Puerto Rico’s Unmet Needs

It has been three years and 145 days since Hurricane Maria struck the island. In other words, Puerto Rico has entered its fourth year of reconstruction. The amount of time that has gone by could suggest that recovery is fully underway. The reality on the ground, however, is very different.

Weekly Review – February 11, 2021

This week we analyze the FOMB’s latest plan of adjustment, followed by an update on the status of CDBG-DR funds for Puerto Rico. Finally, we discuss which are the main global tendencies that Puerto Rico must take into account when framing an economic growth plan for the 21st century.

Plan de Ajuste

La Junta de Supervisión y Administración Fiscal anunció ayer que “llegó a un acuerdo en principio con varios grupos de acreedores para reducir la deuda de Puerto Rico a niveles sostenibles luego de un exitoso proceso de mediación”. Como resultado de ese acuerdo, la JSAF solicitó a la corte extender hasta el 8 de marzo de 2021 el plazo para presentar un Plan de Ajuste modificado.

Weekly Review – February 4, 2021

This week we dedicate a special edition of the Weekly Review to a Memorandum that the CNE team prepared for the administration of Governor Pedro Pierluisi. We identify what, in our opinion, should be the new administration’s priorities and recommendations as to how to execute them.

Recomendaciones al Gobernador de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico atraviesa por la situación más difícil que ha enfrentado en medio siglo y la complejidad de la coyuntura actual requiere que se establezcan prioridades claras de trabajo. En este memorando al gobernador identificamos cuáles deben ser las prioridades de trabajo para la nueva administración y ofrecemos recomendaciones sobre cómo atenderlas.

El reto trasatlántico de EEUU

La ambiciosa agenda doméstica de la administración Biden – de la que Puerto Rico espera ser parte – competirá en atención y recursos con la necesidad de remendar las fracturas que hereda en el ámbito internacional.

President Biden’s First 100 Days

The Biden administration has hit the ground running in a way not seen in Washington in decades. The president has signed dozens of executive orders and signaled he will be sending major legislation to Congress soon.

Weekly Review – January 28, 2021

This week we present a brief analysis of president Biden’s first 100 days in office, followed by a piece on the U.S.’ challenge in returning to the international community. Our data snapshot looks at the rate of issue of executive orders of past presidents.