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Puerto Rico News

Puerto Rico News is to inform and promote discussion among stateside Puerto Ricans about current events related to Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. On this page, you will find briefs — written by members of Centro’s Round Table on Puerto Rico — which explore recent developments and policies. You will also find articles and opinions from media outlets across the United States (including Puerto Rico) and have access to resources such as public records, reports, presentations, and other materials related to the island.

Government of Puerto Rico

May 1, 2017, will be one of the most important dates in Puerto Rico’s recent history. On that date the stay established by PROMESA on Puerto Rico’s...Learn more

Debt Restructuring

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) was the first, and so far the only, government agency in Puerto Rico to negotiate a debt...Learn more

Health Care

It is uncertain whether provisions for funding will be included in Congress’ budget resolution. The decision on how to address Puerto Rico’s...Learn more

Fiscal Oversight Board

We are at a critical point for the future of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans living stateside. Dates to Know: Fiscal Plan Approved - March 13, 2017...Learn more

Political Status

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, acting deputy Attorney General of the United States, Dana J. Boente, sent a letter to Governor Ricardo Rosselló...Learn more


As Professor Venator-Santiago indicates in his article, “The Jones Act of 1917 was neither the first nor the last law enacted by Congress containing...Learn more


On December 20, 2016, the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico, which was created by the PROMESA act, published a report about...Learn more

Centro Roundtable News

When it comes to the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico, there is typically a...
Centro Press Release
Round Table on Puerto Rico will monitor implementation of Fiscal Oversight...