Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO

Storms, Colonial Chains, and US Cruelty

October 04, 2017 | The condition of the infrastructure on the island is the product not only of the economic crisis that Puerto Rico has been trapped in for more than a decade, but even more so of the criminal (...)

Héctor Reyes

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico: Drowning in Debt While Capitalists Swim in Profits

October 01, 2017 | In an interview with Left Voice, Francisco J. Fortuño Bernier describes on-the-ground organizing and conditions in Puerto Rico, considering the political implications of disaster capitalism’s (...)

Francisco J. Fortuño Bernier

PUERTO RICO

Irma Hits Puerto Rico

September 08, 2017 | The path of recovery in the aftermath of Irma, in the context of unresolved economic crisis on the island.

Héctor Reyes

GUEST POST

A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico

May 25, 2017 | Puerto Rico is facing its most severe crisis since it was militarily captured and turned into a colony by the U.S. in 1898. The Island has been in economic recession for more than a decade, (...)

Héctor Reyes

Puerto Rico: Debt, Crisis and Colonialism

September 06, 2016 | On July 1, Obama passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and the Puerto Rican government virtually defaulted on the nearly $2 billion in bond payments (...)

Eduardo Molina

UNITED STATES

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Fiscal Adjustments

November 07, 2015 | Imperialism seeks to prevent another Greek scenario. In Congress, Obama requested legislative reforms to clear the way for Puerto Rico to undergo bankruptcy processes. The republicans, who (...)

Barbara Funes

UNITED STATES

Puerto Rico’s Debt and Reform

July 10, 2015 | Puerto Rico, the unincorporated U.S. territory, declares itself bankrupt and claims that the public debt is unpayable. The government of García Padilla, Puerto Rico's President, says that Puerto (...)

Sergio Moissen