Puerto Rico Stil Reeling 6 Months Later

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Puerto Rico

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com


Earlier this year grassroots activist Rene Civil said of Donald Trump, “Donald Trump is more than just a cancer on the world, and not just throughout the world, but particularly for the American people. … He’s a president who’s destabilizing, a president of vulgar words, who is unacceptable.”

When inclement weather strikes it disproportionately affects the proletariat with a harsh twist. Last week Carmen Yulin Cruz via social media said, “Six months after Maria things are not what they should be. Thousands still w/o electricity due to neglect and bureaucracy. Our Lives Matter!”

Official accounts due to Hurricane Maria suggest less than 100 fatalities tallied. Unofficial counts push the number up to more than 1000 people lost their lives in what has become the longest blackout in American history. Wealthy technology investors have waged war against everyday Puerto Ricans who are in the everyday fight for the islands future.

While poor islanders suffer the Ultrarich are changing the game and manipulating resources locking in every advantage over the tiny islands resources.   

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