting “back doors” into their computer networks. While the Navalny case was a vivid example of Russian brutality — his FSB attackers stalked him as he traveled across Europe and apparently applied the nerve agent to his underwear — the Biden administration sees SolarWinds as a more direct attack on the United States. Jake Sullivan, national security adviser, said the response “will not simply be sanctions” and hinted at some kind of covert response as well. A senior U.S. official said the action announced Tuesday was in many ways catching up to designations that the Europeans had already made. The official said the main effort was to assure that the United States and Europe were “on the same page” after several months in which European sanctions went beyond any imposed by Washington. The European Union on Monday approved sanctions on four senior Russian officials considered responsible for the prosecution and imprisonment of Navalny. The decision, approved by the member states, went into effect Tuesday and represents the first time the European Union has used new powers under its version of the Magnitsky Act, which allows Brussels to impose sanctions on

human rights violators worldwide. The new sanctions are narrowly drawn to target those who were directly and legally responsible for Navalny’s conviction in what appeared to be a show trial and his subsequent imprisonment upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he recuperated from the poisoning. The European Union has already imposed sanctions on six Russians and a state scientific research center in response to the attack on Navalny. These latest European actions, which are travel bans and asset freezes, cover four individuals: two prosecutorial officials, the head of Russia’s National Guard and the head of Russia’s prison service. They are Igor Krasnov, Russia’s prosecutor general; Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee, which handles investigations into major crimes and reports directly to Putin; Viktor Zolotov, head of Russia’s National Guard and a former Putin bodyguard, who threatened Navalny in September 2018; and Alexander Kalashnikov, head of Russia’s prison service. The Treasury Department froze the assets of Alexander Bortnikov, director of the FSB, but officials acknowledged that given his position he was unlikely to have left assets in the United States or Europe. The European Union was under further pressure to respond to Navalny’s conviction last month to another 2 1/2 years in prison after Josep Borrell Fontelles, the bloc’s foreign policy chief, made a controversial visit to Moscow, failed to visit Navalny and was criticized for his mild response to accusations by Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, that the European Union was “an unreliable partner.” Even though the European and U.S. sanctions fell short of targeting prominent Russian oligarchs, officials in Moscow were quick to condemn the Biden administration’s move. “I have no doubt that the new sanctions will not go unanswered,” Leonid Slutsky, who chairs the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s lower house of Parliament, told Interfax news agency. “This is yet another step toward the degradation of relations between Russia and Western countries.”


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My vaccine, a love story By ROD NORDLAND

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’m not usually given to bursting into tears in public, but Saturday, Jan. 16, was an exception. I was getting my COVID-19 vaccination in Queens when it happened. A friendly physician, who identified herself only as Dr. Burke, approached me to make sure I was OK. I told her I was just overwhelmed with emotion. “It’s OK,” she said. “A lot of people are crying here today.” I’ve spent most of my 50 years in journalism as a war correspondent; when the pandemic hit, I couldn’t help but see the coronavirus pandemic in familiar terms. Countries around the world were transformed into battlefields. Like most of us, I have known people who have died of the virus. This has made the pandemic very different from other wars I’ve covered, which is nearly all of them since Cambodia in 1979. In other wars I had an out: I could always leave and go back home. That, of course, isn’t an option in a pandemic; the front lines in the fight against the virus are everywhere, and we are nearly all on them. With no home leave, so to speak, I felt bereft of home in a way more profound than during any field

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assignment I had been on before. As someone who has spent most of his career on farther shores, I have found this past year particularly hard to bear. I was abroad at home, and never had I felt so isolated and alone. My litany of collateral damages will sound familiar: the weeks of quarantines, the unattended weddings and funerals, the skipped Labor Day family barbecue. And forget about graduations and plain old birthday parties; I haven’t seen my three children, all of whom live in Europe, for most of a year. Thanksgiving, normally an affair for 30 or 40 extended family members, was off-limits. I found our canceled Christmas to be particularly wrenching. Our family event, hosted by my sister Darlene, typically boasts 50 place settings. This year I was not invited, of course; I was heartbroken over that till I quickly realized that if I had been called upon to attend, I could not have gone. Outside of her immediate household of six family members, most of us dialed in by Zoom or FaceTime. That way we all stayed safe, if a bit sad. It was a touching scene to see the devoted and unpaid volunteers running the vaccination site (normally the bustling, 2,000-student Aviation High School) where I had booked my first dose. The volunteers were wearing Day-Glo green or orange vests with bibs that read, “I speak Spanish,” “I speak Chinese,” “I speak Cantonese” or “I speak Urdu.” The lists of languages went on and on; after all, we were in Queens, as polyglot a place as you’ll find in New York City. This virus has known no boundary, it has left no community untouched. The volunteers were determinedly efficient: From arrival to the shot in my arm, maybe 15 minutes elapsed. I was one of the first New Yorkers vaccinated as the list of those eligible expanded to everyone over 65 and anyone who is a vulnerable person or is taking care of someone who is. The city was handing out shots so quickly that Mayor Bill DeBlasio warned that it was in danger of exhausting its first batch of vaccine doses. “It’s been so exciting,” my vaccinator, Denise Mahon, told me. “The first day it was like a carnival atmosphere here. People were so happy.” “The scientific achievement has just been amazing,” Burke said. Mahon is normally a school nurse, tending to students, not vaccinating baby boomers, the vulnerable and the elderly for 13 hours a day. After getting jabbed, I was moved along to a holding area, in normal times the school cafeteria, to spend 15 minutes making sure there was no allergic reaction

or other problem. Very few people had complaints. While waiting, my girlfriend visited the New York State Department of Health website to book my second dose. She found an opening on Valentine’s Day. V-Day. It felt auspicious, to finally have a holiday that gave us something we really could celebrate. I knew I’d be dreaming of spending Christmas with my children and my extended family at my sister’s soon again. When Valentine’s Day came, I went in for my second dose and felt nearly overcome with relief, although this time dry-eyed. Also getting her second dose that day was a New York City schoolteacher named Yesenia Garcia, 49, from Jackson Heights, one of the Queens neighborhoods hard hit by the pandemic. Her vaccine “was like getting a kiss for Valentine’s Day on my arm,” she told me. Early in the pandemic, Garcia, who teaches — now mostly remotely — English as a second language, saw friends and colleagues lose their lives to COVID-19 as the city delayed closing the schools. Now, she said, she is especially relieved that she can see her parents, both in their 80s, without worrying about putting their lives at risk. “I was so grateful to science when the vaccine arrived, ” Garcia said. “This all proves that science really has to be celebrated and protected from power-hungry people like our last president and others who want to twist it and use it to their own advantage.” Walking away fully vaccinated felt like a small but memorable victory in this home-based war, a V-Day for which I was not only reporter, but protagonist.


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a Comisión de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano, presidida por el representante Ángel Fourquet Cordero inició el miércoles vistas públicas sobre el proyecto de la Cámara 488, con el propósito de establecer la “Ley contra desalojos ante desastres”. “Este proyecto fue traído a nuestra consideración por petición de la organización Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, y luego de evaluar sus méritos, decidimos apoyarlo. Estos procesos legislativos son importantes porque de aquí surgen muchas cosas, independientemente que el proyecto esté acompañado de mis dos apellidos, se tiene que dar un análisis y tenemos que escuchar a todas las partes”, expresó el presidente de la Comisión, Fourquet Cordero en comunicación escrita. A la vista pública compareció la directora ejecutiva de Ayuda Legal PR, Ariadna Godreau y las abogadas comunitarias de la organización, Verónica Rivera Torres y Verónica González Rodríguez. La directora ejecutiva de Ayuda Legal

PR, indicó que “el Gobierno, incluyendo su legislatura, y el gobierno federal, aprobaron medidas que atendieron el derecho a la vivienda tras el paso del huracán María. A raíz del COVID-19, el gobierno federal ha decidido proteger la vivienda contra desahucios y ejecuciones porque se ha decidido que, sin techos seguros, no hay salud pública. Con la aprobación de este proyecto de ley, el país tiene una nueva oportunidad de utilizar su experiencia reciente para tomar un paso de avanzada y defender la vivienda como una prioridad”. Además, apuntó que “para el presente y el futuro, hace falta una legislación protectora que no dependa de las agencias federales y que localmente priorice la vivienda impidiendo cualquier proceso de ejecución mientras dure la emergencia”. Por otro lado, la representante del Distrito 38, Wanda Del Valle comentó que hay que visualizar y ser bien detallista al momento de hacer esta medida. “Entiendo que tenemos que evaluar bien el proyecto porque hay algunas lagunas dentro de la medida

que me preocupa”, añadió. En esta vista pública, también estuvo presente el director, Rafael Rodríguez Rivera y el estudiante Luis Martínez Torres, de la Oficina Legal de la Comunidad (OLC). A favor de este proyecto, el director de la OLC resaltó la importancia de reconocer que la población que puede verse privada de su derecho a la vivienda durante una emergencia es más amplia, incluyendo a quienes residen en propiedades que fueron abandonadas por sus dueños, terrenos en desuso y otros espacios, aun cuando no exista una propiedad inmueble. También indicó que la experiencia

vivida ante el impacto de los huracanes Irma y María, así como de la actual situación de emergencia por COVID-19, demuestra que los periodos de emergencia causados por desastres socioambientales pueden extenderse por más de tres meses. El director sugirió que “la moratoria de pagos se haga extensiva al periodo que dure la declaración de emergencia, siempre que el residente haya realizado las gestiones que sean necesarias para solicitar las ayudas gubernamentales que se hayan aprobado para atender el derecho fundamental a la vivienda” culminó Rodríguez. Finalmente, el presidente de la Comisión añadió que “los procesos de discusión permiten escuchar, aprender y aportar en la construcción de una pieza legislativa. Nuestro trabajo es representar y proteger los derechos de las comunidades y de las personas que están sufriendo, y eso es lo que vamos hacer”, puntualizó Fourquet. La próxima vista pública del Proyecto de la Cámara 488 está pautada para celebrarse el martes, 9 de marzo de 2021.

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l presidente del sindicato Servidores Públicos Unidos (SPU), Benjamín Borges, dijo este miércoles en entrevista radial que “pueden darse situaciones” en el gobierno en el que la gerencia no supervisa adecuadamente al empleado que está laborando de forma remota. “Pueden darse situaciones donde el patrono esté efectivamente supervisando a los empleados y recibiendo la información de lo que se está realizando. O puede que se den situaciones donde la gerencia no se ha tomado la molestia de hacer el trabajo adecuado para asegurarse de que ese empleado que está de forma remota, está rindiendo la labor que necesita la agencia. Aquí hay un problema gerencial bien grande en las agencias de gobierno, y es parte también del mismo problema de que no se utilice el sistema de mérito para que los empleados asciendan y ocupen posiciones de gerenciales”, dijo Borges en entrevista radial con Normando Valentín en la Mañana por Notiuno 630.

“Cuando el patrono autoriza un trabajo remoto, el patrono tiene que asegurarse de que esa persona puede realizar trabajo remoto, porque son sus funciones, que se pueden realizar de forma remota, y por que se rindan unos informes de cuál es la labor realizada”, sostuvo Borges. Por otra parte, el Presidente del SPU calificó como “ofensiva” la expresión de “se acabó el relajo” que hizo la secretaria de la Gobernación, Noelia García Bardales, al hablar del retorno de todos los empleados públicos a los centros de trabajo. Borges dijo que “eso es ofensivo para un montón de servidores públicos, dedicados y que han estado esforzándose al pie del cañón desde el principio” de la crisis por la pandemia de Covid-19. “En el caso de los servidores públicos que nosotros representamos están tan listos que ya están trabajando presencialmente. Estamos hablando del Departamento de la Familia, el Departamento de Corrección (y Rehabilitación), el Departamento de Asuntos al Consumidor, Ciencias Forenses, Recursos Naturales, los CESCOS de Obras Pú-

blicas, Rehabilitación Vocacional”, afirmó Borges. En cuanto a los empleados públicos de agencias que el SPU no representa, Borges señaló: “yo no conozco cuáles son sus circunstancias, las de las otras agencias, pero me preocupa mucho que se haga este tipo de generalizaciones. Y que incluso utilizando palabras como relajo. De hecho nosotros ayer cursamos una invitación pública a la secretaria de la gobernación para que nos acompañe en un ‘tour’ por las agencias que nosotros representamos y vea cómo están trabajando estos compañeros. “Y de hecho pudiéramos comenzar por Recursos Naturales, en la isla de Mona, y de paso traernos a los compañeros que están varados allí desde hace más de una semana. Luego pasar por Corrección y monitorear entonces los brotes (de Covid-19) que se han estado dando allí (en las cárceles). A la pregunta de si hay agencias que tienen empleados de manera presencial que no quieren retornar más al trabajo, Borges dijo: “no, no, no creo. Puede que haya situaciones aisladas de empleados que tengan

condiciones (de salud) sumamente vulnerables, que puedan trabajar de forma remota. Tengan los mecanismos para trabajar de forma remota y que las funciones que realicen se puedan hacer también de forma remota”. En cuanto al pedido de visitar los centros de trabajo que representa el SPU, Borges dijo que García Bardales aun no les ha contestado. El Presidente del SPU dijo que tienen “centros que son bien susceptibles de los contagios. Unos son los de Corrección, que a pesar de que son comunidades aisladas, se han estado dando muchos casos (de Covid-19), y hemos tenido compañeros que se han contagiado al punto de que un oficial falleció, víctima del Covid”.


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Lightning strikes twice: Another lost painting by Jacob Lawrence surfaces By HILARIE M. SHEETS

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hen a nurse living on the Upper West Side of New York City checked an app for neighborhood bulletins in the fall, she learned about the recent discovery of a Jacob Lawrence painting in an apartment a few blocks away. It had turned out to be one of five panels long missing from the artist’s groundbreaking 30-panel series “Struggle: From the History of the American People,” which was on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, right across Central Park. The name Jacob Lawrence rang a bell. She walked over to look more closely at a small figurative painting on her dining room wall, where it had hung for two decades, its signature barely legible. It was a gift from her mother-in-law, who had taped a 1996 New York Times profile on Lawrence to the back. The nurse, who had only glanced at the back while dusting, learned from the app that Lawrence was a leading modernist painter of the 20th century — and one of the few Black artists of his time to gain broad recognition in the art world. Could lightning strike twice in just two weeks’ time? The woman told the story to her 20-year-old son, who had studied art in college and quickly Googled the Met’s exhibition. He found a murky black-and-white photograph of their very painting being used as a place holder for Panel 28. It was titled “Immigrants admitted from all countries: 1820 to 1840—115,773,” and the wall label read: “location unknown.” “It didn’t look like anything special, honestly,” said the owner, who is in her late 40s and arrived in New York from Ukraine at 18. “The colors were pretty. It was a little bit worn. I passed by it on my way to the kitchen a thousand times a day,” she said in a phone interview. “I didn’t know I had a masterpiece,” she added. After she had connected the dots, she called the Met, but her messages went unreturned. By the third day, her son suggested they just head over on his motorbike. His mother recalled: “I grabbed a young kid at the information desk in the lobby and said, ‘Listen, nobody calls me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to talk to?’” Eventually, an administrator from the modern and contemporary art department met them

downstairs and asked the owner to email her photos of the work — which she did on the spot, from her phone. By that evening, Randall Griffey and Sylvia Yount, co-curators of the Met’s Lawrence show, and Isabelle Duvernois, the Met’s paintings conservator, were making their second trip to an Upper West Side apartment in the space of two weeks to verify the authenticity of a Lawrence painting that had not been seen publicly since 1960. The nurse, who has agreed to lend her painting for the last two stops of the traveling exhibition, was granted anonymity because she said she was concerned for her family’s security living with a now-valuable artwork. The panel will debut March 5 at the Seattle Art Museum in “Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle” and remain on view through May 23. Before the discovery of Panel 16, first reported by The New York Times on Oct. 21, the Met’s team had known only the work’s title and subject matter — Shays’ Rebellion — but had no image to help authenticate it. Griffey recalled the revelation of the first panel as “a great bright spot” for him professionally and for the pandemic-weary city. “It turned out to be the feel-good story of the season in need of feel-good stories,” he said. With Panel 28, they had a low-quality photograph of the work, which had been exhibited in the late 1950s at the gallery of Lawrence’s dealer Charles Alan. The painting, in vivid red, gold and brown tempera on hardboard, shows two women draped in shawls flanking a man in a broad-brimmed hat, their heads bowed and oversized hands clasped toward the center of the image. The panel, evoking old-world travelers, was inspired by immigration statistics in Richard Morris’ 1953 “Encyclopedia of American History,” part of Lawrence’s exhaustive research on the foundational contributions of immigrants, Blacks and Native Americans to the building of the nation. (He refers specifically in the title to the number of immigrants who came to the United States during the early years of the 19th century.) The “Struggle” series that he executed from 1954-56 stylistically interweaves cubist forms in agitated compositions. It was a break with earlier work such as “The Migration Series” (1940-41), painted with simpler blocks of color. While Panel 16, dominated by a palet-

Ralph Augsburger, a conservator at ArtCare Conservation, with the long-missing Panel 28 from Jacob Lawrence’s series “Struggle: From the History of the American People,” in New York on Feb. 3, 2021. te of brilliant blues and in pristine condition, could immediately join the traveling exhibition for its final days at the Met, Panel 28 had suffered some flaking and lost paint and needed conservation to stabilize it. Griffey passed the baton to his colleagues at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where the show originated. “We think Lawrence unknowingly used some bad tubes of paint because there are certain colors, including red and brown, where the adhesive quality seems to be faulty across works produced in 1956,” said Lydia Gordon, coordinating curator of the exhibition at the Peabody Essex. The museum collaborated with the Seattle Art Museum and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the exhibition’s final stop, to pay for treatment of Panel 28 at ArtCare Conservation in New York. When the new painting was unframed in the conservation lab, an alternative title, “The Emigrants — 1821-1830 (106,308)” became visible in Lawrence’s handwriting on the back. “He wrote the word ‘Emigrants’ with an ‘e,’ which we all thought was rea-

lly interesting because that adds this idea of permanence to their arrival,” Gordon said. The owner’s son was the first to point out that the curators’ description of Panel 28 in the wall text needed to be revised: What had looked like a prayer book in the hands of the male figure in the grainy photograph was actually a flowerpot with a red rose, the official flower of the United States. A nursing baby in the arms of one woman in the painting had been entirely obscured in the black-and-white reproduction. Panel 14, Panel 20 and Panel 29 remain at large. The Peabody Essex has set up the email missingpanels@pem.org to make it easier for people to share information. Gordon is pinning her hopes on the huge community of Lawrence’s former students and supportive gallerists and curators in Seattle, where the painter lived for the past three decades of his life after leaving New York. “Oh, we’re totally going to find them!” she said firmly. Residents of the West Coast, check your walls on the way to the kitchen.


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24 hours with Andra Day: Afrobeat and the Nixon Tapes By ALEXIS SOLOSKI

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inger-songwriter Andra Day was 11 when she first heard Billie Holiday’s voice. “I heard ‘Sugar’ and I heard ‘Strange Fruit.’ It changed my idea of what a great singer was,” she said. When she began performing, she chose a stage name — her given name is Cassandra Monique Batie — that paid homage to Holiday’s sobriquet, the Lady Day. And a few years ago, when she learned Lee Daniels would soon direct a Holiday biopic, Day, who had never acted professionally before, knew that she had to audition. “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” which debuted on Hulu last month, shows how government agents worked to suppress “Strange Fruit” and how Holiday defied them. In the film, Day, swathed in opulent Prada gowns, sings song after song, which required transforming her shot-silk voice into Holiday’s raspier one. “Her voice is a scroll,” Day said, speaking from the Los Angeles home she shares with her mother and two cousins. “And her whole experience is written on it. Every time she slammed heroin, every time she did a speedball, every time she stood up against the government, every time she was hit or she dragged a cigarette, everything’s written there.” To achieve that graveled tone, Day smoked and drank. She spoke louder than normal and quit hot tea and scarves. “It was definitely a transformation emotionally, spiritually and physically,” she said. She stayed in that voice throughout the 2019 shoot out of sheer desperation, she said. As a first-time actor, she didn’t feel she could risk coming back to herself and then struggling toward the character again. Then she stayed in it longer for pickup scenes and dialogue recording. Even now, she’s still recovering, working with an ear, nose and throat specialist to rehab her voice. Hard work and the vocal cord hemorrhaging brought her a pair of Golden Globes nominations, for Actress in a Drama Motion Picture and Original Song, “Tigress & Tweed.” “I woke up to a call from my manager, who told me that we

were nominated twice, and I just cried,” she said. (At the online ceremony Sunday, she won for her performance. And cried again.) In between press events for the film and the occasional Zoom concert, Day took time to describe a day’s worth of activities, from morning devotion to latenight YouTube playlists. These are edited excerpts from the conversation. Morning I try not to do anything — have any conversation, engage with any social media — before I pray. My faith is a huge part of me. I start out with gratitude. I also ask God to take anything that’s causing confusion. Then I’ll go through the list of prayer requests. I end with thanks as well. I read scripture from the New King James Version Bible, and I meditate on it and how it should be applied in my life. The night before the Golden Globes (nominations), I came into prayer with this feeling of guilt, of shame, of unworthiness. I started bawling because a scripture I had read earlier was unlocked for me. It reminded me to stop worrying, and stop being paranoid, to just open your eyes and realize you are already loved. Exercise, I love it so much. I try to get something in whether it’s cardio or weights or just engaging my muscles. Today it was stretching and then high intensity interval training stuff. I lost about almost 40 pounds for the role. People would ask me, are you going to keep it off? I was like, “Hell, no. I love eating.” But I like the way it feels on my body. My joints definitely feel healthier. It’s also for clarity, for peace of mind. And it’s nice to be able to fit a sample size. Yummy Prada. Afternoon I arranged headshots for my young cousins who are just starting out in acting. They’re very, very talented. They’ve been taking classes with Tasha Smith, who was my acting coach for the film. I believe so heavily in the work that she does. I’m trying to run away from the role and she’s like, “This is yours.” I did their makeup for the shoot. They were so excited. I listened to a playlist with Tiwa Savage, Rema, Chronixx, Burna Boy and Wizkid on it. I listen to everything. People think I’m just this encyclopedia of jazz

The singer-songwriter Andra Day in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2021. At home in Los Angeles, the star of “United States vs. Billie Holiday” finds inspiration in African music and the autobiography of Assata Shakur. music, but I listen to so much. It puts me in such a great place. I can get lost in it. I also am big into Malian music. I love Tinariwen. I love Oumou Sangaré. And all these great island artists, like Rihanna. Evening I went to my music director’s studio, Music Evolutions, in Sherman Oaks, for two virtual performances. There was one for the Apollo. Then there was a corporate gig. I would always tell my audience, this performance does not work without my contribution and your contribution. So it’s kind of rough when you’re just looking down the barrel of the camera. I just try to remember that they’re there, and that it does matter. At home, I met with the creative director Myriam Santos to look for visual inspiration for the music video for “Tigress & Tweed” — the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Party. Then I watched “All American” with my cousin. It’s a soap opera, high school-type drama. Obviously my 18-year-old cousin is very much into it. I was on the treadmill, listening to “Spiritual Authority” by Watchman Nee. It’s an amazing book. Anything written by human hands you have to take with a grain of salt, but I love the premise of

spiritual authority as a place of servanthood and of humility. It’s been feeding me really heavily in this season. I have ADD. When I’m reading or listening for too long, my mind will stop absorbing the information. So, I jump between books. I moved over to “Assata,” the autobiography of Assata Shakur, with a foreword Angela Davis. It’s revelatory. She was a brilliant woman, and what she had to endure from the police and the overarching white society of the time was unbearable. I think it’s important to know those things. So, we can say, “OK, here’s the truth. Now we know how to move forward.” I’ve started working on a screenplay. As research, I listened to the Nixon tapes. My drummer put me onto them. They’re horrible. They really are. But also comical. God bless, men, right? Sometimes they just say (stuff) that is so stupid, with full confidence. I shouldn’t, but I find them hilarious. I say the Lord’s Prayer before I go to sleep and I listen to calming music, because I can’t have complete silence. That would stress me the hell out. I don’t sleep. I’m working on it, though. I go to YouTube and look up, like, “calming music.” I’ll click on whatever.


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‘Tom & Jerry’ review: Chasing the mouse of nostalgia By JASON BAILEY

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ffectionate nostalgia can attach itself to the most inexplicable and undeserving of recipients, which is about the only explanation for the existence of “Tom & Jerry,” a new feature-length expansion of the cartoon shorts of the 1940s and 1950s (and endless television rebroadcasts thereafter). Those were simple, slapstick cat-and-mouse chase comedies; here, the characters are uneasily blended, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”-style, into a live-action New York City, where a quick-thinking hustler (Chloë Grace Moretz) bluffs her way into a job at a swank hotel in the midst of preparations for a high-society wedding. Tom and Jerry are also guests at the property, albeit uninvited ones. Shenanigans ensue. Director Tim Story (of “Barbershop” and the execrable 2019 “Shaft” reboot) and screenwriter Kevin Costello reimagine Tom as a shades-wearing street musician, throw in jokes referencing Drake, T.I. and TikTok, and fill the soundtrack with classic hip-hop. It’s all flop sweat, a sad, desperate attempt to make Tom and Jerry the one thing they never were: cool. They also weren’t crass, which creates some tension with the demands of a contemporary “family” comedy; the pic-

ture’s low point finds an animated bulldog squatting and defecating in the middle of a crosswalk, prompting co-star Michael Peña (poor, poor Michael Peña) to shriek, “How many burritos did you eat?” The de rigueur slapstick scenes for the title characters don’t even play, as the integration of animation and live action is so clunky that it feels like we’re watching special effects demonstrations rather than gags. Some of the performances are enjoyable. Moretz is charmingly game, Peña is funny because Peña is always funny and Rob Delaney has fun with his role as the hotel’s fussy manager. But the laughs they generate have little to do with Tom or Jerry; they’re borne of the personas and charisma of the cast. There is some value to “Tom & Jerry,” though, in that it lays bare the unacknowledged truth at the center of the entertainment industry’s undying fealty to existing intellectual property. Put simply: Just because it was on television when you were a kid, doesn’t mean it was good. ‘Tom & Jerry: The Movie’ Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes. In theaters and on HBO Max. Please consult the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before watching movies inside theaters.

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Taking antibiotics during pregnancy tied to asthma in children By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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an the foods we eat affect our risk of developing colon cancer? Studies have suggested that diet may alter the chances, but there has been little analysis of the strength of the evidence. Now a review of 45 meta-analyses devoted to the subject has found that of 109 dietary factors identified as influencing the risk for colorectal cancer, there is solid evidence for only five. The review, which is in JAMA Network Open, found convincing evidence that higher intakes of fiber, calcium supplements and yogurt are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer. Eating red meat and heavy consumption of alcohol, on the other hand, may increase your risk. For 30 other dietary factors, there was suggestive or weak evidence for

some effect, but insufficient evidence for the other 74. Some studies suggest that certain vitamins may lower risk, but this study found almost no evidence that vitamin A, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin D or vitamin E had any effect in cancer reduction. The study found good evidence that four or more alcoholic drinks a day increased the risk compared with no alcohol at all. The researchers found that a Mediterranean-style diet or a vegetarian diet had some moderate or suggestive effect in risk reduction, as did consumption of milk and cheese. The review is limited to observational studies, so the findings are only an association and cannot prove cause and effect. In addition, there was no specific data on how sex, age groups or specific amounts of foods might affect risk.

aking antibiotics during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in children, a new study concludes. Danish researchers found the risk was increased in women who took antibiotics during the second and third trimesters, and in babies born vaginally. The report, in The Archives of Disease in Childhood, included 32,651 Danish mothers, of whom 5,522 were exposed to antibiotics during pregnancy. The mothers reported their own and their children’s health data in periodic questionnaires and telephone interviews. When the children were 11 years old, the researchers gathered data on asthma cases. Exposure to antibiotics in the first trimester was not associated with in-

creased risk. But compared with unexposed children, those exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester were 14% more likely to have asthma. Exposed children born vaginally had a 17% increased risk, whereas exposed children born by C-section had no increased risk. A co-author, Dr. Lars Henning Pedersen, a professor of obstetrics at Aarhus University, said the antibiotic was probably altering the vaginal microbiome, but how this would lead to an increased risk for asthma remains unknown. Still, Pedersen said some diseases required antibiotic treatment during pregnancy. “Suppose you have a urinary tract infection,” Pedersen said. “Untreated, it can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby. Those risks are much greater than the slight increased risk for childhood asthma.”


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Nasa sent a secret message to mars. Meet the people who decoded it. life can be sometimes even more exciting than the movies,” Balaji said. The person who came up with the

In an undated photo from NASA/JPL-Caltech, a placard on the Perseverance rover bears, in three small chips, the names of 10,932,295 people, as well as essays of the 155 finalists in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest. By KENNETH CHANG

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s NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last month, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute, which was decorated with splotches of reddish orange and white. Those splotches were a secret message. During a news conference last week, Allen Chen, the engineer in charge of the landing system, narrated what could be seen and learned in the slowed-down video. He added, cryptically and nonchalantly, that his team hoped to inspire others. “Sometimes we leave messages in our work for others to find for that purpose,” he said. “So we invite you all to give it a shot and show your work.” Across the Atlantic Ocean, Maxence Abela, a 23-year-old computer science student in Paris, realized what Chen was saying: The seemingly random pattern on Perseverance’s parachute contained a code.

He called his father, Jerome, a software engineer at Google in London, and the two set to solving it. “We like those kinds of little challenges,” Maxence Abela said. “We didn’t think we would be able to solve it, but we would at least try.” Collaborating via teleconference, they downloaded the video, isolated images showing the fully inflated parachute and started piecing together the bits. So did others around the world, trading insights on Twitter and forums on Reddit. “It’s just exciting that NASA is putting these little puzzles in their missions,” said Adithya Balaji, a graduate student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh who independently tackled the problem. Balaji compared the parachute puzzle to a couple of science fiction movies: “Contact,” where a scientist played by Jodie Foster unravels an alien message, and “The Martian,” where Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney communicates with people back on Earth using a similar code. “I think that it’s exciting that real

A plate affixed to the Perseverance rover honors healthcare workers around the world fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

idea for embedding a message was Ian Clark, who led development of the parachute. NASA’s previous rover, Curiosity, used the same system when it successfully landed on Mars in 2012. But a failure of a prototype parachute intended for future missions spurred engineers to improve the design. While watching video of a high-altitude test of the new parachute for Perseverance, Clark noticed that the checkerboard pattern on the canopy made it difficult to track how individual portions of the parachute unfurled and inflated. Because Perseverance would be outfitted with video cameras, Clark wanted a pattern that would be visually distinct. That, in turn, provided an opportunity “to have a little fun with it,” he said. He asked Matt Wallace, a deputy project manager for the mission, for permission. “I told them ‘OK,’” Wallace recalled. “Just make sure it was appropriate and couldn’t be misinterpreted.”

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Caltech, the parachute that helped land the Perseverance spacecraft, seen from an upward-looking camera during landing on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Within hours of this image’s release on Monday, people figured out the message hidden in its pattern.


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From page 23 The 70-foot-wide parachute consisted of 80 strips of fabric radiating outward from the center to form a hemisphereshape canopy, and each strip consisted of four pieces. Clark thus had 320 pieces to work with. Some of his ideas would have required additional colors, but that could have threatened the parachute’s integrity if untested dyes weakened the fabric fibers. “We were unwilling to go to a cloth that was dyed in a color that we had never used before,” Wallace said. Even a pattern of just orange and white, the two colors of previous parachutes, raised potential issues. “There’s all kinds of second-guessing questions,” Clark said. “Like could having more white than orange, or vice versa, mean that the parachute was going to warm up differently and maybe that would change its behavior?” After all, mission managers would have been embarrassed if they had to explain how they lost a $2.7 billion mission because a parachute engineer had sneaked in a secret message. But Clark’s analysis showed no ill effects, and the plan went forward. Until recently, only about half a dozen people knew about it. When computer scientists see something in black and white — or, in this case, orange and white — they think of binary code, the 1s and 0s that are the language of computers. That was the first clue that the puzzle solvers pursued last week. For each orange section on the Perseverance parachute, Maxence Abela and his father wrote down a 1, and for each

Swatches on the primary target for Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, to fine-tune the cameras’ settings. white section, they assigned a 0. That translated into a long string of 1s and 0s. They thought that perhaps the digits could be rearranged into a picture, like the message that scientists broadcast in 1974 from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to tell distant alien civilizations of humans on Earth. “We couldn’t find anything that looked like anything,” Maxence Abela said. They tried breaking up the digits into groups of 8 — a common practice used in computer programming — but that too yielded gibberish. Then the elder Abela noticed that the digits seemed to fit in groups of 10. “Every 10 bits, there would be three zeros in a row,” Maxence Abela said. That, they decided, was not a coincidence. Still, the resulting numbers did not make sense until they realized they had read the 1s and 0s in the wrong direction, anti-clockwise instead of clockwise. When they wrote down the digits in the opposite order, the 10-digit chunks of binary code translated into small numbers, which could then be assigned to letters. The number 1 corresponded to the letter

A, the number 2 was B, 3 was C, 4 was D and so on. The message on the inner three rings: “Dare Mighty Things.” Maxence Abela posted on Twitter his answer at 4:36 p.m. Eastern time, about two hours after Chen had dropped his cryptic hint during the news conference. This is a credo often cited at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, which built and operates Perseverance. It comes from “The Strenuous Life,” a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in 1899: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” There were still some numbers and letters in the fourth ring that neither Abela could make sense of. Those turned out to be the longitude and latitude of the NASA center: 34°11’58” N 118°10’31” W. “If you look in Google Earth, if you type in those coordinates, I think you’re about 10 feet from the door of the JPL visitor center,” Clark said. In the evening, Adam Steltzner, the

chief engineer for Perseverance, posted an annotated diagram explaining the solution. The parachute was not the only fun that the builders of the Perseverance rover had. Eagle-eyed observers spotted a series of drawings that represented the five rovers NASA has sent to Mars, from the small Sojourner in 1997 to Perseverance now. A plaque that will be used to calibrate one of the rover’s main cameras includes patches of colors, but there are also whimsical drawings that include DNA, a rocket and a dinosaur. On the edge of the calibration plaque is an inscription: “Are we alone? We came here to look for signs of life, and to collect samples of Mars for study on Earth. To those who follow, we wish a safe journey and the joy of discovery.” Elsewhere on the rover is a piece of a Martian meteorite that landed on Earth and is now back on its original planet. That is to be used for calibration of SuperCam, an instrument that uses lasers and a camera to identify carbon-based molecules and other compounds in rocks and soil. (Before going back to Mars, the same welltraveled rock made a round-trip visit to the International Space Station.) Also on Perseverance are three small chips with the names of 10.9 million people stenciled on them, part of NASA’s efforts for the public to participate in its robotic missions. A more solemn addition was an aluminum plate that honors hardships of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The practice of adding fun or solemn pieces to spacecraft is not new. In NASA jargon, it is called “festooning.” The two Voyager spacecraft that are now in interstellar space have discs full of images and sounds of Earth. Two earlier Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, had parts made from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. The New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, carries some of the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered that world. On Perseverance, a few more surprises have yet to be revealed. “There’s some things on the front of the vehicle that we’ll have a chance to see once we deploy the robot arm,” Wallace said. He declined to say what they were or provide hints. “We’re going to let people enjoy the imagery when it comes,” he said.


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Defendant CIVIL NO. 19-1586 (PAD). RE: COLLECTION OF MONIES, FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE. NOTICE OF SALE.

TO: LUIS RAMON ALAMO LEON, ANGELA LUISA FLORES RODRIGUEZ AND THE CONJUGAL PARTNERSHIP CONSTITUTED THEREIN; AND TO THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. SS. Judgment in favor of plaintiff for the sum of $76,490.21, accrued interest which continues to accrue until full payment of the debt at the rate of 6.50% per annum, accrued late charges and any other advance, charge, fee or disbursements made by plaintiff, on behalf of defendants, in accordance with the mortgage deed, plus costs, and ten (10) percent of modified mortgage note principal balance in attorney’s fees; Pursuant to the judgment, the undersigned Special Master was ordered to sell at public auction for United States currency in cash or certified check without appraisement or right of redemption to the highest bidder to be held on the sidewalk in front of the main gate entrance of the United States District Court, Federal Building, 350 Chardon Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico or any other place designated by said Special Master, to cover the sums adjudged to be paid to the plaintiff, the following property: URBANA: Predio de terreno en el Barrio Toita, Sector Buena Vista del término municipal de Cayey, con un área de uno punto dos nueve cuatro seis (1.2946) cuerdas. En lindes por el NORTE, con Ernesto Zayas; por el SUR, con parcela C; por el ESTE, con parcela segregada anteriormente y servidumbre de paso; por el OESTE, con carretera municipal denominada La Herradura y parcelas segregadas anteriormente. Enclava una casa. Inscrita al folio 173 del

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tomo 221 de Cayey, Registro de la Propiedad de Cayey, finca número 6,841, Inscripción 4ta y última. Physical address: Sector Herradura 14 KM 6.2, Cayey, P.R. 00736. Potential bidders are advised to verify the extent of preferential liens with the holders thereof. It shall be understood that each bidder accepts as sufficient the title and that prior or preferential liens to the one being foreclosed upon, including but not limited to any property tax liens (express, tacit, implied or legal), or homeowner associations dues, to the extent specified under the applicable Condominium Law, shall continue in effect. It being understood that the successful bidder accepts them and is subrogated in the responsibility for the same and that the bid price shall not be applied toward their cancellation. The present property will be acquired free and clear of all junior liens. THEREFORE, the first public sale shall be held on the April 9th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $96,000.00. In the event said first public auction does not produce a bidder and the property is not adjudicated, a second public auction shall be held on the April 16th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $64,000.00, 2/3 parts of the minimum bid for the 1st public sale. If said second auction does not result in the adjudication and sale of the property, a third auction will be held on the April 23rd, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $48,000.00, ½ of the minimum bid for the 1st public sale. Upon confirmation of the sale, an order shall be issued canceling all junior liens. For further particulars, reference is made to the judgment entered by the Court in this case, which can be examined in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court, Federal Building, Chardon Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. In San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 2nd, 2021. AGUEDO DE LA TORRE, Special Master.

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Defendant CIVIL NO. 19-1583 (PAD). RE: COLLECTION OF MONIES, FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE. NOTICE OF SALE.

TO: MIGUEL SOTOMAYOR MELENDEZ, WININFRED COLON DEL RIO, AND THE CONJUGAL PARTNERSHIP CONSTITUTED THEREIN; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DORAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION; RNPM, LLC; AND TO THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. SS. Judgment in favor of plaintiff for the sum of $155,611.32 in principal, $55,177.18 in accrued interest, which continues to accrue until full payment of the debt at the rate of 7.50% per annum, $2,965.88 accrued late charges, and any other advance, charge, fee or disbursements made by plaintiff on behalf of defendant in accordance with the mortgage deed, plus costs, and ten (10%) percent attorney fees. Pursuant to the judgment, the undersigned Special Master was ordered to sell at public auction for United States currency in cash or certified check without appraisement or right of redemption to the highest bidder to be held on the sidewalk in front of the main gate entrance of the United States District Court, Federal Building, 350 Chardon Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico or any other place designated by said Special Master, to cover the sums adjudged to be paid to the plaintiff, the following property: URBANA: Parcela de terreno en la Urbanización Levittown, Octava unidad de planificación en el Barrio Hato Tejas de Bayamón, marcado con el número Uno del Bloque LG, con un área de cuatrocientos seis metros cuadrados con cuatrocientos veintiocho milímetros cuadraLEGAL NOTICE dos. En lindes: por el NORTE, IN THE UNITED STATES DISen doce metros sesenta y siete TRICT COURT FOR THE DISmilímetros y un arco de dos meTRICT OF PUERTO RICO. tros trescientos cuarentinueve MMG 1 PR CR, LLC milímetros con Julio Alvarado; Plaintiff, vs. por el SUR, en veinte metros MIGUEL SOTOMAYOR setecientos doce milímetros MELENDEZ, WININFRED con el solar número treinta y nueve y el solar número cuaCOLON DEL RIO, AND THE CONJUGAL renta; por el ESTE, en veintitrés metros con el solar numero dos;

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por el OESTE, en dos arcos, uno de dos metros trescientos cuarentinueve milímetros y otro de dos metros ciento cincuenta y nueve milímetros y dieciocho metros setecientos ochenta y nueve milímetros con Silvia Rexach. Según plano archivado en este Registro por el NORTE, colinda en doce metros sesenta y siete milímetros y un arco de dos metros trescientos cuarentinueve milímetros con la calle número ochocientos siete. Inscrita al folio 176 del tomo 1253 de Bayamón Norte, Sección Tercera, finca número 12,226, Inscripción Quinta. Physical address: LG1 Julio Alvarado St., Frontera, Bayamón, P.R. 0000961. The property is subject to the following junior liens: HIPOTECA: En garantía de un pagare a favor de Doral Mortgage Corporation, o a su orden, por la suma de $16,800.00, intereses al 9.45% anual y a vencer el 1 de enero del 2035, según consta de la escritura #777, otorgada en San Juan, el 30 de diciembre de 2004, ante el Notario Jesús A. Ledesma Amador, inscrito en Sistema Karibe de Bayamón Norte, finca #12,226, inscripción 7ma. DEMANDA: De fecha 15 de enero de 2016, en la Corte de Distrito de los Estados Unidos de América para el Distrito de Puerto Rico, caso civil #16-1476 (GAG), sobre Ejecución de Hipoteca, seguido por RNPM, LLC versus Miguel Sotomayor Meléndez y Winifred Colon Del Rio, por la suma de $155,611.32, más intereses, etc., en Sistema Karibe de Bayamón Norte, finca #12,226, anotación A. EMBARGO FEDERAL: Anotado en asiento 2018007668-FED, con el número de notificación 322369118, embargo contra M. Sotomayor Meléndez & W. Colon Del, Barrio Carmelita, C/Cristo B2N6, Vega Baja, PR 00693, seguro social XXX-XX-4677, por la suma de $9,522.18 del 30 de agosto de 2018, finca número 12,226. No podemos precisar si el titular y el embargado es la misma persona. Potential bidders are advised to verify the extent of preferential liens with the holders thereof. It shall be understood that each bidder accepts as sufficient the title and that prior or preferential liens to the one being foreclosed upon, including but not limited to any property tax liens (express, tacit, implied or legal), or homeowner associations dues, to the extent specified under the applicable Condominium Law, shall continue in effect. It being understood that the successful bidder accepts them and is subrogated in the responsibility for

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25 the same and that the bid price shall not be applied toward their cancellation. The present property will be acquired free and clear of all junior liens. THEREFORE, the first public sale shall be held on the April 9th, 2021 at 10:20 a.m., and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $134,400.00. In the event said first public auction does not produce a bidder and the property is not adjudicated, a second public auction shall be held on the April 16th, 2021 at 10:20 a.m., and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $89,600.00, 2/3 parts of the minimum bid for the 1st public sale. If said second auction does not result in the adjudication and sale of the property, a third auction will be held on the April 23rd, 2021 at 10:20 a.m. and the minimum bid that will be accepted is the sum of $67,200.00, ½ of the minimum bid for the 1st public sale. Upon confirmation of the sale, an order shall be issued canceling all junior liens. For further particulars, reference is made to the judgment entered by the Court in this case, which can be examined in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court, Federal Building, Chardon Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. In San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 2, 2021. AGUDO DE LA TORRE, Special Master.

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Parte Demandante Vs.

SUCESION DE CORPUS PADIN CUBERO Y LA SUCESIÓN DE JUANITA TORRES TORRES, compuesta por John Doe y Richard Roe como posibles herederos desconocidos de los causantes; LA ADMINISTRACION PARA EL SUSTENTO DE MENORES, CENTRO DE RECAUDACION DE INGRESOS MUNICIPALES

Parte Demandada CASO CIVIL NUM: AR2018CV00794. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA Y COBRO DE DINERO, ANUNCIO DE SUBASTA. El suscribiente, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia de Puerto Rico, Sala de Camuy, a los demandados de epígrafe y al

público en general hace saber que los autos y documentos del caso de epígrafe estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante horas laborables y que venderá en pública subasta al mejor postor, en moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos de América en efectivo, cheque certificado, o giro postal a nombre del Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, en mi oficina en este Tribunal el derecho que tenga la parte demandada en el inmueble que se relaciona más adelante para pagar la SENTENCIA por $36,361.49 de balance principal, los intereses adeudados sobre dicho principal y computados al 7.00% anual desde el día primero de enero de 2018 hasta su total pago y completo pago; más el 5% computado sobre cada mensualidad de $312.69 de cargos por demora a razón de $15.63 mensuales desde el primero de febrero de 2018 hasta su total pago, más la suma de $4,700.00 como cantidad estipulada para honorarios de abogado, pactada en la escritura de hipoteca; y cuales quiera otras sumas que por cualesquiera concepto legal se devenguen hasta el día de la subasta. La propiedad a venderse en pública subasta se describe como sigue: RUSTICA: Solar localizado en el Barrio Camuy Arriba de Camuy, Puerto Rico, con una cabida de Doscientos Sesenta y Cuatro punto Cinco Mil Quinientos Treinta y Nueve metros cuadrados. En lindes por el Norte, con área a dedicarse a uso publico; al Sur, con remanente de la finca principal; al Este, con carretera estatal numero Ciento Diecinueve, que conduce de Camuy a San Sebastián; y al Oeste, con Luz Antonia López Hernández. Inscrita al folio 122 del tomo 361 de Camuy, finca número 16,088 del Registro de la Propiedad, Sección Segunda de Arecibo. Dirección Física: Barrio Camuy Arriba, Carr. 119, Km 9.7, Camuy PR 00627. La propiedad anteriormente descrita se encuentra afecta a: HIPOTECA: En garantía de un pagare a favor de la Autoridad para el Financiamientos de la Vivienda, o a su orden, por la suma de $15,000.00, sin intereses y vencedero en 8 años, según consta de la escritura número 186, otorgada el 5 de abril de 2004, ante el notario Carmen I. Colon Maldonado, inscrita al folio 122 del tomo 361 de Camuy, finca 16088, inscripción 4ta. SUJETA A CONDICIONES DE SUBSIDIO POR 8 AÑOS LA LLAVE PARA TU HOGAR. La primera subasta se llevará a

cabo el día 6 de abril de 2021 a las 9:15 de la mañana y servirá de tipo mínimo para la misma la suma de $47,000.00 sin admitirse oferta inferior. En el caso de que el inmueble a ser subastado no fuera adjudicado en la primera subasta, se celebrará una segunda subasta el día 13 de abril de 2021 a las 9:15 de la mañana y el precio mínimo para esta segunda subasta será el de dos terceras partes del precio mínimo establecido para la primera subasta, o a sea la suma de $31,333.33. Si tampoco hubiera remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta, se celebrará una tercera subasta el día 20 de abril de 2021, a las 9:15 de la mañana y el tipo mínimo para esta tercera subasta será la mitad del precio establecido para la primera subasta, o sea, la suma de $23,500.00. El mejor postor deberá pagar el importe de su oferta en efecto, cheque certificado o giro postal a nombre del Alguacil del Tribunal. Podrán concurrir como postores a todas las subastas los titulares de créditos hipotecarios vigentes y posteriores a la hipoteca que se cobra o ejecuta, si alguno o que figuren como tales, podrán utilizar el montante de sus créditos o parte de alguno en sus ofertas. Si la oferta aceptada es por cantidad mayor a la suma del crédito o créditos preferentes al suyo, al obtener la buena pro del remate, deberá satisfacer en el mismo acto, en efectivo o en cheque de gerente, la totalidad del crédito hipotecario que se ejecuta y la de cualesquiera otros créditos posteriores al que se ejecuta pero preferente al suyo. El exceso constituirá abono total o parcial en su propio crédito. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta, se dará por terminado el procedimiento, pudiendo adjudicarse el inmueble al acreedor hipotecario dentro de los diez días siguientes a la fecha de la última subasta, si así lo estimase conveniente, por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada conforme a la sentencia, si ésta fuera igual o menor que el monto del tipo de la tercera subasta y abonándose dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si ésta fuera mayor. Se avisa a cualquier licitador que la propiedad queda sujeta al gravamen del Estado Libre Asociado y CRIM sobre la propiedad inmueble por contribuciones adeudadas y que el pago de dichas contribuciones es la responsabilidad del licitador. Que se entenderá por todo licitador acepte como suficiente la titulación y que los cargos y gravámenes anteriores y los

preferentes al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes en entendiéndose que el rematador los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse su extinción al precio rematante. Y para conocimiento de licitadores, del público en general y para su publicación en un periódico de circulación general diaria en Puerto Rico y en los sitios públicos de acuerdo a las disposiciones de la Regla 51.7 de las de Procedimiento Civil, así como para la publicación en un periódico de circulación general diaria y en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas con antelación a la fecha de la primera subasta y por lo menos una vez por semana. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado estarán de manifesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante las horas laborables. (Art. 101 (1) de la Ley núm. 210-2015). Expedido el presente en Camuy, Puerto Rico a 17 de febrero de 2021. Luis E. Roman Carrero, ALGUACIL DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE CAMUY. Elvin Lopez Roman #178.

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GLADYS TORRES GONZÁLEZ, CARMEN TORRES GONZÁLEZ, LYDIA MARÍA TORRES GONZÁLEZ, Y la Sucesión de Agustín Torres González Compuesta por ALEX TORRES RIVERA, AXEL TORRES RIVERA y AMNERIS TORRES RIVERA Peticionaria

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CIVIL #: CG2020CV02537. SOBRE: EXPEDIENTE DE DOMINIO. Cod: 171-000-008-63000. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE.UU. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. SS.

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POR CUANTO: El peticionario solicita se declare a su favor el dominio de la finca que se describe según sus títulos del siguiente modo: “RÚSTICA: Solar sito en el barrio Jagüeyes de Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, con una cabida de 1038.217 metros cuadrados, equivalen-


26 tes a 0.2642 diezmilésimas de cuerda. En lindes por el NORTE: con camino municipal; por el SUR: camino municipal “Pajilla”; por el ESTE: con camino municipal y por el OESTE: con terrenos de la Sucn. Ramón Torres. Enclava una estructura para fines residenciales.” Esta pretensión se publicará tres veces en veinte días en este periódico. El que tenga interés o derecho real en el inmueble, los anteriores dueños y personas ignoradas que puedan perjudicarse y deseen oponerse tienen 20 días para ello a contar desde la última publicación, siendo abogado de los peticionarios, Lic. Jaime Rodríguez Rivera, cuya dirección es #30 Calle Reparto Piñero, Guaynabo, PR 00969-5650, Teléfono 787-720-9553. En Caguas, Puerto Rico, a 17 de febrero de 2021 CARMEN ANA PEREIRA ORTIZ, SECRETARIO. GLORISSETTE RIVERA REYEZ, SubSecretaria.

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BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO DEMANDANTE VS.

LA SUCESIÓN DE ROSA IRIS MERCADO BUTTER COMPUESTA POR SANDRA FIGUEROA MERCADO; FULANO Y FULANA DE TAL COMO POSIBLES MIEMBROS DESCONOCIDOS DE LA SUCESIÓN; CENTRO DE RECAUDACIÓN DE INGRESOS MUNICIPALES (CRIM)

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: AR2019CV00839. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA (VÍA ORDINARIA). EDICTO DE SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe por la presente CERTIFICA, ANUNCIA y hace CONSTAR: Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que le ha sido dirigido al Alguacil que suscribe por la Secretaría del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE ARECIBO, SALA SUPERIOR, en el caso de epígrafe procederá a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor en efectivo, cheque certificado en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América el 8 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en su oficina sita en el local que ocupa en el edificio del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE ARECIBO, SALA SUPERIOR, todo derecho, título e interés que

tenga la parte demandada de epígrafe en el inmueble de su propiedad que ubica en: D-10 CALLE ATUN URB. VISTAS DEL ATLANTICO ARECIBO, PR 00612 y que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar número 10 del Bloque D de la Urbanización Vistas del Atlántico, radicado en el Barrio Hato Abajo del término municipal de Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Area del solar: 191.763 metros cuadrados. En lindes por el NORTE, en una distancia de 12.15 metros, con el solar número 11 del Bloque D; por el SUR, en una distancia de 8.65 metros, con la calle número 4 de la Urbanización; por el ESTE, en una distancia de 16.00 metros, con el solar número 9 del Bloque D; y por el OESTE, en una distancia de 12.38 metros, con la Calle número 3 de la Urbanización. Sobre dicho solar enclava una casa diseñada para una familia. La propiedad antes relacionada consta inscrita al al Folio 155 del Tomo 1197 de Arecibo, finca número 41,302, Registro de la Propiedad de Arecibo, Sección Primera (1ra). El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta del inmueble antes relacionado, será el dispuesto en la Escritura de Hipoteca, es decir la suma de $72,950.00. Si no hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta del inmueble mencionado, se celebrará una segunda subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 15 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA. En la segunda subasta que se celebre servirá de tipo mínimo las dos terceras partes (2/3) del precio pactado en la primera subasta, o sea la suma de $48,633.33. Si tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta se celebrará una tercera subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 22 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 10:00 DE LA MAÑANA. Para la tercera subasta servirá de tipo mínimo la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado para el caso de ejecución, o sea, la suma de $36,475.00. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso de epígrafe fue constituida mediante la escritura de hipoteca número 145 otorgada en Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, el día 1 de septiembre de 2000, ante el Notario Carlos L. González Alonso, y consta inscrita al Folio 155 del Tomo 1197 de Arecibo, finca número 41,302, en el Registro de la Propiedad de Arecibo, Sección Primera (1ra), inscripción quinta (5ta). Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para con su producto satisfacer al Demandante total o parcialmente según sea el caso el importe de la Sentencia que ha obtenido condenando a La Sucesión de Rosa Iris Mercado Butter ascendente a la suma

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de $52,672.92 por concepto de principal, desde el primero (1ro) de noviembre de 2017, más intereses al tipo pactado de 8.1/2% anual. Dichos intereses continúan acumulándose hasta el pago total de la obligación. Además, La Sucesión de Rosa Iris Mercado Butter adeuda a la parte demandante los cargos por demora equivalentes a 4.00% de la suma de aquellos pagos con atrasos en exceso de 15 días calendarios de la fecha de vencimiento; los créditos accesorios y adelantos hechos en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca; y las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado equivalentes a $7,295.00. Además, La Sucesión de Rosa Iris Mercado Butter se comprometió a pagar una suma equivalente a $7,295.00 para cubrir cualquier otro adelanto que se haga en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca y una suma equivalente a $7,295.00 para cubrir intereses en adición a los garantizados por ley. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al Procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la SECRETARIA DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE ARECIBO, SALA SUPERIOR durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación del inmueble y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio de remate. La propiedad no está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según surge de las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad en un estudio de título efectuado a la finca antes descrita. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores desconocidos, no inscritos o presentados que sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargos o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad

objeto de ejecución y descrita anteriormente se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores una vez el Honorable Tribunal expida la correspondiente Orden de Confirmación de Venta Judicial. Y para conocimiento de licitadores del público en general se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley por espacio de dos semanas en tres sitios públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Este Edicto será publicado dos veces en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas. Expido el presente Edicto de subasta bajo mi firma y sello de este Tribunal en Arecibo, Puerto Rico, hoy día 19 de febrero de 2021. ANGEL DE J. TORRES PERES, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS, TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE ARECIBO SALA SUPERIOR.

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BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO Demandante v.

JOSÉ ANTONIO ARROYO ALICEA, POR SÍ Y EN REPRESENTACIÓN DE LA SOCIEDA LEGAL DE BIENES GANANCIALES COMPUESTA CON MARÍA JULIANA SÁNCHEZ RODRÍGUEZ Y ÉSTA POR SÍ

Demandados CIVIL NUM.: KCD2014-2182. SALA: 602. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA IN REM. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. SS. AVISO DE SUBASTA. El que suscribe, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, hago saber a la parte demandada, al PUBLICO EN GENERAL: Que en cumplimiento del Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el día 21 de enero de 2020, por la Secretaria del Tribunal, procederé a vender y venderé en pública subasta y al mejor postor la propiedad que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar marcado con el número quinientos cincuenta y siete (557) en el Bloque C-veintiuno (C-21) del Plano de Inscripción de la Urbanización El Comandante, radicado en el Barrio Sabana Llana del sitio denominado Río

Piedras, del término municipal del Gobierno de la Capital de Puerto Rico, con un área superficial de trescientos ochenta y uno punto sesenta y tres metros cuadrados (381.73 m.c.). Colindante por el NORTE, en quince punto ochenta y uno (15.81) metros, con los Solares número quinientos sesenta (560) y quinientos sesenta y dos (562) del Bloque C-veintiuno (C-21) del mencionado Plano; por el SUR, en trece punto cero cero (13.00) metros, con la Calle denominada “Street number eight (8)” del mencionado Plano; por el ESTE, en veintiséis punto cincuenta (26.50) metros, con el Solar número quinientos cincuenta y cinco (555) del Bloque C-veintiuno (C-21) del mencionado Plano; y por el OESTE, en veintiséis punto cincuenta (26.50) metros, con el Solar número quinientos cincuenta y nueve (559) del Bloque C-veintiuno (C-21) del mencionado Plano. Contiene este solar una casa de concreto armado de una sola planta que consta principalmente de tres dormitorios, sala-comedor, cocina, cuarto de baño y balcón. Finca Número 2,646, inscrita al folio 226 del tomo 66 de Sabana Llana. Registro de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico, Sección V de San Juan. La propiedad ubica en: #857 C González St. El Comandante, San Juan, PR. El producto de la subasta se destinará a satisfacer al demandante hasta donde alcance, la SENTENCIA dictada a su favor, el día 13 de septiembre de 2019 y notificada el 16 de septiembre de 2019, en el presente caso civil, a saber la suma de $112,290.29 por concepto de principal; intereses acumulados desde el 1ro de marzo de 2014, y los intereses pactados al 7.00% anual que se continúan generado hasta el saldo total de la deuda reclamada en este pleito; y la suma $11,405.00 para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado; y demás créditos accesorios garantizados hipotecariamente. La adjudicación se hará al mejor postor, quien deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en el acto mismo de la adjudicación, en efectivo (moneda del curso legal de los Estados Unidos de América), giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del alguacil del Tribunal. La PRIMERA SUBASTA se llevará a efecto el día 30 DE MARZO DE 2021 A LAS 9 DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina del referido Alguacil, localizada en el Centro Judicial de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. El precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es por la cantidad de $114,050.00. Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA,

la misma se llevará a efecto el día 7 DE ABRIL DE 2021 A LAS 9 DE LA MAÑANA, en la oficina antes mencionada del Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA SUBASTA será de $76,033.33, equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo estipulado para la PRIMERA subasta. Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una TERCERA SUBASTA, la misma se llevará a efecto el día 14 DE MARZO DE 2021 A LAS 9 DE LA MAÑANAen la oficina antes mencionada del Alguacil que suscribe. El precio mínimo para la TERCERA SUBASTA será de $57,025.00, equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del tipo mínimo estipulado para la PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta, se adjudicará la finca a favor del acreedor por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada si ésta es igual o menor que el monto del tipo de la tercera subasta, si el Tribunal lo estima conveniente; se abonará dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si esta es mayor, todo ello a tenor con lo dispone el Articulo 104 de la Ley Núm. 210 del 8 de diciembre de 2015 conocida como “Ley del Registro de la Propiedad Inmueble del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico”. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquiere libre de toda carga y gravamen que afecte la mencionada finca según el Artículo 102, inciso 6. Una vez confirmada la venta judicial por el Honorable Tribunal, se procederá a otorgar la correspondiente escritura de venta judicial y se pondrá al comprador en posesión física del inmueble de conformidad con las disposiciones de Ley. Para conocimiento de la parte demandada y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito con posterioridad a la inscripción del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de todos los licitadores y el público en general, el presente Edicto se publicará por espacio de dos (2) semanas consecutivas, con un intervalo de por lo menos siete días entre ambas publicaciones, en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y se fijará además en tres (3) lugares públicos del Municipio en que ha de celebrarse dicha venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Se les informa, por último, que: a. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la secretaría del tribunal durante las horas laborables. b. Que se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecu-

tante continuarán subsistentes. Se entenderá, que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. EXPIDO, el presente EDICTO, en San Juan, Puerto Rico, hoy día 22 de febrero de 2021. 22 de febrero de 2021. EDWIN E LOPEZ MULERO, Alguacil Auxiliar, División de Subastas Tribunal de Primera Instancia Sala Superior de San Juan.

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REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC. Demandante vs.

HECTOR IVAN PEREZ GONZALEZ POR SÍ Y EN CUANTO A LA CUOTA VIUDAL USUFRUCTUARIA; SUCESION AURORA PEREZ MARTINEZ COMPUESTA POR CHARLIE PEREZ PEREZ, ENIOVELL PEREZ PEREZ; JOHN DOE Y JANE DOE COMO POSIBLES HEREDEROS DESCONOCIDOS; ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA; CENTRO DE RECAUDACION DE INGRESOS MUNICIPALES

Demandados CIVIL NUM. BY2019CV05460. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA. EDICTO DE SUBASTA. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. SS.

A: La Parte Demandada, al (a la) Secretario(a) de Hacienda de Puerto Rico y al Público General: Certifico y Hago Constar:

Que en cumplimiento con el Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que me ha sido dirigido por el (la) Secretario(a) del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de BAYAMON, en el caso de epígrafe, venderé en pública subasta y al mejor postor, por separado, de contado y por moneda de curso legal de los Estados Unidos de América y/o Giro Postal y Cheque Certificado, en mi oficina ubicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala (503) de Bayamón, el 23 de marzo de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana, todo derecho título, participación o interés que le corresponda a la parte demandada o cualquiera de ellos en el inmueble hipotecado objeto de ejecución que se describe a continuación:

URBANA: Solar diez (10) de la manzana “P” de la Urbanización Flamboyán Gardens, Barrio Juan Sanchez del término municipal de Bayamón, Puerto Rico, compuesto de trescientos siete punto cincuenta y tres (307.53) metros cuadrados. En lindes por el NORTE, con solar P guion once (P-11), en veintitrés punto cincuenta (23.50) metros; por el SUR, con el solar P guion nueve (P-9) en diecinueve punto ocho (19.08) metros; por el ESTE, con paseo público, en catorce (14.00) metros y por el OESTE, con la calle dieciséis (16), en cuatro punto sesenta (4.60) metros y ocho punto catorce (8.14) metros y dos punto veintisiete (2.27) metros. Inscrita al folio 120 del tomo 642 de Bayamón Sur, finca 29668, Registro de la Propiedad de Bayamón, Sección I. La hipoteca objeto de esta ejecución se encuentra inscrita al folio 137 del tomo 1876, finca 29668 de Bayamón Sur, Registro de la Propiedad de Bayamón, Sección I, inscripción 8a. Propiedad localizada en: URB. FLAMBOYAN GARDENS, P-10 CALLE LIMA (16), BAYAMON, PR 00956. Según figuran en la certificación registral, la propiedad objeto de ejecución está gravada por las siguientes cargas anteriores o preferentes: Nombre del Titular: N/A. Suma de la Carga: N/A. Fecha de Vencimiento: N/A. Según figuran en la certificación registral, la propiedad objeto de ejecución está gravada por las siguientes cargas posteriores a la inscripción del crédito ejecutante: Nombre del Titular: Secretario de la Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano. Suma de la Carga: $220,500.00. Fecha de Vencimiento: 16 de junio de 2094. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad de la propiedad y que todas las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes al crédito ejecutante antes descritos, si los hubiere, continuarán subsistentes. El rematante acepta dichas cargas y gravámenes anteriores, y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. Se establece como tipo de mínima subasta la suma de $220,500.00, según acordado entre las partes en el precio pactado en la escritura de hipoteca. De ser necesaria una segunda subasta por declararse desierta la primera, la misma se celebrará en mi oficina, ubicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Bayamón, el 6 de abril de 2021, a las 2:30 de la tarde, y se establece como mínima para dicha segunda subasta la suma de $147,000.00, 2/3 partes del tipo mínima establecido originalmente. Si tampoco se produce remate


The San Juan Daily Star ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta, se establece como mínima para la tercera subasta, la suma de $110,250.00, la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado y dicha subasta se celebrará en mi oficina, ubicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Bayamón, el 13 de abril de 2021, a las 2:30 de la tarde. Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para, con su producto satisfacer a la parte demandante, el importe de la Sentencia dictada a su favor ascendente a la suma de $115,866.83 por concepto de principal, más la suma de $9,113.57 en intereses acumulados al 3 de diciembre de 2019 y los cuales continúan acumulándose a razón de 3.685% anual hasta su total y completo pago; más la sumas de $5,452.27 en seguro hipotecario; $4,480.00 en cargos por servicio; $1,182.00 en seguro; $300.00 en inspecciones de la propiedad; más la cantidad de 10% del pagare original en la suma de $22,050.00, para gastos, costas y honorarios de abogado, esta última habrá de devengar intereses al máximo del tipo legal fijado por la oficina del Comisionado de Instituciones Financieras aplicable a esta fecha, desde este mismo día hasta su total y completo saldo. La venta en pública subasta de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda carga o gravamen posterior que afecte la mencionada finca, a cuyo efecto se notifica y se hace saber la fecha, hora y sitio de la PRIMERA, SEGUNDA Y TERCERA SUBASTA, si esto fuera necesario, a los efectos de que cualquier persona o personas con algún interés puedan comparecer a la celebración de dicha subasta. Se notifica a todos los interesados que las actas y demás constancias del expediente de este caso están disponibles en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante horas laborables para ser examinadas por los (las) interesados (as). Y para su publicación en el periódico The San Juan Daily Star, que es un diario de circulación general en la isla de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas con un intervalo de por lo menos siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, así como para su publicación en los sitios públicos de Puerto Rico. Expedido en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, hoy 19 de febrero de 2021. Jorge Campusano de la Rosa, Alguacil Regional. Almarlis Sanchez Martinez #289, Alguacil.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 PUERTO RICO Demandante v.

JUAN COLÓN CORREA, NANCY HUERTAS MARTÍNEZ Y LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE BIENES GANANCIALES COMPUESTA POR AMBOS

Demandado CIVIL NÚM: DCD2017-0368 (702). SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE GARANTÍAS. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. SS. EDICTO DE SUBASTA. Yo MARIBEL LANZAR VELAZQUEZ, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Bayamón, al público en general. CERTIFICO Y HAGO SABER: Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia fechado el 9 de abril de 2019, que me ha sido dirigido por la Secretaría del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Bayamón, en el caso arriba indicado, venderé en la fecha o fechas que más adelante se indican, en pública subasta al mejor postor, en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América, en efectivo, cheque certificado o giro postal, en la Sala 503, 5to Piso, en el local que ocupa en el Centro Judicial de Bayamón, Puerto Rico, todo derecho, título e interés que tenga la parte demandada, en el inmueble que se describe a continuación, propiedad de la parte demandada, Juan Colón Correa, Nancy Huertas Martínez y la Sociedad Legal de Bienes Gananciales Compuesta por Ambos. Dirección Física: Urb. Hacienda El Dorado, 3 E, Calle Almendro, Toa Alta, PR 00953. Finca 10,172, al folio 240 del tomo 211 de Toa Alta, Registro de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico, Sección III de Bayamón. URBANA: Solar radicado en la Urbanización Haciendas de Dorado en los Barrios Río Lajas y Contorno del término municipal de Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, con el número 3 del Bloque E, con un área de cuatro mil dieciocho punto noventidós metros cuadrados. En lindes por el NORTE, en 78.73 metros con el solar E-4; por el SUR, en 83.94 metros con el solar E-2; por el ESTE, en 49.39 metros con la calle número 18 de la urbanización; y por el OESTE, en 49.67 metros con remanente de finca principal de la cual se segrega. Enclava edificación con valor de $70,900.00, según escritura número 78, otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 10 de marzo de 1997, ante el notario Virgilio Ramos González, e inscrita al tomo hoja móvil 36 de

Toa Alta, finca número 10,172, inscripción 8va. Finca 10,172. Por su procedencia está: Libre de Cargas. Por sí está afecta a: • Hipoteca en garantía de un pagaré a favor de Doral Mortgage LLC, o a su orden, por la suma principal de $271,834.00, con intereses al 3.5% anual, vencedero el día 1 de marzo de 2042, constituida mediante la escritura número 59, otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 29 de febrero de 2012, ante el notario Ana Cristina Díaz Velasco, e inscrita al tomo Karibe de Toa Alta, finca número 10,172, inscripción 13ra., como Asiento Abreviado extendida las líneas el día 21 de febrero de 2017, en virtud de la Ley número 216 del día 27 de diciembre de 2010. (Fue presentado el día 12 de marzo de 2012 al Asiento 558 del Diario 513). EL SIGUIENTE DOCUMENTO SE ENCUENTRA PRESENTADO Y PENDIENTE DE DESPACHO: • AL ASIENTO 2017-037056-BY03 DEL SISTEMA KARIBE, se presentó el día 4 de abril de 2017, Demanda de fecha 24 de marzo de 2017 expedido en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Toa Alta, en el Caso Civil número DCD20170368 sobre Cobro de Dinero y Ejecución de Hipoteca, por Banco Popular de Puerto Rico contra Juan Colón Correa y Nancy Huertas Martínez, por la suma de $246,852.92. El precio mínimo de este remate con relación a la Finca 10,172 antes descrita y la fecha de cada subasta serán la siguiente: Primera Subasta: 23 de marzo de 2021, Hora: 11:30AM, Precio Mínimo: $271,834.00, Hipoteca: Escritura Número 59 sobre Primera Hipoteca, otorgada el día 29 de febrero de 2012, ante el notario Ana Cristina Díaz Velasco. Segunda Subasta: 6 de abril de 2021, Hora: 3:30PM, Precio Mínimo: $181,222.67. Tercera Subasta: 13 de abril de 2021, Hora: 3:30PM, Precio Mínimo: $135,917.00.Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación que se transmite y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y las preferentes, si las hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante, continuarán subsistentes, entendiéndose que el rematante las acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de las mismas, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. Conforme a la Sentencia dictada el día 15 de agosto de 2017, archivada en los autos el 24 de agosto de 2017 y publicada el 1 de septiembre de 2017, la anterior venta se

hará para satisfacer las sumas adeudadas por concepto del préstamo garantizado por la hipoteca antes mencionada y las sumas que se mencionan a continuación: La suma principal de $246,852.92, más intereses a razón de 3.5%, desde el 1 de septiembre de 2016, que se acumulan diariamente hasta su total y completo pago, más la suma de $201.92 por cargos por mora, más la suma de $45.56 en conexión con la cuenta de reserva, más la suma de $27,183.40, por concepto de costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado hipotecariamente asegurados. Se notifica por la presente a los acreedores que tengan inscritos o anotados sus derechos sobre los inmuebles a ser subastados con posterioridad a la inscripción del gravamen del ejecutante descrito anteriormente, o acreedores de cargas o derechos reales que los hubieren pospuesto al gravamen del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizado hipotecariamente con posterioridad al gravamen del actor para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si así lo interesan o satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, costas y honorarios de abogado, quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores. Y, para conocimiento de licitadores, del público en general, y para su publicación de acuerdo con la ley en un periódico de circulación general de la isla de Puerto Rico y en tres sitios públicos del Municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía y vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la última dirección conocida de la parte demandada, expido el presente edicto bajo mi firma y el sello de este Tribunal en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, hoy día 23 de febrero de 2021. MARIBEL LANZAR VELAZQUEZ, ALGUACIL, TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA, SALA SUPERIOR DE BAYAMÓN.

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BOSCO CREDIT X, LLC by FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT as servicer DEMANDANTES V.

ELIZABETH PEREZ ORTIZ DEMANDADOS CIVIL NÚM.: PO2019CV01910. SALON CIVIL: 406. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJE-

CUCION DE HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORDINARIA AVISO DE SUBASTA. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EL PUEBLO DE PUERTO RICO. SS: Yo, el Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de PONCE: CERTIFICO Y HAGO CONSTAR: Que en cumplimiento con un MANDAMIENTO DE EJECUCIÓN DE SENTENCIA que me ha sido dirigido por el Secretario de este Tribunal en el caso arriba mencionado, venderé en pública subasta al mejor postor entre la parte demandante y aquellas personas que reúnan los requisitos y calificaciones de Ley, de contado y por moneda del cuño legal de los Estados Unidos de América, en efectivo, giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del (de la) Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, en mi oficina sita en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de PONCE, el día 23 de MARZO de 2021 a las 2:15 de la TARDE todo derecho, título o interés que tenga la parte demandada en la finca que se describe más adelante. El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta lo será la suma de $68,600.00. De no adjudicarse la propiedad en esa Primera Subasta, se celebrarán una Segunda y Tercera Subasta, en las mismas oficinas de este Alguacil, respectivamente, el día 30 de MARZO de 2021 a las 2:15 de la TARDE y el día 6 de ABRIL de 2021 a las 2:15 de la TARDE. Los tipos mínimos para dichas Segunda y Tercera Subastas lo serán, respectivamente las dos terceras partes y la mitad del tipo mínimo que se pactara para la Primera Subasta, o sea, las sumas de $45,733.33 y $34,300.00, respectivamente. La propiedad objeto de subasta se describe como sigue: RUSTICA: Parcela marcada con el número cincuenta y siete (57) en el piano de parcelación de la comunidad rural Magas del Barrio Magas del término municipal de Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de dos mil trescientos cuarenta y ocho punto veinticinco (2,348.25) metros cuadrados. En lides por el NORTE, con la calle número tres (3) de la comunidad; por el SUR, con parcela número cincuenta y seis (56) de la comunidad; por el ESTE, con parcela número cincuenta y cinco (55) de la comunidad; y por el OESTE, con parcela número cincuenta y nueve (59) de la comunidad. Finca Número 5,185, inscrita al folio 78 del tomo 141 de Guayanilla, Registro de la Propiedad de Ponce, Sección II. La dirección del inmueble es: 57 Calle Principal 110, Magas Arriba, Guayanilla, PR 00656. Dichos remates se llevarán a

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efecto para con su producto satisfacer a la parte demandante el importe de la Sentencia que ha obtenido ascendente a la suma de $36,041.49 por concepto de principal, más los intereses acumulados desde el 1 de enero de 2019, hasta su total y completo saldo, más una cantidad equivalente al 10% del principal del pagaré para el pago de las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogados; más cualesquiera. otros adelantos que se hagan en virtud de los pagarés y las escrituras de hipoteca. Cualquier título, derecho o interés que tenga la parte demandada en este caso en la propiedad anteriormente descrita se adjudicará al mejor postor entre la parte demandante y aquellas personas que refinan los requisitos y calificaciones de Ley. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento de ejecución de hipoteca por la vía ordinaria incoados en este caso, estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría de este Honorable Tribunal durante horas laborables. Se entiende que todo licitador que comparezca a la subasta señalada en este caso acepta como bastante la titulación que da base a la misma. Que la propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores. Se entiende que cualquier carga y/o gravamen anterior y/o preferente, si lo hubiere, al crédito que da base a esta ejecución continuará subsistente, entendiéndose además, que el remanente los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. El monto de cada carga anterior que figura de la Certificación Registral sobre la finca objeto de esta ejecución, así como los nombres de sus titulares y fecha de vencimiento se detallan como sigue: NINGUNO. El monto de cada carga posterior que figura de la Certificación Registral sobre la finca objeto de esta ejecución, así como los nombres de sus titulares y fecha de vencimiento se detallan como sigue: ANOTACION DE DEMANDA: De fecha 3 de junio de 2019, en el Centro Judicial de Ponce, Caso Civil #P02019CV01910, por concepto de Cobro de Dinero y Ejecución de Hipoteca por la vía ordinaria, seguido por Scotiabank de Puerto Rico versus Elizabeth Perez Ortiz, por la suma de $36,041.49, más intereses, etc. Anotado al tomo Karibe de Guayanilla, finca #5,185, anotación A, con fecha de 21 de junio de 2019. Por la presente se le notifica a los titulares de crédito y/o cargas registrales posteriores, que se celebrarán las Subastas en las fechas, horas y sitio anterior-

mente señalados, y se les invitan a que concurran a dichas subastas si les conviniese, o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate, el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, costas y honorarios de abogados asegurados, quedando entonces subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante, siempre y cuando refinan los requisitos y calificaciones de Ley y para que pueda efectuar tal subrogación. Y para su publicación en el tablón de edictos de este Tribunal y en dos lugares públicos del municipio en el cual se celebrarán las subastas señaladas, así como para la publicación en un periódico de circulación general diarias y en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por el término de por lo menos dos semanas con antelación a la fecha de la primera subasta y una vez por semana. Se hace constar que los abogados de la parte demandante son Igor J. Domínguez Law Offices, 1225 Avenida Ponce de León, Suite 1105, San Juan, PR 009073921, Teléfono (787) 250-0220, Fax. (787) 250-0295. EXPEDIDO el presente en PONCE, Puerto Rico, a 13 de enero de 2021. ARMANDO FIGUEROA COLLAZO #740, ALGUACIL Tribunal de Primera Instancia Sala de PONCE. ****

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ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUPERIOR DE AGUADILLA.

CARMEN OCASIO GONZALEZ Comunidad Mantilla Calle Lentejuela 1834 Isabela, P.R. 00662 PETICIONARIA vs.

SUCESION MIGUEL ROSADO LOPEZ (Se desconoce la dirección)

EX- PARTE CIVIL NUMERO: AG2020CV00729. SOBRE: INFORMATIVO DE DOMINIO CONTRADICTORIO. EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. SS.

A: LAS PERSONAS IGNORADAS Y DESCONOCIDAS A QUIENES PUDIERA PERJUDICAR LA INSCRIPCION DEL DOMINIO A FAVOR DE LA PARTE PETICIONARIA EN EL REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD DE LA FINCA QUE MAS ADELANTE SE DESCRIBIRA Y A TODA

PERSONA EN GENERAL QUE CON DERECHO PRA ELLO DESEE OPONERSE A ESTE EXPEDIENTE

POR LA PRESENTE se les notifica para que comparezcan, si lo creyeren pertinente, ante este Honorable Tribunal dentro de los treinta (30) días contados a partir de la última publicación de este edicto a exponer lo que a sus derechos convenga en el expediente promovido por la parte peticionaria para adquirir su dominio sobre la siguiente finca: “RÚSTICA”: Solar ubicado en el Barrio Arenales Altos del término municipal de Isabela, Puerto Rico; compuesto de CUATROCIENTOS SESENTA y NUEVE PUNTO CUATROCIENTOS DIECISIETE METROS CUADRADOS (469.417 M.C.), en lindes al NORTE, con Luz M. Nieves; al SUR, con Camino Municipal, al ESTE, con Camino Municipal; y por el Oeste con Yolanda Ocasio. Usted deberá presentar su alegación responsiva a través del Sistema Unificado de Manejo de Administración de Casos (SUMAC), al cual puede acceder utilizando, la siguiente dirección electrónica: https:// unired.ramajudicial.pr/sumac/, salvo que se presente por derecho propio, en cuyo caso deberá presentar su alegación responsiva ,en la secretaria del tribunal. Se le apercibe que de no comparecer los interesados y/o partes citadas dentro de los treinta (30) días contados a partir de la última publicación de este edicto, o en su defecto los organismos públicos afectados, el Tribunal podrá conceder el remedio solicitado en el expediente promovido, o cualquier otro, si el Tribunal, en el ejercicio de su sana discreción, lo entiende procedente. LCDO. ADALBERTO RAMOS ORTEGA RUA: 7,419 40 RUTA 5 BARRIO ARENALES BAJOS ISABELA, PUERTO RICO 00662 TEL. (939) 258-0733 ramos485@gmail.com Este edicto deberá ser publicado en tres (3) ocasiones dentro del término de veinte (20) días, en un periódico de circulación general diaria, para que comparezcan si quieren alegar su derecho. Toda primera mención de persona natural y/o jurídica que se mencione en el mismo, se identificará en letra tamaño diez (10) puntos y negrillas, conforme a los dispuesto en las Reglas de Procedimiento Civil, 2009. En Aguadilla, Puerto Rico hoy día 26 de enero de 2021. Sarahi Reyes Perez, Sec Regional. Zuheily Gonzalez Aviles, Sec Auxiliar del Tribunal.

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28 SALA SUPERIOR DE BAYA- de la Urbanización Valle Verde MON. 11, en el Barrio Hato Tejas ~el LEGACY MORTGAGE término municipal de Bayamón, ASSET TRUST 2019-PR1 con una cabida de trescientos cincuenta y tres punto ochoDEMANDANTE Vs. cientos setenta y uno (353.871) ASSOCIATES metros cuadrados. En lindes INTERNATIONAL por el NORTE, en doce punto HOLDINGS cero cero (12.00) metros, con CORPORATION H/N/C la calle número treinta y nueCITIFINANCIAL; JOHN ve (39); por el SUR, en quince DOE y RICHARD ROE punto cincuenta (15.50) metros, como posibles tenedores con eI solar número veintiuno (21); por el ESTE, en veintitrés desconocidos punto cero cero (23.00) metros, DEMANDADOS con el solar número dos (2); y CIVIL NUM. BY2021CV00632. por el OESTE, en diecinueve SOBRE: CANCELACION DE punto cincuenta (19.50) mePAGARE EXTRAVIADO. EMtros y un arco de cinco punto PLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. cuatrocientos noventa y ocho ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉ(5.498) metros, con la calle RICA EL PRESIDENTE DE treinta y ocho (38). Enclava una LOS EE.UU. EL ESTADO LIcasa. Inscrita al folio UNO (1) BRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO del tomo ciento treinta y siete RICO. SS. (13·r) de Bayamón Norte, finA: JOHN DOE Y RICHARD ca número seis mil doscientos ROE como posibles cincuenta uno (6,251). Registenedores desconocidos tro de la Propiedad Sección POR LA PRESENTE se les em- Tercera (3ra) de Bayamón. SE plaza y requiere para que con- LES APERCIBE que, de no teste la demanda dentro de los hacer sus alegaciones respontreinta (30) días siguientes a la sivas a la demanda dentro del publicación de este Edicto. Us- término aquí dispuesto, se les ted deberá radicar su alegación anotará la rebeldía y se dictaresponsiva a través del Sistema rá Sentencia, concediéndose Unificado de Manejo y Adminis- el remedio solicitado en la Detración de Casos (SUMAC), al manda, sin más citarle ni oírle. cual puede acceder utilizando Expedido bajo mi firma y sello la siguiente dirección electróni- del Tribunal en Bayamón, Puerca: http://unired.ramajudicial.pr/ to Rico, a día 19 de febrero de sumac/, salvo que se presente 2021. LCDA. LAURA l. SANTA por derecho propio, en cuyo SÁNGHEZ, Sectetaria Regiocaso deberá radicar el original nal. Sandra Báez Hernandez, de su contestación ante el Tri- Secretaria Auxlllar. bunal correspondiente y notifiLEGAL NOTICE que con copia a los abogados de la parte demandante, ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO LCDA. MARJALIISA COLÓN DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL VILLANUEVA GENERAL DE JUSTICIA TRIA su dirección: PO. Box 7970 Ponce, BUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANPR. 00732. Tel: 787-843-4168. En dicha demanda se tramita CIA SALA DE CAROLINA, un procedimiento de cancelación de pagare extraviado. Se alega en dicho procedimiento que se extravió un pagaré hipotecario a favor Associates lntemational Holding Corporation, h/n/c Cififinancial o a su orden, por la suma de doscientos cuatro mil dólares ($204,000.00), con intereses al siete punto uno cinco cinco por ciento (7.155%) anual, vencedero el cuatro (4) de mayo de dos mil treinta y uno (2031 ), según escritura número cuarenta ciento ochenta y siete (187), otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día veintinueve (29) de abril de dos mil seis (2006), ante la notario Félix R. Figueroa Cabán. Inscrita al folio dos mil ciento noventa y uno (2191) del tomo doscientos setenta (270) Bayamón Norte, finca número seis mil doscientos cincuenta y uno (6,251), inscripción quinta (5ta). Que grava la propiedad que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar número uno (1) del Bloque BC del Plano de inscripción de la segunda sección

ACM CCSC OB VII REO PR Corp. Demandante v.

CARMEN NEREIDA RIVERA GARCIA t/c/c CARMEN RIVERA SANCHEZ POR SI Y COMO MIEMBRO DE LA SUCESION DE EMILIO GARCIA ROSARIO COMPUESTA POR SU VIUDA CARMEN RIVERA SANCHEZ, SUS HIJOS DESIREE MARIE GARCIA, JOHN DOE, RICHARD DOE Y MARIE DOE

Demandados CIVIL NÚM.: SJ2018CV00543. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA. ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO. AVISO DE PÚBLICA SUBASTA. El que suscribe, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Carolina, hago saber

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a la parte demandada CARMEN NEREIDA RIVERA GARCIA t/c/c CARMEN RIVERA SANCHEZ POR SI Y COMO MIEMBRO DE LA SUCESION DE EMILIO GARCIA ROSARIO COMPUESTA POR SU VIUDA CARMEN RIVERA SANCHEZ, SUS HIJOS DESIREE MARIE GARCIA, JOHN DOE, RICHARD DOE Y MARIE DOE, y al PÚBLICO EN GENERAL; que en cumplimiento del Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el 19 de enero de 2021, por la Secretaría del Tribunal, procederé a vender y venderé en pública subasta por el precio mínimo de $1,355,500.00 y al mejor postor la propiedad que se describe a continuación: [LOT 2, PR-876 KM 4.4 LAS CUEVAS WARD, TRUJILLO ALTO, PR 00976] URBANA: Solar radicado en el Barrio Las Cuevas del término municipal de Trujillo Alto, con una cabida superficial de 1596.6397 metros cuadrados, equivalentes a 0.4062 cuerdas. En lindes por el NORTE, en 27.00 metros, con calle de uso público que sirve de acceso, por el SUR en 2 alineaciones distintas, una de 19.196 metros y la otra de 14.390 metros con terrenos del Sr. Félix Díaz, por el ESTE en una alineación de 45.667 metros, con el lote número 1 del plano de inscripción, y por el OESTE con una alineación de 45.8881 metros con el lote número 3 del plano de inscripción y un arco de 9.425 metros con una calle dedicada a uso público que le sirva de acceso. Finca número: 23,864, inscrita al folio 201 del tomo 432 de Trujillo Alto, Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. La finca antes descrita se encuentra afecta a los siguientes gravámenes: (i) Hipoteca en garantía de pagaré a favor de Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, o a su orden, por la suma de $225,000.00 con intereses al prime rate anual y vencimiento a la presentación. Constituida por la Escritura 29 otorgada el 21 de enero de 1997 ante el notario Rafael Maldonado Nicolai, e inscrita al tomo móvil 676 de Trujillo Alto, finca 23864, inscripción 3ª, Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. (ii) Hipoteca en garantía de pagaré a favor de Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria de Puerto Rico, o a su orden, por la suma de $712,500.00 con intereses al 10% anual y vencimiento a la presentación. Constituida por la Escritura 32 otorgada en San Juan el 30 de noviembre de 2001 ante la notario Myrlena Ortiz Marcano, e inscrita al tomo móvil 676 de Trujillo Alto, finca 23864, inscripción 4ª, Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. (iii) Hipoteca en garantía de pagaré a favor de Banco

Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria de Puerto Rico, o a su orden, por la suma de $418,000.00 con intereses al 10% anual y vencimiento a la presentación. Constituida por la Escritura 33 otorgada en San Juan el 4 de noviembre de 2004 ante la notario Ana T. Ruiz Comas, e inscrita en virtud de la Ley 216 del 27 de diciembre de 2010 para Agilizar el Registro de La Propiedad, asiento abreviado y extendido con fecha 28 de abril de 2014, al tomo móvil 676 de Trujillo Alto, finca 23864, inscripción 5ª, Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. (iv) Interrupción de término prescriptivo, se interrumpe la prescripción liberatoria y cualquier termino prescriptivo aplicable a las hipotecas relacionadas en las inscripciones 3ª, 4ª y 5ª para que comience a discurrir nuevamente a partir de la fecha del 10 de marzo de 2014, según consta en la escritura 5 de Interrupción de Prescripción otorgada en San Juan el 10 de marzo de 2014 ante el notario Jorge José Rexach Vaquer, e inscrita al folio 196 del tomo 699 de Trujillo Alto, finca 23864, inscripción 6ª, Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. (v) Aviso de demanda con fecha 6 de marzo de 2018 radicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de San Juan en el caso civil número SJ2018CV00543 sobre cobro de dinero y ejecución de hipoteca; Oriental Bank, demandante v. Carmen Nereida Rivera t/c/c Carmen Rivera Sánchez por sí y como miembro de la Sucesión Emilio García Rosario compuesta por su viuda Carmen Rivera Sánchez y sus hijos Desiree Marie Garcia, John Doe, Richard Roe y Marie Doe, demandados. Por la misma se reclama el pago del préstamo Hipotecario garantizado con las Hipotecas de las inscripciones 3ª, 4ª y 5ª antes relacionadas, reducida a $944,190.15 al momento de radicar la demanda. Anotada el 28 de enero de 2019 al tomo Karibe, finca 23864 de Trujillo Alto, anotación A. (2018-129996-SJ04), Registro de la Propiedad de San Juan IV. Las hipotecas objeto de esta ejecución son las que han quedado descritas en los incisos (i), (ii) y (iii). Será celebrada la subasta para con el importe de la misma satisfacer la sentencia dicta el 12 de septiembre de 2019, mediante la cual se condenó a la parte demandada pagar a la parte demandante la suma de $944,190.15 de principal, $123,474.00 de intereses vencidos además de los que se acumulen al tipo pactado hasta el saldo total de la deuda, $11,023.04 de cargos por demora, además de las que se

acumulen, $28,325.70 de otros gastos y el 10% del balance adeudado según estipulado para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado. La PRIMERA SUBASTA será celebrada el día 30 de abril de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en la oficina del Alguacil, sita en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Carolina, Puerto Rico. Servirá de tipo mínimo para la misma la cantidad de $1,355,500.00, sin admitirse oferta inferior. De no haber remate ni adjudicación, celebraré SEGUNDA SUBASTA el día 7 de mayo de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en el mismo lugar, en la que servirá como tipo mínimo, dos terceras (2/3) partes del precio pactado para la primera subasta, o sea, $903,666.67. Si no hubiese remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta, celebraré TERCERA SUBASTA el día 14 de mayo de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en el mismo lugar en la que regirá como tipo mínimo, la mitad del precio pactado para la primera subasta, o sea, $677,750.00. El Alguacil que suscribe hizo constar que toda licitación deberá hacerse para pagar su importe en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América, de acuerdo con la Ley y de acuerdo con lo anunciado en este Aviso de Subasta. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante horas laborables. Se entiende que todo licitador que comparezca a la subasta señalada en este caso acepta como bastante la titulación que da base a la misma. Se entiende que cualquier carga y/o gravamen anterior y/o preferente, si la hubiere al crédito que da base a esta ejecución continuará subsistente, entendiéndose, además, que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción cualquier parte del remanente del precio de licitación. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores que tengan inscritos o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargas o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca ejecutada y las personas interesadas en, o con derecho a exigir el cumplimiento de instrumentos negociables garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito ejecutado, para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les convenga o satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, costas y

honorarios de abogados asegurados, quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. Vendida o adjudicada la finca o derecho hipotecado y consignado el precio correspondiente, en esa misma fecha o fecha posterior, el alguacil que celebró la subasta procederá a otorgar la correspondiente escritura pública de traspaso en representación del dueño o titular de los bienes hipotecados, ante el notario que elija el adjudicatario o comprador, quien deberá abonar el importe de tal escritura. El alguacil pondrá en posesión judicial al nuevo dueño, si así se lo solicita dentro del término de veinte (20) días a partir de la confirmación de la venta o adjudicación. Si transcurren los referidos veinte (20) días, el tribunal podrá ordenar, sin necesidad de ulterior procedimiento, que se lleve a efecto el desalojo o lanzamiento del ocupante u ocupantes de la finca o de todos los que por orden o tolerancia del deudor la ocupen. Y PARA CONOCIMIENTO DE LOS LICITADORES Y DEL PUBLICO EN GENERAL y para su publicación de acuerdo con la Ley, expido el presente Edicto bajo mi firma y sello de este Tribunal. En Carolina, Puerto Rico, hoy 19 de febrero de 2021. 19 de febrero de 2021, ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE Carolina.

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BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO Demandante vs.

PABLO MIGUEL SANCHEZ COLLAZO, su esposa NILDA LIZ CANDELAS PEREZ y la Sociedad Legal de Bienes Gananciales compuesta por ambos

Demandados CIVIL NÚM. CG2019CV01578. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO (Ejecución de Hipoteca por la Vía Ordinaria) “IN REM”. EDICTO DE SUBASTA.

Al: Público en General A: PABLO MIGUEL SANCHEZ COLLAZO, su esposa NILDA LIZ CANDELAS PEREZ y la Sociedad Legal de Bienes Gananciales compuesta por ambos

Yo, EDGARDO ALDEBOL MIRANDA, Alguacil /Placa 282, Alguacil de este Tribunal, a la parte demandada y a los acreedores y personas con interés sobre la propiedad que más

adelante se describe, y al público en general, HAGO SABER: Que el día 8 de abril de 2021 a las 10:30 de la mañana en mi oficina, en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico, venderé en Pública Subasta la propiedad inmueble que más adelante se describe y cuya venta en pública subasta se ordenó por la vía ordinaria al mejor postor quien hará el pago en dinero en efectivo, giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del o la Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, en el mismo acto de subasta y tan pronto se conceda la buena pro al postor agraciado. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado, estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría del Tribunal de Caguas durante horas laborables. Que en caso de no producir remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta a celebrarse, se celebrará una segunda subasta para la venta de la susodicha propiedad, el día 15 de abril de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana; y en caso de no producir remate ni adjudicación, se celebrará una tercera subasta el día 22 de abril de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana; en mi oficina sita en el lugar antes indicado. La propiedad a venderse en pública subasta se describe como sigue: RUSTICA: Solar número Diez (10) del Bloque “EE”, sito en el proyecto de viviendas conocido como HACIENDA PRIMAVERA, ubicado en el Barrio Bayamón, en Cidra, Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de QUINIENTOS TREINTA Y UNO PUNTO SEIS MIL CIENTO CUARENTA Y SEIS (531.6146) METROS CUADRADOS. En lindes por el NORTE, en una distancia de DIECISÉIS PUNTO CERO SIETE (16.07) METROS, con el solar número Veinte (20), del Bloque EE; por el SUR, en una distancia de QUINCE PUNTO OCHENTA Y OCHO (15.88) METROS, con el solar número Veintiséis (26) del Bloque DD; por el ESTE, en una distancia de TREINTA Y TRES PUNTO DOS MIL OCHOCIENTOS CUARENTA Y DOS (33.2842) METROS, con la Calle Otoño y con el solar número Nueve (9) del Bloque EE; y por el OESTE, en una distancia de TREINTA Y TRES PUNTO DOS MIL OCHOCIENTOS CUARENTA Y DOS (33.2842) METROS, con la escuela Segunda Unidad de Certenejas. Contiene una casa tipo Jacaranda que cuenta con las siguientes facilidades, tres (3) habitaciones, dos (2) baños, sala-comedor, cocina, family room y marquesina doble. La escritura de hipoteca se encuentra inscrita al folio 57 vuelto del tomo 467 de Cidra, Registro de la Propiedad de Caguas,

Sección Segunda, finca número 17,179, inscripción Quinta. Ampliada la anterior hipoteca por la suma de $19,667.56 para un nuevo principal que será de $242,903.56 y modifican sus intereses al 4.250% anual vencedero el día 1ro. de enero de 2045, según la escritura número 1, otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 12 de enero de 2015, ante el Notario Público Carlos O. Bermúdez Monroig, inscrita al folio 6 del tomo 517 de Cidra, Registro de la Propiedad de Caguas, Sección Segunda, finca 17,179, inscripción 6ta. La dirección física de la propiedad antes descrita es: Hacienda Primavera, EE-10, Otoño, Cidra, Puerto Rico. La subasta se llevará a efecto para satisfacer a la parte demandante la suma de $234,536.01 de principal, intereses al 4.25% anual y recargos acumulados hasta el completo pago de la obligación, más $22,323.60 de costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado, todas cuyas sumas están líquidas y exigibles. Que la cantidad mínima de licitación en la primera subasta para el inmueble será de $242,903.56, y de ser necesaria una segunda subasta, la cantidad mínima será equivalente a 2/3 partes de aquella, o sea, la suma de $161,935.71, y de ser necesaria una tercera subasta, la cantidad mínima será la mitad del precio pactado, es decir, la suma de $121,451.78. Si se declara desierta la tercera subasta se adjudicará la finca a favor del acreedor por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada si esta es igual o menor que el monto del tipo de la tercera subasta, si el Tribunal lo estima conveniente. Se abonará dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si esta es mayor. La propiedad se adjudicará al mejor postor, quien deberá satisfacer el importe de su oferta en moneda legal y corriente de los Estados Unidos de América en el momento de la adjudicación y que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad y que las cargas y gravámenes preferentes, si los hubiese, continuarán subsistentes, entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores. Podrán concurrir como postores a todas las subastas los titulares de créditos hipotecarios vigentes y posteriores a la hipoteca que se cobra o ejecuta, si alguno o que figuren como tales en la certificación registral y que podrán utilizar el montante de sus créditos o parte de alguno en sus ofertas. Si la oferta aceptada es por cantidad mayor a la suma


The San Juan Daily Star DE PUERTO RICO (AFVPR) O A SU ORDEN: A cuyo favor aparece inscrito un Pagaré por la suma de $10,000.00, intereses al 51/2% anual y a vencer el 1 de diciembre del año 2040, según consta de la escritura #1402, otorgada en San Juan, el 22 de noviembre de 2010, ante el Notario Félix Vega Fournier; y acta de subsanación #8, otorgada en San Juan, el 23 de agosto de 2019, ante el mismo Notario, inscrito en Karibe de Isabela, finca #19,840, inscripción 5ta. Que en cumplimiento del Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia expedido el día 17 de noviembre de 2020, por la Secretaria del Tribunal, procederé a vender y venderé en pública subasta y al mejor postor la propiedad que se descriLEGAL NOTICE be a continuación: Dirección: ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO R 494 Km 2.4, Arenales Abajo, DB PUERTO RICO TRIBU- Isaleba, P.R. 00662. URBANA: NAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA Solar radicado en el Barrio Arenales Bajos de Isabela con un SALA DE AGUADILLA, área superficial de cuatrocienCONDADO 3, LLC tos (400.00) metros cuadrados. Demandante, En lindes por el NORTE, con el AWILDA MILLET solar dedicada a uso público; BENIQUEZ; ALICIA por el SUR y ESTE, con el reBENIQUEZ ALERT manente de la finca principal; Demandados por el OESTE, con Luis RoCASO NUM: AG2019CV01633. driguez. Enclava sobre dicha SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO, casa finca estructura dedicada EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA. vivienda hecha de bloques, cerAVISO DE VENTA EN PÚBLInento y horrnigón. Consta de CA SUBASTA. tres (3) dormitorios, un baño, A: AWILDA MILLET marquesina, balcón, sala, coBENIQUEZ; ALICIA cina y comedor. Contiene además un laundry construido en BENIQUEZ ALERT; AUTORIDAD PARA EL bloques, techado de madera y FINANCIAMIENTO DE LA Zinc. Consta inscrita al folio 214 tomo 366 de Isabela, finca VIVIENDA DE PUERTO del número 19,840, Registro de la RICO (AFVPR) O A SU Propiedad Sección de AguadiORDEN: Y AL PUBLICO lla. El producto de la subasta se EN GENERAL: destinará a satisfacer al demanEl que suscribe, Alguacil del dante hasta donde alcance, la Tribunal de Primera Instancia, SENTENCIA dictada a su favor, Sala Superior, Centro Judicial el día 27 de marzo de 2020, de Aguadilla, Aguadilla, Puer- notificada el día 7 de abril de to Rico, hago saber a la parte 2020 en el presente caso civil, demandada, y al PUBLICO EN a saber, la suma de $61,318.81 GENERAL: y a todos los acree- de principal; $1,374.78 de intedores que tengan inscritos o reses al 16 de enero de 2020, anotados sus derechos sobre $65.84 de cargos por demora, los bienes hipotecados con $524.24 de Seguro (“FPI”), más posterioridad a la inscripción de costas, gastos y honorarios los créditos del ejecutante, o de de abogado ascendentes al los acreedores de cargas o de- 10% del principal del pagaré, rechos reales que los hubiesen según pactado, o sea la suma pospuesto a la hipoteca ejecu- de $7,107.00 Los intereses tada y las personas interesadas continúan acumulando a razón en, o con derecho a exigir el de $10.22 al día (“per diem”), cumplimiento de instrumentos hasta el saldo total de la deuda, negociables garantizados hi- para cubrir el principal adeudapotecariamente con posteriori- do, disponiéndose que si quedad a los créditos ejecutados, dare algún remanente luego siempre que surjan de la certi- de pagarse las sumas antes ficación registral, para que pue- mencionadas el mismo deberá dan concurrir a la subasta si les ser depositado en la Secretaría convenga o satisfacer antes del del Tribunal para ser entregado remate el importe del crédito, a los demandados previa sode sus intereses, costas y ho- licitud y orden del Tribunal. La norarios de abogados asegu- venta de la referida propiedad rados, quedando entonces su- se verificará libre de toda carga brogados en los derechos del o gravamen que afecte la menacreedor ejecutante a saber: cionada finca. La adjudicación AUTORIDAD PARA EL FINAN- se hará al mejor postor, quien CIAMIENTO DE LA VIVIENDA del crédito o créditos preferentes al suyo, al obtener la buena pro del remate, deberá satisfacer en el mismo acto, en efectivo o en cheque de gerente, la totalidad del crédito hipotecario que se ejecuta y la de cualesquiera otro créditos posteriores al que se ejecuta pero preferente al suyo. El exceso constituirá abono total o parcial en su propio crédito. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el presente Edicto para conocimiento y comparecencia de los licitadores, bajo mi firma y sello del Tribunal, en Caguas, Puerto Rico, a 19 de febrero de 2021. EDGARDO ALDEBOL MIRANDA, Alguacil / Placa 282 ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL SALA SUPERIOR DE CAGUAS.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 deberá consignar el importe de su oferta en el acto mismo de la adjudicación, en efectivo (moneda del curso legal de los Estados Unidos de América), giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del alguacil del Tribunal. LA PRIMERA SUBASTA se llevará a efecto el 13 DE ABRIL DE 2021 A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en el Centro Judicial de Aguadilla, Segundo Piso, Oficina del Alguacil Regional de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Que el precio mínimo fijado para la PRIMERA SUBASTA es de $71,070.00. Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una SEGUNDA SUBASTA, la misma se llevará a efecto el día el 20 DE ABRIL DE 2021 A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en el Centro Judicial de Aguadilla, Segundo Piso, Oficina del Alguacil Regional de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. El precio mínimo para la SEGUNDA SUBASTA será de $47,380.00, equivalentes a dos terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo estipulado para la PRIMERA subasta. Que de ser necesaria la celebración de una TERCERA SUBASTA la misma se llevará a efecto el día el 27 DE ABRIL DE 2021 A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en el Centro Judicial de Aguadilla, Segundo Piso, Oficina del Alguacil Regional de Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. El precio mínimo para la TERCERA SUBASTA será de $35,535.00, equivalentes a la mitad (1/2) del tipo mínimo estipulado para la PRIMERA subasta. Si se declarase desierta la tercera subasta, se adjudicará la finca a favor del acreedor por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada si ésta es igual o menor que el monto del tipo de la tercera subasta, si el Tribunal lo estima conveniente; se abonará dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si esta es mayor, todo ello a tenor con lo dispone el Articulo 104 de la Ley Núm. 210 del 8 de diciembre de 2015 conocida como “Ley del Registro de la Propiedad Inmueble del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico”. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquiere libre de toda carga y gravamen que afecte la mencionada finca según el Artículo 102, inciso 6. Una vez confirmada la venta judicial por el Honorable Tribunal, se procederá a otorgar la correspondiente escritura de venta judicial y se pondrá al comprador en posesión física del inmueble de conformidad con las disposiciones de Ley. Para conocimiento de la parte demandada y de toda aquella persona o personas que tengan interés inscrito con posterioridad a la inscripción del gravamen que se está ejecutando, y para conocimiento de todos los licitadores y el público en general, el presente

Edicto se publicará por espacio de dos (2) semanas consecutivas, con un intervalo de por lo menos siete días entre ambas publicaciones, en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y se fijará además en tres (3) lugares públicos del Municipio en que ha de celebrarse dicha venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Se les informa, por último, que: a. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la secretaría del tribunal durante las horas laborables. b. Que se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes. Se entenderá, que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. EXPIDO, el presente EDICTO, en Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, hoy día 23 de febrero de 2021. JOSE LUIS CRUZ AYALA #455, Alguacil, División de Subastas Tribunal de Primera Instancia Sala Superior de Aguadilla.

LEGAL NOTICE ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL GENERAL DE JUSTICIA TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE CAROLINASUPERIOR.

BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO VS

GONZALEZ JAVIER, JOHARIS ANOTNIO (SUCN)

CASO: FCD2017-0506. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA.

FULANO DE TAL Y SUTANA DE TAL COMO HEREDEROS DESCONOCIDOS Y CARMEN LARA RODRIGUEZ T/C/C CARMEN LARA DE STORM

NOTIFICACION DE SENTENCIA POR EDICTO. EL SECRETARIO(A) QUE SUSCRIBE LE NOTIFICA A USTED QUE EL 31 DE JULIO DE 2019 ESTE TRIBUNAL HA DICTADO SENTENCIA, SENTENCIA PARCIAL O RESOLUCION EN ESTE CASO, QUE HA SIDO DEBIDAMENTE REGISTRADA Y ARCHIVADA EN AUTOS DONDE PODRA USTED ENTERARSE DETALLADAMENTE DE LOS TERMINOS DE LA MISMA. ESTA NOTIFICACION SE PUBLICARA UNA SOLA VEZ EN UN PERIODICO DE CIRCULACION GENERAL EN LA ISLA DE PUERTO RICO,

DENTRO DE LOS 10 DIAS SIGUIENTES A SU NOTIFICACION. Y, SIENDO O REPRESENTANDO USTED UNA PARTE EN EL PROCEDIMIENTO SUJETA A LOS TERMINOS DE LA SENTENCIA, SENTENCIA PARCIAL O RESOLUCION, DE LA CUAL PUEDE ESTABLECERSE RECURSO DE REVISION O APELACION DENTRO DEL TERMINO DE 30 DIAS CONTADOS A PARTIR DE LA PUBLICACION POR EDICTO DE ESTA NOTIFICACION, DIRIJO A USTED ESTA NOTIFICACION QUE SE CONSIDERARA HECHA EN LA FECHA DE LA PUBLICACION DE ESTE DICTO. COPIA DE ESTA NOTIFICACION HA SIDO ARCHIVADA EN LOS AUTOS DE ESTE CASO, CON FECHA DE 22 DE FEBRERO DE 2021. LIC. FORTUÑO FAS, JUAN C. JCFORTUNO@FORTUNO-LAW.COM LIC. RUIZ SANTIAGO, REBECCA ESTHER RRUIZ@MSGLAWPR.COM EN CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO, A 22 DE FEBRERO DE 2021. LCDA. MARILYN APONTE RODRIGUEZ, SECRETARIO. POR: F/ MYRIAM FIGUEROA PASTRANA, SECRETARIO AUXILIAR.

LEGAL NOTICE ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE BAYAMON SALA SUPERIOR.

BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO DEMANDANTE VS.

CARMEN MILAGROS FALCÓN OLIVERAS

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: BY2019CV00312. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA “IN REM” (VÍA ORDINARIA). EDICTO DE SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe por la presente CERTIFICA, ANUNCIA y hace CONSTAR: Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que le ha sido dirigido al Alguacil que suscribe por la Secretaría del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE BAYAMON, SALA SUPERIOR, , en el caso de epígrafe procederá a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor en efectivo, cheque certificado en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América el día 25 DE MARZO DE 2021, A LAS 10:30 DE LA MAÑANA, en su oficina sita en el local que ocupa en el edificio del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA DE BAYAMON, SALA SUPERIOR, QUINTO PISO SALA 503 todo derecho, título e interés que tenga la parte demandada de epígrafe en el inmueble de su propiedad que ubica en: BB-4 CALLE D URB. HACIENDAS DEL NORTE TOA

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ALTA, PR 00949 y que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar marcado con el número 4 del Bloque BB de la Urbanización Haciendas del Norte, localizado en el Barrio Candelaria del Municipio de Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, con un área de 257.71 metros cuadrados; en lindes por el NORTE, en 9.51 metros, con P.R.M., P.R.; por el SUR, en 9.50 metros, con la calle D; por el ESTE, en 27.30 metros, con el lote 3; y por el OESTE, en 26.95 metros con el lote 5. Enclava una casa de concreto y bloques de una sola planta usada para fines residenciales de una sola familia. La propiedad antes relacionada consta inscrita al Folio 45 del Tomo 416 de Toa Baja, finca número 23,840, Registro de la Propiedad de Bayamón, Sección Segunda (2da). El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta del inmueble antes relacionado, será el dispuesto en la Escritura de Hipoteca, es decir la suma de $113,497.00. Si no hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta del inmueble mencionado, se celebrará una segunda subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 8 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 2:30 DE LA TARDE. En la segunda subasta que se celebre servirá de tipo mínimo las dos terceras partes (2/3) del precio pactado en la primera subasta, o sea la suma de $75,664.66. Si tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta se celebrará una tercera subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 15 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 2:30 DE LA TARDE. Para la tercera subasta servirá de tipo mínimo la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado para el caso de ejecución, o sea, la suma de $56,748.50. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso de epígrafe fue constituida mediante la escritura de hipoteca número 120 otorgada en Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, el día 13 de mayo de 2013, ante el Notario Sergio A. Ramírez de Arellano y consta inscrita al folio 166 del tomo 687 de Toa Baja, finca número 23,840, inscripción Octava (8va). Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para con su producto satisfacer al Demandante total o parcialmente según sea el caso el importe de la Sentencia que ha obtenido contra la parte demandada ascendente a la suma de $104,261.57 por concepto de principal, desde el 1ro de septiembre de 2017, más intereses al tipo pactado de 3.75% anual que continúan acumulándose hasta el pago total de la obligación. Además, la parte demandada adeuda a la parte demandante los cargos por demora equivalentes a 4.00% de la suma de aquellos pagos con atrasos en exceso

de 15 días calendarios de la fecha de vencimiento; los créditos accesorios y adelantos hechos en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca; y las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado equivalentes a $11,349.70. Además, la parte demandada se comprometió a pagar una suma equivalente a $11,349.70 para cubrir cualquier otro adelanto que se haga en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca y una suma equivalente a $11,349.70 para cubrir intereses en adición a los garantizados por ley. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al Procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la SECRETARIA DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE BAYAMON, SALA SUPERIOR durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación del inmueble y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio de remate. La propiedad no está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según surge de las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad en un estudio de título efectuado a la finca antes descrita. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores conocidos y desconocidos que tengan inscritos, no inscritos, presentados y/o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargas o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad objeto de ejecución y descrita anteriormente se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores una vez el Honorable Tribunal expida la correspondiente Orden de Confirmación de Venta Judicial. Y para conocimiento de licitadores del público en general se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley por espacio de dos semanas en tres sitios públicos del municipio en

que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Este Edicto será publicado dos veces en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas. Expido el presente Edicto de subasta bajo mi firma en el Tribunal en Bayamón, Puerto Rico, hoy día 01 de marzo de 2021. JOSE F MARRERO ROBLES, ALGUACIL AUXILIAR, PLACA 131, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS, TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE BAYAMON SALA SUPERIOR.

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT R THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO.

LIME RESIDENTIAL, LTD, PLAINTIFF, v.

LOURDES TORRES ECHEVARRIA, ALFONSO JUAN GOMEZ ROUBERT ANDTHE CONJUGAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THEM

DEFENDANT(S). CASE No. 3:11-cv-01707-FAB. COLLECTION OF MONIES AND FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE. NOTICE OF SALE.

TO: Lourdes TorresEchevarria and Alfonso Juan Gomez-Roubert, Defendants Urb. Jardines De Ponce, C-13 Calle A, Ponce, PR 00732 THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

WHEREAS: On August 21, 2012 this Court entered a Judgment in favor of Plaintiff, LIME RESIDENTIAL, LTD, against Defendant. On August 21, 2018 this Court entered an Order of Execution of Judgment stating that “Defendants defaulted on their repayment obligation to Plaintiff, and as of February 23, 2021, they owe Plaintiff principal amount of $205,793.92, interestwhich continue to accrue on a daily rate of $32.25, $4,260.59in escrow deficiency, and $21,040.00 in contractually agreed-upon attorney’s fees and legal costs, for a total amount of $387,909.05. The records of the case and of these proceedings may be examined by the parties at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court, Federal Building, Chardón Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. WHEREAS: Pursuant to the terms of the aforementioned judgment and the order of execution thereof, the following property belonging to the Defendants will be sold at a public auction: URBANA: SOLAR MARCADO CON EL NUMERO 13 DEL BLOQUE C


30 EN EL PLANO DE LA URBANIZACION JARDINES DE PONCE, DEL BARRIO MACHUELO DEL TERMINO MUNICIPAL DE PONCE, PUERTO RICO, CON UN AREA DE 530.2774 METROS CUADRADOS. COLINDA POR EL NORTE, EN 26.41 METROS CON LA CALLE B; POR EL NOROESTE, EN 5.42 METROS EN ARCO CON CALLE A Y B; POR EL SUR, EN 29.83 METROS CON EL SOLAR C-12; POR EL ESTE, EN 17.90 METROS CON EL SOALR C-14; Y POR EL OESTE, EN 14.41 METROS CON LA CALLE A. SUJETO A SERVIDUMBRE DE PASO DE 5 PIES DE ANCHO A LO LARGO DE SU COLINDANCIA ESTE PARA EL SISTEMA TELEFONICO. SOBRE ESTE SOLAR SEHA CONSTRUIDO UNA CASA DE CONCRETO DE HORMIGON Y BLOQUES. FINCA: 33748 INSCRITA AL FOLIO 43 DEL TOMO 1219 DE PONCE, SECCION I, REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD DE PONCE. The aforementioned Property is recorded in the Puerto Rico Property Registry, Section of Ponce, Section I, at page 43, of Book 1219, Property Lot (“Finca”) number 66. Potential bidders are advised to verify the extent of preferential liens with the holders thereof. It shall be understood that each bidder accepts as sufficient the title and thatprior and preferential liens to the one being foreclosed upon, including but not limited to any property tax, liens, (express, tacit, implied or legal), shall continue in effect it being understood further that the successful bidder accepts them and is subrogated in the responsibility for the same and that the bid price shall not be applied toward their cancellation. WHEREAS: The lien executed is the first one over the property and for the purpose of the first judicial sale, the minimum bidagreed upon bythe parties in the mortgage deed will be $210,400.00for the property and no lower offers will be accepted. Should the first judicial sale of the above described property be unsuccessful, then the minimum bid for the property on the second judicial salewill be $140,266.67, that is two-thirds the amount of the minimum bid for the first judicial sale. The minimum bid for a third judicial sale, if the same is necessary, will be $105,200.00, that is one-half of the minimum bid agreed upon the parties in the aforementioned mortgage deed. (30 PR Laws Ann. § 2721, Mortgage and Property Registry Act, Act. No. 198, Article 221, as amended). WHEREAS: Said sale to be made by the appointed Special Master is subject to confirmation

by the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the deed of conveyance and possession to the property will be executed and delivered only after such confirmation, free of all subsequent liens and encumbrances. NOW THEREFORE, public notice is hereby given that the appointed Special Master, pursuant to the provisions of the Judgment herein before referred to, will, on the 13thday of Aprilof 2021, at:10:30 AM, in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court, Room 150, Federal Building, Chardon Avenue,Hato Rey, Puerto Rico in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2001, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the property described herein, the proceeds of said sale to be applied in the manner and form provided by the Court’s Judgment. Should the first judicial sale set hereinabove be unsuccessful, the second judicial sale of the property described in this Notice will be held on the 20thday of Aprilof 2021, at:10:30 AM, in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court located at the address indicated above. Should the second judicial sale set hereinabove be unsuccessful, the third judicial sale of the property described in this Notice will be held onthe27thday of Aprilof 2021, at:10:30 AM, in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court located at the address indicated above. In San Juan, Puerto Rico, this 25th day of February of 2021. Signature Not Eligible, Appointed Special Master.

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ORIENTAL BANK DEMANDANTE VS.

SUCESIÓN DE MIGUEL ÁNGEL GRAGIRENE DELGADO COMPUESTA POR SU VIUDA ROSA MARÍA ROSARIO ROBLE Y SU HEREDERA CONOCIDA KARINA GRAGIRENE PIZARRO; FULANO DE TAL Y SUTANA DE TAL COMO HEREDEROS DESCONOCIDOS Y/O PARTES CON INTERÉS EN DICHA SUCESIÓN

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NÚM.: BY2018CV04018. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA. EDICTO ANUNCIANDO PRIMERA, SEGUNDA Y TERCERA SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe, funcionario del Tribunal de Bayamón, Puerto

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Rico, por la presente anuncia y hace saber al público en general que en cumplimiento con la Sentencia dictada en este caso con fecha 27 de marzo de 2019 y según Orden y Mandamiento del 8 de octubre de 2019 librado por este honorable Tribunal, procederé a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor, y por dinero en efectivo, cheque certificado o giro postal a nombre del Alguacil del Tribunal con todo título derecho y/o interés de la parte demandada sobre la propiedad que se describe a continuación: Propiedad Horizontal: Condominio Atrium Park de Guaynabo. Apartamento C-503. Cabida: 1,018 pies cuadrados. Linderos: NORTE, distancia de 10.06 pies con Apartamento B-506. SUR, distancia de 17.03 pies, con apartamento C-504. ESTE, distancia de 43.11 pies, con apartamento C-502. OESTE, distancia de 43.11 pies, con espacio común aéreo. Esta localizado en el quinto piso del Edificio C y su cabida en metros cuadrados equivale a 94.6097 m.c. La puerta de entrada de este apartamento se encuentra en su colindancia Este. Consta de una sala-comedor, cocina, laundry, balcón, pasillo principal en el que están localizados un baño, dos habitaciones con closet y un dormitorio principal con un closet y un baño. Le corresponden a este apartamento espacios de estacionamiento para dos vehículos de motor los cuales están identificados con el número del apartamento. Tiene una participación equivalente a .602265298% en los elementos comunes generales del Condominio. FINCA NÚMERO: 50,318, inscrita en sistema Karibe de Guaynabo, Registro de Guaynabo. Dirección Física: Cond. Atrium Park Apt. C-503, 5to Nivel, Edif. C Guaynabo, PR 00969. Se anuncia por medio de este edicto que la primera subasta habrá de celebrarse el día 23 de marzo de 2021, a las 11:15 de la mañana, en mi oficina 503 sita en el edificio que ocupa el Tribunal Superior de Puerto Rico, Sala Superior de Bayamón. Siendo ésta la primera subasta que se celebrará en este caso, será el precio mínimo aceptable como oferta en la Primera Subasta, eso es el tipo mínimo pactado en la Escritura de Hipoteca para la propiedad, la suma de $142,200.00. De no haber remanente o adjudicación en esta primera subasta por dicha suma mínima, se celebrará una segunda subasta el día 6 de abril de 2021, a las 3:15 de la tarde, en el mismo lugar antes señalado en la cual el precio mínimo serán dos terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo pactado en la escritura de hipoteca, la

suma de $94,800.00. De no haber remanente o adjudicación en esta segunda subasta por el tipo mínimo indicado en el párrafo anterior, se celebrará una tercera subasta en el mismo lugar antes señalado el día 13 de abril de 2021, a las 3:15 de la tarde, en la cual el tipo mínimo aceptable como oferta será la mitad (1/2) del precio mínimo pactado en la escritura de hipoteca, la suma de $71,100.00. Si se declare desierta la tercera subasta se adjudicará la finca a favor del acreedor por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada si ésta es igual o menor que el monto del tipo mínimo de la tercera subasta, si el tribunal lo estima conveniente. Se abonará dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si ésta es mayor. Con el importe de esta venta se habrá de satisfacer el balance de la sentencia dictada en este caso el cual consiste en el pago de $137,201.93 de principal, más intereses convenidos al 3.000% anual más recargos hasta su pago, más el pago de lo pactado en la sentencia para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogados. Se dispone que una vez celebrada la subasta y vendido el inmueble relacionado, el alguacil pondrá en posesión judicial a los nuevos dueños dentro del término de veinte (20) días a partir de la celebración de la Subasta. Si transcurren los referidos veinte (20) días, el tribunal podrá ordenar, sin necesidad de ulterior procedimiento, que se lleve a efecto el desalojo o lanzamiento del ocupante u ocupantes de la finca o de todos los que por orden o tolerancia del demandado/deudor la ocupen. El Alguacil de este Tribunal efectuará el lanzamiento de los ocupantes de ser necesario. Si la subasta es adjudicada a un tercero y luego se deja sin efecto, el tercero a favor de quién se adjudicó la subasta solo tendrá derecho a la devolución del monto consignado más no tendrá derecho a entablar recurso o reclamo adicional alguno (judicial o extrajudicial) contra el demandante y/o el acreedor y/o inversionista, dueño pagaré y/o su abogado. Por la presente también se notifica e informa a Fulano de Tal y Sutano de Tal, personas desconocidas que puedan tener derechos en la propiedad o título objeto de este edicto. La Venta en Pública Subasta de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda carga y gravamen posterior que afecte la mencionada finca, a cuyo efecto se notifica y se hace saber la fecha, hora y sitio de la Primera, Segunda y Tercera Subasta, si eso fuera necesario, a los efectos de cualquier persona o personas con algún interés puedan comparecer a la celebración de di-

cha Subasta. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes. Se entenderá que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento del caso de epígrafe están disponibles en la Secretaría de este Tribunal durante horas laborables y para la concurrencia de los licitadores expido el presente Edicto que se publicará en un periódico de circulación diaria en toda la Isla de Puerto Rico por espacio dos (2) semanas y por lo menos una vez por semana y se fijará, además, en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Alcaldía y la Colecturía de Rentas Internas del Municipio donde se celebrará la Subasta y en la Colecturía más cercana del lugar de la residencia de la parte demandada. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el presente que firmo y sello, hoy día 24 de febrero de 2021. Maribel Lanzar Velazquez, ALGUACIL, SALA SUPERIOR DE BAYAMON.

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BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO DEMANDANTE VS.

ELSA MARGARITA RIVERA ANDUJAR; FULANO DE TAL Y SUTANA DE TAL COMO HEREDEROS DESCONOCIDOS Y/O PERSONAS CON INTERÉS EN LA SUCESIÓN DE CARLOS RUBEN PIZARRO MARCON

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NÚM.: SJ2019CV06557. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA. EDICTO ANUNCIANDO PRIMERA, SEGUNDA Y TERCERA SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe, funcionario del Tribunal de San Juan, Puerto Rico, por la presente anuncia y hace saber al público en general que en cumplimiento con la Sentencia dictada en este caso con fecha 31 de enero de 2020, y según Orden y Mandamiento del 9 de febrero de 2021 librado por este honorable Tribunal, procederé a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor, y por dinero en efectivo, cheque certificado o giro postal a nombre del Alguacil del Tribunal con

todo título derecho y/o interés de la parte demandada sobre la propiedad que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar número ciento veintitrés, que radica en el lugar Seboruco, Sección Norte del Barrio Santurce de San Juan, Puerto Rico, comprende una extensión superficial de ciento cuarenta metros cuadrados con cuarenta centímetros cuadrados; y mide nueve metros de frente por quince metros sesenta centímetros de fondo, y colinda con el NORTE, con el solar número ciento veinticinco que forma parte de la finca principal, propiedad de Jorge Spaven; por el SUR, colindando con el solar número ciento veintiuno vendidos por Doña Encarnación Ramos Díaz; colinda por el ESTE, con terrenos del municipio de San Juan; y por el OESTE, con la calle Progreso. FINCA NÚMERO: 10,238, inscrita al folio 1 del tomo 267 de Santurce Norte, sección I de San Juan. Dirección Física: VILLA PALMERAS 215 RAFAEL CEPEDA ST. LOT 123 SAN JUAN, PR 00915. Se anuncia por medio de este edicto que la primera subasta habrá de celebrarse el día 30 de marzo de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en mi oficina sita en el edificio que ocupa el Tribunal Superior de Puerto Rico, Sala Superior de San Juan. Siendo ésta la primera subasta que se celebrará en este caso, será el precio mínimo aceptable como oferta en la Primera Subasta, eso es el tipo mínimo pactado en la Escritura de Hipoteca para la propiedad, la suma de $64,807.00. De no haber remanente o adjudicación en esta primera subasta por dicha suma mínima, se celebrará una segunda subasta el día 7 de abril de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en el mismo lugar antes señalado en la cual el precio mínimo serán dos terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo pactado en la escritura de hipoteca, la suma de $43,204.66. De no haber remanente o adjudicación en esta segunda subasta por el tipo mínimo indicado en el párrafo anterior, se celebrará una tercera subasta en el mismo lugar antes señalado el día 14 de abril de 2021, a las 11:30 de la mañana, en la cual el tipo mínimo aceptable como oferta será la mitad (1/2) del precio mínimo pactado en la escritura de hipoteca, la suma de $32,403.50. Si se declare desierta la tercera subasta se adjudicará la finca a favor del acreedor por la totalidad de la cantidad adeudada si ésta es igual o menor que el monto del tipo mínimo de la tercera subasta, si el tribunal lo estima conveniente. Se abonará dicho monto a la cantidad adeudada si ésta es mayor. Con el importe de esta venta

se habrá de satisfacer el balance de la sentencia dictada en este caso el cual consiste en el pago de $55,332.22 de principal, más intereses convenidos al 6.00% anual más recargos hasta su pago, más el pago de lo pactado en la sentencia para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogados. Se dispone que una vez celebrada la subasta y vendido el inmueble relacionado, el alguacil pondrá en posesión judicial a los nuevos dueños dentro del término de veinte (20) días a partir de la celebración de la Subasta. Si transcurren los referidos veinte (20) días, el tribunal podrá ordenar, sin necesidad de ulterior procedimiento, que se lleve a efecto el desalojo o lanzamiento del ocupante u ocupantes de la finca o de todos los que por orden o tolerancia del demandado/deudor la ocupen. El Alguacil de este Tribunal efectuará el lanzamiento de los ocupantes de ser necesario. Si la subasta es adjudicada a un tercero y luego se deja sin efecto, el tercero a favor de quién se adjudicó la subasta solo tendrá derecho a la devolución del monto consignado más no tendrá derecho a entablar recurso o reclamo adicional alguno (judicial o extrajudicial) contra el demandante y/o el acreedor y/o inversionista, dueño pagaré y/o su abogado. Por la presente también se notifica e informa a Fulano de Tal y Sutano de Tal, personas desconocidas que puedan tener derechos en la propiedad o título objeto de este edicto. La Venta en Pública Subasta de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda carga y gravamen posterior que afecte la mencionada finca, a cuyo efecto se notifica y se hace saber la fecha, hora y sitio de la Primera, Segunda y Tercera Subasta, si eso fuera necesario, a los efectos de cualquier persona o personas con algún interés puedan comparecer a la celebración de dicha Subasta. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes. Se entenderá que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento del caso de epígrafe están disponibles en la Secretaría de este Tribunal durante horas laborables y para la concurrencia de los licitadores expido el presente Edicto que se publicará en un periódico de circulación diaria en toda la Isla de Puerto Rico por espacio dos (2) semanas y por lo menos una vez por semana y se fijará, además, en

el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Alcaldía y la Colecturía de Rentas Internas del Municipio donde se celebrará la Subasta y en la Colecturía más cercana del lugar de la residencia de la parte demandada. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el presente que firmo y sello, hoy día 24 de febrero de 2021. PEDRO HIEYE GONZALEZ, ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA SUPERIOR DE SAN JUAN.

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Finance of America Reverse, LLC. DEMANDANTE VS.

Sucesión de Elba E. Rivera Rivera t/c/c Elva Elisa Rivera Rivera t/c/c Elba Rivera t/c/c Elba E. Rivera t/c/c Elva Eliza Rivera compuesta por: Arnaldo Dávila Rivera; Justino Dávila Rivera; Olga Enid Dávila Rivera; Luis Dávila Rivera; José Alberto Dávila Rivera; Dora Dávila Rivera; Ángel Raúl Dávila Rivera; Fulano de Tal y Sutano de Tal como posibles miembros de nombres desconocidos; Centro de Recaudaciones Municipales y a los Estados Unidos de América.

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: D4CD2017-0011. SALA: 201. SOBRE: Cobro de Dinero y Ejecución de Hipoteca por la Vía Ordinaria. EDICTO DE SUBASTA.

Al: Público en General A: SUCESIÓN DE ELBA E. RIVERA RIVERA T/C/C ELVA ELISA RIVERA RIVERA T/C/C ELBA RIVERA T/C/C ELBA E. RIVERA T/C/C ELVA ELIZA RIVERA COMPUESTA POR: ARNALDO DÁVILA RIVERA; JUSTINO DÁVILA RIVERA; OLGA ENID DÁVILA RIVERA; LUIS DÁVILA RIVERA; JOSÉ ALBERTO DÁVILA RIVERA; DORA DÁVILA RIVERA; ÁNGEL RAÚL DÁVILA RIVERA; FULANO DE TAL Y SUTANO DE TAL COMO POSIBLES MIEMBROS DE NOMBRES DESCONOCIDOS; CENTRO DE RECAUDACIONES MUNICIPALES Y A LOS


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Yo, FREDDY RODRIGUEZ COLLAZO, Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Vega Baja, a los demandados, acreedores y al público en general con interés sobre la propiedad que más adelante se describe, y al público en general, por la presente CERTIFICO, ANUNCIO y HAGO CONSTAR: Que el día 7 de abril de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana, en mi oficina, sita en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Vega Baja, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, procederé a vender en Pública Subasta, al mejor postor, la propiedad inmueble que más adelante se describe y cuya venta en pública subasta se ordenó por la vía ordinaria mediante Sentencia dictada en el caso de epígrafe, la cual se notificó y archivó en autos el día 24 de octubre de 2017. Los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al procedimiento incoado, estarán de manifiesto en la Secretaría durante horas laborables. Que en caso de no producir remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta a celebrarse, se celebrará una segunda subasta para la venta de la susodicha propiedad, el día 14 de abril de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana; y en caso de no producir remate ni adjudicación, se celebrará una tercera subasta el día 21 de abril de 2021, a las 10:30 de la mañana, en mi oficina sita en el lugar antes indicado. Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que ha sido liberado por la Secretaría del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala Superior de Vega Baja, en el caso de epígrafe con fecha de 15 de abril de 2020, procederé a vender en pública subasta y al mejor postor, todo derecho, título e interés que tenga la parte demandada de epígrafe en el inmueble de su propiedad ubicado en: 22 100 St. Pueblo Nuevo, vega Baja PR 00693 y que se describe a continuación: RUSTICA: Parcela marcada con el número 266 en el Plano de Parcelación de la Comunidad Rural Monserrate del Barrio Bajura del término municipal de Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de cero cuerdas con 2,296 diezmilésimas de esta, equivalente a 902.53 m.c. En Lindes por el NORTE con parcela número 282 de la comunidad, por el SUR, con Carretera Estatal Número Dos; por el ESTE, con parcela número 267 de la comunidad; y por el OESTE, con parcela número 282 H de la comunidad. Finca número 4,533 BIS, inscrita al folio 129 del tomo 68 de Vega Alta. Re-

gistro de la Propiedad de Puerto Rico, Sección III de Bayamón. La subasta se llevará a cabo para satisfacer, hasta donde alcance, el importe de las cantidades adeudadas a la parte demandante conforme a la sentencia dictada a su favor, a saber: $75,899.48, incluyendo intereses y otros gastos acumulados hasta el 31 de enero de 2017, y los cuales continúan acumulándose a razón del 3.184% por ciento anual, hasta su completo pago; más la cantidad de $13,800.00, equivalente al 10% de la suma principal original pactada, estipulada para costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado; más recargos acumulados hasta la fecha en que se pague la deuda; más cualquiera suma de dinero por concepto de contribuciones, primas de seguro hipotecario y riesgo, así como cualesquiera otras sumas pactadas en la escritura de hipoteca, todas cuyas sumas están líquidas y exigibles. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso de epígrafe fue constituida mediante la escritura número 247, otorgada el día 29 de agosto de 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, ante el Notario Público Jorge Laborde Corretjer y consta inscrita al tomo Karibe de Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, finca número 4533 Bis, Registro de la Propiedad de Vega Baja, Sección III de Bayamón. Que la cantidad mínima de licitación en la primera subasta del inmueble antes descrito será la suma de $138,000.00 según se establece en la escritura de hipoteca antes relacionada. En caso de que el inmueble a ser subastado no fuera adjudicado en su primera subasta se ordena la celebración de una segunda subasta de dicho inmueble, en la cual, la cantidad mínima será una equivalente a 2/3 parte de aquella, o sea la suma de $92,000.00; desierta también la segunda subasta de dicho inmueble, se ordena la celebración de una tercera subasta en la cual, la cantidad mínima será la mitad del precio pactado para la primera subasta, es decir la suma de $69,000.00. La propiedad se adjudicará al mejor postor, quien deberá satisfacer el importe de su oferta en moneda legal y corriente de los Estados Unidos de América en el momento de la adjudicación, entiéndase efectivo, giro postal o cheque certificado a nombre del Alguacil del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, y que las cargas y gravámenes preferentes, si los hubiese, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes, entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. La propiedad no

Thursday, March 4, 2021 está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según surge de las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad en un estudio de título efectuado a la finca antes descrita. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores que tengan inscritos o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargos o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. Una vez efectuada la venta de dicha propiedad, el Alguacil procederá a otorgar la escritura de traspaso al licitador victorioso en subasta, quien podrá ser la parte demandante, cuya oferta podrá aplicarse a la extinción parcial o total de la obligación reconocida por la sentencia dictada en este caso. La propiedad a ser ejecutada se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores. Si el producto de la venta fuere insuficiente para satisfacer la cantidad reclamada, se procederá a la ejecución de la sentencia en contra de la parte demandada por el remanente de las sumas no satisfechas, mediante embargo y venta en ejecución de cualesquiera otros bienes propiedad de la parte demandada en cantidad suficiente para dejar cubierta y totalmente satisfecha a la parte demandante cualquier deficiencia o parte insoluta de la sentencia dictada a su favor según dispuesto en la sentencia dictada en este caso. Se dispone, conforme con la sentencia dictada en este caso que, una vez efectuada la subasta y vendido el bien inmueble, los adjudicatarios sean puestos en posesión del mismo dentro del término de veinte (20) días por el Alguacil de este Honorable Tribunal y los actuales poseedores lanzados del referido inmueble. De ser ello necesario, el Alguacil podrá diligenciar el Acta de Subasta que se expida en horas laborales, de día, los 5 días de la semana y podrá romper cualquier cerradura o candado que dé acceso al inmueble objeto de este desalojo. Y para la concurrencia de licitadores y para el público

en general, se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley, mediante edicto, en un periódico de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, una vez por semana, por espacio de dos (2) semanas consecutivas con un intervalo de por lo menos siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, y para su fijación en tres (3) lugares públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía, y se le notificará además a la parte demandada vía correo certificado con acuse de recibo a la última dirección conocida. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL, expido el presente Edicto de Subasta para conocimiento y comparecencia de los licitadores, bajo mi firma y sello del Tribunal, en Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, a 29 de enero de 2020. FREDDY RODRIGUEZ COLLAZO, ALGUACIL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA SALA DE VEGA BAJA.

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SUCESION DE ANGELIS Parte Demandante V. Parte Demandante V. Nancy y Eneida, de SOTO BERRlOS; MARIA Parte Demandante V. Nancy y Eneida, de Nancy y Eneida, de apellidos Aguilar Moya, MILAGROS TORRES Nancy y Eneida, de apellidos Aguilar Moya, Joaquin de Dios y Gisela, apellidos Aguilar Moya, CORREA; FELIX apellidos Aguilar Moya, Joaquin de Dios y Gisela, Joaquin de Dios y Gisela, de apellidos Aguilar ALVAREZ-BATIST A; Joaquin de Dios y Gisela, de apellidos Aguilar de apellidos Aguilar Miranda ALLIED FINANCIAL, de apellidos Aguilar Miranda Miranda Parte Demandada INC. ; JANE DOE, Miranda Parte Demandada Parte Demandada CIVIL NUM.: CB2020CV00422. Parte Demandada JOHN DOE COMO CIVIL NUM.: CB2020CV00422. CIVIL NUM.: CB2020CV00422. SALA 206. SOBRE: Partición y CIVIL NUM.: CB2020CV00422. SALA 206. SOBRE: Partición y SALA 206. SOBRE: Partición y Adjudicación de Comunidad de POSIBLES HEREDEROS SALA 206. SOBRE: Partición y Adjudicación de Comunidad de Adjudicación de Comunidad de Bienes Hereditarios. EMPLA- DESCONOCIDOS ; CRIM; Adjudicación de Comunidad de Bienes Hereditarios. EMPLA- Bienes Hereditarios. EMPLA- ZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. ESDEPARTAMENTO DE Bienes Hereditarios. EMPLAZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. ES- ZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. ES- TADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA HACIENDA ZAMIENTO POR EDICTO. ESLydia Santiago Barbosa

TADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA TADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE .UU. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIA.UU. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE P.R. SS. DO DE P.R. SS.

A: GISELA A: ENEIDA AGUILAR MIRANDA AGUILAR MOYA 2679 ROYAL POINTE DR. 613 E 138 ST. #3 A GREEN COVE SPRINGS, BRONX, NEW YORK FL 32043 10454-2736 o sea la parte demandada o sea la parte demandada arriba mencionada. arriba mencionada. POR LA PRESENTE: Se le

POR LA PRESENTE: Se le notifica a usted, Sra. Gisela Aguilar Miranda, que la parte demandante de epígrafe ha radicado en esta Secretaria una Partición y Adjudicación de Comunidad de Bienes Hereditarios que aquí se menciona. POR LA PRESENTE se le emplaza y requiere para que conteste la demanda dentro de los treinta 30 ) días siguientes a la publicación de este Edicto. Usted deberá presentar su alegación responsiva a través del Sistema Unificado de Manejo y Administración de Casos (SUMAC), al cual puede acceder utilizado la siguiente dirección electrónica: https://unired.ra-

notifica a usted, Sra. Gisela Aguilar Miranda, que la parte demandante de epígrafe ha radicado en esta Secretaria una Partición y Adjudicación de Comunidad de Bienes Hereditarios que aquí se menciona. POR LA PRESENTE se le emplaza y requiere para que conteste la demanda dentro de los treinta 30 ) días siguientes a la publicación de este Edicto. Usted deberá presentar su alegación responsiva a través del Sistema Unificado de Manejo y Administración de Casos (SUMAC), al cual puede acceder utilizado la siguiente dirección electrónica: https://unired.ra-

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TADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE Demandados EL PRESIDENTE DE LOS EE .UU. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIA- CIVIL NUM. G3CI201500163 .UU. ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIA- DO DE P.R. SS. (202). SOBRE: COBRO DE DO DE P.R. SS. DINERO Y EJECUCION DE A: SRA. NANCY A: JOAQUIN DE DIOS HIPOTECA POR LA VIA ORAGUILAR MOYA AGUILAR MIRANDA 230 E 179 ST. APT. 4P DINARIA. EDICTO DE SUBASTA, ESTADOS UNIDOS DE 4502 GELPIN WAY BRONX, NEW YORK 10457 AMERICA EL PRESIDENTE ORLANDO, FL 32012 o sea la parte demandada DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS o sea la parte demandada arriba mencionada. EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIAarriba mencionada. POR LA PRESENTE: Se le DO DE PUERTO RICO. SS. POR LA PRESENTE: Se le notifica a usted, Sra. Gisela A: La Parte Demandada , notifica a usted, Sra. Gisela Aguilar Miranda, que la parte al (a la) Secretario(a) de Aguilar Miranda, que la parte demandante de epígrafe ha demandante de epígrafe ha radicado en esta Secretaria Hacienda de Puerto Rico y al Público General: radicado en esta Secretaria una Partición y Adjudicación una Partición y Adjudicación de Comunidad de Bienes He- Certifico y Hago Consta r: Que de Comunidad de Bienes He- reditarios que aquí se mencio- en cumplimiento con el Mandareditarios que aquí se mencio- na. POR LA PRESENTE se le miento de Ejecución de Sentenna. POR LA PRESENTE se le emplaza y requiere para que cia que me ha sido dirigido por emplaza y requiere para que conteste la demanda dentro de el (la) Secretario(a) del Tribunal conteste la demanda dentro de los treinta 30 ) días siguientes de Primera Instancia , Sala Sulos treinta 30 ) días siguientes a la publicación de este Edicto. perior de Patillas , en el caso de a la publicación de este Edicto. Usted deberá presentar su ale- epígrafe procederá a vender en Usted deberá presentar su ale- gación responsiva a través del pública subasta al mejor postor gación responsiva a través del Sistema Unificado de Manejo y en efectivo , cheque gerente , Sistema Unificado de Manejo y Administración de Casos (SU- giro postal , cheque certificado Administración de Casos (SU- MAC), al cual puede acceder en moneda legal de los EstaMAC), al cual puede acceder utilizado la siguiente dirección dos Unidos de América al nomutilizado la siguiente dirección electrónica: https://unired.ra- bre del Alguacil del Tribunal de electrónica: https://unired.ra- majudicial.pr, salvo que se re- Primera Instancia , en mi ofimajudicial.pr, salvo que se re- presente por derecho propio, cina ubicada en el Tribunal de


32 Primera Instancia , Sala de Patillas, el 7 de abril de 2021 a las 11 :00 de la mañana , todo derecho título, participación o interés que le corresponda a la parte demandada o cualquiera de ellos en el inmueble hipotecado objeto de ejecución que se describe a continuación: RUSTICA: REMANENTE : Parcela de terreno radicada en el Barrio Cacao Alto del término municipal de Patilla s, Puerto Rico, con un área superficial de 1.9014 cuerdas. En lindes: por el NORTE, con propiedades de Daniel Ayala y Cándido Rivera; por el SUR, con la Carretera Estatal Número 184 y solar segregado ; por el ESTE, con propiedades de Daniel Ayala y Pedro Morales y con solar segregado y por el OESTE, con la propiedad de Don Andrés Ortiz. Según inscripción primera , dentro de esta parcela enclava una casa de madera con piso de cemento forrada y techada de zinc, de 30 ‘6” de frente por 10’ de ancho con sala, comedor, 2 dormitorios , cocina y letrina. De la inscripción 8~ al folio 220 del tomo 82 de Patillas , surge que enclava edificio comercial construido de bloques de cemento con columnas , vigas y torta de concreto armado compuesto de 2 locales comerciales y un sótano. Los locales comercia les se comunican entre sí por una puerta interior. El edificio mide frente 63 ‘3” y 25’ de fondo equivalentes a un área superficial de 1895 ‘5’’ cuadradas . El sótano tiene un área superficial equivalente a 1895’5” cuadrados. La edificación tiene un valor de $14,000.00. FINCA NO 3652 INSCRITA AL FOLIO 160 DEL TOMO 230 DE PATILLAS, REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD DE GUAYAMA Propiedad localizada en: SR 184 KM 3.9 Cacao Alto Ward, Patillas, PR 00723 Según figuran en la certificación registral, la propiedad objeto de ejecución está gravada por las siguientes cargas anteriores o preferentes: Nombre del Titular: N/A. Suma de la Carga: N/A. Fecha de Vencimiento: N/A. Según figuran en la certificación registral, la propiedad objeto de ejecución está gravada por las siguientes cargas posteriores a la inscripción del crédito ejecutante: A. AVISO DE DEMANDA con fecha 30 de diciembre de 2015 radicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Guayama en el caso civil número G3CI201500163 sobre Cobro de Dinero y Ejecución de Hipoteca; Citifinancial Services of Puerto Rico, demandante v. Angelis Soto Berrios y su esposa Maria Milagros Torres Correa y la SLG compuesta por ambos; Felix Alvarez Batista y Allied Financial Inc., demandados. Por la misma se reclama

el pago del préstamo Hipotecario garantizado con la Hipoteca por $68,418.64. Inscrita el 13 de septiembre de 2019, finca 3652 de Patillas, Registro de la Propiedad de Guayama, Anotación B. B. MANDAMIENTO de Embargo de Ejecución de Sentencia del 14 de julio de 2014 del Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Patillas, en el caso Allied Financial, Inc. v Félix Álvarez Batista, Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de América, caso civil número 03012008 sobre cobro de dinero; por la cual se ordena el EMBARGO DE ESTA FINCA para que la misma responda por la suma de $57,908.90 de principal más otras sumas, e inscrito al folio 150 del tomo 240 de Patillas, finca 3652, inscripción 14ª. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titularidad de la propiedad y que todas las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes al crédito ejecutante antes descritos, si los hubiere, continuarán subsistentes. El rematante acepta dichas cargas y gravámenes anteriores, y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio del remate. Se establece como tipo mínimo de subasta la suma de $132,499.99, según acordado entre las partes en el precio pactado en la escritura de hipoteca. De ser necesaria una segunda subasta por declararse desierta la primera, la misma se celebrará en mi oficina, ubicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Patillas, el 14 de abril de 2021 a las 11:00 de la mañana , y se establece como mínima para dicha segunda subasta la suma de $88,333.33, dos terceras (2/3) partes del tipo mínimo establecido originalmente. Si tampoco se produce remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta, se establece como mínima para la tercera subasta , la suma de $66,250.00, la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado y dicha subasta se celebrará en mi oficina, ubicada en el Tribunal de Primera Instancia, Sala de Patillas, el 21 de abril de 2021 a las 11:00 de la mañana . Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para, con su producto satisfacer a la parte demandante, el importe de la Sentencia dictada a su favor ascendente a la suma de $65,781.85 de principal, intereses al tipo del 10.41960% anual según ajustado desde el día 3 de mayo de 2014 hasta el pago de la deuda en su totalidad, más la suma de $26,500.00 por concepto de honorarios de abogado y costas autorizadas por el Tribunal , más las cantidades que se adeudan mensualmente por concepto de seguro hipotecario , cargos

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por demora , y otros adeudados que se hagan en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca. La venta en pública subasta de la referida propiedad se verificará libre de toda carga o gravamen posterior que afecte la mencionada finca, a cuyo efecto se notifica y se hace saber la fecha , hora y sitio de la PRIMERA , SEGUNDA Y TERCERA SUBASTA , si esto fuera necesario , a los efectos de que cualquier persona o personas con algún interés puedan comparecer a la celebración de dicha subasta. Se notifica a todos los interesados que las actas y demás constancias del expediente de este caso están disponibles en la Secretaría del Tribunal durante horas laborables para ser examinadas por los (las) interesados (as). Y para su publicación en el periódico The San Juan Daily Star, que es un diario de circulación general en la isla de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas con un intervalo de por lo menos siete (7) días entre ambas publicaciones, así como para su publicación en los sitios públicos de Puerto Rico. Expedido en Patillas , Puerto Rico, hoy día 25 de febrero de 2021. Firma Ilegible, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE PATILLAS SALA SUPERIOR.

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COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CRÉDITO DE RINCÓN (ANTES COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CRÉDITO DE AÑASCO) Parte Demandante vs

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ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO LASALLE ALDAHONDO DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUSe le apercibe que la parte deNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA mandante por mediación del SALA SUPERIOR DE MAYALcdo. Rafael Fabre Colón, P.O. GÜEZ. Box 277, Mayagüez, Puerto COOPERATIVA DE Rico 00681, Tel. 787-265-0334, AHORRO Y CRÉDITO ha radicado la acción de epígrafe en su contra. Copia de DE CABO ROJO la demanda, emplazamientos Parte Demandante vs y del presente edicto le ha sido AGUSTINA CENTENO CABALLERY enviado por correo a la última dirección conocida. Pueden Parte Demandada ustedes obtener más informaCIVIL NÚM. MZ2020CV01300. ción sobre el asunto revisando SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO los autos en el Tribunal. Se le (VÍA ORDINARIA). EDICTO. apercibe que tiene usted un térA: AGUSTINA mino de treinta (30) días para CENTENO CABALLERY radicar contestación a dicha Se le apercibe que la parte de- demanda de cobro de dinero mandante por mediación del y/o cualquier escrito que estime Lcdo. Rafael Fabre Colón, P.O. usted conveniente a través del Box 2 7 7, Mayagüez, Puerto Sistema Unificado de Manejo y Rico 00681, Tel. 787-265-0334, Administración de Casos (SUha radicado la acción de epí- MAC), al cual puede acceder grafe en su contra. Copia de utilizando la siguiente direcla demanda, emplazamientos ción electrónica: https://unired. y del presente edicto le ha sido ramajudicial.pr, salvo que se enviado por correo a la última represente por derecho propio, dirección conocida. Pueden us- en cuyo caso deberá presentar tedes obtener mayor informa- su alegación responsiva en la ción sobre el asunto revisando Secretaría del Tribunal de epílos autos en el Tribunal. Se le grafe, pero que de no radicarse apercibe que tiene usted un tér- escrito alguno ante el Tribunal mino de treinta ( 30) días para dentro de dicho término el Triradicar contestación a dicha bunal procederá a ventilar el demanda de cobro de dinero procedimiento sin más citarle ni y/o cualquier escrito que estime oírle. Dada en Añasco, Puerto usted conveniente a través del Rico, hoy 24 de FEBRERO de Sistema Unificado de Manejo y 2021. LCDA. NORMA G SAN-

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BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO DEMANDANTE VS.

DARWIN MUÑOZ RUFAT, KARLA M. FLORES SIACA T/C/C KARLA MICHELLE FLORES SIACA T/C/C KARLA MICHELLE FLORES SIERRA Y LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE BIENES GANANCIALES COMPUESTA POR AMBOS

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: CA2019CV02167. SOBRE: EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA “IN REM” (VÍA ORDINARIA). EDICTO DE SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe por la presente CERTIFICA, ANUNCIA y hace CONSTAR: Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que le ha sido dirigido al Alguacil que suscribe por la Secretaría del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR, en el caso de epígrafe procederá a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor en efectivo, cheque certificado en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América el 27 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA, en su oficina sita en el local que ocupa en el edificio del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR, todo derecho, título e interés que tenga la parte demandada de epígrafe en el inmueble de su propiedad que ubica en: F-1 CALLE 3, URB. LOMAS DE CAROLINA, CAROLINA, PR 00983 y que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar marcado con el número 1 del Bloque F de la Calle número 3 de la Urbanización Lomas de Carolina, localizado en el Barrio Trujillo Bajo del Municipio de Carolina, Puerto Rico con un área de 250.54 metros cuadrados, en lindes por el NORTE, en una distancia de 13.90 metros lineales, con la Calle número 15; por el SUR, en 2 alineaciones que suman 28.45 metros lineales, con el solar número 2 y con la Calle numero 3; por el ESTE, en un arco de 5.50 metros, con la Calle numero 15; y por el OESTE, en una distancia de 14.55 metros lineales, con el solar número 12. Enclava Edificación. Se

encuentra afecta servidumbre de paso a favor de la La propiedad antes relacionada consta inscrita al Folio 259 del Tomo 1,124 de Carolina, finca número 48,850, Registro de la Propiedad de Carolina, Sección Segunda (2da). El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta del inmueble antes relacionado, será el dispuesto en la Escritura de Hipoteca, es decir la suma de $125,132.00. Si no hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta del inmueble mencionado, se celebrará una segunda subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 4 DE MAYO DE 2021, A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA. En la segunda subasta que se celebre servirá de tipo mínimo las dos terceras partes (2/3) del precio pactado en la primera subasta, o sea la suma de $83,421.33. Si tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta se celebrará una tercera subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 11 DE MAYO DE 2021, A LAS 9:00 DE LA MAÑANA. Para la tercera subasta servirá de tipo mínimo la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado para el caso de ejecución, o sea, la suma de $62,566.00. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso de epígrafe fue constituida mediante la escritura de hipoteca número 176 otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 3 de abril de 2014, ante el Notario Yomara Arvelo López, y consta inscrita al Folio 158 del tomo 1,508 de Carolina, finca número 48,850, en el Registro de la Propiedad de Carolina, Sección Segunda (2da), inscripción Duodécima (12ma). Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para con su producto satisfacer al Demandante total o parcialmente según sea el caso el importe de la Sentencia que ha obtenido condenando a la parte demandada ascendente a la suma de $120,276.67 por concepto de principal, desde el 1ro de septiembre de 2016, más intereses al tipo pactado de 4.50% anual. Dichos intereses continúan acumulándose hasta el pago total de la obligación. Además, la parte demandada, adeuda a la parte demandante los cargos por demora equivalentes a 4.00% de la suma de aquellos pagos con atrasos en exceso de 15 días calendarios de la fecha de vencimiento; los créditos accesorios y adelantos hechos en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca; y las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado equivalentes a $12,513.20. Además, la parte demandada, se comprometieron a pagar una suma equivalente a $12,513.20 para cubrir cualquier otro adelanto que se haga en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca y una suma equivalente a $12,513.20 para cubrir intereses en adición

a los garantizados por ley. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al Procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la SECRETARIA DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación del inmueble y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio de remate. La propiedad no está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores conocidos y desconocidos que tengan inscritos, no inscritos, presentados y/o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargas o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad objeto de ejecución y descrita anteriormente se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores una vez el Honorable Tribunal expida la correspondiente Orden de Confirmación de Venta Judicial. Y para conocimiento de licitadores del público en general se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley por espacio de dos semanas en tres sitios públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Este Edicto será publicado dos veces en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas. Expido el presente Edicto de subasta bajo mi firma y sello de este Tribunal en Carolina, Puerto Rico, hoy día 25 de febrero de 2021. MANUEL VILLAFAÑE BLANCO, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA SALA SU-

PERIOR.

LEGAL NOTICE ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA SALA SUPERIOR.

BANCO POPULAR DE PUERTO RICO DEMANDANTE VS.

IVÁN RIVERA PÉREZ

DEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: CA2019CV01356. SOBRE: COBRO DE DINERO Y EJECUCION DE HIPOTECA (VÍA ORDINARIA). EDICTO DE SUBASTA. El Alguacil que suscribe por la presente CERTIFICA, ANUNCIA y hace CONSTAR: Que en cumplimiento de un Mandamiento de Ejecución de Sentencia que le ha sido dirigido al Alguacil que suscribe por la Secretaría del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR, en el caso de epígrafe procederá a vender en pública subasta al mejor postor en efectivo, cheque certificado en moneda legal de los Estados Unidos de América el 27 DE ABRIL DE 2021, A LAS 9:15 DE LA MAÑANA, en su oficina sita en el local que ocupa en el edificio del TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR, todo derecho, título e interés que tenga la parte demandada de epígrafe en el inmueble de su propiedad que ubica en: K-9 CALLE 2, URB. ESTANCIAS DEL PARQUE, CAROLINA, PR 00985 y que se describe a continuación: URBANA: Solar marcado con el número K guión nueve (K-9), localizado en la Calle número 2 del Plano de Inscripción de la Urbanización Estancias del Parque, radicado en el Barrio Canovanillas del término municipal de Carolina, Puerto Rico, con una cabida superficial de 142.13 metros cuadrados. En lindes por el NORTE, Solar K-10, en una distancia de 24.67 metros lineales; por el SUR, con el Solar K-8, en una distancia de 25.10 metros lineales; por el ESTE, con la Calle 2, en una distancia de 5.72 metros lineales; y por el OESTE, con la Calle dedicada a uso público, en una distancia de 5.69 metros lineales de otro. Enclava una estructura de hormigón y bloques de 3 habitaciones dedicada única y exclusivamente a uso residencial. La propiedad antes relacionada consta inscrita al Folio 114 del Tomo 1,375 de Carolina, finca número 56,135, Registro de la Propiedad, Sección Segunda. El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta del inmueble antes relacionado, será el dispuesto en la Escritura de Hipoteca, es decir la suma de $55,967.00.


The San Juan Daily Star Si no hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la primera subasta del inmueble mencionado, se celebrará una segunda subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 4 DE MAYO DE 2021, A LAS 9:15 DE LA MAÑANA. En la segunda subasta que se celebre servirá de tipo mínimo las dos terceras partes (2/3) del precio pactado en la primera subasta, o sea la suma de $37,311.33. Si tampoco hubiere remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta se celebrará una tercera subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe el día 11 DE MAYO DE 2021, A LAS 9:15 DE LA MAÑANA. Para la tercera subasta servirá de tipo mínimo la mitad (1/2) del precio pactado para el caso de ejecución, o sea, la suma de $27,983.50. La hipoteca a ejecutarse en el caso de epígrafe fue constituida mediante la escritura de hipoteca número 22 otorgada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el día 28 de julio de 2014, ante la Notario Yaritza Deya Meléndez, y consta inscrita al Folio 197 del tomo 1,535 de Carolina, finca número 56,135, en el Registro de la Propiedad de Carolina, Sección Segunda (2da), inscripción Décima (10ma). Dicha subasta se llevará a cabo para con su producto satisfacer al Demandante total o parcialmente según sea el caso el importe de la Sentencia que ha obtenido condenando a la parte demandada ascendente a la suma de $53,548.88 por concepto de principal, desde el 1ro de abril de 2017, más intereses al tipo pactado de 4.50% anual, dichos intereses continúan acumulándose hasta el pago total de la obligación. Además, la parte demandada adeuda a la parte demandante los cargos por demora equivalentes a 4.00% de la suma de aquellos pagos con atrasos en exceso de 15 días calendarios de la fecha de vencimiento; los créditos accesorios y adelantos hechos en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca; y las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado equivalentes a $5,596.70. Además, la parte demandada se comprometió a pagar una suma equivalente a $5,596.70 para cubrir cualquier otro adelanto que se haga en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca y una suma equivalente a $5,596.70 para cubrir intereses en adición a los garantizados por ley. Por razón de dicho incumplimiento, y al amparo del derecho que le confiere el Pagaré, el demandante ha declarado tales sumas vencidas, líquidas y exigibles en su totalidad. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al Procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la SECRETARIA DEL TRIBUNAL DE

PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA, SALA SUPERIOR durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación del inmueble y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio de remate. La propiedad no está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores conocidos y desconocidos que tengan inscritos, no inscritos, presentados y/o anotados sus derechos sobre los bienes hipotecados con posterioridad a la inscripción del crédito del ejecutante o acreedores de cargas o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad objeto de ejecución y descrita anteriormente se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores una vez el Honorable Tribunal expida la correspondiente Orden de Confirmación de Venta Judicial. Y para conocimiento de licitadores del público en general se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley por espacio de dos semanas en tres sitios públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta, tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Este Edicto será publicado dos veces en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas. Expido el presente Edicto de subasta bajo mi firma y sello de este Tribunal en Carolina, Puerto Rico, hoy día 25 de febrero de 2021. MANUEL VILLAFAÑE BLANCO, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE CAROLINA SALA SUPERIOR.

NAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA número 10 del Bloque “B”; y por CENTRO JUDICIAL DE GUA- el OESTE, en una distancia de YAMA SALA SUPERIOR. 18.76 metros con el Solar núBANCO POPULAR DE mero 8 del Bloque “B”. Sobre dicho solar enclava una casa PUERTO RICO de concreto reforzado para DEMANDANTE VS. EDNA VIOLETA CORA fines residenciales. La propieantes relacionada consta OCASIO T/C/C EDNA dad inscrita al Folio 189 del Tomo VIOLETA CORA; LA 196 de Guayama, finca número SUCESIÓN DE JONÁS 5,436, Registro de la Propiedad AMARO VÁZQUEZ de Guayama. El tipo mínimo para la primera subasta del inCOMPUESTA POR EDNA VIOLETA CORA mueble antes relacionado, será OCASIO T/C/C EDNA el dispuesto en la Escritura de Hipoteca, es decir la suma VIOLETA CORA EN de $53,000.00. Si no hubiere LA CUOTA VIUDAL remate ni adjudicación en la USUFRUCTUARIA DE LA primera subasta del inmueble SUCESION; BRISEIDA mencionado, se celebrará una AMARO CORA, EDNA segunda subasta en las oficinas del Alguacil que suscribe ENRIQUED AMARO el día 14 DE ABRIL DE 2021, CORA Y JOBRIED RICARDO AMARO CORA; A LAS 10:30 DE LA MAÑANA. la segunda subasta que se FULANO Y FULANA DE En celebre servirá de tipo mínimo TAL COMO MIEMBROS las dos terceras partes (2/3) DESCONOCIDOS DE LA del precio pactado en la primeSUCESION; Y CENTRO ra subasta, o sea la suma de DE RECAUDACION DE $35,333.33. Si tampoco hubieINGRESOS MUNICIPALES re remate ni adjudicación en la segunda subasta se celebrará (CRIM) una tercera subasta en las ofiDEMANDADOS CIVIL NUM.: GM2019CV00397. cinas del Alguacil que suscribe SALA: SOBRE: EJECUCION el día 21 DE ABRIL DE 2021, DE HIPOTECA “IN REM” (VÍA A LAS 10:30 DE LA MAÑANA. ORDINARIA). EDICTO DE SU- Para la tercera subasta servirá BASTA. El Alguacil que suscri- de tipo mínimo la mitad (1/2) del be por la presente CERTIFICA, precio pactado para el caso de ANUNCIA y hace CONSTAR: ejecución, o sea, la suma de Que en cumplimiento de un $26,500.00. La hipoteca a ejeMandamiento de Ejecución de cutarse en el caso de epígrafe Sentencia que le ha sido dirigi- fue constituida mediante la esdo al Alguacil que suscribe por critura de hipoteca número 443 la Secretaría del TRIBUNAL DE otorgada en San Juan, Puerto PRIMERA INSTANCIA CEN- Rico, el día 19 de junio de 1998 TRO JUDICIAL DE GUAYAMA, ante el Notario Manuel Rivera SALA SUPERIOR, en el caso Meléndez, la cual consta inscride epígrafe procederá a ven- ta al Folio 194 del Tomo 196 de der en pública subasta al me- Guayama, finca número 5,436, jor postor en efectivo, cheque inscripción sexta (6ta) Registro certificado en moneda legal de de la Propiedad de Guayama. los Estados Unidos de América Modificada en cuanto a su prinel día 7 DE ABRIL DE 2021, cipal que será de $53,000.00; A LAS 10:30 DE LA MAÑANA, en cuanto a su interés que será en su oficina sita en el local de 4.25% anual; en cuanto a que ocupa en el edificio del su pago mensual de principal e TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INS- interés será por la cantidad de TANCIA DE GUAYAMA, SALA $260.73, en cuanto a su venciSUPERIOR, todo derecho, títu- miento que será el primero (1ro) lo e interés que tenga la parte de noviembre de 2044; y en demandada de epígrafe en el cuanto al tipo mínimo en caso inmueble de su propiedad que de ejecución de hipoteca será ubica en: B-9 URB. GREENS de $53,000.00, según consta HILLS GUAYAMA, PR 00784 y de la escritura de modificación que se describe a continuación: de hipoteca número 549, otorURBANA: Solar marcado con gada el día 31 de octubre de el número 9 del Bloque “B” del 2014, en San Juan, Puerto Plano de Inscripción de la Urba- Rico ante la Notario Público nización Paseo Riviera, situada Ileana Quintero Aguiló y consen el Barrio Algarrobos del Mu- ta inscrita al Folio 44 del Tomo nicipio de Guayama, Puerto 503 de Guayama, finca númeRico, con una cabida superficial ro 5,436, inscripción séptima de 406.19 metros cuadrados. (7ma), Registro de la Propiedad En lindes por el NORTE, en de Guayama. Dicha subasta se una distancia de 9.27 metros, llevará a cabo para con su procon la Calle número 1; por el ducto satisfacer al Demandante SUR, en una distancia de 29.94 total o parcialmente según sea LEGAL NOTICE metros con un canal abierto; el caso el importe de la SentenESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO por el ESTE, en una distancia cia que ha obtenido ascendenDE PUERTO RICO TRIBUde 31.78 metros con el Solar te a la suma de $47,316.78 por

Thursday, March 4, 2021 concepto de principal, desde el 1ro de septiembre de 2017, más intereses al tipo pactado de 4.25% anual que continúan acumulándose hasta el pago total de la obligación. Los créditos accesorios y adelantos hechos por Banco Popular de Puerto Rico en virtud de la escritura de hipoteca; las costas, gastos y honorarios de abogado equivalentes a $6,791.00 conforme fueron pactados en la Escritura de Hipoteca; y una suma equivalente a $6,791.00 para cubrir cualquier otro adelanto que se haga en virtud de la Escritura de Hipoteca. Que los autos y todos los documentos correspondientes al Procedimiento incoado estarán de manifiesto en la SECRETARIA DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE GUAYAMA, SALA SUPERIOR durante las horas laborables. Se entenderá que todo licitador acepta como bastante la titulación del inmueble y que las cargas y gravámenes anteriores y los preferentes, si los hubiere, al crédito del ejecutante continuarán subsistentes entendiéndose que el rematante los acepta y queda subrogado en la responsabilidad de los mismos, sin destinarse a su extinción el precio de remate. La propiedad no está sujeta a gravámenes anteriores y/o preferentes según surge de las constancias del Registro de la Propiedad en un estudio de título efectuado a la finca antes descrita. Por la presente se notifica a los acreedores desconocidos, no inscritos o presentados que sus acreedores de cargos o derechos reales que los hubiesen pospuesto a la hipoteca del actor y a los dueños, poseedores, tenedores de o interesados en títulos transmisibles por endoso o al portador garantizados hipotecariamente con posterioridad al crédito del actor que se celebrarán las subastas en las fechas, horas y sitios señalados para que puedan concurrir a la subasta si les conviniere o se les invita a satisfacer antes del remate el importe del crédito, de sus intereses, otros cargos y las costas y honorarios de abogado asegurados quedando subrogados en los derechos del acreedor ejecutante. La propiedad objeto de ejecución y descrita anteriormente se adquirirá libre de cargas y gravámenes posteriores una vez el Honorable Tribunal expida la correspondiente Orden de Confirmación de Venta Judicial. Y para conocimiento de licitadores del público en general se publicará este Edicto de acuerdo con la ley por espacio de dos semanas en tres sitios públicos del municipio en que ha de celebrarse la venta,

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tales como la Alcaldía, el Tribunal y la Colecturía. Este Edicto será publicado dos veces en un diario de circulación general en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, por espacio de dos semanas consecutivas. Expido el presente Edicto de subasta bajo mi firma en el Tribunal en Guayama, Puerto Rico, hoy día 25 de febrero de 2021. FIRMA ILEGIBLE, ALGUACIL DE SUBASTAS TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA CENTRO JUDICIAL DE GUAYAMA SALA SUPERIOR.

LEGAL NOTICE Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico TRIBUNAL GENERAL DE JUSTICIA Tribundael rimera Instancia Sala de CAROLINA-SUPERIOR.

LIME HOMES, LTD vs.

GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, GARRET JAVIER

CIVIL NÚM: FCD2014-1534. SOBRE: EJECUCIÓN DE HIPOTECA. NOTIFICACIÓN DE SENTENCIA POR EDICTO.

A: GARRET JAVIER GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, EMIRE NANETTE RODRIGUEZ BONET Y LA SOCIEDAD LEGAL DE BIENES GANANCIALES COMPUESTA POR AMBOS

(Nombre de las partes a las que se le notifican la sentencia por edicto) EL SECRETARIO(A) que suscribe le notifica a usted que 17 de NOVIEMBRE de 2020, este Tribunal ha dictado Sentencia, Sentencia Parcial o Resolución en este caso, que ha sido debidamente registrada y archivada en autos donde podrá usted enterarse detalladamente de los términos de la misma. Esta notificación se publicará una sola vez en un periódico de circulación general en la Isla de Puerto Rico, dentro de los 10 días siguientes a su notificación. Y, siendo o representando usted una parte en el procedimiento sujeta a los términos de la Sentencia, Sentencia Parcial o Resolución, de la cual puede establecerse recurso de revisión o apelación dentro del término de 30 días contados a partir de la publicación por edicto de esta notificación, dirijo a usted esta notificación que se considerará hecha en la fecha de la publicación de este edicto. Copia de esta notificación ha sido archivada en los autos de este caso, con fecha de 25 de febrero de 2021. LIC. CORTIJO VILLOCK, EDMY PRSERVICE@TMBPLLC.COM En CAROLINA, Puerto Rico, el 25 de febrero de 2021. LCDA. MARILYN APONTE RODRIGUEZ, Secretaria. F/MYRIAM FIGUEROA PASTRANA, Sec Auxiliar.

LEGAL NOTICE

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“Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico, LLC is proposing to construct a 35-foot overall height small cell pole telecommunications support structure near Urb. Paseo Del Río, Río Indio Street, Caguas, Puerto Rico (N18° 13’ 4.2”; W66° 0’ 8”). Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico, LLC invites comments from any interested party on the impact the tower may have on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Comments may be sent to Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Annamarie Howell, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Comments must be received within 30 days. For questions please call Annamarie Howell 770667-2040. HMF/W4198” *** Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico, LLC propone construir una estructura de telecomunicaciones de poste celular de 35 pies de altura total cerca Urb. Paseo Del Río, Río Indio Street, Caguas, Puerto Rico (N18° 13’ 4.2”; W66° 0’ 8”). Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico, LLC invita a los comentarios de cualquier parte interesada sobre el impacto que la propuesta puede tener en cualquier distrito, sitio, edificio, estructura u objeto significativo en la historia americana, arqueología, ingeniería o cultura que esté en la lista o sea elegible para la lista en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos, de conformidad con la Sección 106 de la Ley Nacional de Preservación Histórica. Los comentarios relacionados específicamente con los recursos históricos pueden enviarse a Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Annamarie Howell, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Los comentarios deben recibirse dentro de los 30 días de la fecha de este aviso. Para preguntas, llame a Annamarie Howell 770667-2040. HMF/W4198”

“Liberty Mobile Puerto Rico, Inc. is proposing to construct a 35-foot overall height small cell pole telecommunications structure near Gardenia Street, Urb, La Serrania, Caguas, Puerto Rico (N18° 16’ 28.8”, W66° 0’ 53.6”). Liberty Mobile Puerto Rico, Inc invites comments from any interested party on the impact the tower may have on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Comments may be sent to Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Dina Bazzill, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Comments must be received within 30 days. For questions please call Dina Bazzill 770-667-2040x111. JCT/W4200” *** “Liberty Mobile Puerto Rico, Inc propone construir una estructura de telecomunicaciones de poste celular de 35 pies de altura total cerca de Gardenia Street, Urb, La Serrania, Caguas, Puerto Rico (N18° 16’ 28.8”, W66° 0’ 53.6”). Liberty Mobile Puerto Rico, Inc, invita a los comentarios de cualquier parte interesada sobre el impacto que la propuesta puede tener en cualquier distrito, sitio, edificio, estructura u objeto significativo en la historia americana, arqueología, ingeniería o cultura que esté en la lista o sea elegible para la lista en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos, de conformidad con la Sección 106 de la Ley Nacional de Preservación Histórica. Los comentarios relacionados específicamente con los recursos históricos pueden enviarse a Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Dina Bazzill, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Los comentarios deben recibirse dentro de los 30 días de la fecha de este aviso. Para preguntas, llame a Dina Bazzill 770-667-2040x111. JCT / W4200 “


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Female athletes are under covered. These Olympians want to change that By KEVIN DRAPER and TALYA MINSBERG

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t has been a packed few years for Alex Morgan. She became a World Cup champion (again), a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against her employer alleging pay inequities and, in the middle of a pandemic, the mother to a little girl, Charlie. Soon she will add additional titles: media mogul and business owner. Morgan, along with Sue Bird, Simone Manuel and Chloe Kim, have teamed to found TOGETHXR, which they describe as a media and commerce company designed to elevate women’s voices, around but not exclusively within sports. It is their entry into the fast-growing world of athlete-founded media companies, joining the likes of The Players’ Tribune (Derek Jeter), UNINTERRUPTED (LeBron James) and Thirty Five Ventures (Kevin Durant), among others. “This is going to be something that really breaks barriers,” Morgan said last month, the day after she played just her second international soccer match in nearly 20 months at the SheBelieves Cup. “Something that creates a community and a platform from female athletes for female athletes that has never been done before.” Morgan teamed with a diverse set of athletes who have found mainstream adoration for their winning performances across sports. Bird has four WNBA championship titles and four Olympic gold medals. Manuel made history at the 2016 Rio Games, taking home four medals and becoming the first Black woman to win an individual event in Olympic swimming. And at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Kim became the youngest snowboard halfpipe gold medalist. (Many believed that Kim could have been in contention for the same prize in 2014, but at age 13, she was too young to qualify.) The founders believe, or certainly hope, that they have started TOGETHXR at a tipping point for women’s sports. Women’s soccer leagues are growing across Europe, WNBA players’ social justice demands have given the league a platform like never before and organizations with new models, like Athletes Unlimited’s volleyball and softball leagues, are launching. “There is more conscious investment and viewership, engagement is growing, cultural rhetoric is there and the significance of these women using their platforms to literally affect political and cultural change is at a fever pitch,” said Jessica Robertson, TOGETHXR’s chief content officer. “And this brand is coming alongside or maybe just behind that movement.”

Clockwise from top left: Simone Manuel, Alex Morgan, Sue Bird and Chloe Kim, founders of TOGETHXR. The founders also understand the power and influence they wield, and are eager to pass the mic. The company “is less about me, it’s less about Alex, it’s less about Chloe, it’s less about Simone,” Bird said. “The media coverage for the four of us can always get better because obviously here we are talking about the lack of media coverage that exists for female athletes. But it wasn’t about us — it’s about the next generation.” One of TOGETHXR’s first projects is a video series on 17-year-old national boxing champion Chantel “Chicanita” Navarro on YouTube. It’s the kind of feature that excites Bird. “I don’t know much about boxing, I don’t know much about Chantel, and so even for someone like me, it’s exciting that there’s going to be a way for that story to get told,” she said. TOGETHXR is backed financially with a “mid-seven-figure investment” by Magnet Companies, a private equity holding company

founded by media veterans. Robertson said the company expects to create original content for and strike partnerships with social media platforms, form licensing deals and sell merchandise. The core audience is girls and young women who are interested in sports, as well as topics like activism, culture, wellness and beauty. A potentially big advantage is the obvious difference between TOGETHXR and most other athlete-founded media companies: This one was founded by women. Male athletes, whether they decided to create their own media companies or not, are covered relentlessly by a third-party press. But top female athletes are if anything under covered, especially those like Kim and Manuel, who find themselves the subjects of an Olympics media frenzy for two weeks and then mostly recede from view for the next four years. “Growing up I didn’t have posters of female athletes, which wasn’t because I didn’t watch

sports,” Morgan said. “I just didn’t know enough about female athletes to put them on my wall and idolize them.” Female athletes can also be more interesting subjects than male athletes, in part because they have to be. Million-dollar salaries, commonplace in men’s sports, are all but absent from women’s sports unless your name is Serena Williams. They have to fight for scraps of attention from the media. “We don’t have $40 million saved up in the bank to live on for however long,” Morgan said. “We don’t have sponsorships for millions of dollars with one footwear company. As a female athlete, you have to be more than a female athlete.” Robertson says TOGETHXR will be an “identity” brand, which she says will speak to the idea of young women as “multi-hyphenates.” “Alex is not just an incredible soccer player but a mom, activist, business person and scholar,” she says. Women’s sports, through no fault of the athletes, are also inherently political and politicized, much like women’s bodies. To Manuel, who spent much of the pandemic training for the upcoming Olympics in a backyard pool, all of the complicated ways in which women must navigate through sports and the world means they are “bursting at the seams to tell these stories.” It might also mean they have more interesting stories to tell — Manuel wants to tell stories about Black hair, mental health, minorities in swimming and perhaps cooking — than male athletes who might begin focusing on a multimillion-dollar career when they are 14 and begin media training at 16. “Being a woman, you are told you are too much or not enough of any one thing, all the time, especially in sports,” Manuel said. “It is a consciousness that isn’t even ingrained, it is a byproduct. If we are talking literal financial opportunities, you have to dimensionalize yourself because there isn’t enough respect for women athletes and their athletic performance.” Success for TOGETHXR could look like many different things, but for the founders, it’s rooted in changing that paradigm. “We won’t know until we are looking back on this time and ask ourselves if we were right,” Robertson said. “Did coverage grow? Did pay change? Whose stories are we centering and how often are we centering them?”


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Gonzaga may miss March’s madness By KURT STREETER

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n normal times, even fans who don’t follow college basketball would be feeling nervous anticipation while the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs chase history. Few men‘s basketball teams in recent memory have been as dominant or as fun to watch, and if this mid-major program can keep winning and finish the NCAA Tournament with a national title, it will deserve to be mentioned among college hoops’ greats. But these, of course, are not normal times. The perpetual tournament darling played the final game of an undefeated regular season on Saturday night in an arena that was essentially devoid of fans. The Bulldogs’ on-campus arena — affectionately known as the Kennel — had none of its usual energy, the surging craziness that the small Jesuit school in eastern Washington state had curried by perpetually challenging the game’s blue bloods. Finally arriving as a top dog, Gonzaga’s kennel had no bark. The Zags became the rare team to hold the No. 1 ranking from the regular season’s start until its finish. At 24-0, the team enters the postseason aiming to be the first Division I men’s team since Indiana in 1976 to win a national title without a loss. But watching that win against Loyola Marymount unfold, my mind seemed eager to make up for the wall of noise that would normally accompany such a game. Every sound, every cry of the referee’s whistle, every rhythmic thump of the ball felt amplified. When Jalen Suggs raced down court and dunked, the air merely rippled with assorted claps and shouts from the few dozen on hand — mostly players’ family members. This was senior night, the last home game for one of the nation’s best four-year players, the sharpshooting small forward Corey Kispert. In normal times, Kispert would receive an appropriately adoring send-off. He would walk through a mob of students to the court, bathe in an ovation, greet his family on the court and cut down one of the nets. None of that happened Saturday. With restricted capacity, the university decided to keep the evening decidedly understated. “There’s nobody here,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said after the game. “Literally, nobody here. I don’t know who we’d be doing it for.” That’s the world we live in now. It is now one year since the coronavirus pandemic slammed into the United States, disrupting all

Corey Kispert, Gonzaga’s sharp-shooting small forward, watched a video honoring him on senior night before the team beat Loyola Marymount in front of a sparse home crowd. aspects of daily life including sports. Our games and leagues have returned, but with few or even no fans in the stands, they’ve often felt like knockoffs of the real thing. Has any sport been as affected as college basketball, which draws so much of its allure from being played in intimate arenas in front of rabid fans? The college game limped through a jolting, painful season, despite having more than 1,500 contests postponed or canceled because of the pandemic. Amid all of this, you would not be alone if you haven’t paid much mind. Or if you had missed what’s going on in Spokane, Washington. “People are paying attention to so many other things right now,” said Adam Morrison, one of Gonzaga’s best known players and an NBA first-round draft pick who now works as a radio analyst for the team. “It just feels kind of melancholy,” he said of a season unfolding amid the pandemic. Morrison’s heady final season enthralled the sports world, landing him magazine covers as an All-American his junior year, during which he shared the Oscar Robertson Trophy for player of the year with Duke’s JJ Redick. Morrison’s 2005-06 Gonzaga team lodged one of the outsider program’s best shots at a title before flaming out in the round of 16 in an epic collapse against a UCLA powerhouse.

This year’s Zags have none of the markings of a long shot. Gonzaga’s undefeated campaign included wins against Iowa, Kansas, Virginia and West Virginia — ranked teams from ballyhooed conferences. The team’s streak of 21 double-digit victories while ranked No. 1 topped the mark held by the 1971-72 UCLA Bruins of John Wooden and Bill Walton, a squad that went 30-0 on the way to winning a national championship. March should be a victory lap for Gonzaga, but in a year that seems meant only to bolster the NCAA’s financial bottom line, the postseason will go on without the celebratory spirit of the past. The men will play their championship tournament in Indianapolis, the women in San Antonio. Fan attendance at both tournaments will be limited. If this is when Gonzaga finally wins its first title, would the team’s win feel historic in a year when college basketball has been played as if on mute? All of this makes me think of last year’s Oregon Ducks women’s basketball squad. The team with Sabrina Ionescu, the most recognizable name in college basketball, male or female, that season. I spent a few weeks following the Ducks for a feature on Ionescu, time seemingly spent in another universe, back when the corona-

virus seemed like a distant bit of trouble that would soon be tamed. Ionescu had become a college sports rock star. She wasn’t just well known because of her eye-popping play. The bond she’d had with Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, before they died added a tragic gloss to her fame. When Ionescu played her last regular-season game on March 1, 2020, close to 13,000 fans at Matthew Knight Arena bathed her and the No. 2-ranked Ducks in appreciation. Strobe lights flashed, hip-hop music blared, and eager fans were on their feet in full ovation mode for long chunks of a 36-point win against their rival Washington. The NCAA shut down spring sports 11 days later. Ionescu and the Ducks didn’t get a chance at a national title, but Gonzaga almost surely will have its opportunity albeit in a completely different environment. Ionescu said it should still be a moment to savor. “If I could talk to the Gonzaga players, I would tell them, ‘Don’t take it for granted,’” she said. “I know it’s not what everybody expected, a year later, to still be in this mess. Not being able to play in front of normal crowds. But being able to play is better than not being able to compete. And besides, with all of the trials and tribulations of this year, winning it all might be more rewarding in the long run.”


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A superfan is ready for the game, if they’ll only let her in By JERÉ LONGMAN

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osie Miller, 74, a devoted Dayton fan since the early 1950s, has red sweatshirts and navy slacks ready for the Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball tournament, which began Wednesday. She has worn her basketball earrings all season. Her tree, still up from Christmas, is decorated with lights and ornaments in the Flyers’ red and blue team colors. Her arm is decorated with two vaccinations against the coronavirus. “I’m dressing as if I’m going to the arena,” Miller, a neighborhood preservationist in Dayton, Ohio, said with a laugh in a phone interview last week. Instead, she planned to sit at home in front of the television. For a year, a reporter has followed her story as she has come to represent the agony of sports fans everywhere separated from their teams by the pandemic, which has intervened for a second consecutive college basketball season. The restructured A-10 tournament will stage the preliminary rounds in Richmond, Virginia, through Saturday, take a hiatus and conclude March 14 in Dayton. Last season, the tournament was halted just after it began, when the Flyers were 29-2, angling for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and seeking to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1967. This season, spectators were limited to 300 for games at Dayton Arena. Miller’s only presence was a cardboard cutout that she bought for $55. Even if the Flyers reach the A-10 final next week, Miller initially thought, she would not have the connections to get a ticket. She might have been inoculated against the coronavirus, but not against frustration. “Screaming in my house is not the same as screaming in the arena,” Miller said of watching games on her sofa. “And I don’t think my cat is very happy.” She began watching the Flyers on TV in the early 1950s. Hers, she said, was the only family in her first-grade class with a TV. She began attending Dayton games as a freshman there in 1964. On Sundays, she did not hesitate to stop then-coach Don Donoher in the parking lot outside church to query him about a particular play. Her former companion, Dan Obrovac, started at center for Dayton in the 1967 NCAA title game against UCLA. From 1985 throu-

Rosie Miller, longtime Flyer basketball fan and former companion of University of Dayton player Dan Obrovac, at her home last year. gh the 2019-20 season, Miller figured she missed about only a dozen home games in person. And she caught those on the radio or TV. Even now, she planned her vacation around the college basketball season. Her hobbies, she liked to say, are basketball and gardening, and “thank God they overlap.” Last March 11, Miller wore a throwback Dayton sweatshirt as she boarded a flight to New York for the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Flyers were a fashionable pick to win the national title. Forward Obi Toppin, a Brooklyn, New York, native, would be named the national player of the year and become a lottery pick by his hometown team, the New York Knicks. The Ivy League had canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments March 10, but the Atlantic 10 was still intending to proceed at Barclays Center. Miller and her traveling companion, a friend from high school named Angie Hellwig, landed at LaGuardia Airport in late afternoon and took a chartered bus with other Dayton fans to the Hampton Inn on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. At breakfast March 12, talk about the pandemic filled the hotel lobby. The A-10 tournament planned to continue, but

without fans, except for families and guests of the players. Miller tried to rent a car to drive back to Dayton, but it was never delivered to the hotel. The news got worse. Before noon, as Massachusetts and Virginia Commonwealth were set to meet in a second-round game, with the winner to face Dayton in the conference quarterfinals, the tournament was canceled. “Are you sure?” Miller kept asking in the hotel lobby. “Are you sure?” Hours later, the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments were also canceled. Deflated, Miller and Hellwig made their way to LaGuardia Airport. With the help of an understanding American Airlines agent, they booked a flight back to Dayton that evening. Miller arrived home after midnight. A night owl, she checked online to see if, somehow, the decision to cancel the NCAA Tournament had been reversed. It had not. “I’m superdepressed,” Miller said over the phone on the morning of March 13. “I live for March Madness. It’s like my Christmas.” That afternoon, she sent a text: “Been thinking about my Flyers all day. And also about the ’67 team and it just occurred to

me Obi was our Kareem.” Her former companion, Obrovac, had outjumped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor, on the opening tip of the 1967 NCAA final. Everything then went wrong for Dayton as UCLA won the first of seven consecutive championships. But for fans of a certain era, the tip remained the most iconic play in Dayton basketball history and was commemorated with a stained-glass mural in the university library. Decades later, Obrovac and Abdul-Jabbar developed a brief, poignant relationship when both men developed cancer. Obrovac died in 2010 at age 62. A photograph of Obrovac winning the tip was fashioned into a Christmas ornament and hung on Miller’s tree every year. “I may put a sheet up over it to keep from crying every time I walk past,” Miller said. On March 14, Miller asked on Facebook, what does one do in March without basketball? She replied, “My house is going to be so clean it’s going to be disgusting.” She watched as many replays of college games as she could find. She also watched a DVD of Obrovac’s glory days. On March 31, she texted a reporter to say that she had finally taken down her Christmas/ basketball tree, adding: “Thank God for gardening. That will carry me through ’til the season starts again.” On Dec. 3, she texted to say that her tree was up again for the 2020-21 college season. It now included an ornament featuring Toppin and a shrine to the unfulfilled 2019-20 season. Anchoring the shrine was an old pair of Obrovac’s size-19 sneakers, fashioned into what were surely the world’s largest elf shoes, and a rock from a garden center etched with the words, “Life begins when the season starts.” “People walk in and look at me like I’m nuts,” she said. “I probably am.” Dayton, 13-8 after winning Monday’s regular-season finale at St. Bonaventure, will likely have to win the A-10 Championship to reach the NCAA Tournament. But at least the Flyers would play for the conference title at home. On Sunday, Miller got some good news. One thousand spectators will be allowed for the A-10 final. She began to think aloud. “I’ve got a couple heavy-hitter friends,” she said. “Maybe they can get me in.”


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Sudoku How to Play: Fill in the empty fields with the numbers from 1 through 9. Sudoku Rules: Every row must contain the numbers from 1 through 9 Every column must contain the numbers from 1 through 9 Every 3x3 square must contain the numbers from 1 through 9

Crossword

Answers on page 38

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HOROSCOPE Aries

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Libra

(Sep 24-Oct 23)

Feel stuck and need to do something to get relief? Pause instead, Aries. With stubborn energies on the go, you could end up doing something that makes things worse. Instead, take stock of your thoughts and feelings, as it’s likely that they are creating internal discomfort. Talking to someone with practical experience can put your mind at ease, and help you know what you should do next.

You may have a compelling reason for wanting to make a purchase, especially if you need a fix to help you feel better. If it’s something you’ve coveted for a while, then obtaining it can be so rewarding. When it comes to a romantic issue though Libra, A bold Mercury Jupiter tie could find you enthusiastic to forge a connection with someone you have admired from afar.

Taurus

You could find someone frustrating, due to an awkward Moon/Uranus tie. Whatever you want to do, they may want to do the opposite. Mind, with lovely Venus in sensitive Pisces, it can pay to adopt an understanding approach to any conversations. A heartfelt chat might reveal that they are dealing with their own issues. Your kindness could help them relax and be more forthcoming.

(April 21-May 21)

Scorpio

You naturally tend to experience life at a profound level, and could find superficial encounters tedious. Much as you might try your best to be interested in everyday conversation, lunar ties can see you pulled towards subjects that you find deeply engaging, or that have an air of mystery about them. Totally engrossed by a new interest? It may plant a seed that quickly blossoms.

Gemini

(May 22-June 21)

Sagittarius

(Nov 23-Dec 21)

Capricorn

(Dec 22-Jan 20)

You may have your day planned out, but how it pans out could be completely different. Try not to fret if disruptions cause you to do a last-minute scramble to deal with a tricky situation. While this can be annoying, another uplifting aspect suggests something positive might emerge. Or a spur of the moment conversation may find you thrilled by a brilliant tip or suggestion, Gemini.

Cancer

(June 22-July 23)

(Oct 24-Nov 22)

With the Moon in a quiet sector opposing lively Uranus in your lifestyle zone, there could be a conflict about what to do next. You may not feel like doing anything that you’re supposed to. Other aspects are also encouraging you to explore new options, rather than slot into your usual mindset and daily routines. Taking the road less travelled might be so very rewarding.

If you have something to say that may be awkward to discuss, then today’s line-up encourages you to proceed with caution. Although this can be an issue that you feel quite intensely about, the way you handle it could either help a relationship to flourish, or bring further complications. It might be easy to act defensively Cancer, but goodwill may be essential to resolving this swiftly.

Inspired thinking may be operating on a much higher level than usual, as electric Uranus moves more deeply into your sector of creativity and leisure. What you think about and visualize today, could become tomorrow’s new project. Therefore, it might be wise not to dismiss any brilliant ideas or genuine insights, as if implemented, they can produce amazing outcomes.

Leo

Aquarius

(July 24-Aug 23)

The more passionately someone tries to persuade you of something, the more you should take time to think through their proposition. What they are suggesting could be beneficial to you, but unless you are willing to take your time to look at this in depth, you might make a bad decision, Leo. Slow down, breathe, and if you need another opinion, it’s definitely worth getting it.

Virgo

(Aug 24-Sep 23)

The ability to fulfil your desires is dependent on knowing what they are. If you are uncertain what you want, it’s like setting sail and not knowing your destination. With the Moon in your sector of thought and planning linking to restless Uranus in your sector of opportunity, you can have more success with your current goals if you focus your energy rather than scattering it.

(Jan 21-Feb 19)

It might be time to make your feelings known regarding an ongoing home, property or family situation. As the Moon opposes innovative Uranus, it could become obvious that something needs to shift. Discussing it with the relevant people may not be easy, but while doing so, other brilliant ideas can bubble up that might swing things in a direction everyone could work with.

Pisces

(Feb 20-Mar 20)

How can you resolve a dispute, if someone won’t discuss it sensibly? If you argue with them, it’s likely you won’t get anywhere at all. What could make a difference, is harnessing the diplomatic power of the Sun and Venus in your sign. Rise above it all, and you may find that from this higher perspective there is really nothing to get het up about. Just agree to disagree.

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