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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.

Citizenship

Citizenship
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

Congress

Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) hosted a forum on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, to discuss strategies to improve economic growth in Puerto Rico. The...Learn more

Debt Restructuring

Background Puerto Rico's central government and several agencies are currently undergoing court- supervised restructuring, also known as Title III...Learn more

Economic Development

The Financial Oversight Board published its first annual report in accordance with Section 208(a) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and...Learn more

Energy and Environment

Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph to 155 mph, landed in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning just a few days after Hurricane...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

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

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

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

Booklets

State of Puerto Ricans 2017
This book provides an updated overview of some of the most salient...
Puerto Rico Crisis Timeline
Since 2006 Puerto Rico has been facing an unprecedented economic and...
U.S. CITIZENSHIP IN PUERTO RICO: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE JONES ACT
CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Special Issue: vol...