Puerto Rico: Savage Neoliberalism, Colonialism and Financial Despotism

Amherst Media is proud to present video of the following panels and keynote speakers who recently presented at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at UMASS Amherst at their recent conference, Puerto Rico: Savage Neoliberalism, Colonialism and Financial Despotism. In light of the current financial straights and the upcoming vote, we find the ideas and information here of great relevance.

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Puerto Rico: Savage Neoliberalism, Colonialism and Financial Despotism
University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 13-14, 2017

Juan Gonzalez Keynote Presentation
"Imperial Nakedness and Capital's Direct Rule: Puerto Rico, Immigrant and Latin America in Trump Times"

Moderator
Agustín Laó-Montes - Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Speaker
Juan González

Juan González is an American progressive broadcast journalist and investigative reporter. He was also a columnist for the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He frequently co-hosts the radio and television program Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

Keynote Speakers on the Conference Theme
Moderators
Roberto Alejandro - Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Agustín Laó-Montes - Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Speakers
María de Lourdes Santiago – Member of the Puerto Rican Senate, former candidate for governor representing the Puerto Rican Pro-Independence Party
Rafael Bernabe – Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, former candidate for governor representing the Puerto Rican Working People's Party

Crisis: Analysis and Solutions (Part 1)
Moderator
Roberto Márquez - Professor Emeritus, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mount Holyoke College

Speakers
Liliana Cotto Morales – Professor of Sociology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
“Collective Actions in Response to the Colonial Despotism of PROMESA: New Vocabularies and Strategies”

Jorge Duany - Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology, Florida International University, Miami
“Economic Crisis and Migration in Puerto Rico”

Crisis: Analysis and Solutions (Part 2)
Moderator
Roberto Márquez - Professor Emeritus, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mount Holyoke College

Speakers
José Caraballo – Professor of Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
“The Great Depression of Puerto Rico, Causes and Possible Solutions”

Emilio Pantojas García – Professor of Sociology and Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
“Puerto Rico’s Final Collapse: Crisis and Alternatives”

 

Puerto Rico: Savage Neoliberalism, Colonialism and Financial Despotism Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst April 13-14, 2017

Organizers
Puerto Rican Studies Research Working Group of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latin American Studies

Co-Sponsors
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Office of the Provost
Language, Literatures, & Cultures
Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success El Sol Latino – Un Periódico Diferente