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Natural disasters news and analysis from The Nation
October 30, 2017
Meet the Legal Theorists Behind the Financial Takeover of Puerto Rico
Two lawyers argue that the feds should impose “dictatorships for democracy” on cities and government bodies in fiscal crisis.
October 17, 2017
Puerto Rico Still Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do.
Demand debt forgiveness, show up for protests, and donate.
Ariana Rosas Cárdenas
October 16, 2017
The 2017 Hurricanes Didn’t Just Hit Puerto Rico—They Hit the Caribbean
Puerto Rico is getting the coverage it deserves, but an entire region has been upended by natural disasters this hurricane season.
October 13, 2017
In Puerto Rico, Disconnection and Chaos, but Grace Under Pressure
With almost no power and shortages of water and medicine, this island is full of people suffering from PTSD.
October 5, 2017
Thoughts Brought On by Trump’s Puerto Rico Tweets
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September 27, 2017
Puerto Rico Needs Massive Emergency Aid Now—and an End to Austerity
The island has become a target not only for rapacious vulture funds but also for exponents of Katrina-style “disaster capitalism.”
September 21, 2017
It’s 2025. The Temperature Is 112 Degrees. We Bombed 15 Countries Last Year.
It might seem crazy—but so did the election of Donald J. Trump.
September 18, 2017
This Department Is the Last Hideout of Climate Change Believers in Donald Trump’s Government
But can we count on them to speak up?
Michael T. Klare
September 11, 2017
Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Are Part of the US Too
But they don’t get the same level of attention as Florida and Texas—let alone equal representation.
September 6, 2017
Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.