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  1. How Antonio Weiss Brokered The Only Major Economic Policy To Pass Congress This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | Switched

    In 2015, as talk began to circulate on Capitol Hill of crafting legislation to help Puerto Rico manage its billions in debt, a hedge fund creditor paid a visit to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's new special counselor. The creditor told Antonio Weiss, who would become the point person on the island's fiscal crisis, that the Puerto Rico government should simply eliminate some waste and cut a certain number of jobs to pay back its debt.


  2. Rosie Perez: The Issue Of Puerto Rico's Statehood Needs To Be AddressedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Switched

    Rosie Perez is not happy about how either political party has treated Puerto Rico, and it goes beyond how Congress mishandled the island's crippling debt crisis. In an interview with MSNBC's Jos Daz-Balart , the actress spoke about why she supports Hillary Clinton and what she appreciated about Bernie Sander's campaign.


  3. The Feds Almost Used A Pesticide That's Harmful To Pregnant Women To Combat Zika In Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | Switched

    In an effort to combat the spreading Zika virus, the federal government came close to spraying a pesticide across Puerto Rico that is highly toxic and presents the most danger to pregnant women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went so far as to ship the insecticide called Naled, which belongs to the organophosphate family, to Puerto Rico without notifying the commonwealth.


  4. Puerto Ricans Are Streaming Into Florida And They Aren't Exactly Fans Of Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | Switched

    Near the end of the Florida voter registration form, there's a section for party affiliation that often trips up the wave of Puerto Ricans who have recently moved to this critical swing state. The section asks would-be voters to select an affiliation: The options are Republican, Democratic, none at all, write in something else, or leave it blank.


  5. Is there life after debt for Puerto Rico?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | Switched

    For years Puerto Rico borrowed to offset falling revenues as its economy and population declined. This was never sustainable , and now the moment of reckoning has arrived.


  6. Treasury Secretary Reminds Senate It Has 4 Days Before Puerto Rico Defaults On More DebtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Switched

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on a bill this week to help Puerto Rico avoid a major default. WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sounded the alarm Monday on the looming deadline for the Senate to pass legislation to help Puerto Rico with its debt crisis.


  7. Here's Bernie Sanders' Plan To Save Puerto Rico And Stick It To Vulture FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Switched

    Puerto Rico's economy has been in a depression for a decade. With the territory likely to default on a $2 billion debt payment on July 1, the island's ugly humanitarian situation could become even more nightmarish.


  8. This Puerto Rico Debt Commission Could Be The Island's Trump CardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Switched

    The La Perla shanty town is seen in the Old City of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A debt crisis has strangled the island's economy.


  9. Democratic Lawmakers Plan To Keep Fight Going Over Puerto Rico BillRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Switched

    Two Democratic lawmakers are pretty livid about legislation that is meant to give Puerto Rico -- home to 3.5 million American citizens -- the power to restructure its $70 billion in debt. on Wednesday with strong Democratic support, but Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Luis Gutierrez plan to fight it.


  10. Most Americans Don't Know Puerto Ricans Are AmericanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Switched

    Fewer than half of Americans know Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens , a new poll shows. The results reflect a stark reality about the nation's awareness of the Caribbean territory and the island's financial crisis .


  11. Puerto Rican Youth Fight For Their Home As Congress Prepares To ActRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Switched

    Guillermo Guasp Perez of the University of Puerto Rico met with Rep. Albio Sires in April. Guasp Perez is unhappy with the legislation underway to help the island.


  12. Puerto Rico's Other Shining Star: Environmental Hero Luis Jorge RiveraRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Switched

    Fights with greed can be exhausting. Just ask Luis Jorge Rivera, who's been fighting the corporate and government greed for more than 16 years and defending the natural heritage of all Puerto Ricans.


  13. 5 Things You Should Know As Puerto Rico Confronts Its Next Unpayable DebtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Switched

    Puerto Rico owes its creditors $422 million on May 1, and the island will likely not be able to make the full payment, according to many experts . That is a relatively small portion of the $70 billion debt burden that Puerto Rico's government owes its external lenders.


  14. Puerto Rico's House Passes Emergency Debt Moratorium BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    Puerto Rico's House of Representatives early on Wednesday passed an emergency bill allowing the government to halt payments on its debt, throwing into doubt broader restructuring plans to stave off a financial collapse of the U.S. Commonwealth. The bill approved in the wee hours of Wednesday by a vote of 26-21 follows approval of the bill by the Senate on Tuesday.


  15. Puerto Rico Government Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its SolvencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    Puerto Rico's government said it had "substantial doubt" about its ability to operate long-term, and cited a threat to public services if its Government Development Bank misses debt payments, in a draft of long-delayed fiscal year 2014 financial data released Tuesday. The 366-page draft, which has not yet been audited, follows criticism from some U.S. lawmakers and financial creditors that Puerto Rico has not been transparent with its finances.


  16. Congress to Puerto Rico: Drop DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    Bettering the instruction of a parricide pleading his orphanage as a mitigating sentencing factor, New York City strutted through the halls of Congress in 1975 like a peacock demanding a federal rescue for its municipal profligacy. President Gerald Ford's firm pledge to veto any federal bail-out legislation provoked the widespread headline, "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD."


  17. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Urges Congress To Act On Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday said that while the Obama administration was ready to do all it could to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico, only Congress could deliver truly effective change. Lew, speaking in San Juan where he met with the island's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, last week urged Congress to urgently pass legislation by the end of March to help the island, struggling with $70 billion debt.


  18. Puerto Ricans Are Fleeing The Island's Economic WoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    A nun walks in front of a shuttered furniture store in Lares, Puerto Rico, in September 2015. Puerto Rico's economy has been struggling for years.


  19. Puerto Rico Is In Serious Trouble. Here's What You Need To Know.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2016 | The Huffington Post

    Puerto Rico is on course to default on some of its debts on Monday, deepening a crisis that has been escalating steadily for months. But the seemingly arcane dispute over the island's public finances masks a struggle for wealth and power in which the peculiarities of Puerto Rico's political status and Wall Street greed play a leading role.


  20. Puerto Rico's Governor Blames Congress For Pushing It Toward Partial DefaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Switched

    Puerto Rico is about to default on a portion of its multi-billion debt in the new year, and its governor blamed Congress Wednesday. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the island -- home to 3.5 million American citizens -- would miss a piece of its debt due Jan. 4, but will meet a more critical payment of $330 million in general obligation debt.


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