The evening before a major Federal program to ensure healthcare for middle-income individuals began operations Tuesday, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (“Commonwealth” party) announced that Puerto… Read More »Commonwealth Costs Mid-Income Islanders $6 Billion in Obamacare
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that he was “announcing” Puerto Rico’s economic “recovery” — contradicting all economic data and reports of economists. In a… Read More »Gov. Asserts Economy in Recovery, Contradicting Data and Economists
One of the continuing issues for Puerto Rico, as well as for other U.S. territories, is their limited representation in the U.S. legislature. Residents of… Read More »Puerto Rican Rep Seeks a Voice in Resolving Government Shutdown
The City Club of Cleveland may not initially seem like an obvious venue for a speech on Puerto Rican statehood. Yet there are many Puerto Ricans who… Read More »Puerto Rico’s Representative Talks Statehood in Ohio
Leave aside for the moment the question of whose fault the government shutdown is and what their motives might be. Puerto Rico is suffering from… Read More »Impacts of the Government Shutdown on Puerto Rico
One of the arguments against statehood for Puerto Rico is that Puerto Rico is too foreign to be a state. Part of the discussion focuses… Read More »Is Puerto Rico Too Foreign for Statehood?
The Department of Homeland Security has been working for over a year on improvements in law enforcement and border control in Puerto Rico in a… Read More »Operation Caribbean Resilience Outlines Accomplishments
Last month, 75 people were indicted in a Social Security disability benefits fraud ring in Puerto Rico. On September 19th, a subcommittee of the U.S. House… Read More »What Can We Learn from Social Security Fraud in Puerto Rico?
The governments of the world’s 20 largest economies have agreed to crack down on tax avoidance strategies used by most companies in the States with… Read More »World’s Biggest Nations Agree to Curb PR Manufacturers Tax Tactics