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For the Love of Spanglish
While it’s still not standardized, millions of speakers use this hybrid form of communication every day, creating their own rules.
Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight
Even on an island facing economic collapse and population loss, Lares, a picturesque mountain town, stands out. It has lost almost a quarter of its population since 2000.
Puerto Rico’s Power Authority Effectively Files for Bankruptcy
The government said the move was the only way to reduce the existing debt of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority “to a sustainable level.”
Puerto Rico’s Creditors
The National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation writes that the island’s creditors are not a monolithic group of opportunistic human “sharks.”
After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands
With debts piling up and lenders growing nervous, the U.S. Virgin Islands is approaching the same kind of fiscal crisis that engulfed Puerto Rico.
A Restructuring Deal That Helps Investors, Not Puerto Rico
Fighting has been fierce over what will happen to $9 billion worth of bonds that were issued by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.
Three Books on Puerto Rico’s Statehood vs. Independence Debate
As politicians debate the merits of statehood before Congress, here are three books that shed light on the various visions for Puerto Rico’s future.
23% of Puerto Ricans Vote in Referendum, 97% of Them for Statehood
A full 97 percent of ballots cast were in favor of statehood, but turnout was very low in the nonbinding referendum, the fifth such vote in Puerto Rico.
5% of U.S. Pregnant Women With Zika Had Baby With a Birth Defect
The report, published on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also provided for the first time preliminary estimates of this risk by trimester.
De Blasio Moves to Curb Puerto Rican Militant’s Parade Profile
The mayor’s office has been working to get Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist recently released from prison, to decline an award from parade officials.
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