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Democrats Get Behind Puerto Rico Statehood

The Florida Democratic Party approved a resolution in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico at its recently concluded bi-annual convention in Orlando. “The Democratic Party of Florida supports the self-determination expressed by our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico in their quest to acquire equal rights by becoming a state of […]


Supreme Court Hears Puerto Rico Case

It seems unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against Puerto Rico’s fiscal oversight board in a case that challenges its legitimacy and which the court heard this week. The stakes are high. The fiscal board, officially the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board or FOMB, was created by Congress […]


Congressman to Hold Hearings on PROMESA Oversight of Puerto Rico

Momentum is building ahead of a proposed congressional hearing that aims to amend the federal PROMESA law that put debt-ridden Puerto Rico in a type of receivership . Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva, who heads the House Natural Resources Committee, said earlier that hearings would be held in late October. But […]