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Luis Valentín Ortiz studied economics at Pennsylvania State University. He began his journalist experience in the Caribbean Business weekly, where he worked for seven years. While working as editor at Caribbean Business, Mr. Valentín Ortiz began legal studies at the University of Puerto Rico Law School. After obtaining his juris doctor in 2014, Mr. Valentín Ortiz began to cover themes related to the governmental fiscal management in Puerto Rico, including detailed examinations of the Island’s public fiscal debt. For his coverage of this theme, he won the 2016 Laura Rivera Award to the Best Young Journalist of the Year, granted by the Association of Puerto Rican Journalists. In 2018, Mr. Valentín Ortiz began to work for the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for Investigative Journalism), where he continues his specialized coverage of Puerto Rico’s public debt, the PROMESA federal law, and the Fiscal Control Board and the bankruptcy process facing the Island.

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