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Robert Slavin

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Robert Slavin leads The Bond Buyer’s coverage of Puerto Rico, focusing on government finances and debt, and additionally contributes to the Markets team, covering stories of broad relevance to the municipal bond industry. He is an award-winning journalist with over eight years of experience covering local and state-level governments and government finance, and also has worked as a statistical analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard College, Harvard University, a master’s degree in social research from CUNY and a second master’s degree in modern European history from Rutgers University.

Recent Stories From this Author

Puerto Rico Creditors Say Oversight Board Is Breaking the Law
March 28, 2017 Holders and insurers of $11.9 billion of bonds sent a letter to the Puerto Rico Oversight Board arguing that its fiscal plan...

U.S. Rep. Urges Puerto Rico's Rosselló to Accept PREPA Deal
March 28, 2017 The head of the U.S. House Subcommittee that oversees Puerto Rico sent a letter to the island’s governor urging him to accept...

Puerto Rico Employment Rose 1.2% in February
March 27, 2017 Puerto Rico employment was up 1.2% in February compared to January.

U.S. Virgin Islands Getting $40M RAN from Banco Popular
March 23, 2017 The United States Virgin Islands plans to sell a $40 million revenue anticipation note to Banco Popular to help it get through...

Puerto Rico GO Bondholders Call for Negotiations
March 23, 2017 Puerto Rico’s general obligation bondholders called for negotiations on the island’s debt after a judge halted litigation...

Puerto Rico Board Names Veteran of Ukraine Restructuring as Executive Director
March 23, 2017 The Puerto Rico Oversight Board has named a veteran of the Ukraine’s 2014 to 2016 restructuring to be its executive director.

Why Moody's Is More Optimistic than the Puerto Rico Oversight Board
March 22, 2017 Puerto Rico bond recoveries may be better than projected by the Oversight Board in the fiscal plan it approved this month,...

PREPA Seeks New Deal; Bondholders Say 'No'
March 21, 2017 Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority bondholders are resisting the island government's effort to overhaul the utility's...

Virgin Islands Senate President Criticizes Governor over Financial Management
March 17, 2017 U.S. Virgin Islands President Myron Jackson criticized Gov. Kenneth Mapp over his financial management of the territory’s...

Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Says PROMESA Stay Extension is Unlikely
March 16, 2017 Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón said that an extension of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and...

Why Puerto Rico's Fiscal Plan Debt Allotment May Be Negotiated
March 14, 2017 The Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s plan to have enough money to pay 26% of debt due in the next nine years is a “first salvo”...

Puerto Rico Board Approves Plan Paying 23% to 24% of Debt Due
March 13, 2017 The Puerto Rico Oversight Board approved a 10-year fiscal plan that will allow the payment of 22.6% to 23.7% of debt due.

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Rejects Rosselló's 10-Year Fiscal Plan
March 10, 2017 The Puerto Rico Oversight Board rejected Ricardo Rosselló’s 10-year fiscal plan on Thursday and gave him until 9 a.m. Saturday...

P.R. Oversight Board Plans Vote on Fiscal Plan Monday
March 9, 2017 The Puerto Rico Oversight Board plans to approve a 10 year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico at a public meeting on Monday.

P.R. Legislators, Journalists Condemn Oversight Board Secrecy
March 9, 2017 The Puerto Rico legislators, journalists and others are raising concerns of a lack of transparency at the federal Oversight...

Puerto Rico Board Recommends Immediate 'Emergency Actions' for Liquidity
March 8, 2017 Saying that Puerto Rico's liquidity is critically low, the Puerto Rico Oversight Board recommended Wednesday that the island's...

P.R. Opposition Leader Says Board's Financial Disclosures May Require Resignations
March 7, 2017 The president of Puerto Rico’s main opposition party said financial disclosures reported in The Bond Buyer may disqualify some...

Oversight Board Director Owns at Least $265,000 in Puerto Rico Bonds
March 6, 2017 Puerto Rico Oversight Board Interim Executive Director Ramón Ruiz owns at least $265,000 in Puerto Rico bonds and debt, in...

Puerto Rico Governor Nominates New PREPA Director
March 3, 2017 Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló nominated experienced energy sector professional Ricardo Ramos to be the new executive...

Puerto Rico Gov. Seeks 8-Month Extension of Stay on Debt Lawsuits
March 2, 2017 Rosselló made a request to extend the stay on debt-related lawsuits till the end of the year in his fiscal plan, released...


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