Category Archives: IALR Posts

Rebuilding Puerto Rico

By: Emmett Egger In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico faces funding issues. Hurricane Maria disrupted the economy, which is predicted to result in a $20 to $40 billion dollar loss in economic output. The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, states that “it could take $95 billion dollars to rebuild.” In addition to […]

Puerto Rico, the Jones Act, and a New Focus on Economic Protectionism

By: Elizabeth Whiting Earlier this week, President Trump’s administration temporarily waived the Jones Act for a period of ten days, allowing Puerto Rico to receive aid and supplies from non-U.S.-flagged vessels in the wake of Hurricane Maria. [1] The waiver decision was made by acting head of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, following a determination by […]

Mexico’s Travel Warning

By: Andrea De Ona Mexico is a popular vacation destination for tourists, spanning from teenagers looking to party on spring break to grown-ups seeking adult-only retreat resorts. However, on August 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of State updated a Mexico travel warning that had been in place since December 2016, as gangs and drug cartels […]