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President Barack Obama appointed the members of the new control board Wednesday, backed by Republican and Democratic party leaders.  (Credit: Janelyn Vega, Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico)
Fiscal control board members met with general support
August 31, 2016, No Comments

President Obama’s designation of seven members of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Oversight Board, made in consultation with Re ...

Former GDB President Carlos García is among the oversight board's appointed members.
Obama announces 7 members of P.R. fiscal control board
August 31, 2016, No Comments

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the appointment of seven individuals to the Financial Oversight and Managemen ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sanders, Warren defend P.R. against ‘vulture funds’
October 23, 2015, No Comments

WASHINGTON — The two most prominent progressives in the U.S. Senate urged the federal government Thursday to help Puer ...

New Progressive Party Rep. José Enrique Meléndez.
P.R. lawmaker asks Obama to intervene in fiscal crisis
August 26, 2015, No Comments

Rep. José Enrique Meléndez, sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking his administration to intervene and become ...

Cuba's capital of Havana. (Credit: Larry Luxner)
Cuba opening poses challenge, prospects for Puerto Rico
December 18, 2014, No Comments

The White House’s announcement Wednesday of charting a “new course” in its relations with Cuba drew immediate resp ...

Puerto Rico Medicare Coalition for Fairness
Healthcare leaders turn to Obama to defend Medicare
February 25, 2014, No Comments

Amidst a long lasting recession, Medicare program benefits in Puerto Rico re suffering the largest funding cuts in the U ...

PRMA President Waleska Rivera
Manufacturers worried over possible minimum wage hike
December 6, 2013, No Comments

Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of his intention to revisit the proposal to increase the federal minim ...

Corporate Ladder
Appointments at FirstEnergy, President’s Export Council
September 23, 2013, No Comments

FirstEnergy Corp. recently announced that Luis A. Reyes has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, while Pres ...

Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
Puerto Rico Medicare beneficiaries save $110M under ‘Affordable Care Act’
September 24, 2012, No Comments

Since its enactment by the federal government in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has already saved more than 45,000 Medica ...

Author Jorge Silva-Puras is SBA regional administrator, overseeing agency operations in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SBA backs 157 loans worth $22.2M in 1Q ’12
January 27, 2012, No Comments

If the results of the first quarter of the federal fiscal year are any indication, 2012 should be good for small and mid ...