How Hedge and Vulture Funds Have Exploited Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis How Hedge and Vulture Funds Have Exploited Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
For this island teetering on bankruptcy, debt renegotiation is imminent—but on whose terms?
Jul 21, 2015 / Ed Morales
The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It
The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens.
Jul 8, 2015 / Ed Morales
Martin O’Malley Has the Right Solution for Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Martin O’Malley Has the Right Solution for Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
The Democratic contender came out early with a humane response to the commonwealth’s woes—and now other candidates are getting on board.
Jul 7, 2015 / John Nichols
Puerto Rico: Land of the Noble/Valiant Lord! Puerto Rico: Land of the Noble/Valiant Lord!
We’re a fleshy circle of beached bachelorettes, tramp-stamps fading, bent over mini Boursins and Bordeaux brought down from the room on top of a resort on top of a reef: the garlic-breathed fruit of four thousand years of human habitation, from the good old Aceramics, the Taíno, fluorescing, and tireless reincarnations of colonizers to the new ground-sloths, the new giant island shrew: you, sunburnt, evolved, sipping rum and corn syrup from a purple plastic penis straw— barbasco to sacred vomit sticksv to Tylenol factories to this sludge-filled veiny verisimilitude— wondering how you landed yourself here: bridesmaid, la isla, Borinquen, a fortified interrobang trimmed in a Whore-Glo faux-feather boa as Russian businessmen offer you their warm Coronas, when all your life you’ve just been trying to make some progress.