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Gobierno y Política

Gobierno y Política

Gobernador dice no habrá reducción en cuantía de presupuesto VIEJO SAN JUAN  – El gobernador Ricardo Rosselló Nevares dijo el jueves que no se prevee una reducción qdicional recomendado de 9,562 millones de dólares. “A menos que la Junta (de Control Fiscal) de manera unilateral decida enmendar nuevamente lo que sería el Plan Fiscal. Pero, ya el número de 9,562 […]

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Rechazan despido de 5 mil empleados transitorios del Gobierno en julio

Rechazan despido de 5 mil empleados transitorios del Gobierno en julio

SAN JUAN –  El secretario de Asuntos Públicos de La Fortaleza, Ramón Rosario rechazó en la tarde del miércoles que se vayan a cesantear a cinco mil empleados transitorios en el mes de julio. “Ningún empleado público será despedido. Los contratos transitorios son otorgados por las agencias según la necesidad del servicio y su duración tiene una fecha de comienzo […]

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Semana de remezón en la campaña de Donald Trump

Semana de remezón en la campaña de Donald Trump

Cambios en su gabinete buscan recorte respecto a Clinton, que lo supera con comodidad. La renuncia este viernes de Paul Manafort como director de la campaña del candidato republicano a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, se dio en una semana en la que el magnate decidió dar timonazos para corregir el rumbo de su aspiración a la Casa […]

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Judge orders release of documents tied to Trump University lawsuit

Judge orders release of documents tied to Trump University lawsuit

A federal judge ordered Friday the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Democratic Lawmakers Plan To Keep Fight Going Over Puerto Rico Bill

Democratic Lawmakers Plan To Keep Fight Going Over Puerto Rico Bill

Two Democratic lawmakers are pretty livid about legislation that is meant to give Puerto Rico — home to 3.5 million American citizens — the power to restructure its $70 billion in debt.

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Senator Durbin cites problems with House Puerto Rico debt bill

Senator Durbin cites problems with House Puerto Rico debt bill

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber’s second-ranking Democrat, expressed deep reservations on Tuesday with a Puerto Rico debt relief bill being debated by a House of Representatives panel this week.

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Bill Clinton Addresses Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico Campaign Stop

Bill Clinton Addresses Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico Campaign Stop

While campaigning in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Former Pres. Bill Clinton highlighted the various positions Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken to support Puerto Ricans, and also outlined his potential role if his wife is elected President of the United States.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Visits Puerto Rico Amid Debt Crisis

Sen. Bernie Sanders Visits Puerto Rico Amid Debt Crisis

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Monday of a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, calling on the U.S. government to support a debt restructure in the territory as he blasted what he called “vulture” funds for demanding austere measures.

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Kentucky, Oregon hold primaries Tuesday as Clinton, Trump look to November matchup

Kentucky, Oregon hold primaries Tuesday as Clinton, Trump look to November matchup

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton made campaign stops Sunday in Kentucky ahead the state’s primary later this week, pitching a pro-jobs agenda and trying to stop rival Sen. Bernie Sanders’ extended string of victories, as the primary season enters its final stages.

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Trump, Ryan to meet amid growing Republican calls to unify

Trump, Ryan to meet amid growing Republican calls to unify

After months of running a campaign railing against the Washington political establishment, Donald Trump – now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee – sits down opposite GOP leaders Thursday morning with nothing less than party unity on the line.

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Congress says no Puerto Rico bailout, but tax deal beat it to the punch

Congress says no Puerto Rico bailout, but tax deal beat it to the punch

Lawmakers say they absolutely, positively will not bail out Puerto Rico, but here’s the thing: The federal government already is bailing out Puerto Rico.

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Cruz, Kasich camps trade postmortem shots in wake of Trump victory

Cruz, Kasich camps trade postmortem shots in wake of Trump victory

Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have quit the GOP presidential primary race but continue to snipe about who’s to blame for letting front-runner Donald Trump crush them Tuesday in the Indiana primary and end both of their campaigns.

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Opinion: Congress, Thanks But No Thanks On Puerto Rico Proposal

Opinion: Congress, Thanks But No Thanks On Puerto Rico Proposal

As Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, grapples with a severe crisis, we are publishing opinion pieces reflecting different views on the situation; these are the writers’ personal views.

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Senator Hatch raps House’s Puerto Rico debt bill

Senator Hatch raps House’s Puerto Rico debt bill

A high-ranking Republican senator on Tuesday dismissed as “not satisfactory” draft legislation aimed at addressing Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis before a looming debt default on May 1, deepening intraparty divisions on the complex rescue effort.

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U.S. Republicans cancel Puerto Rico rescue vote

U.S. Republicans cancel Puerto Rico rescue vote

Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday canceled a scheduled vote on Puerto Rico rescue legislation this week, sending bailout talks into a tailspin.

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee announced on Tuesday that it was canceling the law-writing session, known as a ‘markup’, that had been scheduled for Thursday.

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Clinton notches big wins in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Illinois

Clinton notches big wins in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Illinois

Hillary Clinton cemented her front-runner status and moved ever-closer to the Democratic nomination on Tuesday with wins over Sen. Bernie Sanders in at least four delegate-rich states — including the hard-fought Ohio primary.

The former secretary of state also swept to victory in Florida and North Carolina and held off Sanders in Illinois, helping her recover after Sanders’ upset win in Michigan last week.

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Hillary Clinton y Donald Trump ganan primarias en Florida

Hillary Clinton y Donald Trump ganan primarias en Florida

El magnate neoyorquino Donald Trump dio un decisivo paso hacia la nominación del partido republicano para las presidenciales al triunfar de manera contundente en las primarias de Florida y lo que parecía una victoria segura en Carolina del Norte.

Trump va adelante en las elecciones de Missouri e Illinois y sumaba ya al menos 630 delegados o la mitad de los 1.237 que necesita para obtener la nominación.

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US election 2016: Sanders beats Clinton in Maine caucuses

US election 2016: Sanders beats Clinton in Maine caucuses

Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton in the Maine caucuses, the latest contest in the battle to be the Democratic presidential candidate.
With 91% of the vote counted, Vermont Senator Mr Sanders is polling 64%, while former Secretary of State Mrs Clinton has 36%.

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Debt Crisis Looms Over Puerto Rico GOP Primary

Debt Crisis Looms Over Puerto Rico GOP Primary

The battle for Republican presidential delegates jumps Sunday to Puerto Rico, a highly unpredictable contest on an island racked by a deepening debt crisis that could have ripples in the general election.

There are no public polls of voter preferences in the territory, and the remaining Republicans in the race haven’t competed hard for its 23 convention delegates. But political analysts say how the candidates address the crisis could help determine the vote in the battleground state of Florida, home to nearly a million Puerto Ricans, many of whom have migrated in recent years as the island’s economy sputters.

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Democratic senators introduce Puerto Rico legislation

Democratic senators introduce Puerto Rico legislation

Puerto Rico, wrestling with $72 billion of debt and a faltering economy, defaulted on part of its debt in August and may default on part of a payment of around $1 billion due Jan. 1.

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Puerto Rico Governor loses support of mayors as debt crisis bites

Puerto Rico Governor loses support of mayors as debt crisis bites

SAN JUAN | BY NICK BROWN Nov 25 As Puerto Rico’s debt crisis takes its toll on the U.S. territory’s economy, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is losing support within his own party, increasing the chances he won’t seek reelection next November. His public approval ratings are dire – just 12 percent in a recent poll by newspaper El Nuevo Dia […]

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Quince estados de EEUU no aceptarán refugiados sirios por el ataque de París

Quince estados de EEUU no aceptarán refugiados sirios por el ataque de París

Washington, 16 nov (EFE).- Al menos 15 estados de EE.UU., casi todos bajo control republicano, desafiaron hoy al presidente del país, el demócrata Barack Obama, al negarse a acoger refugiados sirios tras los atentados del pasado viernes en París.
Los estados dispuestos a cerrar sus puertas a los refugiados sirios son Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Carolina del Norte, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Luisiana, Michigan, Misisipi, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas y Wisconsin, dirigidos por gobernadores republicanos

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Consulado francés en P.Rico convoca un minuto de silencio por los fallecidos

Consulado francés en P.Rico convoca un minuto de silencio por los fallecidos

EFEDe arm/ra | EFE San Juan, 14 nov (EFE).- El Consulado de Francia en Puerto Rico convocó hoy a concentrarse el próximo lunes en la Plaza de Armas del Viejo San Juan de la capital caribeña para guardar un minuto de silencio por los fallecidos en el atentado del viernes en París que causó al menos 129 muertos y más […]

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A politically viable Puerto Rico reform plan

A politically viable Puerto Rico reform plan

By Ike Brannon, contributor THE HILL The Obama administration has devised a plan to help rescue Puerto Rico from its insolvency and, per usual, it’s more sizzle than steak, with no chance of enactment. The island’s financial problems are not in dispute: Puerto Rico’s government, along with its various municipalities and public corporations, owe their creditors in excess of $72 […]

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De Blasio Says Hedge Funds Are Invested in Puerto Rico’s Failure

De Blasio Says Hedge Funds Are Invested in Puerto Rico’s Failure

by :Henry GoldmanHenry Goldman – MartinZBraun November 6, 2015 Ill-intentioned investors must be stopped, New York mayor says. Statements come a day after utility strikes debt-relief deal New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described some hedge-fund managers as predators endangering Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents by demanding cuts in spending and services to ensure they’re paid in full on bonds purchased […]

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