Alejandro García Padilla Quotes

We cannot allow the heavy weight of the debt to bring us to our knees..

The Puerto Rican debt for all the bonds they had issued was so great that there was no realistic prospect for paying it back on schedule and paying the interest. So he announced that Puerto Rico might repudiate the debt and default.
Alejandro García Padilla
Alejandro García Padilla
  • Born: August 3, 1971
  • Nationality: Puerto Rican American
  • Profession: Politician, Attorney

Alejandro Javier García Padilla is a Puerto Rican politician and attorney who served as the 11th governor of Puerto Rico from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this position, García Padilla held various roles in the political landscape of Puerto Rico; first as Secretary of Consumer Affairs, and then as a member of the 24th Senate of Puerto Rico and as president of the Popular Democratic Party. Locally, he is a staunch advocate for maintaining the current political status of Puerto Rico as that of an unincorporated territory of the United States with self-government, while at the national level he is allied with the Democratic Party.

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