Puerto Rico gov’t uses virus pretext to attack rights

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Working people in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico are being kept under lockdown orders stricter than anywhere in the U.S. These include a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew; rules that those not working in “essential” businesses must stay…

Capitalism, colonial rule cause Puerto Rico earthquake crisis

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Above, quake victims living in public square in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. Inset, school in Guánica after Jan. 6 earthquake. Thousands are sleeping outdoors, with no government aid.

Hundreds of homes suffered serious damage, along with some schools, churches and other buildings that collapsed, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake — one of hundreds over the last several weeks — rocked the southern part of the U.S. colony of…