Puerto Rico

Hispanic Leadership Fund Calls on Congress to Drop Puerto Rico Tax Hikes from Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund sent letters to House and Senate leadership, as well as conferees working on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, calling for the removal of a new tax on certain businesses operating in Puerto Rico. Separate measures in the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act […]

Puerto Rican Governor Skips Senate Hearing

Debt Issue has Worsened Under His Harmful Policies

Today the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the “Financial and Economic Challenges in Puerto Rico.” Absent from the list of witnesses list is Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla, who has been advocating for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Island and whose policies have worsened the economic environment in Puerto Rico.  […]

FACT SHEET: The Sad Truth About Puerto Rico

  GOV. GARCIA PADILLA’S RECORD SHOWS FISCAL AND ECONOMIC FAILURE Sustained Economic Decline, Pension Shortfalls, Job Losses & Brain Drain GDP shrank by almost 2% in 2014 63 plants closed in 2014 Lowest labor force participation rate in the Western Hemisphere at 41% 14% unemployment rate The Economist predicts that Puerto Rico will be the […]

HLF Launches Ad Campaign Focused on Puerto Rican Economic Crisis

Failed Policies of Governor Alejandro García Padilla Have Led to Massive Job Losses and Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hispanic Leadership Fund is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all. “Puerto Rico can no longer afford the policies of Governor García Padilla,” said Mario H. López, President of HLF. “With 14 percent unemployment, a […]

Puerto Rico in Economic Crisis

Garcia Padilla’s Policies Bring Hard Times

Most Americans agree that we are still going through tough economic times.  Although too often news regarding the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is overlooked, there is a growing crisis there that is garnering attention in Washington and elsewhere.  Puerto Rico faces historic economic challenges, but the worst part is that Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s […]

Puerto Rico’s Alejandro García Padilla is the New Castro of the Caribbean

Families in Puerto Rico Suffer While Padilla Plays Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund today urged Hispanic leaders throughout Florida to join the growing chorus of critics raising deep concerns about the reckless leadership of Puerto Rican Alejandro García Padilla as he visits Orlando on trip to expand his political ambitions. “Florida’s Hispanics need to know the truth about Governor García Padilla.  He talks […]

Rally for Puerto Rico on Capitol Hill

Advocacy groups promoting statehood for Puerto Rico held a rally this week outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to call for Congress to take action on results from the island’s November 2012 status plebiscite. The “Puerto Rican Journey for Equality” rally included hundreds of members of the Puerto Rico Statehood Council, Statehood Mission, Puerto […]