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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.


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


After passing both the US House and Senate, the third in a series of supplemental appropriations for disaster relief was signed by the President on...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

On January 24, 2018, the government of Puerto Rico presented a revised fiscal plan for the next five years. But the Fiscal Oversight and Management...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


Few Americans will forget the controversy over President Donald Trump’s...
State of Puerto Ricans 2017
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Since 2006 Puerto Rico has been facing an unprecedented economic and...
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