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Puerto Rico 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 17, 2017
It Feels Surreal Being a Puerto Rican in the United States These Days
The disaster has revealed our ambiguous status as citizen-strangers.
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.
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October 12, 2017
Donald Trump Just Threatened to Leave Puerto Ricans to Die
As FEMA warns of massive food shortages, Trump says the island has “survived” the hurricanes and shouldn’t expect help “forever.”
October 4, 2017
Trump’s Visit Didn’t Help Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts. This Sustainable-Energy Plan Could.
Ninety-five percent of the island remains without power weeks after Hurricane Maria.
October 3, 2017
Fight Against Gun Violence and Demand More Aid for Puerto Rico
Check out three meaningful actions you can take this week.
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 26, 2017
Demand Immediate Aid for Puerto Rico
You can also register your friends and family to vote and march for racial justice.