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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

From June 1 to June 4 2017, El Nuevo Día published a series of surveys about different issues that are currently affecting Puerto Rico. These topics...Learn more

Debt Restructuring

On May 3, 2017, the government of Puerto Rico requested that the Oversight Board trigger Title III, a bankruptcy-like proceeding to restructure its...Learn more

Health Care

Earlier this week, U.S. Congress reached a budget deal and managed to avoid a government shutdown. The deal, which is expected to pass promptly,...Learn more

Fiscal Oversight Board

After weeks of speculation, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló finally presented the island’s budget for fiscal year 2018. This will be the...Learn more

Political Status

In a non-binding referendum held in Puerto Rico on June 11, 2017, 97% of voters chose statehood. However, less than a quarter of eligible voters...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

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