Why is Puerto Rico a Narco State?

Probably one of the biggest stories in Puerto Rico this year has been the suggestion that we are a narco state. In this article from El Nuevo Dia, we see many signs that we are. It is estimated that $5 billion is the value of the drug trafficking in Puerto Rico. That's only more than 5% of our GDP!

When we look at this from a broken windows perspective, this hides an even greater problem. The story also reports that the informal economy in Puerto Rico is at least $15 billion, over 17% of our total GDP.

Source: http://www.elnuevodia.com/economiaminadaporladroga-1142407.html

Narco State, Puerto Rico, Informal Economy