May 14, 2021

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Economist Carlos Colón de Armas dies

The economist and university professor Carlos Colón de Armas passed away today, at the age of 62.

The death of the also professor at the School of Business Administration of the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras came to light public when, through the social network Twitter, where lawyer John Mudd and economist Gustavo Vélez expressed their condolences to the family.

His wife, Aida Vilá, through economist Gustavo Vélez, confirmed to El Nuevo Día the death of the economist who is also survived by his daughter Alina Colón Vilá.

Colón de Armas was vice president of the defunct Government Development Bank between 1999 and 2000 and associate executive director of the Highway Authority and Transportation (ACT), between the years 1993 to 1999.

The also a columnist for various media, had a degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico (1978) and in 1984, he obtained his doctoral degree in Fine nzas of Purdue University.

The resident commissioner, Jenniffer González, mourned the death of who was her "main economic advisor" when she presided over the House of Representatives.,

Economist friend Carlos Colón de Armas. She was my main economic advisor when I was president of the chamber and a statesman leader. May a passionate professional of the highest order rest in peace, "González said on his Twitter account.

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