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9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)Remezcla (blog) 9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest”Remezcla (blog)On May 1, Puerto Ricans came out in droves to protest the US Fiscal Control Board and the austerity measures it has enacted. The May Day protests were mostly peaceful, but police used tear gas and pepper spray on protestors. While it’s true that some …

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Saved Stories – Puerto Rico Business Review
In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com
‘We remain frustrated by the president’s response.’ What’s next for Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia | Opinion – Philly.com
Don’t let them export standardized testing – Socialist Worker Online
Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform – Pensions & Investments
Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – ABC News
Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – Tampabay.com
Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee – Bloomberg
Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization – The Intercept
Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill – Washington Post
Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed – Financial Times
In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com
Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures – NBC4 Washington
May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas – Democracy Now!
After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today – Remezcla (blog)
In a National May Day Strike, Puerto Rican Marchers Face Down Tear Gas To Protest Privatization – In These Times
Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their … – ThinkProgress
US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico – Cache Valley Daily
Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny – Wall Street Journal
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong – E&E News
9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)
Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing – Common Dreams
Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands – Christian Science Monitor
May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization – Workers World
“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday” – NewsClick
Saved Stories – Puerto Rico Business Review
In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com


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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Reeling from the sluggish hurricane recovery efforts and steep budget cuts tackle the island’sfiscal crisis, Yariela Montes, 41, was one of several thousand Puerto Ricans who took to the streets in a May Day protest on Tuesday 

‘We remain frustrated by the president’s response.’ What’s next for Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia | Opinion – Philly.com


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Don’t let them export standardized testing – Socialist Worker Online


Socialist Worker Online
Don’t let them export standardized testing
Socialist Worker Online
I conducted an extensive interview with Mercedes that I will publish soon about her union’s massive struggle to defend the schools from an all-out neoliberal assault. The Financial Oversight and Management Board that was imposed on Puerto Rico by the 

Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform – Pensions & Investments


Pensions & Investments
Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform
Pensions & Investments
fiscal recovery plan for Puerto Rico that is scheduled to be certified April 20 by its oversight board is expected to bring pension cuts, reduced payments to bondholders and even more legal and political skirmishing that will test the board’s mettle
Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts Continue a Half Year After Hurricane MariaTeenVogue.com
The World’s Second Largest Blackout | Rhodium GroupRhodium Group

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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – ABC News


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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
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New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island’s economic blueprint for the next five years. The  

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Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protestsWashington Post

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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – Tampabay.com


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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island’s economic blueprint 
Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protestsABC News

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Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee – Bloomberg


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Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee
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The archbishop of San Juan urged Puerto Rico‘s fiscal control board to declare a moratorium on bond payments, a Biblical debt jubilee. At a meeting Thursday in the capital of the bankrupt commonwealth, Roberto Gonzalez Nieves said a multiyear break 
Mammon, Meet God: Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt JubileeBloombergQuint

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Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization – The Intercept


The Intercept
Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization
The Intercept
Whatever happens in Puerto Rico’s legislature, though, could take a back seat to the fiscal control board’s plans. On Wednesday, that body released its own set of fiscal plans for the island, including one specifically for PREPA and its privatization 
Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over FinancesNPR
Truth in numbers: Groups, government clash over accurate stats in Puerto RicoNBCNews.com
Health Care in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms (Report)Kaiser Family Foundation
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Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill – Washington Post


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Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill
Washington Post
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — For the first time in Puerto Rico’s history, legislators on Thursday introduced a bill created by a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances that aims to impose austerity measures the U.S. territory’s government
Puerto Rico rejects labor reform measure from control boardABC News

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Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed – Financial Times


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Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed
Financial Times
Puerto Rico bonds are the most rewarding bond speculation of the year so far . . . as well as being part of one of the weirdest spectacles in the financial world. The island’s electricity system is still failing after a shambolic “reconstruction”. Much 

In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com


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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Reeling from the sluggish hurricane recovery efforts and steep budget cuts to tackle the island’sfiscal crisis, Yariela Montes, 41, was one of several thousand Puerto Ricans who took to the streets in a May Day protest on
Thousands in Puerto Rico march to protest austerity measuresABC News

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Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures – NBC4 Washington


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Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures
NBC4 Washington
Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched Tuesday to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming austerity measures. The Labor Day protest attracted teachers, retirees and 
Puerto Ricans Protest Austerity PlanDTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas – Democracy Now!


Democracy Now!
May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas
Democracy Now!
In Puerto Rico, thousands marked May Day by joining a general strike in the capital of San Juan to protest austerity measures, from the closing of public schools to increases in university tuition. When protesters tried to converge on the building 
Puerto Rico: Thousands March Against Govt’s Austerity Measures on International Workers’ DayteleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)
Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity MeasuresNBC4 Washington

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After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today – Remezcla (blog)


Remezcla (blog)
After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today
Remezcla (blog)
Some of the primary issues denounced at the protest were pension cuts, the closure of 283 public schools (in addition to the 179 closed last year), the rolling back of labor protections, the privatization of government entities (the power authority 
May Day Turns Violent In Puerto Rico with Tear Gas and StampedesPapermag

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In a National May Day Strike, Puerto Rican Marchers Face Down Tear Gas To Protest Privatization – In These Times


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Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their … – ThinkProgress


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US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico – Cache Valley Daily


Cache Valley Daily
US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico
Cache Valley Daily
FILE PHOTO – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, left, joined at right by Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., go before the House Rules Committee to prepare a bill that would create a financial control board forPuerto Rico and 
51 States? More Republican Politicians Say Puerto Rico Should Become a StateNewsweek
Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their …ThinkProgress

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Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“It’s unacceptable, democratically speaking, to have a foreign country control another country’s government via a board of unelected leaders. That is not a democracy.” Puerto Rico has held five plebiscites since 1967 to gauge the preference for 

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Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny – Wall Street Journal


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Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny
Wall Street Journal
The dual representation is partly a function of the rescue law, which hands some policy powers to the board and keeps others with local elected officials. The bankruptcy at times has pitted the oversight board against Gov. Rosselló, who is defying its 

How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong – E&E News


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How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong
E&E News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — José Román Morales is an energy commissioner, which is usually a comfortable and unremarkable post. But not in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Here, being on the energy commission is a fight for survival. Román oversees an 
Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own handsChristian Science Monitor

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9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)


Remezcla (blog)
9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest”
Remezcla (blog)
On May 1, Puerto Ricans came out in droves to protest the US Fiscal Control Board and the austerity measures it has enacted. The May Day protests were mostly peaceful, but police used tear gas and pepper spray on protestors. While it’s true that some 


How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrongE&E News

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Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing – Common Dreams


Common Dreams
Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing
Common Dreams 
I am going to suggest to him that for his project he research Mercedes Martinez, the president of the Teachers Federation ofPuerto Rico (FMPR). I conducted an extensive interview Mercedes that I will publish soon about her union’s massive struggle to 


The Financial Oversight and Management Board that was imposed on Puerto Rico by the United States has control of the island’s financial policy and is imposing disaster capitalist policies that are destroying working people’s lives and public schools 

Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor
Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands
Christian Science Monitor
Puerto Rico has elected government officials (with no representation in Congress) but is limited in how it can spend or borrow by a fiscal control group appointed under President Barack Obama. The board is meant to help the island climb out of its 
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrongE&E News

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization – Workers World


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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization
Workers World
That is the reason why former FBI agent Héctor Pesquera was hired — with a yearly salary of $250,000 — as the leader of the new “National Security” umbrella in Puerto Rico. It includes police, fire, emergency and other agencies. Pesquera, who was 
Puerto Rico’s Teachers Battle for the Schools Their Students DeserveProgressive.org

Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own handsChristian Science Monitor
Puerto Rico school turns adversity into strength after Hurricane MariaCronkite News 
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong

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“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday” – NewsClick


NewsClick
“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday”
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Jornada Se Acabaron Las Promesas emerged in 2016 when the PROMESA Law (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act), which means promise in Spanish, was passed in Puerto Rico. PROMESA is a law from the United States Congress, where 

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