The New Deal in Puerto Rico

The current Governor of Puerto Rico is in deep denial. Faced with local territorial government insolvency and ominous economic decline for his people, the Governor of America’s last large and… Read more »

We Have Already Spoken

Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi spoke with CNN about Puerto Rico’s debt. He said that the debt is payable. “We’re not talking about the central government of Puerto Rico declaring bankruptcy…. Read more »

HR 870

HR 870 is a bill that will allow Puerto Rico to use chapter 9, which is part of the U.S. bankruptcy code. HR 870 is also known as the Puerto… Read more »

What Is Puerto Rico, Anyway?

In a 2010 episode of the TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Larry David irritates his wife  by asking, “Do you think we really needed Alaska and Hawaii?” She ignores him… Read more »

Energy to Puerto Rico

Statehood would bring equality to Puerto Rico. It would bring greater political power (two U.S. Senators and six Congressional Representatives). It would bring economic benefits, both in the short term… Read more »