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Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/heres-how-an-obscure-tax-change-sank-puerto-ricos-economy.html Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy Even before a devastating hurricane brought Puerto Rico to a near standstill, the government there was struggling with an economy in shambles and a default on billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Report: Puerto Rico Exodus to Increase in the Next 2 Years

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/report-puerto-rico-exodus-to-increase-in-the-next-2-years Report: Puerto Rico Exodus to Increase in the Next 2 Years By Rosario Fajardo on October 30, 2017 SAN JUAN – A report by Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies projects that outmigration from the island as a … Continue reading

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For Many on Puerto Rico, the Most Coveted Item is a Plane Ticket Out – Exodus to the states after Hurricane Maria

For Many on Puerto Rico, the Most Coveted Item is a Plane Ticket Out Leer en español By JACK HEALY and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT. 5, 2017 241 Juan R. Delgado Torres of Caguas, P.R. waited on Wednesday for a flight to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times

https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-leaves-us-island-facing-hard-020039188.html Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy leaves US island facing hard times Elodie CUZIN AFPJune 6, 2017 View photos People walk past murals protesting the state of the economy in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-02/-i-had-to-choose-for-my-family-thousands-fleeing-puerto-rico Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse by Jonathan Levin @JonathanJLevinMore stories by Jonathan Levin and Rebecca Spalding @rcurtisspaldingMore stories by Rebecca Spalding ‎June‎ ‎2‎, ‎2017‎ ‎6‎:‎00‎ ‎AM‎ ‎-04 Exodus from island means economic resurgence will be … Continue reading

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