Will Puerto Rico’s Business Community Step Up to Solve the Island’s Political Crisis?

By Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

The private sector can help fulfill the island’s calls for change.

No one is more surprised by the toppling of Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, than Puerto Ricans themselves. 

The island has been marked by 526 years of colonialism, and unsuccessful revolts have taught Puerto Ricans that it is often easier to adapt than fight back.  Eventually, as we like to say, las aguas vuelven a su cauce – and normalcy is restored.

This time, however, seems different. The month of July was rife with accusations of government corruption. This culminated with the federal indictments of the former education secretary, the former director of...

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