The Threefold Challenge to the Puerto Rican Economy

The Puerto Rican economy is simultaneously recovering from three systemic shocks: the COVID-19 pandemic, the considerable damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the upcoming creditor’s vote on the Plan of Adjustment negotiated by the FOMB.

Puerto Rico ¿paraíso fiscal?

La actividad de Puerto Rico como jurisdicción de bajas tasas impositivas para empresas multinacionales (EMN) de EEUU está levantando ronchas a nivel internacional. En este escrito exponemos lo que está en juego para la isla.

Universidad pública, inversión y desarrollo

Los cambios tecnológicos, retos climáticos y convulsiones sociales de los tiempos que corren hacen que la universidad como institución social adquiera una mayor centralidad de cara al futuro. Vale la pena echar un vistazo a otras latitudes para entender cuánto la embestida – externa e interna – contra la Universidad de Puerto Rico cercena nuestra propia capacidad de enfrentar como sociedad los retos del futuro.

The Medicaid Five-Year Deal

H.R. 4406 helps Puerto Rico avoid a short-term Medicaid funding cliff and provides some stability by setting forth clear funding levels for the next five years. However, the proposed five-year deal falls short of parity with the states, is not a permanent fix, and perpetuates the “separate and unequal” treatment of Medicaid beneficiaries in the territories, who are being told, once again, to accept a “good enough” deal.

PROMESA: A Failed Colonial Experiment?

On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight and Management Economic Stability Act. As we look back and take stock of the events that have taken place since 2016, the unavoidable conclusion is that the territorial bankruptcy regime set up by that law has failed to achieve most of the goals set forth by its authors.