‘This is going to be a catastrophic event’
‘An enormous disaster’
‘This hurricane is far too powerful’
[P]arts of Puerto Rico could be without power for four to six months
‘Everything is blown out’
The Virgin Islands is already letting the National Guard seize guns and ammo
‘The emergency plan is activated’
Closed nearly 200 schools to save $7 million
The nation’s current fiscal direction is simply unsustainable
‘I have a Pina Colada ready to celebrate’
This will set the precedent for future bankruptcies going forward, so it must be done fairly and right
‘The U.S. Congress won’t want to do anything’
‘He declined the honorary title at the parade. We respect that decision’
‘…part of the life of our city’
‘No indication of significant adverse weather’
Puerto Rican debt was paying nearly 10 percent
The island needs comprehensive structural reform in how their government does what it does.
Congress need to ask if they are willing let one million Americans risk going without healthcare.
‘A grinding halt’
If creditors aren’t treated equally and fairly, the only sure losers will be the poor people of Puerto Rico.