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Puerto Rico news and analysis from The Nation
June 18, 2019
Mitch McConnell Calls Puerto Rican Statehood ‘Full-Bore Socialism’
Yet his own Republican Party’s platform endorses “the right of the US citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state.”
March 13, 2019
Confronting Puerto Rico’s Coal-Ash Crisis
A mountain of toxic coal ash is sickening the territory’s residents.
March 1, 2019
Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican Debt—These Students Are Fighting to End That
They demand that the university cancel its holdings in the Puerto Rican debt and divest from the fossil-fuel industry.
September 20, 2018
When Disaster Capitalism Comes for the University of Puerto Rico
The ongoing privatization of Puerto Rico’s recovery threatens not only the university’s autonomy, but its very existence.
September 18, 2018
Take Direct Action to Stop Brett Kavanaugh
You can also spread the word about protests against Trump’s plans to indefinitely detain immigrant children and demand justice for Puerto Rico.
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August 28, 2018
Nearly One Year After Hurricane Maria, Build Solidarity With Puerto Rico
You can also donate to help reunite separated families and help to “whip the vote” to block Kavanaugh.
July 13, 2018
This Hurricane Season, Puerto Ricans Are Imagining a Sustainable Future
Puerto Rican movements are rebuilding their island in a way that not only enhances climate resilience, but also reclaims their political power.
June 11, 2018
Can Farming Save Puerto Rico’s Future?
As climate change alters how and where food is grown, Puerto Rico’s agroecology brigades serve as a model for sustainable farming.
June 5, 2018
Make Sure Everyone You Know Is Talking About Puerto Rico
You can also demand justice for a trans woman who died in ICE custody and ask your representative in the House to vote to save net neutrality.
May 31, 2018
Puerto Rico Matters More
Estimates that more than 4,600 people died after Hurricane Maria demand attention.