Marketing a devastated Puerto Rico should not be the priority

October 13, 2017

Center for Latin American Studies affiliate faculty Dr. Carlos A Suárez Carrasquillo, published an article in The Conversation regarding the crisis in Puerto Rico.

"The Puerto Rican government and its municipalities have engaged in aggressive marketing campaigns to attract foreign investment as a way to deal with the many challenges that predate the arrival of Hurricane María: a significant amount of debt, growing unemployment and massive migration to the United States. Puerto Rico’s economy, like that of other Caribbean islands, has been based in its consumption since Europeans landed. Relying on tourism led by foreign capital has led to economic dependency."

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