Puerto Rico in Distress

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The federal oversight board for Puerto Rico is putting the brakes on the commonwealth’s plans to turn a dockyard in Old San Juan into a party and entertainment district, complete with an “urban forest” and floating beaches, Bloomberg News reported. In a letter filed on Dec.

Puerto Rico creditors hoping the commonwealth exits its more than four-year bankruptcy in 2021 will need to wait a bit longer as the U.S. Department of Justice may weigh in on the process, Bloomberg News reported. U.S.

A federal request for a 10- to 15-week pause in the Puerto Rico Plan of Adjustment confirmation process as well as the related constitutional challenge to the underlying bankruptcy law may threaten the Puerto Rico debt deal, the Bond Buyer reported. Five attorneys with the U.S.

Congress took a major step yesterday toward enacting bipartisan legislation that would require McKinsey & Co. and other firms and professionals steering Puerto Rico through bankruptcy to disclose potential conflicts of interest, WSJ Pro Bankruptcy reported.

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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.