Topic: Puerto Rico

  • Survival on the island of the portable generator

    A socialist in Puerto Rico describes daily life after Maria--on an island that has become completely reliant on portable generators for electricity.

  • We saw Puerto Rico's struggle to survive

    Two SW contributors who traveled to Puerto Rico describe a society that was failed by the powerful--but whose people are trying to reknit its social fabric.

  • How corporate thieves prey on Puerto Rico

    Rather than prioritize Puerto Rico's urgent needs, U.S. political and business elites are continuing their project of extracting the maximum profit.

  • An unnatural disaster hits Puerto Rico's schools

    Two SW contributors write from Puerto Rico about the devastation of schools by the hurricane--and the danger of privatization that still threatens them.

  • Boston protesters call out a hedge fund vulture

    A picket at the headquarters of the Baupost Group exposed how hedge funds are preying on Puerto Rico in its time of need.

  • Abolid la deuda borinqueña

    No espere oír a Donald Trump decir nada más acerca de cancelar la asfixiante deuda de Puerto Rico, pero el hecho es simple: la justicia lo exige.

  • A letter from Puerto Rico one month after María

    Two members of the Working People's Party appeal for a united struggle for justice throughout the U.S. and on the island.

  • Puerto Rico's disaster was years in the making

    From hospitals to the power grid, every part of Puerto Rico's infrastructure impacted by Maria was gutted years earlier by capitalism.

  • Trump's malign neglect of Puerto Rico

    Puerto Ricans will suffer and die needlessly because of the abject failure of the world's most powerful government to provide disaster relief.

  • Turning the tables on a Trump fundraiser

    Activists in Greensboro, North Carolina, used a Trump fundraising visit to build a protest and relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

  • Abolish the debt that is drowning Puerto Rico

    Don't expect Donald Trump to say any more about canceling Puerto Rico's punishing debt--but the simple fact is that justice demands exactly that.

  • Borinquén, deuda y tormenta

    Puerto Rico comienza su recuperación después de dos huracanes, pero el desastre ha sido exacerbado por décadas de dominación colonial.

  • Coming together to overcome FEMA failures

    Giving the lie to Trump's racist rants, people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves after being failed by the federal government.

  • Puerto Rico needs aid, not an occupation

    As most Puerto Ricans go without relief following Hurricane Maria, calls for the U.S. military to step up relief efforts could make matters worse.

  • Puerto Rico is facing an historic crisis

    Two Puerto Rican artists and activists based in the U.S. describe the harrowing conditions for friends and family back home.

  • Adding ignorant insult to Puerto Rico's injuries

    On top of powerful hurricanes and a society degraded by austerity, Puerto Ricans shouldn't have to endure the racist rants of the Twitterer-in-Chief.

  • The debt before the storm

    Puerto Rico is reeling after two devastating hurricanes, but the disaster has been exacerbated by decades of colonial domination by the U.S.

  • Puerto Rico is always political

    The controversy over honoring released political prisoner Oscar López Rivera speaks volumes about the island's colonial status.

  • The future of our university is at stake

    Students at the University of Puerto Rico are on strike against ruthless austerity and a debt crisis the island's residents didn't cause.

  • Puerto Rico's debt crisis: Made in the USA

    Crushing debt and drastic budget cuts are causing a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico--but the hedge fund managers only want more.

  • How will Puerto Rico win its freedom?

    A new book about Pedro Albizu Campos and the Puerto Rican independence movement is an engaging introduction to a vital history.

  • Puerto Rico: Deuda y crisis

    Neoliberalismo, deuda y austeridad son los ingredientes de la crisis económica en Puerto Rico, comunes a la situación en Grecia.

  • How a debt crisis is drowning Puerto Rico

    With an "unpayable" debt and a government inflicting harsh austerity, it's no wonder the U.S. colony is known as the "Greece of the Caribbean."

  • Oscar López Rivera must be free

    Thousands of people will march to demand the release of the longest-serving Puerto Rican political prisoner in U.S. history.

  • Colonialismo y justicia educacional

    La presidenta de la Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico habla con Obrero Socialista acerca de la imposición de la educación neoliberal.