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The Scandal of Puerto Rico’s Botched Disaster Relief

Mark Weisbrot LA Times
Puerto Rico's oversight board has an enormous budget ... that mostly goes to advisers and consultants. The scale of the corruption is because Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States.

Puerto Ricans Want a Clean and Just Energy Future

Nithin Coca Equal Times
Private US and global ‘clean energy’ companies coming to the island, pose the danger of "green colonialism." Puerto Rico – dependent on imported fossil fuels and faraway corporations -- needs instead locally produced and controlled renewables.

Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria

Lauren Lluveras The Conversation
To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered – from the damage or the trauma – is an understatement. One year after Maria, nearly every pillar of Puerto Rican society remains devastated.

Tidbits - Sept. 13, 2018 - Reader Comments, Kavanaugh Lied, Anonymous Op-Ed; How Would a Socialist America Look?; Chile Coup; Maria Hit Puerto Rico One Year Ago; Announcements - New York, Chicago, Medical Trip to Cuba; and more...

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Tidbits - Aug. 30, 2018 - Reader Comments: Trump Above the Law?; Supporters Still Believers; Medicare for All, Free College Wildly Popular; Silent Sam Falls; David McReynolds; Puerto Rico; Far Right in Government-Reports from Europe; and more...

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Puerto Rico's New Fiscal Plan: Certain Pain, Uncertain Gain

Lara Merling Philadelphia Inquirer; CEPR
Puerto Rico was already in trouble after suffering a “lost decade” without economic growth after 2005, leading to a default on its public debt and mass migration from the island. That was before Hurricane Maria.
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