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October 2000: Election 2000

Inside the economic platforms of PR`s political parties

Puerto Rico`s economic development has been inexorably linked to its political status. Although the island still has profound ideological divisions to settle, the fundamental differences among the current political parties are essentially based on the implementation of alternatives for economic development in the Island. These have ranged from industrialization in the early 50`s to the Petrochemical complex in Guayanilla in the 70`s along with Section 936 in the late 70`s and 80`s to the Tourism industry in the 90`s. Find out how the choice made in the 2000 election may influence for many years the direction of public policy and the institutions of government.