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Puerto Rico Earthquake Causes Minor Damage

Puerto Rico Earthquake Causes Minor Damage

  SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — A strong earth­quake out to sea shook Puer­to Rico ear­ly Mon­day, caus­ing minor dam­age in some places.  Some peo­ple report­ed items falling in their home and dozens said they felt build­ings sway in the cap­i­tal of San Juan, about 61…

Report: Swells affected Puerto Rico glowing lagoon

Report: Swells affected Puerto Rico glowing lagoon

By DANICA COTO | Asso­ci­at­ed Press SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — A pop­u­lar lagoon that glows at night off Puer­to Rico’s north­east coast has lit up once again as sci­en­tists wrap up their inves­ti­ga­tion into why it went dark last month, offi­cials said Fri­day. A pro­longed…

Status Update  (H.R. 2000)

Status Update (H.R. 2000)

H.R. 2000 On May 15, 2013 the 113th Con­gress Pro­posed a Bill called H.R. 2000 in reponse to the Plebiscite sta­tus vote of Novem­ber 6th of last year. This Bill is to set forth the process for Puer­to Rico to be admit­ted as a state of the Union. Puer­to Rico State­hood…

Puerto Rico Status History   (PDF’S)

Puerto Rico Status History (PDF’S)

The Com­mon­wealth of Puer­to Rico has a unique his­to­ry as a part of the Unit­ed States. Unit­ed States suzerain­ty over Puer­to Rico orig­i­nat­ed with the acqui­si­tion of the islands in 1898 after the con­clu­sion of the Span­ish-Amer­i­can War. For decades, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment…

Revolt in Puerto Rico For Independence

Revolt in Puerto Rico For Independence

Octo­ber 30 is the six­ti­eth anniver­sary of the 1950 Inde­pen­dence Revolt in Puer­to Rico by the island’s Nation­al­ist Par­ty. It marked the most sig­nif­i­cant attempt at armed rev­o­lu­tion in Puer­to Rico since the late nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. Democ­ra­cy Now! co-host Juan Gon­za­lez,…

Puerto Rico reveals record deficit from FY 2012

Puerto Rico reveals record deficit from FY 2012

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Gov­ern­ment offi­cials have revealed that Puer­to Rico’s over­all deficit stood at a record $39 bil­lion in the past fis­cal year, adding to gloom over the econ­o­my.   The fig­ure was made pub­lic late Mon­day in an annu­al audit­ed report that Puer­to Rico…

Many bridges in Puerto Rico considered risky

Many bridges in Puerto Rico considered risky

By DANICA COTO Asso­ci­at­ed Press SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Puer­to Rico’s salty ocean air is cor­rod­ing dozens of bridges across the U.S. ter­ri­to­ry, con­tin­u­al­ly weak­en­ing the struc­tures and pos­ing a chal­lenge for offi­cials try­ing to pri­or­i­tize which ones to repair first.…

Is Puerto Rico the next Detroit?

Is Puerto Rico the next Detroit?

by Julio Saenz • August 29, 2013 • 9:25 am This week’s issue of Barron’s finan­cial news­pa­per has Puer­to Rico as its cov­er sto­ry.  The in-depth sto­ry com­pares Puer­to Rico’s pre­car­i­ous finan­cial sit­u­a­tion to Detroit’s recent bank­rupt­cy and warns it could be 10 times…

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