“In fact, the territory’s current debt crisis has been largely managed by the U.S.”

A failed state meets these conditions:

  1. “lost the authority to make collective decisions”
  2. “inability to provide public services”
  3.  “lost control of their police forces”
  4. “unable to interact with other nations in the international community”

“The conclusion: Despite widespread poverty, mass emigration and a worrisome decline in the social order, Puerto Rico is not a failed state. At least, not yet.”

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