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Puerto Rico Bankruptcy

White House Asks Congress To Pass Major Puerto Rico Debt Relief

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

The White House on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping plan to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, proposing bankruptcy relief that would extend beyond t...

Puerto Rico's Private Sector Calls For Chapter 9

Dr. José Vázquez Barquet | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. José Vázquez Barquet

Chapter 9 is part of the solution to Puerto Rico's complicated debt and liquidity crisis. The alternative -- doing nothing and watching bondholders subject Puerto Rico to years of litigation and chaos -- would be a disaster for a business community that thrives on predictability and order.

Puerto Rico Defaults On Debt Payment

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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O’Malley: 'We Can’t Let Puerto Rico Fail'

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is making his pitch to fix Puerto Rico’s financial crisis in the wake of the commonweal...

Puerto Rico To Default After Missing Payment

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

July 31 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due Aug. 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considere...

Hedge Funds Want Puerto Rico To Fire Teachers To Pay Them Back

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

As Puerto Rico teeters on the edge of default, a new report commissioned by a group of hedge funds insists the U.S. territory can avoid bankruptc...

Puerto Rico Tourism Industry Lags Rivals, Offers Little Relief From Debt Crisis

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

July 27 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean ...

Two More Democratic Senators Join Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Push

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Another two Democratic senators have agreed to co-sponsor a bill that would allow Puerto Rico's municipalities to use Fe...

Latino Groups Vow To Remind Voters Which Candidates 'Turned Their Backs On Puerto Rico'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.16.2015 | Latino Voices

Cristóbal Alex isn't from Puerto Rico. But the Mexican-American activist, born in El Paso, Texas, is outraged by what he sees as U.S. leaders'...

Roque Planas

Puerto Rico Governor: It's Time For Bondholders To Share Our Pain | Roque Planas | Posted 06.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Monday called for sweeping economic restructuring as the government appears headed toward a default, in ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Gutierrez: Obama And Congress Have 'A Responsibility' To Help Puerto Rico | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said this week that the Obama administration is not doing enough to help the territory of Puerto Rico, home...

Puerto Rico Denies It's On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 10.16.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico denied Tuesday that it is near bankruptcy or might need U.S. fed...