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Wall Street, President Obama, the US Congress…all LAUGHING at Puerto Rico

If this headline sounds extreme, please read the following facts. 

On July 10, 1984, Ronald Reagan signed the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeships Act. Section 9 of that Act (11 U.S.C. 719 more words


Puerto Rican plan to make workers pay for the island’s debt crisis

By Rafael Azul
14 July 2015

The fallout continues in Puerto Rico’s debt crisis following the June 29 announcement by Governor Alejandro García Padilla that the US commonwealth’s $73 billion debt is “not payable.” 714 more words


The Roots of Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, and Why Austerity Won't Solve It

The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis and Why Austerity Won’t Work

The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class citizens… 393 more words
Urban/Global Politics

Puerto Rico: The Last Colony

Salsa and meringue mix synchronously through old colonial streets leading to turquoise waters ever presided by El Morro. Hearing this description, its hard to believe that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, or is it? 37 more words