Amilcar Barreto Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Interim Director of the International Affairs Program firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 536-4887 Expertise American identity, Collective action, Ethnicity & Nationalism, Language policy and the politics of identity, Political science, Puerto Rican studies, Puerto Rico Amílcar Barreto in the Press For Puerto Rico’s earthquake families, trauma continues thousands of miles from home “Since you don’t have people dying now, there is not the same sense of urgency,” said Amílcar Antonio Barreto, a professor at Northeastern University. Third Puerto Rico Governor Since Friday Steps Up Reluctantly “The real wild card we have at the moment is we’re not sure how long she wants to stay in office,” said Amilcar Antonio Barreto, a political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston who studies Puerto Rico. Mic America shares the blame for the “massive debt” in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico The debt itself isn’t necessarily the dominant issue. It’s the debt combined with a failed economy, which then leads to high rates of poverty and unemployment along with very small tax base to keep the island afloat. “First and foremost, it was decades of Puerto Rican politicians abusing Puerto Rico’s credit card,” Amílcar Antonio Barreto, […] Slow arrival of hurricane aide revives statehood debate in Puerto Rico “We don’t know if these folks are overwhelmingly pro-statehood, or pro-commonwealth…. We have no idea who’s leaving the island,” said Amilcar Barreto, an associate professor of political science, international affairs and public policy at Northeastern University. Trump called San Juan’s mayor a weak leader. Here’s what her leadership looks like But that is a far cry from being a tool of Democrats, said Amilcar Barreto, a Puerto Rican political expert at Northeastern University. “Complaining about people on the island not having food, electricity, water is not partisan. That’s just basic human necessity.” Trump defends response to devastation in Puerto Rico, promises visit Amilcar Antonio Barreto, an associate professor at Northeastern University who specializes in Puerto Rico politics, accused the Trump administration of treating the territory with an attitude of “benign neglect” and criticized the president for failing to acknowledge the humanitarian crisis unfolding there in the aftermath of Maria. Fortune Puerto Rico’s economy was a mess before Hurricane Maria. It will only make recovery harder And even though its finances are now largely in the hands of the federal task force, the island’s track record could make it harder to officials to ask for more money. “With a Republican majority, they could attack [too large a package] as part of a bailout,” says Amilcar Barreto, an associate professor at Northeastern […] WCVB TV CityLine: Puerto Rico and its History Understanding the history of Puerto Rico and its current financial crisis, with Northeastern associate professor Amilcar Barreto Dig Boston State of uncertainty As the Puerto Rican government finds itself cornered, islanders are the ones who suffer increasingly dire circumstances, leaving their relatives in the US helpless to do much besides send money. Associate Professor Amílcar Barreto is the director of the International Affairs master’s program at Northeastern University and has studied Puerto Rican culture and politics. He […] Puerto Rico governor pitches statehood as debt solution U.S. lawmakers, who have historically been skeptical of accepting Puerto Rico as a state, are especially loathe to do so now with the territory grappling with a financial crisis that is stifling its economy and elevating rates of poverty and joblessness, said Amilcar Antonio Barreto, a professor at Northeastern University. Congress has historically favored keeping […] Amílcar Barreto for Northeastern Global News Research on international business norms leads Northeastern professor to win Fulbright Scholarship award Research on international business norms leads Northeastern professor to win Fulbright Scholarship award International business professor Luis Dau will head to the University of Leeds in the UK to further his research in 2024. Protests in Puerto Rico won’t solve the US territory’s problems caused by Hurricane Maria, government corruption, and bankruptcy, says Northeastern University professor Protests in Puerto Rico won’t solve the US territory’s problems caused by Hurricane Maria, government corruption, and bankruptcy, says Northeastern University professor Throngs of people filled the streets of Puerto Rico Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. But it’ll take a lot more than a resignation of one high-ranking official to solve the territory’s problems caused by Hurricane Maria, government corruption, and bankruptcy, says Amílcar Barreto, a professor of cultures, societies, and global studies at Northeastern who studies politics in Puerto Rico. The changing face of Puerto Rican migration The changing face of Puerto Rican migration Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rican people have migrated from the island to various parts of the U.S. mainland since Hurricane Maria swept through six months ago. Unlike the last great migrant wave, says associate professor Amílcar Barreto, this one is more dispersed and has the potential to shift cultures both on the mainland and the island. ‘Wild card’ at play in weekend’s Puerto Rico status vote ‘Wild card’ at play in weekend’s Puerto Rico status vote This Sunday, Puerto Ricans will vote to decide the territory’s status—either to remain an unincorporated U.S. territory, become an independent country, or become a full U.S. state. How that vote might go is hard to say, says associate professor Amílcar Barreto, an expert on Puerto Rican politics. “Regardless of the outcome, Congress will likely ignore it,” he predicts. What’s next for Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, and why Americans should pay attention What’s next for Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, and why Americans should pay attention Faced with $123 billion in debt it cannot pay, Puerto Rico took the unprecedented step of filing for bankruptcy protection in a federal court last week. We asked assistant professor Amílcar Barreto, Puerto Rican politics expert, to weigh in on the territory’s debt crisis and its potential impact on the U.S. mainland. 3Qs: ‘Pessimistic’ prognosis on fix to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis 3Qs: ‘Pessimistic’ prognosis on fix to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election. 3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba 3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to “normalize relations” between the U.S. and Cuban governments. Here, associate professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto discusses what this will mean for the neighboring nations. Racial divisions in Obama’s America Racial divisions in Obama’s America Obama’s presidency has polarized the public’s views on race, say Northeastern professors Amílcar Barreto and Richard D. O’Bryant, whose new book explores this issue from a range of perspectives.