By Dr. José Atiles.
Published March 10th, 2020 in the journal Latin American Perspectives
This paper is a socio-legal analysis of the sources of Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic crisis points to the use of the colonial state of exception as an economic development policy facilitating the creation of a tax-haven-like economy and normalizing a series of a colonial-state–corporate crimes. Professor Atiles argues that the Puerto Rican people need to hold those who generated the crisis accountable both politically and legally.
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