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No Oversight of $1.5 Billion Electric Project Raises Alarm over Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Power

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/17/puerto_rico_power_project_privatization No Oversight of $1.5 Billion Electric Project Raises Alarm over Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Power June 17, 2020 Watch Full Show Listen Media Options Topics Puerto Rico Privatization Corporate Power Money & Politics Guests Ingrid Vila Biaggi president of … 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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PROMESA Gives Puerto Rico a Free Pass

PROMESA Gives Puerto Rico a Free Pass Congress Aims to Give Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico a Free Pass as Long as Obama Wants Rachel Greszler / Salim Furth / @salimfurth / May 20, 2016 PROMESA creates an incentive for President Obama … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Origins of the Puerto Rico fiscal crisis

Op-Ed: Origins of the Puerto Rico fiscal crisis To read the full report in PDF format, click here: http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Joffe-Puerto-Rico-Fiscal-Crisis-v1.pdf May 12, 2016 Author Marc Joffe is the principal consultant at Public Sector Credit Solutions, a research group that analyzes government … Continue reading

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Helping Puerto Rico may start a whole new wave of bailouts

http://nypost.com/2016/03/22/helping-puerto-rico-may-start-a-whole-new-wave-of-bailouts Helping Puerto Rico may start a whole new wave of bailouts By Betsy McCaughey March 22, 2016 | 8:54pm If you have a retirement fund or pension, or you’re a taxpayer, get ready to have your pockets picked. The … Continue reading

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