Protesters have criticized Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez over aid that was undistributed following Hurricane Maria in 2017. // File Photo: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

How Much Will a Scandal Over Aid Harm Puerto Rico?

Why did Puerto Rico’s government fail to distribute the aid, and could the incident affect future disbursements of federal funds for the U.S. territory?

Mayra Vélez Serrano, Kenneth McClintock, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Julio López Varona, Beatrice Rangel

Latin America Advisor ˙


The Last Straw: Puerto Rico After “Ricky Leaks”

On August 1st, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “The Last Straw: Puerto Rico After ‘Ricky Leaks’” with Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, José A. Delgado, and Pedro Reina Pérez. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, gave opening remarks and moderated the event.

Renata Lara Arizpe

Event Summaries ˙


Análisis del estado social, político y económico de la región

El 31 de julio, Michael Shifter analizó varios temas de la región en el programa Cuestión de Poder de NTN24. El presidente del Diálogo ofreció su opinión sobre el estado de Venezuela, las protestas en Puerto Rico, el futuro de la economía en la región, y lo que simboliza la estancia del expresidente salvadoreño en Nicaragua, entre otras preguntas sobre América Latina.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Will Puerto Rico’s Governor Soon Be Forced From Office?

What are the underlying factors that led to protests against Rosselló, and how likely are they to succeed in pushing the governor to resign?

Silvia Álvarez Curbelo, Pedro Reina-Pérez, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙


Puerto Rico 2019: What Lies Ahead?

“Puerto Rico 2019: What Lies Ahead?” brought together a panel of experts on economics, fiscal issues, and energy policy to discuss the current state of Puerto Rico’s recovery and its future prospects.

Natali Solano

Event Summaries ˙

Will the US Heed Puerto Rico’s ‘Distress Call’?

Should the US government help Puerto Rico get out from under its debt? What is the best way to approach the task?

José J. Villamil, Kenneth McClintock, Rafael Cox Alomar

Latin America Advisor ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor