Tag Archives: rico

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Book Review

The following is a book review and personal reflection about the book War Against All Puerto Ricans, by Nelson Denis In the past, I’ve written about how DemocracyNOW’s Juan Gonzalez did an amazing job at changing the invisibility of Puerto … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pro-Commonwealth Puerto Ricans Get Their Taste of Parrhesia

I was born in the states but grew up for many years in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, where my ancestors originated. Congress annexed the territory of Puerto Rico to the United States in 1898 and declared its residents, and anyone … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

America’s Greece Is Hurting

This week, the governor of Puerto Rico declared that the island will not be able to pay its debt of over $70 billion, and urged the federal government to save it from default. Its bonds were downgraded to junk status and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments