ROUNDUP: Joanisabel González & Gil Hall Discuss Recent News & Events in Puerto Rico

by Gil Hall ( )

posted: 20160420 141158

In this week’s round-up show, Joanisabel González and Gil Hall discuss and analyze events from Puerto Rico.

Topics include:

  • Emergency legislation in Puerto Rico that passed two weeks ago–without amendment, without floor debate–to give the governor controversial new powers, and to create path for closing the GDB (among others)
  • Second draft of US Congress’ Natural Resources  control board bill
  • US Congress’ Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing
  • A very real crisis: disabled children on the island are not receiving critical services due to the government’s not having paid providers.
  • Update on the cooperative banks’ situation


Two editorial notes:  1. due to audio difficulties, my questions had to be reconstructed and re-recored in their entirety. 2. the original interview ran ~1:05. The current  edit is ~34:00. Ms. Gonzalez is fully aware of both things, and did not request any changes or clarifications.

About Gil Hall

Currently writing book on PR crises. Working title: "Los Pertrechos: the Story of an Economy". Polyglot prone to prolixity in English, German &, Spanish. Based between San Juan and North Carolina. MBA/MHA.