Category Archives: population changes in Puerto Rico

More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-73-000-puerto-ricans-flee-florida-hurricane-045107314.html More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria AFP October 26, 2017 The situation in Puerto Rico is still precarious, with around 75 percent of the population without electricity and clean water scarce in many areas … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria and after effects, population changes in Puerto Rico | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

63% of Puerto Rican women, ages 15-44 who gave birth were unmarried in 2011, far higher than all Hispanic women 47% and the overall rate for US women 38%

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/19/hispanics-of-puerto-rican-origin-in-the-united-states-2011 Fertility. Almost one-in-ten (7%) Puerto Rican women ages 15 to 44 gave birth in the 12 months prior to this survey. That was slightly less than the rate for all Hispanic women—8%—and about the same as the overall rate … Continue reading

Posted in culture and cycle of dependency, population changes in Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico people, statistics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debt Alone Won’t Crush Puerto Rico. Depopulation Is the Curse.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-06/debt-alone-won-t-crush-puerto-rico-depopulation-is-the-curse Debt Alone Won’t Crush Puerto Rico. Depopulation Is the Curse. Erasing the island’s bond obligations would not be sufficient, if migration continues. by Megan McArdle October 6, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT-4 The trend lines in Puerto Rico are going … Continue reading

Posted in culture and cycle of dependency, Hurricane Maria and after effects, population changes in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico economic crisis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight

Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight By FRANCES ROBLES JULY 16, 2017 An abandoned furniture store in Lares, P.R. The town in the mountainous heart of the Caribbean island has lost more people to … Continue reading

Posted in economic crisis, population changes in Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico people, Puerto Rico economic crisis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Puerto Rico: An island’s exodus

https://www.ft.com/content/f9251a80-652b-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa Puerto Rico: An island’s exodus With its manufacturing base depleted and its economy shrinking, people are leaving in droves Locals at an employment office in San Juan, the island capital © Getty August 25, 2016 by: Eric Platt Sprinkled … Continue reading

Posted in culture and cycle of dependency, economic crisis, population changes in Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico people | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Puerto Rico’s Population Declines 7% in 5 Years

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14092&ArticleId=2409040 Puerto Rico’s Population Declines 7% in 5 Years 3-31-16 SAN JUAN – The population of Puerto Rico declined by almost 7 percent over the past five years to 3.4 million, a trend that is predicted to continue in the … Continue reading

Posted in population changes in Puerto Rico | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Economic Crisis Causes Greatest Exodus in Puerto Rico’s History

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14092&ArticleId=2411359 5-3-16 Economic Crisis Causes Greatest Exodus in Puerto Rico’s History SAN JUAN – The severe economic crisis that the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has gone through over the past 10 years has caused the greatest exodus in its … Continue reading

Posted in population changes in Puerto Rico | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment