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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?

Adriana Usero

Puerto Rico's Dance With Default Embraces A Fickle Partner: Wall Street | Adriana Usero | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico may stave off default by making a last-minute payment to creditors on July 1, but the island’s economic future rests on th...

Why Being Treated Like A Colony Makes It Harder For Puerto Rico To Fix Its Debt

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas & Adriana Usero | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices

Everyone born on the island of Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen who enjoys the same rights as any other citizen -- provided they're willing to move to on...

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 ...

Puerto Rico Has Big Plans For Power Company

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says he is overhauling the island's state-run power company amid corrup...

Puerto Rico To Renew Big Debate

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The party of Puerto Rico's governor is pushing for a constitutional assembly to help resolve the U.S. territory's political s...

Puerto Rico Enters A New Era

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A new governor took office Wednesday in Puerto Rico, marking an ideological shift in a U.S. territory struggling to revi...

Advice for Puerto Rico's New Governor

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 01.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Gov.-elect Padilla, helping Puerto Rico's economy in the long term means keeping your eye focused on lifting the education system from its current state of disappointing underperformance. Puerto Rican children need your leadership!

Luis Fortuno Asks For Recount In Governor's Race

Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

By: Rocio Gonzalez, VOXXI Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño is not giving up so easily. While his political opponent, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, is alr...

Puerto Rico Divided on Statehood, Majority Demands Decolonization

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The first part consisted of a Yes/No question, which contained the current status of U.S. territory: Do you agree to maintain the current political territorial status? Here "No" won by nearly 54 percent.

Puerto Rico's Statehood Vote Results Are In...

AP | BEN FOX and DANICA COTO | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans have supported U.S. statehood in a vote that jubilant members of the pro-statehood party say is the strong...

Puerto Rico Votes On Statehood And Chooses Governor

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.06.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States? Citiz...

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuo Endorses Bloomberg

New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Luis G. Fortuno of Puerto Rico endorsed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's re-election bid on Tuesday, adding another name to the large roster of suppo...

Again with the 51st State...

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

The main argument against Puerto Rican statehood is taxation. Except for DC, it has been the policy of the federal government that there be no taxation without representation, so Puerto Ricans don't pay income tax.

Puerto Rico Governor Indicted

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged today with 18 counts of corruption, according to the Associated Press. The wire service says federal...

Scandal-Ridden Puerto Rico Gov. May Hurt Obama In Primary

NY Times | Kirk Semple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rumors wash up against the gray walls of La Fortaleza, the governor's palace in this city's colonial quarter, with the regularity of the ocean's w...

Puerto Rico Governor To Endorse Obama

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Allen passes on word that later this morning Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila will announce his endorsement of Obama. Th...