Puerto Rico


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 […]


Puerto Rico Swears in New Governor Wanda Vázquez

After Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts Pedro Pierluisi as Governor Puerto Rico swore in a new governor, Wanda Vázquez, on Wednesday – the third in a week and the second woman to hold the post – after a Puerto Rico Supreme Court decision ousted Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by […]


Puerto Rico Bungles Gubernatorial Succession

Puerto Rico has a full-on constitutional crisis on its hands following the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló. The wrong person has assumed the governorship, subverting the laws of succession and assuring that the matter will wind up in court. Whether voters like or dislike any of the candidates in line for […]


Puerto Rico Governor Under Increased Pressure to Resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is living a Nixonian moment, isolated and angry in La Fortaleza, as the clamor rises outside the gates calling for his resignation. The publication of over 800 pages of obscenity-filled text chats among Rosselló, advisors and cabinet members have boxed him in – more than […]