Huffington Post Cites Jubilee USA's Work on Puerto Rico

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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