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Puerto Rico co-ops unfazed by debt-forgiveness talk, Moody’s downgrade

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-co-ops-unmoved-by-debt-forgiveness-talk-moodys-downgrade Puerto Rico co-ops unfazed by debt-forgiveness talk, Moody’s downgrade By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 16, 2017 SAN JUAN –  Cooperatives Supervision & Insurance Corp. (Cossec by its Spanish acronym) Chairwoman Ivelisse Torres said Puerto Rico credit unions, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s fiscal board approves plan for Cossec, lifeline for credit unions

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-cooperatives-supervision-insurance-corp-proposes-lifeline Puerto Rico’s fiscal board approves plan for Cossec, lifeline for credit unions By Luis J. Valentín Ortiz on August 4, 2017   FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s financial control board certified Friday, with amendments, a fiscal plan … Continue reading

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Oversight Board proposes adjustments and consolidation for Cossec

The Puerto Rico government forced the cooperativos, aka credit unions, to buy Puerto Rican bonds, which are now considered junk. Sounds like if the cooperativos had to mark these assets to market, many would be insolvent. So the regulator is … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Doesn’t Want Reform

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/puerto-rico-doesnt-want-reform-1511730516 Puerto Rico Doesn’t Want Reform The Promesa law, not Hurricane Maria, is the real culprit behind the island’s troubles. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority employees fix power lines in San Juan, Oct. 19. Photo: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg News By … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan

  https://www.aei.org/publication/puerto-rico-needs-an-imf-style-economic-plan Desmond Lachman October 27, 2017 | Real Clear Markets Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan Economics, International Economics It would be an understatement to state that the hurricane-battered Puerto Rican economy is at serious risk of entering … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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Small Montana firm, Whitefish Energy, lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on Hurricane Maria knocked out the electricity in Miram Carrasquillo’s home in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Ten days after the storm, she was able to get a … Continue reading

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