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Puerto Rico news and analysis from The Nation
June 17, 2021
#OurMothersToo: Reckoning With My Abuela’s Coerced Sterilization
By 1974, tubal ligations became so ubiquitous on the island that over a third of its women had received
—giving Puerto Rico the highest sterilization rate in the world.
Quiara Alegría Hudes
June 14, 2021
Raoul Peck’s World
Exterminate All the Brutes,
Peck offers a bold new history of colonialism and violence.
January 12, 2021
Letters From the January 25/February 1, 2021, Issue
Better to tax… Nuclear options… Power gridlock… An ailing system… The progressive future…
December 1, 2020
Privatizing Puerto Rico
The rushed sell-off of the territory’s electrical utility is part of a larger move to gut public goods for private profit.
August 6, 2020
As the Hurricane Season Intensifies, Is Puerto Rico Ready?
Tropical Storm Isaías is a warning for what could come as disaster preparedness funds continue to be squandered.
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May 18, 2020
Puerto Rico’s Sex Workers Are Struggling to Survive
The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now it’s even worse.
Gabriella N. Báez
April 9, 2020
Colonialism Made Puerto Rico Vulnerable to Coronavirus Catastrophe
If Washington keeps ignoring the US territory, it could spell disaster.
March 24, 2020
The Young Lords’ Revolution
A new book looks at the history of the Afro-Latinx radical activist group and how their influence continues to be felt.
January 14, 2020
Take Action Now: Say No to Endless War
Support Puerto Ricans and Australians confronting economic crisis, stand up for Temporary Protected Status, and oppose military escalation.
October 15, 2019
El miedo está cambiando de lado en Puerto Rico
El representante Manuel Natal Albelo es parte de un movimiento que inspira a una nueva generación de activistas y genera temor en el corazón del establecimiento.