Gov. Ricardo Rossello said that the "historic" triumph of the statehood option is a call "to put an end to the colonial relationship with the United States."
puerto rico crisis
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank (GDB) reached a debt-restructuring agreement with a "significant group" of creditors, avoiding a protracted bankruptcy.
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.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that calculations are that the value of material damage resulting from the violent demonstration earlier this week in San Juan is $1 million.
Puerto Rican police arrested five people on Monday during a general strike and street demonstrations against austerity measures and government spending cuts on the island.
Shrinking the paychecks of state employees will have a negative impact on the Puerto Rican economy, labor unions say.
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DNC Hispanic Caucus
"We, the Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee feel that the crisis in Puerto Rico has been created by the U.S., that for more than a century has kept the island in bondange as a colony of the U.S.”