Why Puerto Rico's Economy Matters for U.S. Security

  • Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
  • With a discussion by the report's author:

    Dr. José J. Villamil
    Chairman & CEO
    Estudios Técnicos

    Moderated by the author of the report's foreword:

    Carl Meacham
    CSIS Americas Program

    In the absence of a healthy economy and given the shrinking private sector, the growth of informal activities in Puerto Rico - drug trafficking and organized crime chief among them - is the unfortunate consequence. What are the implications of Puerto Rico's economic predicament for U.S. security? Where does the Puerto Rican economy currently stand, and what has led to its current economic doldrums? Moving forward, what can the Puerto Rican government do to reignite growth in the island economy and create employment opportunities?  Join the Americas Program as it launches an innovative report examining the economic state of Puerto Rico and why it matters to the United States, authored by Dr. José J. Villamil, the preeminent specialist on Puerto Rican economics and finance.

    Open to the public; however, seating is limited.  To RSVP, send name and affiliation to the Americas Program at americas@csis.org.  


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