Puerto Rico: Highlights of the Build Back Better Bill

There is a lot of activity going on in Washington, D.C. these days. Back in August, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. That bill, however, has been on hold in the House, as Democrats negotiated amongst themselves the contents of the Build Back Better (“BBB”) bill. We are still combing through the text, but to keep you informed, we wanted to share some of the key points in the BBB bill regarding Puerto Rico as of today.

A Short History of the Demise of Puerto Rico’s Electric System

The recent outages of Puerto Rico’s electric system have generated plenty of uninformed debate. That situation prompted us to go through the archives and look up the Official Statements for PREPA’s last two bond offerings, dated April 12, 2012 and August 15, 2013, respectively. These documents contain a wealth of data and information about Puerto Rico’s electricity system.

Standing Up for Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C.

In a short three years, CNE has not only elevated and persuaded Congress and the Executive to more adequately address Puerto Rico’s challenges, but it has achieved substantial changes in federal law.

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.