“The Death Spiral”

Michael A. Fletcher and Steven Mufson, “How Washington helped create Puerto Rico’s staggering debt crisis,” Washington Post, July 9, 2015.

Ed Morales, “The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It,” The Nation, July 8, 2015.

Luis Gallardo Rivera, “What Exactly is Going on in Puerto Rico?,” La Respuesta, July 21, 2015.

Ismael García-Colón and Harry Franqui-Rivera, “Puerto Rico Is NOT Greece: The Role of Debt in US Colonialism,” FocaalBlog, August 26, 2015.

Primary Sources and Multimedia:

  • Debt,” Radio Ambulante, December 20, 2016.

Further Reading:

“Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic ‘Death Spiral’ is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism,”