Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series that features leading
Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups
discussing and debating the most important issues facing the
Latino voting bloc.
Alexandra Lugaro wants to change things in Puerto Rico and break
free from the shackles of a dysfunctional two-party system that
has brought the island to its knees. Lugaro, a 33-year-old attor-
ney and businesswoman, is running as the first independent for
governor of Puerto Rico. The candidate's lack of party affilia-
tion places her outside the political circles, but she aims to
inject new life, hopes, and ideas into the territory's government.
Born into a family that struggled economically, Lugaro credits
education for her success, saying it offered her the tools to
improve herself. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Busi-
ness Administration at the University of Puerto Rico and later a
Juris Doctor at the same school...[CONTINUE READING]