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Puerto Rico Crisis

The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Explained

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Robert Rosenkranz

Puerto Rico is on its way to one of the largest debt defaults in history, right up there with Greece and Argentina. Economic stagnation, or contraction, is not merely a result of an economic cycle but of major long term problems that make the island uncompetitive. But is there a way out?

Roque Planas

5 Things Every American Should Know About Puerto Rico's Financial Crisis | Roque Planas | Posted 07.07.2015 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla finally admitted defeat on Sunday, telling The New York Times that the island could not pay its massive $72...

Why Every American Should Care About Puerto Rico's Austerity Crisis

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Adriana Usero | Posted 05.20.2015 | Latino Voices

Throngs of students hit the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, last week to protest Gov. Alejandro García Padilla's proposal to cut some $166 million ...

Puerto Rico Shares Details Of Economic Recovery Plan

AP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government has unveiled details of an economic recovery plan to pull itself out of a nearly eight-year re...

Puerto Rico Considers Radical Measures To Fix Ailing Economy

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.11.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and pros...

Solving Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.29.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico legislators on Friday rushed to try to approve a budget amid debate on how best to revive the U.S. territory's ec...