Puerto Rico Governor Heads to Mainland US For Meetings

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla departed for the mainland United States on Sunday for a series of meetings, his office said.

On Monday, Garcia will participate in the Palm Beach Strategic Forum in Florida as the keynote speaker addressing “Government Reforms and Promoting Puerto Rico’s Investment Landscape.”

Following his Florida visit, Garcia will head to Washington on Tuesday for a day of meetings including a working session at the White House.

The trip will also include talks with US President Barack Obama’s Working Group on Puerto Rico and other federal government officials.

La Fortaleza said Secretary of State David Bernier would act as Governor until Garcia’s return to Puerto Rio on April 11.