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Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: PROMESA Bill Passes House, Allows Provision Cutting Minimum Wage to $4.25 for Young Workers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PROMESA Act, which addresses Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, but in the process also allows the commonwealth’s minimum wage to drop to $4.25.
Hillary Clinton

Puerto Rico Primary Results: Democrats Vote Hillary Clinton But Far Lower Turnout Than 2008 Election

The results are slowly trickling in but it does appear Hillary Clinton will win her second Puerto Rico presidential primary.

Project Ara Update: It's Still On the Way, Sooner Than You Think

Project Ara, the modular smartphone concept that gained a lot of attention last year, seemed to fall by the wayside of Google's ambitions in recent months. Now it looks like Ara just got fast-tracked.
Sylvia Burwell

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to Visit Puerto Rico, See Firsthand How the Commonwealth Is Handling the Zika Virus Outbreak

In an effort to further monitor the Zika virus awareness and prevention campaign, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell will visit Puerto Rico on April 26, including a meeting with Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
Puerto Rico Teeters On Edge Of Massive Default

Puerto Rico Debt Moratorium Gets Praise from Governor Garcia Padilla While House Hearing Set for April 13

Puerto Rico approved legislation that will grant its governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, to suspend debt payments.
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Puerto Rico Education Secretary: Debt Crisis Rapidly Affecting Children's Health, Safety, Education Experience

In a message to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Puerto Rico Education Secretary Rafael Roman Melendez further made the case about the commonwealth’s debt crisis and the impact on children’s education.
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Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Governor Urges Swift Congressional Action Now With Zika Virus Threatening Island

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is continuing his campaign for congressional leaders to move forward with legislation that will give the U.S. commonwealth solutions for its debt and health crises.
Debt Talks Resume; Puerto Rico Presents New Offer

Democrats Introduce Bills to Alleviate Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Democrats introduced two bills on Monday meant to extend Puerto Rico more powers to get rid of some of its $72 billion debt.
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Pledge to Save Puerto Rico From $72 Billion Debt Crisis

Puerto Ricans, who if born within the commonwealth are given U.S. citizen status, received some attention during the "Latin America" segment of the latest Democratic presidential debate.
Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio Campaigns In Iowa

Marco Rubio Lands Endorsements From Puerto Rican Leaders

Republican candidate Marco Rubio scored several key endorsements from Puerto Rican leaders in wake of the island's upcoming primary on March 6.
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Puerto Rico Governor to Paul Ryan: Debt Crisis Affecting Audit on Island's Financial Crisis

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla wrote a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan announcing financial statements from 2014 will be released soon and dismissed rumors of lack of reliable financial information from the island.
Puerto Rico Unveils, Creditors Question Debt Restructuring Plan

Puerto Rican Government Officials Try to Lure Wealthy Investors to Island

In order to help alleviate Puerto Rico's massive $72 billion debt, government officials held a meeting on Thursday, hoping to attract wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory.
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Puerto Rico to Receive $30 Billion in Medicaid Funding Under New Plan

To alleviate Puerto Rico's financial and health crises, President Barack Obama made a number of proposals for the commonwealth in his 2017 fiscal year budget.
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Puerto Rico Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Growing Health, Economic Crises

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) have been working this week to address the financial and health care challenges affecting Puerto Rico.
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Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Rescue Puerto Rico

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew paid a visit to Puerto Rico, where he held a press conference urging Congress to take action to help alleviate the island's massive debt and humanitarian crisis.
Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley

Democratic Presidential Debate: O'Malley Leads on Immigration, Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Only one candidate acknowledged Puerto Rico financial crisis, immigration and the Obama administration’s deportation raids during the Democratic presidential deabte: Martin O’Malley.
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