Why Puerto Rico Faces Worse Perils Than Texas and Florida

Why Puerto Rico Faces Worse Perils Than Texas and Florida

September 29, 2017

Center for Latin American Studies' affiliate faculty member, Dr. Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo, was interviewed regarding the current crisis in Puerto Rico, for the online publication Knowledge@Wharton, part of the University of Pennsylvania.

"The territory began financing its operations with debt instead of cutting back on spending, which eventually led to its bankruptcy filing. However, after the hurricane, the municipalities that had been most vulnerable to cost cuts are the ones on the frontlines serving the people, said Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo, a political science lecturer at the University of Florida."

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