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La Policía de Puerto Rico cargó hoy contra un grupo de cientos de manifestantes que se concentraban en el centro financiero de San Juan para protestar, con motivo del Primero de Mayo, contra las reformas que promueven la entidad federal de control al Gobierno y el Ejecutivo de la isla.

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5:42 PM 5/4/2018 – 5 Caribbean Nations With The Most Internet Users – Front Page Review

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5 Caribbean Nations With The Most Internet Users

3: Puerto Rico

Ranking at third for the entire Caribbean is Puerto Rico, where 3 million of its 3.6 million population is on the Internet. That’s the highest penetration rate for the region of 83 percent.  There are also 2.2 million active social media users and 3.37 mobile subscribers.

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Saved Stories – None: Caribbean Business – The US Says These Caribbean Nations Are Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions

By NAN Business Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 13, 2018: The US has again named several Caribbean countries as ‘Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions’ in its new International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The 20 are:

1: Antigua and Barbuda

In Antigua & Barbuda, the US says money laundered through the purchase of real estate, vehicles, vessels, and jewelry, as well as through a variety of businesses. Money also has been laundered throughwire transfers and the co-mingling of illicit funds through front operations, the US report stated.

2: Aruba

The US says money laundering is primarily related to proceeds from illegal narcotics trafficked by criminal organizations and occurs through real estate purchases and international tax shelters in Aruba.

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3: The Bahamas

The US says the primary sources of illicit funds in The Bahamas are trafficking in narcotics and weapons and human smuggling. The report claims criminal organizations take advantage of the cash-based economy to launder money through the purchase of property, businesses created for money laundering purposes, and gaming.

4: Barbados

Barbados’ susceptibility to money laundering is primarily associated with the domestic sale of illegal narcotics and the laundering of foreign criminal proceeds, the US report said. In addition to the use of financial institutions, money is laundered through a variety of businesses and through the purchase of real estate, vehicles, vessels, and jewelry, the report added.

5: Belize

The US says Belize is vulnerable to money laundering due to the lack of enforcement of its laws and regulations, strong bank secrecy protections, geographic location, and weak investigatory and prosecutorial capacity. The sources of money laundering are drug trafficking, tax evasion, securities fraud, and conventional structuring schemes, the State Department report said.

6: British Virgin Islands

Criminal proceeds laundered in the BVI derive primarily from domestic criminal activity and narcotics trafficking, the report from the State Department said, adding significant money laundering risks include exploitation of offshore financial services, a unique share structure that does not require a statement of authorized capital, and lack of mandatory ownership information filing.


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7: Cayman Islands

The US claims that the Cayman Islands’ indirect tax regime and its susceptibility to money laundering is primarily due to foreign criminal activity and may involve fraud, tax evasion, or drug trafficking. It says the island’s offshore sector may be used to layer or place funds directly into the Cayman Islands’ financial system.

8: Cuba

The US admits that risk of money laundering is low in Cuba, but claims the island has a number of strategic deficiencies including weak supervision and enforcement of its Designated Non-Financial Business or Profession and non-profit sectors, which hampers efforts to monitor the effectiveness and progress of Cuba’s AML efforts.

9: Curacao

In Curacao, the US report says money laundering occurs through real estate purchases and international tax shelters, and through wire transfers and cash transport among Curacao, the Netherlands, and other Dutch Caribbean islands. The report added that domestic public corruption poses a money laundering threat to Curacao.

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10: Dominica

The US says money laundering cases in Dominica, involve external proceeds from fraudulent investment schemes, advance fee fraud schemes, and the placement of euros related to questionable activities conducted in other surrounding jurisdictions. Domestic money laundering is chiefly linked to narcotics activities, the report added.

11: Dominican Republic

The US charges that financial institutions in the DR engage in currency transactions involving international narcotics trafficking proceeds that include significant amounts of U.S. currency or currency derived from illegal drug sales in the United States.

The US report also claims that corruption within the DR government and the private sector, the presence of international illicit trafficking cartels, a large informal economy, and weak financial controls make the DR vulnerable to money laundering threats.


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12: Guyana

Narcotics trafficking and government corruption are the primary sources of laundered funds in Guyanaaccording to the US. But the report added that other illicit activities, such as human trafficking, illicit gold mining, contraband, and tax evasion, are also sources.

Common money laundering typologies, according to the State Department, include: fake agreements of sale for precious minerals used to support large cash deposits at financial institutions; cross-border transport of volumes of precious metals small enough to avoid scrutiny by relevant officials and the payment of the relevant taxes and duties; and using middle-aged and elderly couriers for cross-border transport of large sums of U.S. dollars.

13: Haiti

The US State Department says most of the identified money laundering schemes in Haiti involve significant amounts of U.S. currency held in financial institutions outside of Haiti or non-financial entities in Haiti, such as restaurants and other small businesses. Illicit proceeds are also generated from corruption, embezzlement of government funds, smuggling, counterfeiting, kidnappings for ransom, illegal emigration and associated activities, and tax fraud, the report added.

14: Jamaica

Money laundering in Jamaica is primarily related to proceeds from illegal narcotics and weapons trafficking, financial fraud schemes, corruption, and extortion. It is largely perpetrated by organized criminal groups, the US report says. The report added that a large number of financial crimes related to cyber-crime, including lottery-related financial fraud schemes, target U.S. citizens and are largely perpetrated by the dozens of violent, organized criminal groups on the island.

15: Sint Maarten

In Sint Maarten, money laundering of criminal profits occurs through business investments and international tax shelters, the US claims, while adding that the government sector continues to be vulnerable to integrity-related crimes.


16: Saint Kitts and Nevis

The US government claims Saint Kitts and Nevis remains susceptible to corruption and money laundering because of the volume of narcotics trafficking around the islands. The US report added that the growth of the islands’ offshore banking sector coupled with unusually strong bank secrecy laws also remains problematic. The report added that  Nevis is a desirable location for criminals to conceal proceeds because of the ambiguous regulatory framework regarding customer due diligence, which makes it  a desirable location for criminals to conceal proceeds.

17: Saint Lucia

Money laundering in St. Lucia primarily relates to drug trafficking. Illicit drug trafficking by organized crime rings and the laundering of drug proceeds by domestic and foreign criminal elements remain serious problems for the country, the US report states. It is believed financial institutions unwittingly engage in currency transactions involving international narcotics trafficking proceeds, the report added.

18: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The US says money laundering in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is principally affiliated with drug production and trafficking as well as arms and ammunition exchanges for drugs and financial institutions, including domestic and offshore banks and money remitters, are susceptible to money laundering.

19: Suriname

Money laundering in Suriname is closely linked with transnational criminal activity related to the transshipment of cocaine, primarily to Europe and Africa, the US claims.  The report also claims that public corruption also contributes to money laundering but admits that the full extent of its influence is unknown. US authorities, citing local media reports, also claim that domestic and international drug trafficking organizations are believed to control most of the laundered proceeds, which are primarily invested locally in casinos, real estate, foreign exchange companies, car dealerships, and the construction sector.

20: Trinidad and Tobago

Proceeds from drug trafficking, illegal arms sales, gaming, fraud, tax evasion, and public corruption are the most common sources of laundered funds in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago the US says. The State Department report added that narcotics trafficking organizations and organized crime groups, operating locally and internationally, control the majority of illicit proceeds moving through the country. The US also claims that money laundering also occurs outside the traditional financial system in the country and that while public casinos and online gaming are illegal in Trinidad and Tobago, gamers take advantage of “private members’ clubs,” which operate as casinos and move large amounts of cash.

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News Americas, NEWS YORK, NY, Fri. May 4, 2018: Which  Caribbean nations have the most Internet users? Here are the Top 5 as of the latest data available:


1: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic leads the Caribbean with the largest number of Internet users. Some 6.5 million of its 10.7 million people are online, or 57 percent of the population. Some 5 million are on social media while 8.8 million are mobile subscribers.

2: Cuba

Despite poor infrastructure and a slow connection, there are 3.2 million Internet users in Cuba or 32 percent of its 11.3 million population. 3.5 million are active social media users while some 4 million are mobile subscribers.

3: Puerto Rico

Ranking at third for the entire Caribbean is Puerto Rico, where 3 million of its 3.6 million population is on the Internet. That’s the highest penetration rate for the region of 83 percent.  There are also 2.2 million active social media users and 3.37 mobile subscribers.

4: Haiti

Right behind Jamaica is Haiti, where 1.6 million of its population are online. However, that is a mere 15 percent of its 10.9 million population. Some 1.9 million are social media users but a whopping 9 million are mobile subscribers, or 83 percent of the population.

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Jamaica has 1.5 million Internet users, which is 56 per cent of the 2.8 million people living in the country. Of that number, 1.2 million are social media users but 3.1 million are mobile subscribers, meaning more than 112 percent of the population.

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Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Cargo Plane Crash – Google Search

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Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Cargo Plane Crash Voice of America-May 3, 2018 Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends of the nine airmen, meanwhile, grieved and took note of the fact that Puerto Rico’s planes are … UPDATE: Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crash 1011now-May 3, 2018 Investigators search for cause

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5:27 PM 5/4/2018 – Investigators Seek Cause of Fatal Cargo Plane Crash – SJDS

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By RUSS BYNUM AND DANICA COTO
Military investigators began the arduous
task Thursday of answering
why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane
dropped from the sky to crash on a Georgia
highway as families of nine Puerto Rican airmen
grieved Thursday over the deaths of an
experienced crew killed amid the fi ery wreckage.
There were no survivors when the C-130
Hercules transport plunged to the ground
near Savannah, Georgia, missing motorists
and buildings Wednesday. The plane was long
a part of the fl eet of Puerto Rico’s Air National
Guard and had rescued and resupplied U.S.
citizens after last year’s hurricanes. It crashed
soon after taking off on what was supposed to
have been its fi nal fl ight.
The crash caused an explosion that scattered
debris from the huge aircraft across an
area roughly 600 feet (183 meters) in diameter,
leaving only the tail section intact amid chunks
of debris in the middle of Georgia Highway
21. A military offi cer told reporters Thursday
investigators were on the scene, but he off ered
no preliminary fi ndings.
“It’s extremely important for us to understand
what has happened,” said Col. Pete
Boone, vice commander of the 165th Airlift
Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. He
said investigators would use “every resource
at our disposal to properly identify a cause.”
The aging C-130 was assigned to airmen
from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, and
the crash happened as they left Savannah/
Hilton Head International Airport en route to
Arizona on what was supposed to be the aircraft’s
fi nal fl ight.
Boone said the plane had received “routine
maintenance” while in Savannah. He did
not know if the crew made a distress call to air
traffi c controllers after takeoff .
All nine airmen on board had been con-
fi rmed dead, Boone said. The military made
their names public Thursday afternoon.
The pilot was identifi ed as Maj. José Rafael
Román, who hailed from the coastal town
of Manatí along Puerto Rico’s north coast. The
mayor of that town, José Sánchez, told The Associated
Press that Román had two sons and
his wife is fi ve months pregnant with a girl.
“The town is in mourning,” Sánchez
said.
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Voice of AmericaMay 3, 2018
Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends of the nine airmen, meanwhile, grieved and took note of the fact that Puerto Rico’s planes are …

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Pete Boone, vice commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. He said investigators would use “every resource at our disposal to properly identify a cause.” The crash leaves Puerto Rico’s National Guard with five large cargo planes, but two of them need maintenance and aren’t …

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Rep. Bishop has met with energy companies interested in Puerto Rico utility – Caribbean Business

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Declines to reveal names; draft legislation to privatize Prepa is in line with energy consortium bid

Source: Rep. Bishop has met with energy companies interested in Puerto Rico utility – Caribbean Business


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Justice Dept. recommends investigation into Puerto Rico chief of staff, former judge, others – Caribbean Business

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After Violent May Day Protests, a Federal Judge Orders an Investigation Into Puerto Rican Police – Mother Jones

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3:34 PM 5/4/2018 – Front Page Review: Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks: Time to end darkness plaguing Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN (CyberNews) – El presidente de la Comisión de Recursos Naturales de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Rob Bishop, se reunió el viernes, con los presidentes legislativos, Thomas Rivera Schatz y Carlos “Johnny” Méndez Núñez donde dialogaron sobre sus objeciones al plan fiscal aprobado por la Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF).

“Si vamos a procurar que haya progreso, todo el mundo debe trabajar junto y dejar de pelear. Me pude reunir con los presidentes legislativos y algunos legisladores y escuchar su punto de vista. Me voy a reunir también con la Junta Fiscal y figuras del sector privado para asegurarme (de) que todos buscamos la misma meta. Si seguimos en desacuerdo, nada va a pasar”, dijo Bishop en conferencia de prensa acompañado de la comisionada residente, Jenniffer González Colón.

Bishop aseguró que la vista se realizará en el mes de julio.

Cuestionado sobre si se reuniría con el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, González Colón contestó que intentó acomodar una reunión para el congresista por Utah, pero supuestamente, Rosselló Nevares tiene la agenda cargada.

“Puedo volver en otra ocasión”, expuso Bishop a la pregunta.

La comisionada residente aprovechó la ocasión para insistir en la necesidad de que El Congreso haga una vista sobre el desempeño de la JCF “donde se puedan aplicar las mismas medidas de austeridad que le están requiriendo al gobierno estatal y se las puedan aplicar ellos mismos”.

Al preguntársele si la JCF tiene el poder para imponer política pública, Bishop contestó que “lo importante es que todo el mundo se una y dejen de pelear sobre a quién le recae la responsabilidad. Si todos pueden sentarse y dejar a un lado la política partidista y hacer lo que es mejora para Puerto Rico van a tener éxito. Y eso es lo que quiero”.

El congresista estará durante el fin de semana en varias reuniones con integrantes de la empresa privada y con integrantes de la JCF y su presidente, José Carrión, tercero.

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SAN JUAN (CyberNews) – El presidente de la Comisión de Recursos Naturales de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Rob Bishop, se reunió el viernes, con los presidentes legislativos, Thomas Rivera Schatz y Carlos “Johnny” Méndez Núñez donde dialogaron sobre sus objeciones al plan fiscal aprobado por la Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF). “Si … Continue reading“Rob Bishop pide al gobierno y la junta a dejar sus diferencias – Radio Isla 1320 AM”

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria hit, island-wide power outages still occur, refrigeration fails and people cook with firewood. Where else would U.S. citizens be forced to endure this?

This appeared in Saturday’s Washington Post:
A crane operated by a work crew trying to remove a fallen transmission tower in a rural part of Puerto Rico accidentally hit a high-voltage electric transmission line last week, plunging the entire island into darkness.

That such a mundane accident caused a catastrophic loss of power — and had been preceded just a week before by an outage affecting half the island — shows how fragile and degraded Puerto Rico’s electrical system is. Federal and local officials need to show far more urgency in devising and building a more reliable and resilient system.

Last week’s island-wide outage came as the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) was touting the news that it had nearly completed restoring power to residents who have spent months living in the dark after the power grid was decimated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Fewer than 3 percent of customers were without power, officials said, boasting that Puerto Rico was once again open for business.

Hours later, the blackout occurred. Power was largely restored by midday Thursday, but residents worried it would just be a matter of time before the next outage. Even before the Category 4 storm hit, Puerto Rico was vulnerable to blackouts, because of an aging electrical grid and abysmal management by the state-owned power authority. Emergency restoration work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the seven months since Maria has been limited, under federal law, to replacing, in kind, the system that was in place before the storm. That has generally meant line-for-line, pole-for-pole and wire-for-wire replacement.

The replacement system hopefully will be stronger than the preexisting grid built with decades-old material, but it remains an obsolete system almost entirely dependent on fossil fuels, vulnerable to blackouts. Puerto Rico needs to rebuild the system, switching to an independent grid that includes new technologies and renewable energy sources.

Coming up with the billions that will be needed to do this work is the critical challenge facing the island. Federal funds are available, but the Trump administration is insisting on a formula that could place the bankrupt island on the hook for more of the costs. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló wants to privatize PREPA and attract private investment to the rebuilding effort. How realistic that is remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, a new hurricane season is approaching with many Puerto Ricans yet to recover from last year’s storm. The prolonged and continued power outages have exacted a toll. There are tangible impacts, including money spent on fuel for generators, household appliances ruined by power surges, schools disrupted and losses to businesses. Equally insidious is how the power crisis has worn down Puerto Ricans. They are afraid to buy more than a few days of food and have become resigned to cold showers, standing in line for gas, cooking over firewood. “Your day-to-day changes completely. This wears on you psychologically,” Leo Del Valle, who went three months without power after Maria, told the New York Times. Imagine going without power for three months. Imagine knowing it’s only a question of when — not if — your lights will go out again.

Imagine what would happen if these conditions existed in any other city, town or state in the United States. You would expect — no, demand — your government take action. The American citizens who live in Puerto Rico deserve the same.

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SAN JUAN (CyberNews) – El presidente de la Comisión de Recursos Naturales de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Rob Bishop, se reunió el viernes, con los presidentes legislativos, Thomas Rivera Schatz y Carlos “Johnny” Méndez Núñez donde dialogaron sobre sus objeciones al plan fiscal aprobado por la Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF). “Si […]

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Another View: Time to end darkness plaguing Puerto Rico – Opinion – The Daily Telegram – Adrian, MI – Adrian, MI

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria hit, island-wide power outages still occur, refrigeration fails and people cook with firewood. Where else would U.S. citizens be forced to endure this?

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Overlooked No More: Julia de Burgos, a Poet Who Helped Shape Puerto Rico’s Identity
 

There, de Burgos continued to write, becoming a contributor and editor of the Spanish-language socialist periodical Pueblos Hispanos. Her poetry and writing were not only a means of expression, but also a means of supporting herself and her family.

Julia Constanza Burgos García was born on Feb. 17, 1914, to Francisco Burgos Hans, a farmer, and Paula García de Burgos, in Carolina, P.R. She was the oldest of 13 children. Death and hardship were constants in her life: She saw six of her younger siblings die. She was close to her family, and some of her siblings eventually joined her in New York.

When she divorced her first husband, Rubén Rodriguez Beauchamp, instead of reverting to her exact maiden name, she chose to add “de” before Burgos, which in Spanish indicates marital status or possession.

“She thus became Julia de Burgos, symbolically taking possession of herself,” Pérez Rosario wrote.

In 1943, de Burgos married a second time, to a Puerto Rican musician named Armando Marín. That marriage, too, ended in divorce.

The final years of her life were hard. She was depressed and an alcoholic, according to her niece, María Consuelo Sáez Burgos.

She spent extended periods in and out of the hospital and developed cirrhosis of the liver and a respiratory disease as a result of her alcoholism.

Even so, she continued to participate in cultural, literary and political events, according to Sáez Burgos. “She never stopped being herself to the end,” she said.

Mystery surrounds the final hours of her life. Police officers found de Burgos on the street, unconscious and without identification, in the early hours of July 5, 1953. She was admitted to Harlem Hospital, where she later died. The official cause of death was pneumonia, made worse by the cirrhosis.

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Will the U.S. government be held liable for Puerto Rico’s debt? – Caribbean Business

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Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Promesa; says elimination of section 936 created conditions that led to bankruptcy

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the May 3-9, 2018, issue of Caribbean Business.

When the territory of Washington, D.C., was taken over by a financial control board in the 1990s, the federal government, unlike it did in Puerto Rico, paid the region’s pension liability and allowed D.C. to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to finance $500 million of debt.

The federal government agreed to assume the District’s $5 billion pension liability—a debt as large as its entire budget at the time—for all active and retired employees. The federal government also agreed to provide D.C. $129 million in the first year of its debt crisis and $685 million over five years to fund the city’s courts and alleviate that drain on the capital’s budget.

It also increased Medicaid funding and gave the nation’s capital the authority under a revitalization plan to take from the federal government a 15-year loan to pay up to $500 million in debt.

Flash forward to 2016, when Congress enacted the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management & Economic Stability Act (Promesa) with the stipulation that says the full faith and credit of the U.S. will not be extended to Puerto Rico’s debt and the federal government will not be held liable for the island’s massive $70 billion debt or any obligation.

Is that legal?

Some individuals and lawyers believe this provision in Promesa may be unconstitutional. Last week, several unions, civic groups and individuals sued in U.S. District Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Financial Oversight & Management Board. As part of the lawsuit, they sought to include the U.S. government in the legal action not only to assume a position on their claims but also to “assume any and all constitutional and legal liabilities it should be compelled to assume over the public debt of the government of Puerto Rico.”

In the lawsuit, filed by René Pinto Lugo and others against the Oversight Board and U.S. government, the plaintiffs noted the U.S. created conditions that led to Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy. They noted that Congress eliminated Section 936 tax incentives, which had helped attract industries to the island, and thus hindered its economic development and government revenues.

In the context of history, the lawsuit states the U.S. government has used the so-called Insular cases, a series of early 20th-century Supreme Court rulings that have served to justify discrimination against the territories, to give Puerto Rico less federal funding than what the federal government provides mainland states for services.

Lawyers argue that recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that state Puerto Rico does not have sovereignty separate from that of the United States makes the U.S. government liable for the island’s debt.

Yasmín Colón, an attorney who wrote a book on Promesa with Rolando Emmanuelli, said the Sánchez Valle case decided that the ultimate source of power for Puerto Rico lies in Congress. This ruling, which was made shortly before Promesa’s approval, says a person convicted of a crime in federal court cannot be tried for the same crime in local courts because there are no separate sovereignties.

As an analogy, Colón compared it to an adult being held liable for the damages done by a minor child in civil court. “The adult is the one who answers for the child and pays for the damages,” she said.

Colón said she does not know of any ruling that may support the argument that Puerto Rico should be held solely responsible for its debt.

The Pinto Lugo suit also calls for the court to order an audit of the debt to determine its legality. Why is that important? A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the 1885 Litchfield v. Ballou case held that bonds created in violation of a municipal debt limit do not have to be repaid. Puerto Rico also has constitutional limitations on its debt.

In 2016, a debt commission released what it called a “Pre-audit Survey” of the $3.5 billion general-obligation bond sale of 2014, which took place after Puerto Rico’s bonds were downgraded to junk status and one issued in 2015. The report contained several findings that suggest possible illegalities, including the fact that the government borrowed to cover deficits. The report contended that Puerto Rico had borrowed over $30 billion to cover deficits and may have been doing so since 1979. But the report pointed out that the island’s Constitution explicitly prohibits budget deficits.

The audit commission also found Puerto Rico was spending somewhere between 14 percent and 25 percent of government revenues on debt repayment—which is significant because the Constitution prohibits spending more than 15 percent. It also prohibits most bond sales that would mature more than 30 years after their issue, yet the commission found that because of the terms of the 2014 sale, debt issued in 1987 will not be paid off until 2035, 48 years later.

The problem with this is that Puerto Rico cannot use this argument in court because it has not completed recent financial audits nor formally audited its debt.

While there is no doubt that Puerto Rico’s debt is unpayable, most economists argue the island must not only restructure its debt to pay some of it, but also if it ever wants to regain creditors’ trust in the market—the only source of borrowing. “Not paying debt is not an option regardless of court rulings because who will trust us again,” said a source who works in the Title III proceedings.

The source also believes that asking the United States to pay the debt is “wishful thinking.” President Trump talked about the possibility of erasing the island’s debt, only to have the White House clarify that he did not mean it.

The matter will be decided in the courts.


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Puerto Rican airmen identified after C-130 crash kills 9 in Georgia Washington Post-19 hours ago Officials have identified nine Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen killed Wednesday when their plane crashed shortly after taking off in Georgia. The plane, a C-130-type cargo plane from Puerto Rico’s 156th Airlift Wing, had been in Savannah for maintenance and took off about 11:30 a.m., bound for … Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing 5 CNBC-May 2, 2018 Puerto Rico Air National Guard WC-130H C

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For the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the police intended to enter into a confrontation with protesters during the protests on Tuesday, which caused a “trap” on the Golden Mile just before starting to throw gas.

The executive director of the ACLU in Puerto Rico, William Ramírez, said that they will present these findings to the federal police monitor, Arnaldo Claudio, who will be in charge of overseeing compliance with the reform imposed by the federal court.

“From the beginning we saw the intention of a confrontation,” Ramírez said at a press conference in which he presented some of the instruments used by the police during the protest, such as tear gas. “The streets are public. The police can not prohibit people from going through streets that are public. If they engage in criminal conduct, the police may intervene. My personal appreciation, as a lawyer and as director of the ACLU, is that it was premeditated to create a confrontation. ”

He reiterated that, by definition, the streets are public spaces and places of expression where a permission to demonstrate is not required. This, because one of the reasons given by the secretary of the Department of Public Security, Hector Pesquera, to justify a wall of police prevented the passage through this point of the Golden Mile was to say that it was not part of the negotiations that the demonstration I would go through this road.

He questioned Pesquera’s version that the police withdrew to allow the protesters to move and said that the space they left did not allow the demonstration to circulate, causing the participants to be trapped between the buildings of the Golden Mile.

“Cuando eso ocurre, yo estaba parado precisamente al lado del presidente del Colegio de Abogados, Alejandro Torres, y los dos coincidimos en que era una encerrona. Vimos que los dejaron entrar y se alinearon en las calles laterales. Eso lo que indica es que no los dejaron salir y que algo venía y se lo dije a los observadores. Yo llevo muchos años en esto y he visto esto en muchas ocasiones”, afirmó.

En una conferencia de prensa el martes con el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló, Pesquera rechazó que la intención fuera crear una encerrona y explicó que se le dio espacio a la marcha para que tomara la avenida Roosevelt y seguir por la avenida Luis Muñoz Rivera hasta la tarima. “Pero tenían capuchas, tenían máscaras, habían roto cristales”. Informó que 15 policías sufrieron lesiones, muchas de ellas productos de las piedras lanzadas por varios manifestantes. Incluso, un oficial sufrió una herida en la cabeza víctima de un martillazo.

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En declaraciones escritas, el comisionado de la Policía, Henry Escalera, sostuvo ayer que se reunieron con siete de los ocho grupos y reiteró que los integrantes de “un pequeño grupo que no accedió a la coordinación previa fueron los que lanzaron piedras y objetos a la Uniformada y no accedieron en ese momento a mantener la manifestación de forma segura para todos”.

Por otro lado, las mujeres que sirvieron de observadoras denunciaron ayer que recibieron agresiones de género por parte de policías mientras intentaban hacer su trabajo.

Ramírez denunció además que en un momento dado no lo dejaron pasar hacia su oficina, a pesar de que estaba transitando por una vía pública y que no ocurría ninguna situación de emergencia en ese momento. Los portavoces de la ACLU dijeron que este año se les hizo más difícil conseguir información de la Policía y poder comunicarse con los que estaban al frente en la cadena de mando.

Josué González, abogado de la ACLU, dijo que hubo un “despliegue indiscriminado de fuerza” por parte de la Policía.

“Uno puede decir que hubo piedras de parte y parte, pero lo que eso generó es que personas que estaban participando de la manifestación de forma pacífica fueron agredidos por el despliegue indiscriminado de la fuerza policíaca”, afirmó. “Se ignoraron protocolos básicos y no se hicieron las advertencias antes de lanzar los gases lacrimógenos para notificar la intención de dispersión”.

Juan Camacho, miembro del colectivo Pueblo Unido en Contra de la Venta y Privatización de Servicios Públicos, también respondió a la conferencia de prensa que realizaron Pesquera y Rosselló.

Negó que hubieran acordado con la Policía los lugares en los cuales se manifestarían y dijo que discutirán la posibilidad de llevar las quejas ante el monitor federal. Pidieron las renuncias de Pesquera y del comisionado de la Policía, Henry Escalera.

“They used rubber bullets, used and abused the tear gas that was thrown without the proper warnings,” Camacho said. “There was excessive use of pepper spray against people who had not done anything and, as always, the kidnapping of the detainees that their families then do not know where to go to look for them and bring them a lawyer. We believe that this attitude of the Police has to change drastically. ”

In his statements Rosselló congratulated the police for preventing the escalation of violence to the levels of last year, when there was destruction and acts of vandalism in several buildings in the banking area. “These are people who had a violent intention, they demonstrated that violent intention. They were allowed the space to continue and finish their march, but decided to continue taking violent actions. ” said Rossello.

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Puerto Rico governor ousts chief of staff. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló ousted his chief of staff and sought the resignations of four others amid a probe into possible wrongdoing, weakening his administration at a critical juncture in the territory’s debt restructuring. 

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William Villafañe Ramos

on Wednesday,
and at the same time requested the
resignations of Deputy Chief of Staff

Itza García Rodríguez

, Child Support
Administration Director

Waleska Maldonado Claudio

, Aqueduct and Sewer
Authority Vice President

Yoniel Arroyo Muñiz

, and another offi cial under
the chief of staff ,

Yesenia Díaz Román

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Governor Accepts Chief of Staff ’s Resignation, Seeks same from Other Officials Facing Corruption Probe

By JOHN McPHAUL
jpmcphaul@gmail.com

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares
accepted the resignation of La
Fortaleza Chief of Staff William
Villafañe Ramos on Wednesday,
and at the same time requested the
resignations of Deputy Chief of Staff
Itza García Rodríguez, Child Support
Administration Director Waleska Maldonado
Claudio, Aqueduct and Sewer
Authority Vice President Yoniel Arroyo
Muñiz, and another offi cial under
the chief of staff , Yesenia Díaz Román.
The governor made the determination
after commonwealth Justice
Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced said
earlier in the day there is enough evidence
to submit a case to special independent
prosecutors who investigate
government corruption.
According to an Inter News Service
report, although the governor
acknowledged that the offi cials have
not been charged with any crime, the
resignation requests came as a matter
of trust.
The case already forced a judge, Rafael
Ramos Sáenz, to resign after those
accused allegedly discussed what kind
of rulings he should issue in a WhatsApp
group called “Coff eebreak,” according
to an Associated Press report.
Ramos Sáenz also resigned as chairman
of the island’s state election commission.
As for the chief of staff , Rosselló
said he accepted the resignation of Mr.
Villafañe Ramos so that he could better
attend to the matter.
“I trust the integrity of Mr. Villafañe
Ramos and I believe that his decision
to resign responds to the best
interests of Puerto Rico so as not to
divert attention from the transformation
agenda of our government,” the
governor said.
“Today the Justice Department has
fl agged possible irregular actions of
these people when they had not yet
been sworn in as public offi cials,” Rosselló
added. “We hope that the Special
Independent Prosecutor’s Panel Offi ce
will be able to evaluate the report and
determine if it should assign an Independent
Special Prosecutor …
“As I have stressed in my administration
there is no room for irregularities
or corruption. That is my
commitment regardless of the person
involved. My greatest wish is that this
case be clarified.”

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