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Commentary: Time to negotiate Puerto Rico's debt
Issued: August 16, 2015
Editor's note: The following commentary was published by The Hill. ...
Sofo food fest expected to have economic impact of $1 million
Issued: August 15, 2015
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto has announced some of the details for Old San Juan’s 24th SoFo Culinary Fest, which will be held Aug. 19-23 and...
Drought leads to power outages in US Virgin Islands
Issued: August 15, 2015
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a worsening drought is causing power outages. ...
Cubans sound unusually open to Kerry call for democracy
Issued: August 15, 2015
HAVANA -- The blazing Caribbean sun rose Saturday on a U.S. flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years and people discussing political...
Economic Development secretary highlights Puerto Rico’s progress at CEAL
Issued: August 15, 2015
The secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), Alberto Bacó Bagué, highlighted Puerto Rican business incentives during...
A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations
Issued: August 15, 2015
HAVANA — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations...
Surprise Kerry visit to Old Havana gives locals goose bumps
Issued: August 15, 2015
HAVANA — On a historic day for U.S.-Cuban relations, Secretary of State John Kerry took time out for a walking tour of cobblestoned Old Havana - just...
Dominican Republic resumes patrols to deport migrants
Issued: August 14, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have resumed patrols to detain and deport migrants who lack documents after...
Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba
Issued: August 14, 2015
HAVANA -- Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly...
Moody's assigns Caa3 to Prasa’s $750M issue; outlook negative
Issued: August 14, 2015
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Caa3 to the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority's (Prasa) planned issuance of as much as $750...
Puerto Rico govt workers face charges in $3M fraud scheme
Issued: August 14, 2015
The Puerto Rico Justice Department said Friday it would charge five government employees in a $3 million fraud scheme that involved taxpayer money. ...
Treasury registers over $20M more than estimated in July revenue
Issued: August 14, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza Gómez stated Friday that General Fund net revenue for July, the first month of fiscal year 2016, totaled $626.5...
US Marines who lowered embassy flag in 1961 back in Havana
Issued: August 14, 2015
HAVANA — Three U.S. Marines who lowered the flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana more than five decades ago were given a position of honor at...
Governor promotes strengthening of Latin American ties at CEAL summit
Issued: August 14, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla's opening message for the session of the Latin American Business Council's (CEAL by its Spanish acronym)...
Vega Ramos disagrees with tax commission recommendations; economist Alameda counters
Issued: August 14, 2015
In a letter sent in response to the report released Thursday by the Consumption Tax Transformation Alternatives Commission (Catic by its Spanish...
Kerry to Cubans: It's time to end 'mutual isolation'
Issued: August 14, 2015
HAVANA — Secretary of State John Kerry presided Friday over the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana as the United States and Cuba re-establish...
STR: Only 374 hotel rooms in pipeline for Puerto Rico; represents 1.25% of new hotel rooms planned in Caribbean & Mexico
Issued: August 14, 2015
Puerto Rico only accounts for 374 out of 29,846 rooms in the Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline, representing a scant 1.25%, according to the...
Volkswagen recalls 420,000 vehicles for air bag issue
Issued: August 14, 2015
NEW YORK -- Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a problem with its front air bag that can prevent it from deploying in a...
More than 100 elected officials across the U.S. urge Congress to approve Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico
Issued: August 14, 2015
Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. has issued a letter, in conjunction with more than 100 elected officials from across the U.S., demanding...
AT&T introduces Mobile Share Value plans
Issued: August 14, 2015
AT&T will introduce new Mobile Share Value plans Saturday. ...
Timeline of key dates in US relations with Cuba
Issued: August 14, 2015
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations: ...
Coffee growers reiterate opposition to DACO price order
Issued: August 14, 2015
Various coffee industry representatives reiterated their rejection of a pricing order issued by the Consumer Affairs Department (DACO by its Spanish...
Google tweets Project Ara to no longer debut in Puerto Rico
Issued: August 14, 2015
Google had announced in January that it would unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that would allow people...
Tax commission recommends pursuing value-added tax system for Puerto Rico
Issued: August 14, 2015
The Consumption Tax Transformation Alternatives Commission (Catic by its Spanish acronym) recommends that the administration of Gov. Alejandro García...
Former Prepa chiefs' special pensions to be ‘legally analyzed’
Issued: August 14, 2015
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) Governing Board decided Thursday to seek outside legal counsel on the pensions granted by the...


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