For those who have been following Puerto Rico in the news lately, they will remember the Puerto Rican “Ricky Renuncia '' protests in the summer of 2019 that resulted in the resignation of Governor Ricardo Roselló.
This past summer in Puerto Rico, historic protests by the Puerto Rican people showed that the power truly lies with the people.
Following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria over a year ago, concerns have grown over the potentially impact that climate change may have on Caribbean nations.
This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development” offered by Professor Marla Ripoll, Department of Economic, University of Pittsburgh.
Understanding the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico can be confusing. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States, but not a state. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, yet do not have a say in presidential elections.