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Puerto Rico: Activists Disrupt Conference to Protest Tax Exceptions

HeadlinesAug 22, 2016
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In Puerto Rico, activists disrupted a business conference in San Juan on Friday to protest laws that give new residents and some business owners complete exceptions on a slew of taxes. The activists were also protesting against the PROMESA law, which creates a new financial control board to oversee the island’s financial affairs. During the protest, activists carried banners reading "The People Before the Debt." The protest shut down the conference’s event registration for parts of the day.

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