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Adrian Brito
Adrian Brito is a Limited Member at Essèntium Group, LLC, a government relations, business development and media strategy firm, headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a B.A in International Affairs from the George Washington University and currently attends the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Adrian is also a writer for the University of Puerto Rico Law Review and has written extensively on drug policy reform, Latin American politics and economics.

Entries by Adrian Brito

Puerto Rico Set to Become Medical Tourism Hub

(10) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 8:10 PM


As I've said before, Puerto Rico's legitimacy as a major destination for business is often tarnished by its unfortunate fiscal deficit. Business media outlets' fixation with the island's debt has completely overshadowed Puerto Rico's unprecedented drive for economic development. The island's tax-incentives for...

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Puerto Rico vs. China: My Email to Apple CEO Tim Cook

(19) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 10:59 AM


As Puerto Rico strives to emerge out of the darkest pits of recession, most of the chatter focuses on its apparent inability to foster economic development and repay its debt. Unfortunately, this crisis has overshadowed Puerto Rico's biggest competitive advantage: fiscal autonomy from...

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Puerto Rico Appoints First Openly Gay Justice to Supreme Court

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 11:09 PM


On June 4, 2014, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the appointment of Maite Oronoz, Puerto Rico's first openly gay Associate Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, the island's top court.

Oronoz, who serves as Chief Legal Counsel to the...

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Spirituality and Religion: The Relevance of Religious Parables in Today's World

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:37 AM


With so much child-abuse in the Catholic Church and religious fundamentalism fueling ignorance everywhere, it is not surprising that people turn their backs on religion. And quite frankly, we all have very good reasons to do so.

Religion has become a business,...

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Cuba & the U.S: The Case Against the Cuban Embargo

(2) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:29 PM


It is no secret that a small group of Cuban exiles in Miami have controlled American policy towards Cuba for decades.

The Cuban Embargo, which is five-decades old, does not allow American companies to do business with the island. Furthermore, through the...

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GAO Confirms Statehood Too Costly for Puerto Rico and the U.S.

(12) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Granting statehood to Puerto Rico would set back the island's economy, cost American companies billions of dollars and decrease sources of federal revenues.

According to a new report published by the U.S General Accountability Office (GAO), out of the estimated $5.2 billion in new...

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Momentum Builds in Puerto Rico for Major Marijuana Reforms

(10) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 3:10 PM

Momentum is building in Puerto Rico to legalize medical marijuana, decriminalize marijuana possession and export industrial hemp.

If this happens, Puerto Rico will become the first American territory to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize marijuana possession. Yes, you read that right. If House Bill 1362 and Senate...

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