Friday Jul 18
The New Zealand Herald
Puerto Rico to get $60K grant to clear channel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pledged $60,000 to help reduce water pollution in an urban wetland in Puerto Rico's capital.
The Bennington Banner
Puerto Rico gov pledges new plebiscite on status
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that he will hold a new plebiscite by 2016 to decide the future of the island's political status.
UPDATE 2-Puerto Rico seeks to reassure markets on $70 bln debt
Puerto Rico's willingness and ability to honor its debts "should be unquestioned," high-ranking commonwealth officials said on Thursday, the latest attempt to convince markets that the island is not about to default on $70 billion of debt.
Congress Open to Puerto Rico Technical Aid, Hoyer Says
U.S. lawmakers are willing to consider assistance provisions short of a bailout for Puerto Rico , matching the request of their non-voting representative in Congress, Representative Steny Hoyer said.
Wall Street Waits While Statehood Debate Handcuffs Puerto Rico Decision Makers
Puerto Rico has become much more than a vacation destination for anyone who invests their money on Wall Street, plans for retirement using pension funds, or even pays taxes.
Caribbean News Now!
Commentary: Puerto Rican drug trafficking as the US misdirects its focus on the War on Drugs
By Clare Hogan Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Though never having been fully embraced as a state, Puerto Rico's auspicious location in the central Caribbean has made it a longstanding interest of the United States.