February 2009
Latin America Monitor: Caribbean Monitor;Feb2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p6
Country Report
This article presents a country risk assessment on Puerto Rico. Luis Fortuño was sworn in as governor on January 2, 2009 and he vowed to solve the chronic fiscal crisis that has crippled the public sector. It is expected that the government will remain in depths of recession over the coming years with the 2009 gross domestic product forecast at -2.0%. Virgin Atlantic and the Puerto Rican Tourism Co. have signed an agreement to establish a weekly flight route between London, England and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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