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Puerto Rico in Distress

Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board

The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico was created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the President of the United States and one ex officio member designated by the Governor of Puerto Rico. Access information on the Board, documents, videos of meetings, calendar of events and live webcasts by clicking here.

Video Features


This wiki is a repository for members of the U.S. Congress, other policy makers, academics, investors, the media and the general public to understand the challenges facing Puerto Rico in 2016 and to provide data and information to begin crafting long term sustainable solutions. Click here to view.

Selected Articles / Analysis / Reports

Groups of Puerto Rico's creditors issued a rare joint letter late on Monday opposing a plan designed to steer the island out of financial crisis, stoking friction between the U.S. territory, its investors and the board tasked with managing its finances, Reuters reported yesterday.

Puerto Rico’s U.S. overseers threw support behind Governor Ricardo Rossello’s push for deeper concessions in the electric utility’s debt-cutting agreement, setting up a clash with creditors who said it jeopardizes the broader effort to restructure the territory’s $70 billion debt, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the island's ailing power utility, yesterday reopened a long-agreed debt restructuring deal that drew ire from bondholders and put the stock of credit insurers under further selling pressure, Reuters reported.

Puerto Rico's benchmark government bond slumped to an all-time low on Monday after competing groups of bondholders stepped up their legal battle over who should be paid first out of a smaller-than-expected pool of cash, Reuters reported yesterday.