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Puerto Rico government bank reaches deal with some creditors

 05/16/2017 - 04:55
 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank (GDB) reached a debt-restructuring agreement with a "significant group" of creditors,  avoiding a protracted bankruptcy.

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 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, speaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2017. EFE/Puerto Rico's Governors Office

[OP-ED]: Puerto Rico no aguanta más

 05/04/2017 - 12:18
Un manifestante ondea una bandera quemada ,en San Juan, Puerto Rico, durante el paro general contra los recortes, que coincide con el Primero de Mayo, Día Internacional del Trabajador. EFE
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Mensaje a todos esos que en Puerto Rico se rasgaron las vestiduras escandalizados, según ellos, por las piedras lanzadas --sabrá Dios por quién—durante la marcha del 1ro. de mayo en San Juan, y que son los mismos que trataron de restar importancia a las 200,000 personas que protestaron pacíficamente las extremas medidas de austeridad y la junta imperial de control fiscal que decide su futuro: ustedes, o vergonzosamente desconocen la realidad de su nación o han sido cómplices en su creación.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am
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Un manifestante ondea una bandera quemada ,en San Juan, Puerto Rico, durante el paro general contra los recortes, que coincide con el Primero de Mayo, Día Internacional del Trabajador. EFE

Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

 05/04/2017 - 06:20
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

 Puerto Rico on Wednesday sought relief under a law enacted to help the United States commonwealth restructure its massive debt load, paving the way for what could be the largest-ever bankruptcy case involving a US local government entity.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares (L), next to representative to the Fiscal Oversight Boar (JSF), Elias Sanchez (R), during a press conference at La Fortaleza Governor residence, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2017. EFE/Thais LLorca

[OP-ED]: Puerto Ricans Are Not Taking It Any More

 05/03/2017 - 10:11
A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE
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Message to all those self-righteous individuals in Puerto Rico who made a show of being scandalized by the stones thrown –God knows by whom—during the May 1st march in San Juan, while minimizing the 200,000 people who peacefully protested the extreme austerity measures and the imperial federal control board deciding their future: You must either ignore your nation’s reality or be complicit in its creation. In either case, shame on you.

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A protester flies a flag burned May 1, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the general strike against the cuts, which coincides with May Day, International Labor Day. EFE

[OP-ED]: The education of Donald Trump -- and us

 05/02/2017 - 14:24
The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE
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There are so many unusual, unprecedented aspects of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE

¿Dejamos de hacernos los duros? La propuesta para un presupuesto bipartidista ha sido aprobada, señalando un cambio

 05/02/2017 - 13:49
El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.
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Una propuesta bipartidista ha sido aprobada en un congreso conocido actualmente por pelear sus asuntos con dientes y uñas.

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El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.

In Puerto Rico, protests against austerity measures turn violent

 05/02/2017 - 05:36
People demonstrate during the general strike against austerity measures, which coincides with the International Workers Day, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2017. EFE/THAIS LLORCA

[OP-ED]: Why taxes will go up

 05/01/2017 - 11:15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE
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 Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government -- the two blur -- exceed our willingness to be taxed.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE

Amid Venezuela Protests, GM says Authorities seized its car plant

 04/21/2017 - 02:22
 Fotografía de archivo de 19 de noviembre de 2008 que muestra el logo de General Motors World en la fachada exterior de su sede central en Detroit (EE.UU.). EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY/ARCHIVO

General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.

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GM halts operations in Venezuela after accusing gov't of seizing factory.
File photo dated Nov. 19, 2008 showing the logo of General Motors World in the façade of its headquarters in Detroit, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

Honduran woman saves herself, family from violent extortion gang

 04/12/2017 - 07:42
Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez
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Carolina and her family fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business."Their original destination had been the United States until Donald Trump's arrival in the White House temporarily put the brakes on that idea.

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Undated photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing 37-year-old Honduran citizen Carolina, who fled from their native Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, because for over a year Barrio 18 members had demanded more and more protection money every week to "watch over your business." EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

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