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Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico (tags)
The Government of Puerto Rico began distribution of emergency disaster food assistance Monday. In May, Congress approved $600 million for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) as part of disaster relief measures to benefit Americans recovering from disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns (tags)
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges.
Amidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt and Tra (tags)
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges.
Archbishop, Evangelical Leader and Head of Catholic Charities Call for Puerto Rico Pension (tags)
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Archbishop Roberto González, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement calling for support of pension agreements and debt and disaster relief for the island on Friday.
Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.
Disaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time (tags)
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded.
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.
Senate Disaster Funding Fails Over Puerto Rico Aid Debate (tags)
On Monday the Senate failed to pass disaster relief funding to benefit Americans impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Republicans and Democrats clashed over recovery aid amounts for Puerto Rico and two separate proposals could not muster enough votes for passage.
Senate Votes on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid and Emergency Food Assistance (tags)
The Senate agreed to vote next week on disaster relief legislation that includes $600 million in emergency food assistance for Puerto Rico. In recent days, a turbulent exchange between President Trump and Congressional leadership exploded over whether or not Puerto Rico disaster aid monies should be included in Senate legislation.
Puerto Rico Debt Advisors Subject to Conflict Disclosure (tags)
After an investigation into potential conflicts of interest in Puerto Rico's debt restructuring, the island's oversight board notes it will increase disclosure requirements for advisors. The investigation began in response to a debt consultant whose affiliate company holds Puerto Rico debt.
Puerto Rico Debt Deal Receives Court Approval (tags)
Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved a deal to restructure $17 billion of Puerto Rico's $72 billion debt on Monday.
Judge Delays Ruling on Puerto Rico Debt Deal White House Opposes Island's Food Assistance (tags)
On Thursday, Judge Laura Taylor Swain delayed approval of a $17 billion debt deal between Puerto Rico "COFINA" creditors and the island's oversight board.
PR Debt Cancel, Judge Reviews Cofina Debt (tags)
The Oversight Board in Puerto Rico has just filed for a dismissal of $6 billion of the island's debt because they say it was contracted unconstitutionally.
President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt (tags)
According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt.
Oversight Board Reviews New Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico (tags)
Puerto Rico's oversight board reviews a new plan on economic growth and debt payments to the island's creditors in San Juan today.
Senate Bill offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico (tags)
New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.
GOVERNMENT DRAMATICALLY UNDER ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL FROM MARIA (tags)
“The official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” researchers wrote. “Our estimate of 4,645 excess deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017, is likely to be conservative since subsequent adjustments for survivor bias and household-size distributions increase this estimate to more than 5000.” FEMA Respond sable.
Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan (tags)
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week.
Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief (tags)
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (tags)
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown.
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate Negotiations (tags)
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown.
Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico (tags)
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed.
Archbishop and Religious Groups Hold Puerto Rico Prayer Vigil at US Capitol (tags)
As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday.
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans (tags)
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed taxes.
Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group (tags)
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world.
After Extensive Storm damage public schoolsopen againby Puerto Rico's Gov and Teachers Oct (tags)
Schools open again in Puerto Rico Monitored bys Dept of Education. Damage from Hurricane Maria has been less extensive in some districts than others mainly roofs.
Trump Calls for Puerto Rico's Debt to be "Wiped Out" (tags)
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out.
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As Preside (tags)
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez.
FEMA unprepared and lacks pre strategic planning (tags)
The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan issued a plea for urgent help as she expressed frustration with the speed at which rescuers were being sent to work on the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory. “This is a big S.O.S for anybody out there,”
Development Group Says Debt Relief Can Provide Quick-Recovery Aid to Caribbean (tags)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joins other religious and development groups in their call for debt relief for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands.
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Reduce Puerto Rico Child Poverty (tags)
Puerto Rico religious leaders are urging Congress to reduce child poverty on the island by granting equal access to US health care funding and child tax benefits.
Puerto Rico Board Meets on Anniversary of Debt Legislation (tags)
Puerto Rico's oversight board is holding its eighth public meeting in San Juan at the Sheraton Hotel Convention Center.
Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Write Judge as Bankruptcy Process Begins (tags)
Puerto Rico religious leaders sent a letter to Judge Laura Taylor Swain as she presides over the first bankruptcy proceeding in San Juan to restructure more than $70 billion in debt.
Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process Begins (tags)
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan.
Puerto Ricans Gather at Diaspora Summit as Island Begins Bankruptcy Process (tags)
Puerto Ricans from across the United States and the Caribbean island are meeting in New York City to discuss the island's economic crisis.
Puerto Rico Oversight Board Meets as Bankruptcy Deadline Approaches (tags)
Puerto Rico's oversight board meets on April 28th in New York and could authorize a bankruptcy process for the debt ridden island.
Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Call for Bankruptcy Ahead of "Vulture Fund" Deadline (tags)
Before May, protections expire that shelter Puerto Rico from debt lawsuits and predatory financial groups popularly known as "vulture" funds.
Puerto Rico Oversight Board Mediates Last Ditch Debt Negotiations (tags)
Within weeks, Puerto Rico will likely enter bankruptcy proceedings tailored by Congress specifically for the US territory.
Puerto Rico and Bondholders Agree on Electric Company Debt Deal (tags)
Puerto Rico’s electric utility company (PREPA) and bondholders reached an agreement to restructure $8.9 billion in debt, according to an announcement from the island's government.
Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds Economic Growth Meeting (tags)
Puerto Rico's Financial Oversight and Management Board meets in San Juan to discuss economic growth proposals for the island.
House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment (tags)
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.
Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Ask Congress to Pass Debt Crisis Actions (tags)
"As religious leaders in Puerto Rico, we urge you to act on behalf of the 3.4 million American citizens living on the island," wrote two prominent ministers to Congress about policies to help the debt-troubled island.
Puerto Rico Governor Releases New Fiscal Plan (tags)
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló released a new fiscal plan that seeks to balance the island's budget by 2019.
Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations (tags)
Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year.
Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds First Meeting (tags)
Independent Experts Monitor Puerto Rico Board and "PROMESA" Legislation
US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis (tags)
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico.
Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline (tags)
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9.
International Day of Solidarity With Oscar López Rivera (tags)
Show your support for Oscar's release! #FreeOscarLópez #35paisesxOscar
Religious Leaders Ask Senators to Pass Puerto Rico Debt Legislation (tags)
Religious leaders from Puerto Rico and the US mainland meet with Senators to urge them to support legislation to restructure the island's debt.
House Passes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Legislation Senate Poised to Pass Bill Before July 1 (tags)
The House passed Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation 297-127. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act now heads to the US Senate for approval.
Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis (tags)
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.
Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote (tags)
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation (tags)
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify (tags)
The House Committee on Natural Resources is poised to release the newest draft of Puerto Rico legislation amid tense negotiations.
Congress Releases Draft Puerto Rico Bill to Address Financial Crisis (tags)
The House Committee on Natural Resources released draft legislation to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
Supreme Court Hears Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Case (tags)
The US Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Puerto Rico's courts can restructure about $20 billion of the US territory's $72 billion debt.
Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Halt on Debt Lawsuits (tags)
Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro García Padilla says Congress should put a hold on litigation against the indebted US territory until a proposed Congressional solution to its debt crisis is in place.
Radio Spots Focus on Puerto Rico Crisis Ahead of Sunshine State Presidential Primary (tags)
A religious development organization is running radio spots focused on resolving Puerto Rico's debt crisis on 238 stations across Florida.
Jubilee USA Launches Puerto Rico Radio Spots Ahead of Super Tuesday (tags)
The religious development coalition Jubilee USA is launching radio spots focused on Puerto Rico's debt crisis ahead of "Super Tuesday" presidential primary elections.
Puerto Rico House Approves Utility Reform Bill: Part of Proposed Debt Deal (tags)
Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approved legislation to reform its highly indebted public utility company "PREPA."
Congressional Hearing Examines Puerto Rico Debt Crisis (tags)
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board
Puerto Rico Cuts Services as Budget Gap Grows (tags)
Puerto Rico's government continues to cut public services as the economic crisis worsens. The Government Development Bank announced this week that the island's budget gap is $2 billion higher than expected. The prison system in Puerto Rico can no longer pay a vendor that feeds inmates. Some special education teachers are no longer being paid.
Puerto Rico Plans to Default on New Year's Day (tags)
Puerto Rico plans to default on part of its $1 billion debt payment due January 1.
Puerto Rico Population Drops 10% Over Past Decade (tags)
Census Bureau estimates Puerto Rico's population shrinks by 10%, mostly during the island's financial crisis.
Congress Excludes Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Provision in Omnibus Bill (tags)
Extension of bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico not included in Congress' omnibus budget deal.
At UN, Archbishop Calls for Puerto Rico Negotiations (tags)
Puerto Rico Archbishop Calls for Negotiated Settlement to Island Debt Crisis. Catholic Leader Asks "Vulture" Funds to Stop Lobbying Congress.
Supreme Court to Review Puerto Rico Bankruptcy (tags)
The Supreme Court announced it will review a lower court decision blocking Puerto Rico from restructuring portions of its debt under the Puerto Rico Recovery Act.
Puerto Rico Avoids Default Governor Announces Revenue "Claw-Back" to Fund Government Ser (tags)
Puerto Rico doesn't default under outrageous debt structuring.
Puerto Rico’s Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief and End to Austerity (tags)
Puerto Rico’s religious leaders called for debt relief in the face of the $72 billion financial crisis burdening the Caribbean US territory. At a press conference in San Juan, leaders of the principle religious groups laid out six principles to resolve the crisis.
Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis (tags)
34 countries, 17 states represented "100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,0 (tags)
Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6, 2015, Oscar's 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the "Social Media Campaign for Oscar López."
Oscar Lopez Rivera - Imprisoned for Supporting Puerto Rican Independence (tags)
another political prisoner
Puerto Rico: Beatings at the Sheraton (tags)
On the evening of May 20, the notorious Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police brutally attacked a demonstration of hundreds of students and workers protesting against Governor Luis Fortuño. The assault took place in the luxurious Sheraton Hotel, where the privatizing, anti-worker governor was presiding over a fancy fundraising dinner. As our reporter recounts, the police brutally beat demonstrators with riot clubs and pepper-sprayed everyone with tear gas and pepper gas. This was the response of the government to the workers strike two days ago in support of the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico, which has lasted almost a month. It is urgently necessary to translate the worker-student unity that was on display on May 18 into powerful strike actions that shut down key sectors of the economy of the U.S.' Caribbean island economy. We publish here the on-the-spot report from our correspondent who witnessed and participated in the protest.
Puerto Rico: Macanazo en el Sheraton (tags)
En la tarde del jueves 20 de mayo, la tristemente célebre Fuerza de Choque de la Policía de Puerto Rico atacó brutalmente una manifestación de cientos de estudiantes y obreros en contra del gobernador Luis Fortuño. La arremetida tuvo lugar en el lujoso Hotel Sheraton, donde el gobernador privatizador y antiobrero presidió una suntuosa cena para recaudar fondos para su partido. Como relata nuestro reportero, los policías macaneaban brutalmente a los manifestantes mientras rociaban a todos con gas lacrimógeno y gas pimienta. Esta fue la respuesta del gobierno al paro obrero del 18 de mayo en apoyo de la huelga estudiantil en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, que ya lleva casi un mes de duración. Urge que la unidad entre estudiantes y trabajadores que se exhibió el martes se traduzca en paros contundentes que paralicen sectores claves de la economía de la colonia norteamericana en el Caribe. Publicamos aquí el informe de nuestro corresponsal que presenció y participó en la protesta.
Gobierno de Puerto Rico prepara violenta agresión contra estudiantes (tags)
Pedimos a toda la comunidad internacional a que esté atenta a los sucesos en torno a la Huelga Universitaria y ayuden con su difusión, a todos los medios necesarios, diplomáticos, de derechos humanos de prensa a que intervengan denunciando este atropello del Gobierno dictatorial.
Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)
We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.
Solidarity with Puerto Rico and Grand Jury Resistance (tags)
Statement by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people's struggle for independence and against the use of the Grand Jury process as a weapon of repression.
Protestas estremece a Puerto Rico Trabajadores dicen: ¡Que pague los ricos! (tags)
Manifestaciones y marchas de protestas han estremecido a Puerto Rico desde el Primero de Mayo contra el cierre de agencia gubernamentales que dejaron a 95.000 desempleados.
Latinoamericanos aumentan lucha contra Guerra (tags)
El 28 de agosto grupos latinoamericanos de EEUU celebraron ruedas de prensas en San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago y El Paso para anunciar una campaña nacional para desmilitarizar nuestras escuelas y universidades públicas.
Pat Tillman is not a hero: He got what was coming to him (tags)
However, in my neighborhood in Puerto Rico, Tillman would have been called a "pendejo," an idiot. This was not "Ramon or Tyrone," who joined the military out of financial necessity
LA ESCUELA Y EL MERCADO EN PUERTO RICO (tags)
ARTICULO SOBRE LA EDUCACION EN PUERTO RICO.
CE 215: Charla en Córdoba: Bolivar - Venezuela - Nuestra América (tags)
ARGENTINA: CHARLA DEBATE: VIGENCIA DEL PENSAMIENTO DE SIMON BOLIVAR. Por Junta Bolivariana de Córdoba. NUESTRA AMERICA: LA PATRIA BOLIVAR. Discurso de Fernando Bossi. PUERTO RICO-VENEZUELA: PUERTO RICO Y VENEZUELA SON. Por José Ignacio Jiménez. NUESTRA AMERICA: HOMENAJE AL LIBERTADOR. CANTO A BOLIVAR. De Pablo Neruda.