“President Barack Obama announced the appointment on Tuesday of seven people to the financial review board established by Congress to control Puerto Rico’s finances as the island attempts to manage $70 billion in outstanding debt.”

“Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), an opponent of an independent review board, …Puerto Rico is a colony, but still a democracy of U.S. citizens who deserve respect and the trust of this appointed body,” he wrote in his statement.”…promise to respect the Puerto Rican people, otherwise you are no better than an occupying force.”

via These People Now Hold Puerto Rico’s Purse Strings | Mother Jones