In Washington D.C., the symbolic deadline for a new President to make a lasting imprint on the nation is exactly 100 days. After all, first impressions matter. As the Administration and the new Congress near their 100-day mark respectively Puerto Rico has, for better or worse, not been lost in the mix of national priorities.
In this edition, we share highlights summarizing CNE’s remarks in the April 12 public hearing where the contract between PREPA and LUMA was discussed. We also include links to each of the major concerns of the contract that CNE identified in its report and recommendations as to how to approach them.
Ponencia del Centro para una Nueva Economía ante la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico, Planificación, Telecomunicaciones, Alianzas Público Privadas y Energía de la Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico. Vista Pública Sobre la R. de la C. 136.
Weeks before the first reported case of Covid-19 in Puerto Rico, it was evident that our public health system was unfit to address the looming crisis.
This edition of the Weekly Review presents a summary of a case study on how municipalities in Puerto Rico organized an effective contact tracing program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also include a video explainer of how PREPA’s four current processes are interrelated and how they may affect the cost and quality of service for the foreseeable future. Our Data Snapshot examines the recovery rate of the international economy and the potential threat to its growth.
De la reciente discusión pública en Puerto Rico sobre la Asistencia por Desempleo Pandémico y el retorno a los centros de trabajo parecería como si las prestaciones sociales fueran una especie de anatema para la inserción en el mercado laboral. Ambas, sin embargo, deben mirarse de forma interrelacionada y requieren de una fina calibración por parte de los gobiernos.
In this Weekly Review, we outline how Congress and the Biden administration can fix the “Medicaid cliff” problem once and for all, and we write about best practices in Europe and the new proposal by the E.U. to support employment and social assistance.
In seven months, Puerto Rico faces an imminent threat to its healthcare system: lack of sufficient funds to operate. This is not unusual for Puerto Rico nor any of the other U.S. territories.