Having lived in Puerto Rico and still having family there, I can speak with some authority on this subject.
When America sent in its version of developers, Puerto Rico essentially became a captive people. Few know how to farm or raise crops, and most are now dependent on food shipped in from the U.S.
It would not be easy, but Puerto Rico as an island, could and should learn from Cuba's example on how to become sovereign and grow its own food.
Then, taking the road Greece did not, it might refuse to pay these usurious debts.
It's obvious that global elites intend to own everything. They created the phony derivatives and bets on loans to drive their so-called assets into stratospheric levels. Then, since contraction always follows expansion, they moved in for the fiscal kill when nations couldn't pay back exorbitant loans.
As many readers of C.D. understand, banks just PRINT money. It is NOT earned. Then they loan it out at interest and charge all sorts of penalties when loans aren't paid on time.
The so-called "Liberalism" that gave the money changers every possible liberty while denying citizens protections is a Cancer.
It's diminished the quality of life for people in Greece and Spain, and now is moving in to destroy lives in Brazil and Argentina with Puerto Rico also high on its hit list.
Eventually, these tactics will HIT home. As someone else said the other day, Latin American is just the Practice Run.