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The Annotated "Surreal Life on the Precipice in Puerto Rico"

In the past I’ve published critiques of articles that appear in the mainstream press about Puerto Rico. Today’s publication by The New York Times of “ 6,188 more words

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Mary Poppins Is Fine With Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board

“I think HR 5278 has taken a bad rap, and it’s kind of unfair,” said Mary Poppins Tuesday about the new bill designed to help restructure Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt passed by the House Natural Resources Committee last week. 327 more words

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Four Things Hillary Clinton Should Say To Get New York Puerto Rican Votes

  1. “In 1984, bankruptcy protection was arbitrarily taken away from Puerto Rico by Congress.”
  2. “The Puerto Rico debt should be audited to reveal possible illegal transactions, as well as Wall Street abuses, not only in the sale of the debt but also debt swap underwriting.”
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An Interview With Rafael Bernabe, PPT Candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico

Last week on Living in Spanglish radio, I interviewed PPT Candidate for Governor Rafael Bernabe, who spoke about various aspects of the Puerto Rico debt crisis. 85 more words

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Why Draco Rosa Is Beyond Rock and Pop

The day after Reyes I found myself in la alacaldía de San Juan interviewing Draco Rosa, the genre-bending rock-pop singer-songwriter whose career began as a key member of the boy band Menudo, lurched forward into the rock en Español classic  122 more words

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