Puerto Ricans migrating to Dominican Republic 2016

The downward slide of Puerto Rico's economy through the past decade has started to impact migration patterns in the region. In recent years, there has been a reversal of the migration trend that has traditionally seen people from the Dominican Republic moving to Puerto Rico - within the larger trend of migrants from both countries moving toward the United States in search of employment opportunities, according to the Associated Press. The main migratory draw is the Dominican's stronger economy, which had a second consecutive growth year in 2015, growing by 7 percent. This makes it the strongest economy in the Latin American and Caribbean region, as the Washington Post reports, with particular strength in construction, banking and tourism. In contrast, Puerto Rico's economy has stagnated for almost a decade, and the U.S. territory's population of 3.5 million people faces an unemployment rate of 12 percent, along with $72 billion in public debt that has been deemed by the Governor Alejandro Padilla to be insurmountable, as the BBC has explained. Even with Puerto Rico's debt restructuring talks to be held on Jan. 29, the flow of Puerto Ricans trying to escape the U.S. territory's economic crisis is likely to continue. Puerto Ricans in Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic - Dominicans vs Puerto Ricans - Dominicans in Puerto Rico - Economic Crisis - Migration

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Alberto92: In my opinion, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico should have formed El Gran Caribe o Las Gran Antillas Espanolas. Historically, we share a similar history, culture, food, and style of Spanish. Migration to each other islands is nothing new. The GDP would increase with tourism being our main economy and coffee export being the second.

Puerto Ricans are American citizens but obviously, we are not viewed as one even though Puerto Ricans had fought in wars to protect the U.S. including my own great-grandfather and grandfather which I find hilariously because so many conservative Americans LOVE to mention how the U.S. soldiers are dying to protect this country but coincidently forget to mention that most of those U.S. soldiers are Puerto Ricans.

phuck y'all: I heard many of them have problems with dominicans over there. I understand but if that is the case then they are not invited to the DR. We granted many millions of Haitians citizenship and many venezulanos are there at the moment.

Ashley Rodriguez: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba and Haiti are the sister islands ❤️❤️❤️

puertorro: Oye que deseo tan maquiavélico. de ver a Puerto Rico destruido, No me explico porque si cuando ocurre cualquier tragedia en un pais de Latinoamérica el primero que los ayuda para que se levanten es Puerto Rico. Así que no sigan con tanto deseo malo para la isla.

KillerChair1: The era of Puerto Rico being the supreme leader of Latin American development is over. The island is in a complete nose dive with poverty levels increasing, rising emigration, increasing crime, and lower job opportunities.

The demographics decline is quite worrisome for a population that was already small to begin with. For a small island to have such staggering debt (1billion) basically seals the islands unfortunate fate.

The rise of the Dominican Republic is quite fascinating and admirable considering the poor misfortune of so many Latin american countries such as PR, Brazil and especially Venezuela. Even Chile, South america's crown jewel has also stopped growing this year.

Together with Panama, the DR is poised to become one of Latin America's very own "economic tigers".

Estimates show the DR is already on its way to surpassing south american countries in GDP growth and is nearing other big players such as Mexico, that has traditionally been on the top. For a country that has traditionally been so poor, DR has come a very long way. Good job.

Samid: Many retired people or small bussinessmen are investing in R.D. because they can save money, cheap labor, plenty natural resources, same language and close to P.R. The U.S. is not so great to survive with just a government pension or social security. I lived in the U.S. and the race issue was overwhelming, for us in the Caribbean nationality and language are more important than color. I speak fluent English, but if I have to moved from my beloved P.R. I would prefer to spend my golden years in R.D. or Cuba rather than Florida.

Felicity Morales: this is messed up because im puertorican puertorican is not small Singapore i smaller

Felicity Morales: this is messed up because im puertorican puertorican is not small Singapore i smaller

hijodepuuu: Decenas? lol

Jordany Volquez: no coño 😂😂💀

Fedilayne Pimentel: y ellos estan entrando como turista oh con permiso para trabajar por que si no estan entrando con permiso de trabajo trabajar en el pais seria inlegal mucho menos poner un negocio

J Espejo: I c some ppl are in denial.. lol

N& E: Could Puerto Rico decide to become independent and pay it debts, and please dont give the argument that PR is too small, google Singapore before you make a silly argument

Roberto Alberti: We should work together and stop acting like rivals. The only way to get respect is to show soliderity.

Unfortunately we will never get there.....

BX TITAN: Those are just a couple of impoverished and uneducated Puerto Ricans looking for opportunities, they're in for a big surprise in DR. Best place for opportunities is the US and Puerto Ricans are US citizens, no need for that. The educated Puerto Ricans know better than to flee to a country that has a wayyyy lower GDP Per Capita than the entire Caribbean... There's absolutely no need for any Puerto Rican to travel to any other country besides the US... Someone needs to educate them... I'm sure some are just visiting DR. This news is misleading. Claiming bankruptcy does not mean you're broke. PR generates more than 55 Billion Dollars a year to the US and gets back less than 40 million of that... PR is just saying "fuck you" to the US because the US is robbing PR and yet we're their biggest payday, so let's see what the US is going to do now that PR is holding back all that cash from them. That is why the economy is down, it's a silent battle against the US.
The real question is; What's next? Will the US stop their bullshit? I'm pretty sure the World Wide Banks are pulling their hairs in fear right now because Puerto Rico has the highest GDP per capita in the region, as well as being the most competitive economy among Ibero-American states. The economy of Puerto Rico is classified as a high income economy by the World Bank and as the MOST COMPETITIVE ECONOMY IN LATIN AMERICA by the World Economic Forum. When compared to the entire Latin America.


GDP Per Capita: Chile = 15,732.31
GDP Per Capita: Mexico = 10,307.28
GDP Per Capita: Costa Rica = 10,184.61
GDP Per Capita: Columbia = 7,831.22
GDP Per Capita: Dominican Republic = 5,879.00

GDP Per Capita: Puerto Rico = 28,529.00

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