Jorge Galva

Puerto Rico’s Statehood Quest Is “Breaking Bad”

A few days ago Puerto Rico’s public debt was downgraded to non-investment grade by Moody’s and S&P, with a third rater, Fitch, waiting to follow suit closely behind. These events have reverberated powerfully across Puerto Rico and the mainland’s economic community. There has been another potent, albeit less discussed, effect of the downgrades: how the […]

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • 3:19 pm

The Smoke and Mirrors of Puerto Rico’s Status Game Continue

EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to congressional approval of a $2.5 million federal education program for a future vote about Puerto Rico’s status and calls by the island’s pro-statehood Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi saying that such a decision would force a final binding “yes or no” vote on Puerto Rican statehood, Jorge Galva provides a different […]

  • Jan 23, 2014
  • 11:35 pm

Puerto Rico: A House Divided Before The Storm

EDITOR’S NOTE: While organizations such as The Heritage Foundation tell the American press that Puerto Rico needs to worry about is own problems, many real voices from Puerto Rico would beg to differ. Here is another perspective. Puerto Rico faces the most serious threat to its continued existence as a functional society in nearly a […]

  • Jan 19, 2014
  • 11:21 am