Wednesday, April 29, 2015

» Cash Shortage Seen in Puerto Rico in 3 Months 29/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks | » Puerto Rico Officials Warn Government Shutdown Imminent ... 29/04/15 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks | » Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood 29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks


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» Want to fix Baltimore? “End the drug war,” says David Simon
29/04/15 15:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . No,  The Wire  does not explain what's happening in Baltimore this week, as my colleague Alyssa Rosenberg wrote yesterday . Still, the show's creator and former  Baltimore Sun reporter David Si...
» Cash Shortage Seen in Puerto Rico in 3 Months
29/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Puerto Rico. A letter from the Government Development Bank urged officials to negotiate a tax overhaul to clear the way for a bond deal.
» In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives ‘the Immigrant Experience’
29/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Puerto Rico. Speaking in both Spanish and English, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, urged Republicans to “show respect and to listen” to Latino communities.
» Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters
29/04/15 15:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Puerto Rico. Mr. Bush’s trip was the latest stop on his Spanish-language Republican redemption tour.
» Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood - Pink Manhattan
29/04/15 14:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico statehood - Google Blog Search. "If Bush decides to run for President, he will not be the first candidate to firmly endorse statehood for Puerto Rico . As a candidate, President Ronald Reagan e...
» Political News, Now. - New York Times (blog)
29/04/15 14:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico politics - Google News. New York Times (blog) Political News, Now. New York Times (blog) SAN JUAN, P.R. – Jeb Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and spoke in personal terms about “the power of...
» Puerto Rico Needs to Finish Tax Overhaul, Officials Say - Wall Street Journal
29/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. Wall Street Journal Puerto Rico Needs to Finish Tax Overhaul, Officials Say Wall Street Journal Puerto Rico's government may run out of money and have to shut down in the...
» S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico - Wall Street Journal
29/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico Wall Street Journal The ratings firm attributed the downgrade to “our view that the commonwealth's market access prospects have further wea...
» S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico - Morningstar.com
29/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico Morningstar.com The ratings firm attributed the downgrade to "our view that the commonwealth's market access prospects have further we...
» Bilingual Bush talks immigration in Puerto Rico - WRCB-TV
29/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. WRCB-TV Bilingual Bush talks immigration in Puerto Rico WRCB-TV (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo). Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an event at the Metropolitan Unive...
» Buckle Your Seatbelt - The Bottom Is About To Fall Out Of Puerto Rico's Economy - Seeking Alpha
29/04/15 14:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico economy - Google News. The Fiscal Times Buckle Your Seatbelt - The Bottom Is About To Fall Out Of Puerto Rico's Economy Seeking Alpha A report last week from Reuters spelled out that Puerto Ric...
» Jeb Bush Sparks Passion in Puerto Rico - Bloomberg
29/04/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Bloomberg Jeb Bush Sparks Passion in Puerto Rico Bloomberg A meeting room inside an athletic complex in Bayamon, Puerto Rico , was packed with 500 supporters of Jeb Bush an hour ...
» Jeb Bush visits Puerto Rico — with an eye on Florida - Washington Post
29/04/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Bloomberg Jeb Bush visits Puerto Rico — with an eye on Florida Washington Post SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jeb Bush's trip to this Caribbean island Tuesday wasn't just about catching...
» Bush Says Puerto Rico Agencies Should Have Access to Bankruptcy - Bloomberg
29/04/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Albany Times Union Bush Says Puerto Rico Agencies Should Have Access to Bankruptcy Bloomberg Puerto Rico's public agencies should be able to seek bankruptcy, Jeb Bush, a probable...
» Puerto Rico not for faint of heart - NBCNews.com
29/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. NBCNews.com Puerto Rico not for faint of heart NBCNews.com CNBC Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings CEO, discusses buyer risks and investing in Puerto Rico debt. Published Ap...
» Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters - New York Times
29/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. New York Times Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters New York Times He was here in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico , usually little more than ...
» Congress Could Make US Retirees Shoulder Puerto Rico's Debt - Daily Caller
29/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google News. Congress Could Make US Retirees Shoulder Puerto Rico's Debt Daily Caller Puerto Rico is in the throes of a massive debt crisis, and a proposed alternative to a taxpayer bailout c...
» Puerto Rico Government Threatens Shutdown - The American Interest
29/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Reforms and tax hikes are stalled in Puerto Rico's legislature, and the island's finance officials are warning that a government shutdown is likely unless progress is made.
» Puerto Rico Warns Of Imminent Government Shutdown Due To ...
29/04/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. "A government shutdown is very probable in the next three months due to the absence of liquidity to operate," Puerto Rico's finance officials warn, in an effort to shock l...
» Puerto Rico Officials Warn Government Shutdown Imminent ...
29/04/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Puerto Rico's top finance officials said the government of the U.S. territory will likely shutdown in three months because of a looming liquidity crisis and warned of a de...
» How to End Puerto Rico's Public Debt… Right Now - Latino Rebels
29/04/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rico - Google Blog Search. Thirty-five years ago Rubén Berríos, the president of the Independence Party of Puerto Rico (PIP), made a very dramatic speech. He informed the world that both o...
» Jeb Bush's astonishing money machine: brilliant or dodgy? - Christian Science Monitor
29/04/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in usa - Google News. Christian Science Monitor Jeb Bush's astonishing money machine: brilliant or dodgy? Christian Science Monitor “We are in a new era,” says Viveca Novak, spokeswo...
» Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign - Chron.com
29/04/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in usa - Google News. Chron.com Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign Chron.com He earned thunderous applause in Puerto Rico at events where he mixed English with effor...
» Jeb Bush Visiting Puerto Rico, Latino Evangelicals This Week - NBCNews.com
29/04/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in new york - Google News. NBCNews.com Jeb Bush Visiting Puerto Rico , Latino Evangelicals This Week NBCNews.com The former Florida governor who has yet to declare his candidacy was ...
» First Draft | In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives 'the Immigrant Experience' - New York Times
29/04/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in new york - Google News. New York Times First Draft | (blog) In Puerto Rico , Jeb Bush Says He Lives 'the Immigrant Experience' New York Times (blog) Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichar...
» The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico - myfoxny.com
29/04/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from puerto rican community in new york - Google News. myfoxny.com The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico myfoxny.com (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo). Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an event at the Metropoli...
» S&P downgrades Puerto Rico to CCC+ from B - CNBC.com
29/04/15 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from PR Economy and Business News Review. The ratings firm said that, absent improvements in the economic and business conditions in Puerto Rico , its analysts believe that "debt and other financial commit...
» Is Puerto Rico the US version of Greece? - CNBC
29/04/15 14:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. CNBC Is Puerto Rico the US version of Greece? CNBC But the situation is much less dire for the American territory than it is for Greece, in part because Puert...
» The Lid: The GOP Has a Gay Marriage Problem in 2016 - NBCNews.com
29/04/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. NBCNews.com The Lid: The GOP Has a Gay Marriage Problem in 2016 NBCNews.com Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… Thanks for checking out...
» Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign - WSB Atlanta
29/04/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. WSB Atlanta Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign WSB Atlanta Jeb Bush speaks to reporters after a " Politics and Eggs" event, a bre...
» Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign - Daily Mail
29/04/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Daily Mail Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign Daily Mail He's traveling to Puerto Rico and headlining a Hispanic Christian leadership confe...
» Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans - SunHerald.com
29/04/15 14:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. SunHerald.com Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans SunHerald.com “It's smart politics to head to Puerto Rico this early on,” said Florida Republican state ...
» With eye on Florida, Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico to court Republican donors - Fox News Latino
29/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Fox News Latino With eye on Florida, Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico to court Republican donors Fox News Latino Though Cuban-Americans in the Sunshine State onc...
» In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush returns to formative political experience - Tampabay.com (blog)
29/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Tampabay.com (blog) In Puerto Rico , Jeb Bush returns to formative political experience Tampabay.com (blog) The '80 Bush campaign, managed by Jeb, was similar...
» In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood - CNN
29/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Fox News Latino In Puerto Rico , Jeb Bush pushes for statehood CNN The push for statehood remains the biggest political flashpoint regarding the commonwealth....
» Jeb Bush Talks Immigration, Endorses PR Statehood - NBCNews.com
29/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. NBCNews.com Jeb Bush Talks Immigration, Endorses PR Statehood NBCNews.com He still backs a legal status for some immigrants. His comments included a jab at hi...
» ​Jeb Bush raises record funds, draws scrutiny on campaign law ethics - Christian Science Monitor
29/04/15 14:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from political status of puerto rico - Google News. Christian Science Monitor ​Jeb Bush raises record funds, draws scrutiny on campaign law ethics Christian Science Monitor Jeb Bush (R) speaks during an event a...
» Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Negotiates Reprieve From Creditors - Wall Street Journal
29/04/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Gov. Louis Fortuño - Google News. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Negotiates Reprieve From Creditors Wall Street Journal Advised by former Puerto Rico Gov . Luis Fortuño and Eduardo Bhatia, president ...
» Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico - Miami Herald (blog)
29/04/15 14:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Gov. Louis Fortuño - Google News. Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico Miami Herald (blog) The money will come in over lunch, at a reception co-hosted by former Puerto Rico Gov . Luis Fortuño . Both Bush and Fort...
» Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans - McClatchy Washington Bureau
29/04/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Gov. Louis Fortuño - Google News. McClatchy Washington Bureau Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans McClatchy Washington Bureau Bush will visit the Universidad Metropolitana de Cupey on Tuesday in San Ju...
» In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood | GantDaily ...
29/04/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Geopolitical Aspects PR Political Status. Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico statehood on Tuesday, telling a crowd that he's long been a supporter of the movement to make the U.S. territory th...
» Jeb Bush endorses statehood for Puerto Rico - Need to Know
29/04/15 14:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Geopolitical Aspects PR Political Status. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should b...
» Jeb Bush in Puerto Rico for fundraiser, town hall
29/04/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. Jeb Bush in Puerto Rico for fundraiser, town hall Jeb Bush's fluency in Spanish is going over well in Puerto Rico. NPP reps ask PDP senators to reject VAT Given what they described as a...
» Tax-reform debate continues as House aims for vote
29/04/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. Tax-reform debate continues as House aims for vote After a caucus meeting that ran until late Monday, the House of Representatives’ ... Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's...
» Judge orders release of House tax-reform draft
29/04/15 14:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Caribbean Business. Judge orders release of House tax-reform draft A local court ordered House Speaker Jaime Perelló and Treasury Committee Chairma ... Planning Board: GNP down 0.9% for fiscal 2014 The Pue...
» More than a 51st Star
29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Disputes about statehood for Puerto Rico focus on many issues, from language to taxes , but one of the simplest questions is also one of the most common: what will the U.S. flag look li...
» Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Legislation Awaits Congressional Action
29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Legislation pending before the U.S. Congress to include Puerto Rico within Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is attracting attention and a wide range of support from within Puerto R...
» How Puerto Ricans Could Lose U.S. Citizenship
29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. The people of Puerto Rico have fought in the U.S. armed forces in disproportionate numbers in every conflict since World War I. Puerto Rico has sent a Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court ...
» People Are Asking about Puerto Rico
29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. At Yahoo Answers, visitors can do the virtual equivalent of hollering questions down the hallway, hoping that someone will know the answer. Here are the questions people have about Puer...
» Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood
29/04/15 14:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico Report. Jeb Bush Jeb Bush today announced unequivocal support for Puerto Rico statehood during a visit to the U.S. territory today. . “I think Puerto Rican citizens, U.S. citizens, ought to hav...
» Baltimore police commissioner: 'Take control of your kids' - The Hill (blog)
28/04/15 22:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from police - Google News. The Hill (blog) Baltimore police commissioner: 'Take control of your kids' The Hill (blog) In a late-night press conference, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts blamed the vio...

Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters -NYT



Cash Shortage Seen in Puerto Rico in 3 Months

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A letter from the Government Development Bank urged officials to negotiate a tax overhaul to clear the way for a bond deal.

In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives ‘the Immigrant Experience’ 

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Speaking in both Spanish and English, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, urged Republicans to “show respect and to listen” to Latino communities.

Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters 

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Mr. Bush’s trip was the latest stop on his Spanish-language Republican redemption tour.

Jeb Bush Strongly Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood - Pink Manhattan 

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"If Bush decides to run for President, he will not be the first candidate to firmly endorse statehood forPuerto Rico. As a candidate, President Ronald Reagan explained in a February, 1980 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that ...

Political News, Now. - New York Times (blog)

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Political News, Now.
New York Times (blog)
SAN JUAN, P.R. – Jeb Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and spoke in personal terms about “the power of the immigrant experience” as he challenged his party to be more respectful of Latino communities if it ever hopes to win back their votes.

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Puerto Rico Needs to Finish Tax Overhaul, Officials Say - Wall Street Journal

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Puerto Rico Needs to Finish Tax Overhaul, Officials Say
Wall Street Journal
Puerto Rico's government may run out of money and have to shut down in the next three months, with a “devastating impact” for the U.S. commonwealth's economy, officials at the island's Government Development Bank warned this week. In an April 21 letter ...

Cash Shortage Seen in Puerto Rico in 3 MonthsNew York Times

Puerto Rico's last hope is bankruptcyFox News Latino
Puerto Rico officials warn government shutdown imminentReuters 

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S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico - Wall Street Journal

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S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico
Wall Street Journal
The ratings firm attributed the downgrade to “our view that the commonwealth's market access prospects have further weakened and Puerto Rico's ability to meet its financial commitments is increasingly tied to the business, financial, and economic ...

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S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico - Morningstar.com

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S&P Downgrades Puerto Rico
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The ratings firm attributed the downgrade to "our view that the commonwealth's market access prospects have further weakened and Puerto Rico's ability to meet its financial commitments is increasingly tied to the business, financial, and economic ...

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Bilingual Bush talks immigration in Puerto Rico - WRCB-TV

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Bilingual Bush talks immigration in Puerto Rico
WRCB-TV
(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo). Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an event at the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The former Florida governor delivered a speech on economic opportunities partly in Spanis.

Buckle Your Seatbelt - The Bottom Is About To Fall Out Of Puerto Rico's Economy - Seeking Alpha

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The Fiscal Times

Buckle Your Seatbelt - The Bottom Is About To Fall Out Of Puerto Rico's Economy
Seeking Alpha
A report last week from Reuters spelled out that Puerto Rico is heading towards its economicfinale. "Puerto Rico's top finance officials said the government of the U.S. Territory will most likely shut down in three months because of a looming ...
A Fiscal Crisis Leaves Puerto Rico No Good OptionsThe Fiscal Times
Puerto Rico Debt Slides Amid Wrangling on Tax Plan to Raise CashBloomberg
Grundlach Increases Puerto Rican Bond BetFINalternatives

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Jeb Bush Sparks Passion in Puerto Rico - Bloomberg

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Jeb Bush Sparks Passion in Puerto Rico
Bloomberg
A meeting room inside an athletic complex in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was packed with 500 supporters of Jeb Bush an hour before the former Florida governor even arrived on Tuesday. After concluding a short speech, he was swarmed for an hour by an ...

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Jeb Bush visits Puerto Rico — with an eye on Florida - Washington Post

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Jeb Bush visits Puerto Rico — with an eye on Florida
Washington Post
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jeb Bush's trip to this Caribbean island Tuesday wasn't just about catching up with longtime friends — he's also hoping they tell friends and relatives living in Florida that he stopped by. Puerto Rico plays a minor role in ...
Bush Says Puerto Rico Agencies Should Have Access to BankruptcyBloomberg
Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto RicansMcClatchy Washington Bureau

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Bush Says Puerto Rico Agencies Should Have Access to Bankruptcy - Bloomberg

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Albany Times Union

Bush Says Puerto Rico Agencies Should Have Access to Bankruptcy
Bloomberg
Puerto Rico's public agencies should be able to seek bankruptcy, Jeb Bush, a probable presidential candidate, said Tuesday during a visit to the U.S. territory. Commonwealth officials are promoting a bill that would enable some agencies to access ...
The bilingual Bush in Puerto RicoAlbany Times Union
Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto RicansMcClatchy Washington Bureau

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Puerto Rico not for faint of heart - NBCNews.com

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Puerto Rico not for faint of heart
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CNBC Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings CEO, discusses buyer risks and investing inPuerto Rico debt. Published April 28th 2015, 12:01 pm. advertisement. Related Videos. (1:17) Playing Next Next ...

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Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters - New York Times

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Jeb Bush Visits Puerto Rico in Hopes of Reconnecting With Hispanic Voters
New York Times
He was here in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, usually little more than an afterthought in the presidential primary process. But for Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor, Tuesday was all about political symbolism, not electoral significance. This was ...
In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehoodCNN
Jeb Bush Sparks Passion in Puerto RicoBloomberg
Jeb Bush Endorses Puerto Rican Statehood in Spanish SpeechBreitbart News
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Congress Could Make US Retirees Shoulder Puerto Rico's Debt - Daily Caller

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Congress Could Make US Retirees Shoulder Puerto Rico's Debt
Daily Caller
Puerto Rico is in the throes of a massive debt crisis, and a proposed alternative to a taxpayer bailout could force American retirees to shoulder much of the cost. A temporary agreement between the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and its ...

Puerto Rico Government Threatens Shutdown - The American Interest 

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Reforms and tax hikes are stalled in Puerto Rico's legislature, and the island's finance officials are warning that a government shutdown is likely unless progress is made.

Puerto Rico Warns Of Imminent Government Shutdown Due To ... 

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"A government shutdown is very probable in the next three months due to the absence of liquidity to operate," Puerto Rico's finance officials warn, in an effort to shock lawmakers into action and avoid a potential "PRimbo".
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Puerto Rico Officials Warn Government Shutdown Imminent ...

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Puerto Rico's top finance officials said the government of the U.S. territory will likely shutdown in three months because of a looming liquidity crisis and warned of a devastating impact on the island's economy. In a letter to ...

How to End Puerto Rico's Public Debt… Right Now - Latino Rebels 

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Thirty-five years ago Rubén Berríos, the president of the Independence Party of Puerto Rico (PIP), made a very dramatic speech. He informed the world that both of the major parties in Puerto Ricowere a complete fraud.

Jeb Bush's astonishing money machine: brilliant or dodgy? - Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science Monitor

Jeb Bush's astonishing money machine: brilliant or dodgy?
Christian Science Monitor
“We are in a new era,” says Viveca Novak, spokeswoman for the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group in Washington that tracks the flow of money in US politics. “There were super PACs in 2012, but this is the first presidential election where ...

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Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign - Chron.com

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Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign
Chron.com
He earned thunderous applause in Puerto Rico at events where he mixed English with effortless Spanish. "I love it," said Maria Elena Cruz, a 59-year-old government worker from Toa Baja. "He speaks Spanish just like us." "That makes us feel good," said ...

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Jeb Bush Visiting Puerto Rico, Latino Evangelicals This Week - NBCNews.com

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Jeb Bush Visiting Puerto Rico, Latino Evangelicals This Week
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The former Florida governor who has yet to declare his candidacy was to visit Puerto RicoTuesday for an event at the Universidad Metropolitana de Cupey and for a town hall with the Republican Party of Puerto Rico. ... "We want to engage the Latino ...

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First Draft | In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives 'the Immigrant Experience' - New York Times

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With eye on Florida, Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico to court Republican donorsFox News Latino
Jeb Bush visits Puerto Rico — with an eye on FloridaWashington Post
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The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico - myfoxny.com

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The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico
myfoxny.com
(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo). Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an event at the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The former Florida governor delivered a speech on economic opportunities partly in Spanis.
Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto RicansFresno Bee

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Puerto Rico debt slides amid wrangling on tax plan to raise cash - Chicago Tribune

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Bloomberg

Puerto Rico debt slides amid wrangling on tax plan to raise cash
Chicago Tribune
After years of borrowing to balance budgets, Puerto Rico and its agencies have racked up $73 billion of debt, more than any U.S. state except California and New York. Because most of the debt is tax-exempt nationwide, it's held by mutual funds and ...
Gundlach's Fund Doubles Holdings of Junk-Rated Puerto Rico BondsBloomberg
Grundlach Increases Puerto Rican Bond BetFINalternatives

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Puerto Rico Officials Warn Government Shutdown Imminent ...

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Puerto Rico's top finance officials said the government of the U.S. territory will likely shutdown in three months because of a looming liquidity crisis and warned of a devastating impact on the island'seconomy. In a letter to ...

S&P downgrades Puerto Rico to CCC+ from B - CNBC.com

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The ratings firm said that, absent improvements in the economic and business conditions in Puerto Rico, its analysts believe that "debt and other financial commitments will be unsustainable." Read MoreTempted by Puerto ...

Is Puerto Rico the US version of Greece? - CNBC

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Is Puerto Rico the US version of Greece?
CNBC
But the situation is much less dire for the American territory than it is for Greece, in part because Puerto Rico's debt levels are a much lower percentage of its GDP, compared with Europe's "sick man." The CIA World Factbook ... As Greece struggles to ...

The Lid: The GOP Has a Gay Marriage Problem in 2016 - NBCNews.com

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The Lid: The GOP Has a Gay Marriage Problem in 2016
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Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… Thanks for checking out our new afternoon newsletter, which we hope will offer a quick take on the day in politics. Think of it as Happy Hour for your brain, except you get breaking news and ...

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Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign - WSB Atlanta

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Jeb Bush speaks to reporters after a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many ...
Jeb Bush: “Latino Vote Can Make a Difference” in 2016 Presidential ElectionsLatin American Herald Tribune

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Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign - Daily Mail

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He's traveling to Puerto Rico and headlining a Hispanic Christian leadership conference in Houston this week. On the matter of political dynasties, voter sentiment is somewhat mixed, but a recent national survey suggests Bush's team is right to be wary.
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Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans - SunHerald.com

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“It's smart politics to head to Puerto Rico this early on,” said Florida Republican state Rep. Robert Cortes, who was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Puerto Rico. Traditionally staunchly Democratic voters, Puerto Ricans twice helped Barack Obama win ...


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With eye on Florida, Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico to court Republican donors - Fox News Latino

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Though Cuban-Americans in the Sunshine State once tilted the Latino vote there toward Republicans, over the years the Latino community has grown in diversity and political leanings, with younger Cuban-Americans, Puerto Ricans and South and Central ...

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In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush returns to formative political experience - Tampabay.com (blog)

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The '80 Bush campaign, managed by Jeb, was similar to many that have followed: the emphasis was on making Puerto Rico the 51st state, and turning the island from an afterthought into a realpolitical entity. Bush's campaign focused relentlessly on the ...
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In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood - CNN

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The push for statehood remains the biggest political flashpoint regarding the commonwealth. Proponents say statehood will help grant Puerto Rican citizens more rights and benefits as the 51st state, while opponents say it will increase their tax bill ...

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Jeb Bush Talks Immigration, Endorses PR Statehood - NBCNews.com

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Jeb Bush Talks Immigration, Endorses PR Statehood
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He still backs a legal status for some immigrants. His comments included a jab at his potential rivals who have taken tougher views on immigration. "The conservative cause would be better to embrace this than push it away," he said. Puerto Rico is a U ...

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​Jeb Bush raises record funds, draws scrutiny on campaign law ethics - Christian Science Monitor

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Jeb Bush (R) speaks during an event at the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday. ... The former Florida governor has sought to position himself as being on the acceptable side of a fuzzy legal line, using his status as a not-yet ...

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Negotiates Reprieve From Creditors - Wall Street Journal

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Negotiates Reprieve From Creditors
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Advised by former Puerto Rico GovLuis Fortuño and Eduardo Bhatia, president of the island's Senate, the group says allowing the commonwealth's entities access to Chapter 9 is a minor tweak to the law that will give Puerto Rico the same authority as ...

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Jeb Bush heads to Puerto Rico - Miami Herald (blog)

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The money will come in over lunch, at a reception co-hosted by former Puerto Rico GovLuis Fortuño. Both Bush and Fortuño have espoused Puerto Rican statehood. The bilingual memorably campaigned in Puerto Rico for his father's 1980 presidential race.

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Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans - McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Bush will visit the Universidad Metropolitana de Cupey on Tuesday in San Juan, then hold a town hall-style meeting with the Republican Party of Puerto Rico. He'll also attend a fundraiser with former Puerto Rico GovLuis Fortuño, a Republican, who ...

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In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush pushes for statehood | GantDaily ...

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Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico statehood on Tuesday, telling a crowd that he's long been a supporter of the movement to make the U.S. territory the 51st state. The former Florida governor and likely ...
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Jeb Bush endorses statehood for Puerto Rico - Need to Know

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is “an immigrant nation” and ...

Jeb Bush in Puerto Rico for fundraiser, town hall

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Jeb Bush's fluency in Spanish is going over well in Puerto Rico.
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Tax-reform debate continues as House aims for vote

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Judge orders release of House tax-reform draft

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Judge orders release of House tax-reform draft

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More than a 51st Star 

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Disputes about statehood for Puerto Rico focus on many issues, from language to taxes, but one of the simplest questions is also one of the most common: what will the U.S. flag look like with 51 stars.
Modern graphics programs are very different from the methods used in 1959, when the U.S. last added a state. They can automatically arrange 51 stars into a pleasing pattern. Updating the flag will be, quite literally, no problem.
If Puerto Rico becomes a state, the bigger issue will be its state symbols.
Puerto Rico already has a flag that can be its state flag and a seal that can be its state seal. It has a nickname, “Isle of Enchantment” or “Isla del Encanto.” According to 50States.com, it even has an official bird, the stripe-headed tanager; an official flower, the Puerto Rican hibiscus; and an official tree, the silk-cotton tree.
That’s just the beginning.
Here are some of the official state symbols recognized by U.S. states:
  • Animals of various kinds, including specific categories for bats, breeds of dog, insects, crustaceans, dinosaurs (not to be confused with the official state fossil), birds, fish, and horse breeds.
  • In addition to state trees and flowers, quite a few states have a state grass. California’s purple needlegrass and Minnesota’s wild rice are standouts in this category.
  • Flora and fauna are among the best-known state symbols, but there are also state microbes and state fungi. Oregon is the only state to have made its state microbe (brewer’s yeast) official, but Hawaii is apparently still considering a bioluminescent microbe as well as a microbe that has been so far found only in Hawaii. Tough choice.
  • State fossils have been chosen by votes among schoolchildren in some states. If you have wooly mammoths (Alaska) or saber-toothed cats (California) in your past, why not celebrate them?
  • Official state minerals range from the diamonds of Arkansas to Kentucky’s coal. Vermont has five state minerals, and quite a few states have three.
  • State dances are very common, but they are almost always the square dance. Hawaii has the hula and Wisconsin claims the polka, while South Carolina has three official dances, including the waltz.
  • Food is another common item in the state symbols list. Most states list edible crops, like the Arkansas official state fruit/vegetable, the pink tomato, but Oklahoma has a complete state meal from barbecue to pecan pie. New York’s state snack is yogurt and Louisiana has both an official state jelly and an official state meat pie.
  • Drinks are named in 28 states, but the milk industry’s lobbyists worked hard to get recognition for their product in the 1980s, and got 21 of the 28.
  • Six states have official firearms and only two have state toys, but 17 have official state tartans. Musical instruments and sports (Maryland’s is jousting, but rodeo is the most common) are a couple of other relatively rare options.
While the official choices are often a fairly transparent boost for local products, many of the quirkier symbolic items express strong local feelings. Most have been gradually added over the years, so Puerto Rico won’t have to decide immediately, but with statehood will certainly come state symbols.
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Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Legislation Awaits Congressional Action 

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Legislation pending before the U.S. Congress to include Puerto Rico within Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is attracting attention and a wide range of support from within Puerto Rico and the broader U.S. bankruptcy community. Opponents of the measure, representing investment firms with over $1.5 billion worth of Puerto Rico bonds, are attempting to block it.
The bill (Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015 (H.R.
870)), introduced by Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Peirluisi (D/statehood), would grant Puerto Rico authority to authorize a local municipality to adjust its debt.  The legislation has been the subject of a congressional hearingand is awaiting passage by the House of Representatives.
Under existing law, a state may permit its municipalities to seek relief under Chapter 9.  Puerto Rico is excluded from the definition of “state” in the law, denying the U.S. territory access the federal debt-restructuring mechanism that has been used in Detroit and other financially troubled municipalities.
Support for the bill has been broad.  The Puerto Rican Senate and House of Representatives have approved a joint resolution in support of the federal proposal and requested the U.S. Congress and President expedite its approval.  The legislation has the support of former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno (R/statehood)Puerto Rican Senate President Eduardo Bhati (D/commonwealth),financial institutions, the National Bankruptcy Conference,  numerous academics and local Puerto Rican community organizations.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committeelast February, Melba Acosta-Febo, President of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico (GDB), explained that that combined debt for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) and the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) exceeds $20 billion.  The total debt for the Puerto Rican government is over $72 billion – not including extraordinarily high interest payments that must be paid due to Puerto Rico’s “junk” bond status. These additional costs bring the total value of Puerto Rico’s debt closer to $165 billion – approximately 150% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the bill, if enacted, would not impose any costs on the federal government.  The Pierluisi proposal does not involve a transfer of federal funds to Puerto Rico but, instead, enables the Puerto Rico government to authorize its public corporations to utilize a legal mechanism available in the 50 states.
Opposition to the bill has been centralized among investment firms who are heavy investors in Puerto Rico bonds, who argue that Chapter 9 hurts bondholders and the municipal bond market generally.  A representative of some of these firms testified before Congress that they “would not oppose the application of Chapter 9 to Puerto Rico if Congress made Chapter 9 a fairer statute, which would take only a few changes.”
In his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, University of Michigan law professor John Pottow noted and dismissedthe Chapter 9 argument.  As he explained:
I can imagine someone saying, “I don’t like chapter 9, period, and so the fewer entities that can use, it, the better!”  If that sort of objection is launched, the Committee should reject it.  This is because an objection of this sort is unprincipled unless it is tethered to a specific argument about why drawing a distinction between Puerto Rico and other states is justified.  It is fine (although in my view wrong-headed) to object to chapter 9.  It is not fine to deploy arbitrary discrimination in access to chapter 9.
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How Puerto Ricans Could Lose U.S. Citizenship

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The people of Puerto Rico have fought in the U.S. armed forces in disproportionate numbers in every conflict since World War I. Puerto Rico has sent a Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court and interns to the White House.  Puerto Ricans have also competed in Olympic Games and other sports for U.S. teams.  With recent mass migration to the states, the presence of Puerto Ricans can be felt throughout the U.S.
Yet the people of Puerto Rico could lose their U.S. citizenship.
There are two primary ways this could happen.  It is possible, for example, that Congress could enact legislation changing the law it passed in 1917 that granted U.S. citizenship to people born in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.  It’s not likely at this point in history, but it would be legal.  The citizenship rights of residents of the 50 states, on the other hand, are more securely protected in the U.S. constitution.  U.S. citizenship for the residents of Puerto Rico enjoys no such protection.
A second way that Puerto Ricans could lose their U.S. citizenship is if Puerto Rico becomes an independent nation.
If independence is chosen, Puerto Rico could choose to keep an affiliation with the United States (typically known as