Puerto Rico: Greece of the Caribbean?; Delaware’s State Treasury Office
November 21, 2013
Guests: Dan Rosenheck, Dánica Coto, Jonathan Starkey
Trouble is brewing in the United States’ territory in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Yesterday it was announced that a team of U.S. officials will be deployed to the island in December to help the Puerto Rican government brace for an impending economic crisis. The island is struggling to stay afloat amidst a sea of debt and bad bonds. So how did Puerto Rico get in this situation? We’ll hear from DAN ROSENHECK, Online Americas and sports editor for the The Economist, and DÁNICA COTO, a reporter from the Associated Press, on why Puerto Rico might become the Greece of the Caribbean. Then we’ll turn to JONATHAN STARKEY, government and politics reporter for The News Journal, on the latest on the questionable travel expenses out of the office of Delaware’s State Treasurer, Chip Flowers.