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Puerto Rico news and analysis from The Nation
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.
September 26, 2017
LeBron James Is Right. Donald Trump Is a Bum.
And his victim-blaming of Puerto Rico proves it.
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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.
August 31, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Oversight Board Is About to Slash Government Workers’ Hours—and Pay
But the island’s governor says he's willing to go to jail to prevent the furloughs.
June 20, 2017
The Government Created This Zika Vaccine. Why Should Big Pharma Reap the Profits?
Lawmakers are concerned that giving a drug company a monopoly on the promising vaccine could make it unaffordable.
June 8, 2017
The Bankers Behind Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
The commonwealth’s financial woes didn’t happen by accident—they were the result of decades of public immiseration and private gain.
May 24, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Political and Economic Crisis Deepens
This month has seen massive protests against austerity, bankruptcy proceedings, and the return of a prodigal hero.