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text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Write Judge as Bankruptcy Process Begins by Abby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico religious leaders sent a letter to Judge Laura Taylor Swain as she presides over the first bankruptcy proceeding in San Juan to restructure more than $70 billion in debt.‎...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:47AM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Meets as Bankruptcy Deadline Approaches by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's oversight board meets on April 28th in New York and could authorize a bankruptcy process for the debt ridden island....
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:17AM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Mediates Last Ditch Debt Negotiations by Greg Williams
Within weeks, Puerto Rico will likely enter bankruptcy proceedings tailored by Congress specifically for the US territory....
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:23AM
text Puerto Rico and Bondholders Agree on Electric Company Debt Deal by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico’s electric utility company (PREPA) and bondholders reached an agreement to restructure $8.9 billion in debt, according to an announcement from the island's government....
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 1:57PM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds Economic Growth Meeting by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's Financial Oversight and Management Board meets in San Juan to discuss economic growth proposals for the island....
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:06AM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
text Campaña Destaca Necesidad de que México Tome Medidas de Emergencia by Center for Biological Diversity
Lanzan Llamado a Consumidores y Empresas de Mariscos de Estados Unidos a Boicotear el Camarón Mexicano para Salvar a la Vaquita Marina...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59PM
text U.S. Consumers, Seafood Companies Urged to Boycott Mexican Shrimp to Save Vaquita Porpoise by Center for Biological Diversity
Campaign Highlights Need for Mexico to Take Emergency Action...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50PM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Ask Congress to Pass Debt Crisis Actions by Greg Williams
"‎As religious leaders in Puerto Rico, we urge you to act on behalf of the 3.4 million American citizens living on the island," wrote two prominent ministers to Congress about ‎policies to help the debt-troubled island....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:35PM
text Puerto Rico Requests Continued Debt Lawsuit Protection by Greg
Puerto Rico's Governor is asking Congress to extend protections against debt lawsuits as the island charts a path for economic recovery....
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 8:22AM
text Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations by Greg Williams
Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year....
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18AM
text Oversight Board Meets as Puerto Rico Crisis Deepens by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's "control" board meets January 28 as the island's financial crisis deepens. In a January 18 letter, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico noted that the island can likely only afford to pay approximately 20% of the debt payments it owes over the next three years....
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:01PM
text Ecuador Minister Discusses Need for UN Tax Body with Transparency Advocates by Greg
Ecuador Foreign Minister Guillame Long will meet with civil society groups on Thursday to discuss tax avoidance, corruption and development....
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:21PM
text Puerto Rico Debt Law Could Apply to US Virgin Islands by Greg
A US law passed to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis could apply retroactively to the US Virgin Islands, another heavily indebted US territory....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:04PM
text Bahamas: Another Victim of Caribbean Debt Crisis by Greg
The ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the Bahamas' debt to 'junk' status....
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:55AM
text Puerto Rico Oversight Board Moves Forward on Debt Restructuring by Greg
Puerto Rico's "control" board sent a letter to current Governor Alejandro García Padilla and incoming Governor Ricardo Rossello stating areas for fiscal plan review and that debt restructuring talks are moving forward....
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:13PM
text Despite New Jaguars in US, Feds Release Plan to Recover Endangered Jaguars Only in Mexico by Center for Biological Diversity
New Plan Fails to Guide Recovery in U.S. Southwest...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:39PM
text Amid Debt Crisis, Venezuela Fails to Supply Larger Bills by Greg
Venezuela missed a self imposed deadline to release new higher-denomination bills designed to help its citizens amidst rising inflation....
Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:39AM
text Fidel Castro 1926-2016 by Que Viva La Revolucion Cubana
This time it is true. The leader of La Primer Tierra Libre De Las Americas, the First Free Territory of the Americas, as Radio Havana Cuba describes Cuba, Fidel Castro, has died at age 90. The many previous announcements were the usual lies of the CIA which tried many times and failed to kill Fidel and destroy the Cuban Revolution....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:12PM
text Puerto Rico's Governor Refuses to Submit Revised Fiscal Plan by Greg
Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla declined a new federal oversight board's request that he submit an updated fiscal plan for the island....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:07PM