Jubilee USA was recently featured in The Huffington Post for our work on Puerto Rico's debt crisis. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article.
Hispanic Evangelicals: Puerto Rico Demands Action
By: Gabriel Salguero
"Mired in more than $70 billion in debt, Puerto Rico is cutting education, health care and law enforcement funding to pay its creditors. According to the religious development coalition Jubilee USA, nearly 60% of Puerto Rico’s children live in poverty and 80% live in “high-poverty areas,” compared to just 11% on the US mainland. The only children’s hospital on the island cut its budget 14%. The debt is simply not payable but without Congressional intervention, Puerto Rico is stuck in no-man’s land - unable to access bankruptcy protection because it isn’t a state and unable to get emergency loans from the IMF or World Bank because it isn’t a country."
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