I spent last weekend in Puerto Rico, thanks to an invitation from Wilson Rivera to speak at a Workshop on Wireless Networking, Automated Information Processing, and Web & Grid Services held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing.
The weather was of course pleasant (on a telecon with colleagues in Chicago, I mentioned it was 85 F; one replied "it's just like that here--but without the 80"). But I was particularly impressed with what I learned about work being done at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, e.g., in Wilson's very dynamic Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab. For example, they're doing a lot of work with Globus, and building end-to-end systems to monitor Puerto Rico ecosystems. It's certainly a place to watch.