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Search results for:  'Economic History Puerto Rico'
Updated 06-19-2019

The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis - Investopedia
The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis  Investopedia

In a two-year long saga, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has made many attempts to reduce its debt burden and save its economy. However, it proved ...


Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's eye-popping economic situation, in charts
Puerto Rico's eye-popping economic situation, in charts  Quartz

The typical household income in Puerto Rico is less than half of what it is in the poorest US state, and more than 40% of people live below the US poverty line.


Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
GUILTY: Jury condemns U.S. colonial crimes in Puerto
GUILTY: Jury condemns U.S. colonial crimes in Puerto Rico  Workers World

New York, Oct. 27 A jury of 15 international human rights activists and fighters for liberation following eight hours of succinct testimony covering decades of ...


Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico - The Singapore Of The Caribbean? - Forbes
Puerto Rico - The Singapore Of The Caribbean?  Forbes Now

As Puerto Rico's recovery efforts stall following the unprecedented damage left in hurricanes Irma and Maria's wake, an alternative view on Puerto Rico's ...


Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Why Puerto Rico's economy is in a 'death spiral
Why Puerto Rico's economy is in a 'death spiral'  CNNMoney

Puerto Rico's economy is heading into a "death spiral" right now. That's how the commonwealth's governor, Alejandro Garca Padilla, summed up the situation in ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico won't recover from bankruptcy unless it
Puerto Rico won't recover from bankruptcy unless it embraces fiscal reform  New York Post

Today, Puerto Rico finally has the fiscal oversight it needs to succeed.


Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico - History
Puerto Rico  History

Puerto Rico is a large Caribbean island of roughly 3500 square miles located in the West Indies. It's the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain,


Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
What the US Owes Puerto Rico - JSTOR Daily
What the US Owes Puerto Rico  JSTOR Daily

As historian Dborah Berman Santana writes, the U.S. is very much responsible for molding Puerto Rico's economy to begin with.


Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
From Colonized Thought to Decolonial Aesthetics: The
From Colonized Thought to Decolonial Aesthetics: The Search for a Philosophical Voice Amongst Puerto Rican Colonized Subjects  Council On Hemispheric Affairs

By Erick J. Padilla Rosas. For almost 50 years Puerto Rico has suffered an economic crisis not only due to the mismanagement of capital but as a product of ...


Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico faces a food crisis that was decades in
Puerto Rico faces a food crisis that was decades in the making  The New Food Economy

This week's Congressional scuffle over Puerto Rican food aid highlights a Reagan-era food policy that continues to starve the island.


Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Editorial: Virginia Methodists play a part in Puerto
Editorial: Virginia Methodists play a part in Puerto Rico's green energy transition  Roanoke Times

Last fall the the Raleigh Court United Methodist Church in Roanoke sent a mission team to Puerto Rico to help install solar panels at this home owned by a man ...


Sun, 26 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Fed watchdog launches probe into 'interference' in
Fed watchdog launches probe into 'interference' in distribution of Puerto Rico aid  ABC News

A government watchdog has launched an investigation into potential interference in the distribution of millions of dollars in aid money to Puerto Rico.


Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's best shot at economic recovery - CNBC
Puerto Rico's best shot at economic recovery  CNBC

More than three years ago, I led a team preparing a report on Puerto Rico's economy at the request of the Commonwealth. Puerto Rico was in dire straits: real ...


Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
BU Students: Learning on the Ground in Puerto Rico
BU Students: Learning on the Ground in Puerto Rico | BU Today  BU Today

BU students studying city planning, environmental science, and public health traveled to Puerto Rico to see how the island has fared more than a year after ...


Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's April revenues come in 24% above projections
Puerto Rico's April revenues come in 24% above projections  Bond Buyer

Over the first 10 months of the fiscal year, General Fund net revenues are 11% above October projections.


Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Ricos Complicated History with the United States
Puerto Ricos Complicated History with the United States  History

In February 1898, Puerto Ricans had a lot to celebrate. After centuries of Spanish colonial rule, they had just become an independent part of Spain, complete ...


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's Economy Was a Mess Before Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico's Economy Was a Mess Before Hurricane Maria. It Will Only Make Recovery Harder  Fortune

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico wiping out power. It's bonds are even more worrisome nowas is its recovery.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Elizabeth Warren brings populist economic message to
Elizabeth Warren brings populist economic message to Puerto Rico  CBS News

In a speech in San Juan, Warren discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico's financial woes.


Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
What McKinsey Is Doing in Puerto Rico - Non Profit
What McKinsey Is Doing in Puerto Rico - Non Profit News  Nonprofit Quarterly

April 17, 2019; New York Magazine. In a famous scene in the play Hamilton, the Aaron Burr character sings about being kept from the room where a key deal ...


Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's grim prognosis: The island may never
Puerto Rico's grim prognosis: The island may never recover from Hurricane Maria  CBS News

A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island's economy is still shrinking.


Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Ricans Are Resisting Policing as a Solution
Puerto Ricans Are Resisting Policing as a Solution to Crisis  Truthout

Policing is a form of "colonial crisis management" in Puerto Rico, says author Marisol LeBrn.


Sun, 21 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Ricos Colonial Legacy and Its Continuing Economic
Puerto Ricos Colonial Legacy and Its Continuing Economic Troubles  Common Dreams

When Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, the island was ill-equipped to handle the storm that claimed thousands of lives and devastated most of the ...


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
When Disaster Capitalism Comes for the University of
When Disaster Capitalism Comes for the University of Puerto Rico  The Nation.

The ongoing privatization of Puerto Rico's recovery threatens not only the university's autonomy, but its very existence.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Hurricane Empire - Jacobin magazine
Hurricane Empire  Jacobin magazine

September, peak hurricane season, is over, and with its passage everyone in Puerto Rico can exhale with some measure of relief that this year, at least, didn't ...


Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
KBRA Assigns BBB- Rating to Autopistas Metropolitanas
KBRA Assigns BBB- Rating to Autopistas Metropolitanas de Puerto Rico, LLCs 7.5% and 7.0% Senior Secured Notes Due 2038  Global Banking And Finance Review

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns a BBB- rating to the $181 million, 7.50% fixed rate, senior secured notes due 2038 and the $120 million, 7.00% fixe.


Mon, 20 May 2019 19:13:07 GMT
Rallying Around Puerto Rico - ND Newswire
Rallying Around Puerto Rico  ND Newswire

After Hurricane Mara caused severe damage to Puerto Rico in September 2017, Notre Dame saw the need and decided to step in. Here are four recent efforts.


Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:15 GMT
Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and
Hurricane Colonialism: The Economic, Political, and Environmental War on Puerto Rico  The Intercept

The Intercept's Naomi Klein, veteran journalist Juan Gonzlez, and musician Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, are this week's guests.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Economists including Stiglitz recommend up to 73% Puerto
Economists including Stiglitz recommend up to 73% Puerto Rico debt write-down  MarketWatch

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says Puerto Rico's current debt position is unsustainable and has an idea how much debt relief is necessary to ...


Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Teamsters Call On NJ EDA To Immediately Suspend NFI
Teamsters Call On NJ EDA To Immediately Suspend NFI's $80 Million Tax Break  PRNewswire

HAZLET, N.J., June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union is calling on New Jersey's Economic Development Authority (EDA) to suspend nearly $80 ...


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:49:00 GMT
The BroadsheetDAILY June 19, 2019 - ebroadsheet.com
The BroadsheetDAILY June 19, 2019  ebroadsheet.com

Lower Manhattan's Local News. The Broadsheet Inc. | 212-912-1106 | editor@ebroadsheet.com| ebroadsheet.com. Security, in More Than One Sense of the ...


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:43:00 GMT
Five keys to Trump re-election bid - CNN
Five keys to Trump re-election bid  CNN

Julian Zelizer writes that as Trump kicks off his re-election campaign, his strategy will likely focus on five key tactics: galvanizing on his base, relying on ...


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:20:00 GMT
New Census Data Shows Exactly How Many People Left
New Census Data Shows Exactly How Many People Left Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria  Gizmodo

When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico in September 2017, it left mass devastation in its wake. Many Puerto Ricans flocked to the mainland in wake of ...


Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria  The Conversation - US

It's been one year since a Category 4 storm turned Puerto Rico into a disaster zone. Today, nearly every pillar of society including the economy, health care ...


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
House delegation's immediate priority in Puerto Rico
House delegation's immediate priority in Puerto Rico doesn't include statehood  NBCNews.com

Democrats in control of the House say they are focusing on Puerto Rico's reconstruction and scrutinizing the role of the federal control board in charge of the ...


Mon, 18 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign confident
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign confident as reelection bid kicks into gear  CBS News

President Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale is predicting Mr. Trump will win even more electoral votes than in 2016 "an electoral landslide" ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:10:00 GMT
Can Spielbergs West Side Story ease 50 years of Puerto
Can Spielbergs West Side Story ease 50 years of Puerto Rican hurt?  The Telegraph

The Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim classic took Romeo and Juliet to the mid-century streets of Manhattan, winning acclaim and awards in the ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:20:00 GMT
The Mixed Reception of the Hamilton Premiere in Puerto
The Mixed Reception of the Hamilton Premiere in Puerto Rico  The Atlantic

Political discord coupled with the lingering effects of 2017's Hurricane Maria challenged the arrival of the famed musical.


Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
World's Population Will Just About Stop Growing for
World's Population Will Just About Stop Growing for First Time in Modern History, Report Shows  Newsweek

The world's populationcurrently at about 7.8 billion peoplewould rise to 10.9 billion by the year 2100, but then would essentially stop growing.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:51:09 GMT
Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin Featured on Cover of
Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin Featured on Cover of Today's News-Herald Discussing Arizona's Industrial Hemp Industry  GlobeNewswire

Las Vegas, NV, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:22:00 GMT
Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious - The New York
Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious  The New York Times

The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at *Fresh* Pond, the reservoir near her house in ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:00:50 GMT
Strangling Puerto Rico in Order to Save It - New York
Strangling Puerto Rico in Order to Save It  New York Times

A congressional board's remedy for Puerto Rico's financial ills will only deepen the island's impoverishment for decades.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
A political stalemate over Puerto Rican aid is leaving
A political stalemate over Puerto Rican aid is leaving all US disaster funding in limbo  The Conversation - US

Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The McKinsey Way to Save an Island - New York Magazine
The McKinsey Way to Save an Island  New York Magazine

Why Puerto Rico, bankrupt and still recovering from Hurricane Maria, is spending more than a billion dollars on advice from the consultants at McKinsey ...


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Remaking the Economic System in Puerto Rico: A Case
Remaking the Economic System in Puerto Rico: A Case Study  Nonprofit Quarterly

Click here to download accompanying slides. In our Remaking the Economy series, we have explored a range of practices that have been pioneered by social ...


Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico: Its Time to Give Them Independence - PanAm
Puerto Rico: Its Time to Give Them Independence  PanAm Post

The devastation of Hurricane Maria has turned a dire economic situation in Puerto Rico into an unmitigated disaster (MPR). The politically-tinged nature of ...


Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Looking Back on Fiscal 2018 as Puerto Rico Starts a
Looking Back on Fiscal 2018 as Puerto Rico Starts a New Fiscal Year  Council on Foreign Relations

Sales tax revenues have recovered. Fiscal year 2019, which started in July, should be a good year thanks to Federal disaster aid. The real question though is ...


Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Law professors help Puerto Rico address debt, aim to
Law professors help Puerto Rico address debt, aim to alleviate financial pressures  Daily Bruin

Two UCLA law professors helped broker a deal that will bring financial relief to Puerto Rico. Law professors Kenneth Klee and Daniel Bussel have been working ...


Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Gun safety, education funding, voter registration among
Gun safety, education funding, voter registration among bill signings  KOLO

LAS VEGAS, NV (KOLO) - June 14 is the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills from the 2019 legislative session. Governor Sisolak was in Las Vegas to ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:40:37 GMT
Puerto Ricans Angry Over Impending Ban On Cockfighting
Puerto Ricans Angry Over Impending Ban On Cockfighting  NPR

As part of the farm bill, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have voted to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico. The practice is already banned in all U.S. states, but the island ...


Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Confronting Puerto Rico's Coal-Ash Crisis - The Nation
Confronting Puerto Rico's Coal-Ash Crisis  The Nation

A mountain of toxic coal ash is sickening the territory's residents.


Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
FDA Approves Amgen And Allergan's KANJINTI
FDA Approves Amgen And Allergan's KANJINTI (trastuzumab-anns), A Biosimilar To Herceptin (trastuzumab)  PRNewswire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 23:13:00 GMT
Puerto Rico: Economic reconstruction, debt cancellation
Puerto Rico: Economic reconstruction, debt cancellation, and self-determination  CADTM.org

Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States since the Spanish-American War of 1898. Its trajectory has been exceptional. Along with Cuba, it was one of ...


Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's War on Its Poor - Boston Review
Puerto Rico's War on Its Poor  Boston Review

Puerto Rico's War on Its Poor from Boston Review. In the 1990s, Puerto Rico showed Washington how militarized policing and privatization can extract profits ...


Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Catastrophe and Colonialism - Jacobin magazine
Catastrophe and Colonialism  Jacobin magazine

In the last ninety years, three catastrophic hurricanes have struck Puerto Rico. San Felipe II in 1928 and San Cipran in 1932 triggered political and economic ...


Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico is a 2020 campaign issue, but just showing
Puerto Rico is a 2020 campaign issue, but just showing up is so 2008, locals say  ThinkProgress

Nearly 18 months since Hurricane Maria leveled Puerto Rico, leaving close to 3,000 people dead and almost a quarter of a million displaced, the island has ...


Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico statehood advocate posits territory's incorporation
Puerto Rico statehood advocate posits territory's incorporation  Caribbean Business

SAN JUAN Pro-statehood lawyer Gregorio Igarta is urging pro-statehood leaders to pursue becoming an incorporated territory of the United States, ...


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:00:20 GMT
Americas Forgotten Colony - Foreign Affairs Magazine
Americas Forgotten Colony  Foreign Affairs Magazine

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Americans on the mainland were horrified by the scale of the damagethousands of deaths, ...


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:00:57 GMT
Puerto Rico's new tax break lures money as expiration
Puerto Rico's new tax break lures money as expiration date looms  Accounting Today

One of the biggest breaks created by last year's tax law sits in Puerto Rico, a hurricane-ravaged island desperate for a recovery. But some residents fear tax ...


Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Policing Worsens Public Safety for Puerto Rico's Most
Policing Worsens Public Safety for Puerto Rico's Most Vulnerable  Truthout

In Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico, author Marisol LeBrn describes how policing in Puerto Rico deepens racial and ...


Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Expert alleges Puerto Rico gov't interpretation of
Expert alleges Puerto Rico gov't interpretation of unemployment rate is wrong  Caribbean Business

SAN JUAN Dr. Edwin Morales Corts, a professor at the Institute of Labor Relations of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), said Wednesday that the ...


Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Can Crypto, Cannabis, and Nicolas Cage Boost Puerto
Can Crypto, Cannabis, and Nicolas Cage Boost Puerto Rico's Economy?  Bloomberg

Governor Ricardo Rossell is placing bets on small but potentially transformational businesses, from blockchain technology to movie production.


Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The suffering of Puerto Rican people continues to mount
The suffering of Puerto Rican people continues to mount  National Catholic Reporter

It is Eastertide, but the people of Puerto Rico have been condemned in recent years to an experience that keeps them reliving the Stations of the Cross. The debt ...


Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Here's how Andrew Yang random opinionated person
Here's how Andrew Yang random opinionated person made a place for himself in the Democratic field  The Washington Post

The table was set for perhaps 15 people when Andrew Yang arrived at a Manhattan dinner party in the summer of 2017. The dinner's sponsor was a club that ...


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:33:59 GMT
Lin-Manuel Miranda Invites Visitors To "Discover Puerto
Lin-Manuel Miranda Invites Visitors To "Discover Puerto Rico" In New Eight-Chapter Content Series  PRNewswire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover Puerto Rico, the Island's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), today unveiled ...


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:08:00 GMT
Puerto Rico's Rossell uses budget speech to attack
Puerto Rico's Rossell uses budget speech to attack board  Bond Buyer

He said the board has been inaccurate in its financial predictions and that he wouldn't participate in any cuts to pensioner benefits.


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
For Puerto Rico, Dream of Financial Recovery Masks
For Puerto Rico, Dream of Financial Recovery Masks Grim Reality  Bloomberg

Slowly and painfully, Puerto Rico is inching toward what passes for a financial recovery on the bankrupt and devastated island.


Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Here's how Puerto Rico got into so much debt - Business
Here's how Puerto Rico got into so much debt  Business Insider

Trump has rebuked Puerto Rico for its growing debt in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but a long history of neglect by Washington is what's really to blame.


Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Board extends power to cover Puerto Ricos 78 municipalities
Board extends power to cover Puerto Ricos 78 municipalities  The Spokesman-Review

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its ...


Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
National Puerto Rico Day Parade brings generations
National Puerto Rico Day Parade brings generations of boricuas together  NBC News

With pop star Ricky Martin as Grand Marshal and under the theme One People, Many Voices, the 62nd National Puerto Rico Day Parade honored past and ...


Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:57:00 GMT
Puerto Rico gov presents budget with priorities on
Puerto Rico gov presents budget with priorities on education, health and public safety  Caribbean Business

Editor's note: Gov. Ricardo Rossell's office issued the following press release about his budget address. (June 9, 2019 Ponce) Today, Governor of Puerto ...


Sun, 09 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
A country like no other - BusinessLine
A country like no other  BusinessLine

An engaging account of the US' early beginnings, to the huge and powerful country it has become.


Sun, 09 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Rebuilding and Privatization of the Puerto Rico
The Rebuilding and Privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)  American Action Forum

United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. The views expressed here are my own and not those of the American Action Forum.


Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Solidarity Without Erasure: Responding to Trump on
Solidarity Without Erasure: Responding to Trump on Puerto Rico  CounterPunch

The debate about Puerto Rico, between President Donald Trump and American liberals and progressives has an ironic twist, from which we cannot derive much ...


Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico needs a better debt deal - AEI - American
Puerto Rico needs a better debt deal - AEI  American Enterprise Institute

Rosy assumptions about what the island can afford to pay bondholders threaten to doom its future. View related *content*: Economics. History is littered with ...


Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The future of energy in Puerto Rico is renewable
The future of energy in Puerto Rico is renewable  World Economic Forum

Hurricane Maria tore apart the green mantle of foliage covering Puerto Rico, leaving destruction in its wake. It laid bare the island's old and outdated ...


Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to
AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday.


Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery
5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery  CNNMoney

Puerto Rico is in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. The island has $74 billion in debt and another $50 billion in pension obligations on the books, making its ...


Mon, 08 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Anti-Corruption Code for the New Puerto Rico
The Anti-Corruption Code for the New Puerto Rico  NACLA

On April 1, Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Julia Keleher (who received a $250,000 base salary), resigned from her post. Keleher's decision came after ...


Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Mammoth Issues Statement Regarding Its Work in Puerto
Mammoth Issues Statement Regarding Its Work in Puerto Rico  Nasdaq

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 07, 2019-- Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. today released the following statement.. Following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and.


Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT
Making the Case for Puerto Rico | BU Today - BU Today
Making the Case for Puerto Rico | BU Today  BU Today

Judge Juan R. Torruella, the first Hispanic judge to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, has argued for decades and American citizens who live ...


Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Academics weigh in on post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico
Academics weigh in on post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico  BayStateBanner

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, power grids, telecommunications networks, transportation systems and more were hurt or wiped out.


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
U.S. Justice Department defends Puerto Rico fiscal
U.S. Justice Department defends Puerto Rico fiscal board's constitutionality  Caribbean Business

SAN JUAN The U.S. Justice Department has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that declared Puerto Rico's ...


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Interest Groups Push to Uphold Law Withholding Relief
Interest Groups Push to Uphold Law Withholding Relief to Puerto Rico  Truthout

Domestic shipping and maritime interest groups, alongside unions, are lobbying to keep the Jones Act on the books.


Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Yale and the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis - Yale Daily
Yale and the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis  Yale Daily News

Keyi Cui. On Dec. 7, 2018, several groups of student activists walked into the Yale Investments Office and sat down in protest of Yale's holdings in fossil fuel and ...


Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Hidden Narrative of Racial Inequity in Puerto Rico
The Hidden Narrative of Racial Inequity in Puerto Rico  Nonprofit Quarterly

Loza is Puerto Rico's center for African-inspired traditions and it retains one of the largest Black populations on the island; more than 60 percent of its 30,000 ...


Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
6 reasons why Puerto Rico slid into financial crisis
6 reasons why Puerto Rico slid into financial crisis  USA TODAY

The U.S. territory's efforts to slash its liabilities have taken on urgency after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.


Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
How big is Puerto Ricos economy? We may soon find out
How big is Puerto Ricos economy? We may soon find out  McClatchy Washington Bureau

For the first time, Puerto Rico will have the size of its economy fully measured by the U.S. Commerce Department joining all 50 states and every other U.S. ...


Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The special interests lobbying to uphold the century
The special interests lobbying to uphold the century-old law hampering relief to Puerto Rico  Center for Responsive Politics

Domestic maritime interest groups are backing lobbying efforts to keep a law requiring goods bound for Puerto Rico to be on American-run ships.


Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Housing is key to Puerto Rico's recovery. Will 2019
Housing is key to Puerto Rico's recovery. Will 2019 see promised funding, solutions?  NBCNews.com

In post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico, informal housing, vacant units and federal funding issues need to be addressed for the island to recover effectively in 2019.


Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Rebuilding Puerto Rico Efficiently and Accountably
Rebuilding Puerto Rico Efficiently and Accountably  Whitehouse.gov

The Puerto Rican people have tremendous spirit. When I was there and I looked at the way that what they have to go through. They have a lot of problems.


Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
A man-made disaster looms over Puerto Rico - The Washington
A man-made disaster looms over Puerto Rico  The Washington Post

A court endangers a solution to the territory's debt crisis.


Sun, 03 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Ricos economy
Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Ricos economy  Seattle Times

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) A report from Puerto Rico's government says Hurricane Maria had a $43 billion impact on the U.S. territory's economy, $1 billion ...


Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Warren unveils plan to restructure Puerto Rico debt
Warren unveils plan to restructure Puerto Rico debt | TheHill  The Hill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan Thursday to restructure Puerto Rico's debt, as the U.S..


Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Rico mourns the death of former Gov. Rafael
Puerto Rico mourns the death of former Gov. Rafael Hernndez Coln at 82  NBCNews.com

Rafael Hernndez Coln, who was governor of Puerto Rico from 1973 to 1977 and from 1985 to 1993, died in the island at the age of 82. He was considered ...


Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before
How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm  NPR

Before Hurricane Maria hit last September, Puerto Rico was battered by the forces of another storm a financial storm. The island's own government borrowed ...


Wed, 02 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Young Puerto Ricans Are Leaving the Island to Escape
Young Puerto Ricans Are Leaving the Island to Escape the Territory's Debt  Pacific Standard

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many college-aged Puerto Ricans are pursuing jobs elsewhere. Others are now deciding to stay.


Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican DebtThese Students
Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican DebtThese Students Are Fighting to End That  The Nation

They demand that the university cancel its holdings in the Puerto Rican debt and divest from the fossil-fuel industry.


Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Puerto Ricans Battle Disaster Capitalism to Achieve
Puerto Ricans Battle Disaster Capitalism to Achieve Self-Determination  Truthout

Naomi Klein's "Battle for Paradise" details Puerto Ricans' fight for ownership of their water, land and energy.


Sun, 01 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Puerto Ricos post storm economy, in context - Marketplace
Puerto Ricos post storm economy, in context  Marketplace APM

Puerto Rico has a long list of economic issues to face in its future. But to understand what's happening now and what the fallout from this year's storms could ...


Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Trump hasnt treated Puerto Rico well. But thats a long
Trump hasnt treated Puerto Rico well. But thats a long U.S. tradition.  Washington Post

Once again, Puerto Rico has become the target of President Trump's unflattering attention. On Thursday, after the governor of Puerto Rico publicly denounced ...


Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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