CNE Review – November 2022

In this edition of the CNE Review, we present a summary of the current state of U.S. politics after the midterm elections and what the outlook is for Puerto Rico. We also include some highlights of our most recent event, Puerto Rico’s Colonial Conundrum.

The Midterm Election and Its Implications for Puerto Rico

Election results in the U.S. midterm elections are still coming in as we write this CNE Review but the big picture is fairly clear. Adapting to the new political conditions in the U.S. is the only strategy likely to be successful in avoiding two years of stagnation and achieving some policy victories in Washington.

Tres elementos de una red eléctrica que funciona

La más reciente falla masiva en el sistema eléctrico de Puerto Rico causada por el huracán Fiona, el desencanto con el desempeño de LUMA, y la frustración general con el proceso de reconstrucción y transformación de la infraestructura de la isla me llevaron a preguntarle a dos expertos en sistemas eléctricos en España sobre las claves para lograr tener un sistema funcional.

Coordinando la reconstrucción

El Huracán Fiona volvió a dejar al desnudo la vulnerabilidad sustancial de la sociedad puertorriqueña. La pregunta clave que se debe hacer es: ¿por qué cinco años después del huracán María el proceso de reconstrucción está tan atrasado?

The Help Puerto Rico Needs

We believe the current confluence of events calls for President Biden to take bold action and order the creation of an entity similar to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, which was created by President Obama under Executive Order 13632 of 7 December 2012.

Los exámenes estandarizados y el éxito universitario

Los exámenes estandarizados están perdiendo popularidad en Estados Unidos. Las universidades han comenzado a reconocer que las puntuaciones obtenidas en estos exámenes no reflejan necesariamente el potencial y la preparación del estudiante para tener éxito en la universidad.

CNE Review – September 2022 – 2

In this edition of the CNE Review, we will emphasize the need for: (1) creating a distinct recovery coordination mechanism: the Puerto Rico Recovery Task Force; (2) implementing specific principles that allow for reflection, flexibility, and adaptability; and (3) executing some key policy priorities to promote equitable economic growth and enhancing local capacity.

Puerto Rico Recovery Task Force

This Policy Brief focuses on the lack of effective coordination among the relevant stakeholders in the recovery process, set forth principles to guide the process, present policy priorities for both the emergency response to Fiona and the ongoing reconstruction related to María, and suggest a mechanism for effective coordination among and between all the relevant parties.