Monthly Archives: May 2017

Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/01/516913761/reviving-puerto-ricos-cocoa-farms-centuries-after-hurricanes-destroyed-them Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them March 1, 20174:31 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Dan Charles Twitter Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate … Continue reading

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

Article neglects a greater mention of counter-productive government policies, an entrenched welfare mindset which disincentivizes working, culture of horrible and uncompetitive customer service skills, uncompetitive labor costs, uncompetitive minimum wage laws, low productivity.  In a competitive global economy, it will … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Woos Home Buyers – WSJ 11-19-15

Incentives change behavior, whether for good or bad. https://www.wsj.com/articles/puerto-rico-woos-home-buyers-1447947744 Puerto Rico Woos Home Buyers Financial incentives are luring home buyers to Puerto Rico, where some jumbo loans have lower down-payment requirements than those in the states. Illustration: Chris Gash By … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to U.S.

Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to U.S. Published on Aug 13, 2015 New austerity measures are imposing more economic pain on U.S. territory Puerto Rico, which already has a poverty rate almost double that of America’s poorest state. In … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico cannot compete with other Caribbean islands due to the Jones Act, minimum wage laws, excessive debt, per Peter Schiff

Puerto Rico cannot compete with the other Caribbean islands due to the Jones Act, minimum wage laws, excessive debt, per Peter Schiff.  His mains recommendations are to eliminate the Jones Act, eliminate minimum wage laws, restructure the debt.

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Uber picking up at SJU airport, at least temporarily

http://www.laconexionusa.com/noticias/20170512379090_lc37909012.asp Uber thanks Rossello’s provisional measure on transportation in San Juan Source: EFE 05/12/2017 San Juan, May 12 (EFEUSA) .- Uber’s communications manager, Julie Robinson, thanked the governor of Puerto Rico in a statement “for making the decision in favor … Continue reading

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Fiscal Oversight Board’s letter detailing plan of action to Puerto Rico 12-20-2016

rec-end.gfrcdn.net/docs/editor/carta_junta.pdf FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR PUERTO RICO Members Andrew J. Biggs Carlos M. García Arthur J. González José R. González Ana J. Matosantos David A. Skeel, Jr. José B. Carrión III Chair December 20, 2016 SENT VIA ELECTRONIC … Continue reading

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