It hasn't been a great year for the Americas. It's a
year that around 48% of voting US citizens would like to see
stricken from the record, where corruption scandals continue to
engulf Brazil and Venezuela has fallen further into despair.
Mexico continues to wait tensely to see what will happen to
Nafta and whether a somewhat controversial 3,200km wall will
ever materialise along its northernmost border. But even with
all the doom and gloom across the region, it is Puerto Rico
that has arguably been hit the hardest, allegorically,
physically and perhaps most damaging, financially.
In the June edition of IFLR, we took stock of the countless
financial problems facing the US territory and likened its