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Private sector reacts to arrests on gov’t corruption charges, ‘TelegramGate’

Today’s special episode features interviews with representatives from Puerto Rico’s private sector to discuss the events of the last week, when six people with ties to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were arrested on corruption charges, as well as the contents of nearly 900 pages of a chat on Telegram involving the governor and a group of his tightest collaborators were revealed.

The lineup of interviewees is:

  1. Tomás Ramírez, representative of Puerto Rico’s small inns — or paradores — tourism sector;
  2. Jorge Argüelles, president of the Puerto Rico United Retailers Association;
  3. Jay Fonseca, attorney and news analyst;
  4. Kenneth Rivera, Certified Public Accountant and past president of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce;
  5. José Joaquín Villamil, economist and founder of the Estudios Técnicos analysis firm; and,
  6. José Ledesma, president of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.

At Dollars and Sense, we wanted to know the effects of these situations on Puerto Rico’s current and future business and investment climate. These were their thoughts.

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Author Details
Author Details
Business reporter with 30 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.


  1. Jose July 14, 2019

    I’m looking for this episode on pocketcast and Google podcast , but the last posted episode is from May 23.

    1. admin July 14, 2019

      Thanks for letting us know! Sometimes they take a few hours to upload, but we’ll definitely check it out. Our apologies for any inconvenience!

  2. Paul Lutton July 15, 2019

    Excellent podcast. Thank you.


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