Weekly Review

The Weekly Review offers in-depth analyses from CNE’s team of experts, in a highly readable and accessible format. In this publication, we highlight the latest information on the local, national, and global state of play, validated by our independent experts. We also provide analysis and public policy proposals to both the local and federal governments.

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This week we highlight the importance of Puerto Ricans being counted in the 2020 Census. We also revisit our #LivingWithRiskConversations and the role of the state in post-disaster responses, and stress the importance of restructuring PREPA's debt.
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This week take a look at the Unemployment Compensation program in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FOMB's certification of PREPA's fiscal plan, and the importance of making data-based decisions when assessing risk and determining how and when to open industrial sectors.
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This week we take a look at how the economic austerity discourse has come to dominate the debate about municipal reform in Puerto Rico, peeling back the layers of the official narrative and explaining why it is necessary to change it. Also, with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in the mainland, the team at CNE is wondering about how Puerto Rico is spending the $13.9 billion it has been allocated in federal funds to address the effects of the pandemic.
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There has been a lot going on recently at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”). This week we dedicate a special edition of the Weekly Review to highlight two recent transactions executed by PREPA that together could have a material adverse effect on Puerto Rico’s electricity sector.
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This week we focus on two important issues for Puerto Rico. First, we take a look at recent court decisions holding that Congress cannot discriminate against the residents of Puerto Rico and Guam in the application of the Supplemental Security Income program. Second, we highlight some of the difficulties inherent to case tracking and contact tracing.
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This week we present two public policy proposals to advance the bankruptcy process even with the great uncertainty that exists. We also share guidelines for effective oversight in the context of Puerto Rico's reconstruction and we call on both federal and local authorities to accelerate the timeline of disbursement of federal funds.
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In this week's Special Edition of the Weekly Review we share a statement from the team at the Center for a New Economy.
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This week we analyze the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of the FOMB for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC. We also present a hurricane preparedness guide and take a look at PREPA and its claims that the island’s electric system is ready for the upcoming hurricane season.
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In this first edition of CNE's Weekly Review we provide a roadmap to our publication. This week we highlight three pieces focusing on assistance to tenants who have been affected by the pandemic, Congressional efforts to provide assistance to tenants, and the results of an analysis to determine the risk of re-opening by major industrial sector in Puerto Rico.
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