» Hawaii’s Statehood Anniversary
21/08/19 15:31 from Puerto Rico Report
As Hawaii celebrates the 60th anniversary of the State’s admission into the Union, there continue to be some observers who think statehood was a mistake. Look more closely at their reasons, however, and you will see arguments again...

» FOMB 2019 Annual Report
19/08/19 18:47 from Puerto Rico Report
The PROMESA Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) has released its required fiscal year report. This is the third annual report from the Board, which was established in 2016 as part of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and...

» Understanding Free Association
16/08/19 18:14 from Puerto Rico Report
Puerto Rico is currently a territory of the United States. It could become a state, or it could become an independent nation. As an independent nation, Puerto Rico could then sign a compact with the United States to establish especially ...

» The Governors of Puerto Rico
15/08/19 02:41 from Puerto Rico Report
After weeks of political turmoil in Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez became the island’s third governor in five days.  It appears that she may remain in office until the next gubernatorial election, which will be held in 2020. What is the hist...

» Health & Education Austerity Measures to Be Reevaluated
14/08/19 18:54 from Puerto Rico Report
Several members of Congress have written a letter to the chair of the PROMESA Fiscal Oversight and Management Board requesting reconsideration of austerity measures instituted in Puerto Rico. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), U.S. Senator ...

» “Puerto Rico is back to normal,” says Resident Commissioner
14/08/19 14:42 from Puerto Rico Report
In a press conference this week, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon rejected the idea that she will leave her current post to become Governor of Puerto Rico. She said that there is no constitutional crisis and “Puerto R...

» Equality & Democracy Not a Priority?
09/08/19 18:42 from Puerto Rico Report
August 8th, Puerto Rico’s new Governor said the day after she was sworn into office that statehood would not be a priority for her administration. The statement by Wanda Vazquez Garced was obviously surprising since: she got the job thro...

» Statehood Is Not a Priority for Vazquez
09/08/19 15:45 from Puerto Rico Report
Wanda Vazquez, the third Governor of Puerto Rico in a week, has told Noticias that statehood is “not a priority” for her. She doesn’t want politics to sully her governance, and wants only what is “favorable for al...

» AOC: Washington Must “Decolonize” Puerto Rico
08/08/19 14:14 from Puerto Rico Report
Second in a series on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez By Howard Hills On election night 2018 a video clip on Instagram caught Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez gasping, hand-to-mouth, in stunned disbelief as televised results were posted and she had won. ...

» AOC Finds Political Center in Puerto Rico?
07/08/19 14:00 from Puerto Rico Report
First in a series on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez By Howard Hills The Republican Party Platform supports democratic self-determination for 3.2 million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico. The Democratic Party Platform and the current field of Democr...

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