The Aftermath

Government Failure: The Long Wait

Patricia Mazzei and Omaya Sosa Pascual, “How a slow response hurt Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Miami Herald, October 19, 2017.

Ed Morales, “Puerto Rico Needs Massive Emergency Aid Now—and an End to Austerity,” The Nation, September 27, 2017.

Marisol LeBrón, “Congress could help Puerto Rico recover. What’s stopping it?,” The Guardian, September 27, 2017.

Nelson Denis, “The Jones Act: The Law Strangling Puerto Rico,” The New York Times, September 25, 2017.

En español: En medio de una “devastación inimaginable el gobierno de Estados Unidos está ignorando a Puerto Rico” Democracy Now, September 26, 2017.

Rafael Bernabe, “Algunas lecciones del huracán,” 80 grados, October 6, 2017.

John D. Sutter “La Ruta de Maria: A Journey along the path of the hurricane” CNN.com January 12, 2018

 

Imperial Disdain

Caitlin Dewey, “Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans still can’t access programs that fed millions in Texas and Florida” Washington Post November 7, 2017

Jenna Johnson, “Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should,” Washington Post, October 20, 2017.

Jamelle Bouie, “Trump’s poor response to Puerto Rico is no surprise,” Slate, October 4, 2017.

Alan Aja and Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, “Jim Crow FEMA: How Trump’s Disastrous Hurricane María Response Highlights U.S. Debt Owed to Puerto Rico,” Latino Rebels, September 29, 2017.

Aaron Blake, “Trump’s half-baked Puerto Rico photo op, annotated,” The Washington Post, October 3, 2017.

Jessica Mulligan and Adriana Garriga-López, “Bringing Paper Towels to a Flood,” Huffington Post, October 12, 2017.

Maritza Stanchich, “In aftermath of María: Trump vs. Puerto Rico,” The Huffington Post, October 5, 2017.

Sebastian Murdock, “Flint Mayor Sends Letter To San Juan Mayor Sharing Outrage Over Trump,” The Huffington Post, October 5, 2017.

Carla Minet, “El escupitajo de Trump a Puerto Rico,” Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, October 5, 2017.

Sandra Rodriguez Cotto “Jorobao Park” Noticel November 02, 2017

Disaster Capitalism

Yarimar Bonilla, “Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich.,” The Washington Post, September 22, 2017.

Juan González: Puerto Rico’s Financial Control Board Worsened Crisis After Hurricane Maria,” Democracy Now, October 2, 2017.

“’Disaster Capitalism’ and the Attempts to Privatize Puerto Rico,The Takeaway (WNYC), October 4, 2017.

Kate Aronoff, Angel Manuel Soto, and Averie Timm, “Hurricane Irma Unleashes the Forces of Privatization in Puerto Rico,” The Intercept, September 12, 2017.

Derek Royden, “Perfect storms? From Katrina to Maria, some would profit from catastrophe,” Nation of Change, October 7, 2017.

Joanisabel González and Gloria Ruiz Kulian, “Power recovery: Contracts ten times more expensive,” El Nuevo Día, October 25, 2017.

Frances Robles “The Lineman Got $63 an hour. The Utility was Billed $319 an hourNew York Times, November 12, 2017

Kate Aronoff, “There’s a Shady Puerto Rico Contract You Didn’t Hear About,” The Intercept, November 4, 2017.

Benjamían Torres Gotay, “El huracán tras el huracán,” El Nuevo Día, October 29, 2017

Politics of Counting the Dead

Kaitlan Collins, “Trump contrasts Puerto Rico death toll to ‘a real catastrophe like Katrina,’” CNN, October 3, 2017.

David Abel, “One man’s tale shows how casualties of Maria go beyond official death toll,” The Boston Globe, October 09, 2017.

Omaya Sosa Pascual y Jeniffer Wiscovitch, “Aparecen decenas de muertos no contados por el huracán María,” Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, October 16, 2017.

Omaya Sosa Pascual, “Son muchos más los muertos de María,” Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, September 28, 2017. [In English: María’s Death Toll in Puerto Rico Is Being Underreported]

Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis,” Democracy Now, September 29, 2017.

INTERACTIVE ARTICLE: Mattathias Schwartz, “Maria’s Bodies,New York Magazine, November 27, 2017.

INTERACTIVE ARTICLE: Frances Robles, Kenan Davis, Sheri Fink, and Sarah Almuktar, “Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May be 1,052.,” New York Times, December 9, 2017.

Rima Brusi, “Lo que no contamos,” 80 Grados, December 15, 2017

Autogestión and Mutual Support

VIDEO: “‘We Cannot Wait’: Puerto Rico’s Residents Organize to Provide Food & Water After Hurricane Maria,” Democracy Now, October 2, 2017.

Deidra O’Regan and Melissa Macaya, All we have is us’: Ordinary people become everyday heroes in struggling Puerto Rico,” Washington Post, October 27, 2017.

Raquel Reichard, “How These Everyday Women Are Helping Their Communities In Puerto Rico,” Fierce Mitú, October 24, 2017.

Juan Carlos Dávila, A People’s Recovery: Radical Organizing in Post-Maria Puerto Rico,” The Independent, October 18, 2017.

Caitlin Dickerson, “Stranded by Maria, Puerto Ricans Get Creative to Survive,” The New York Times, October 16, 2017.

Molly Crabapple, “Puerto Rico’s DIY disaster relief” The New York Review of Books, November 17, 2017.

Lewis Wallace, “‘The idea that we are an inferior race allows the U.S. government to do whatever they want’: Jorge Diaz organizes for a decolonized Puerto Rico,” Scalawag Magazine, November 28, 2017.

Héctor Huyke Villeneuve, “Es el pueblo quien va salvar el pueblo, nadie más,” Diálogo, October 13, 2017.

José Encarnación, “Loíza, entre la solidaridad y la autogestión ciudadana luego de Irma,” Diálogo, October 13, 2017.

Génesis Ibarra, “Forman centros de acopio en Puerto Rico para apoyar a afectados por Irma,” CB en Español, September 12, 2017.

VIDEO: “Voluntarios caminan horas para llegar a comunidades lejanas,” Noticero, October 5, 2017.

Rígel Lugo, “Desde la cocina, se urde una solidaridad distinta,” 80grados, November 3, 2017.

Jose Ayala Gordián “Pepino Power Authority es una iniciativa de puebloEl Nuevo Día 29 de Diciembre 2017

The Diaspora Mobilizes

Andrew Boryga, “The Agonizing, Undaunted Efforts to Bring Supplies to Loved Ones in Puerto Rico,” The New Yorker, October 8, 2017.

Cassandra Lopez Fradera, “The Puerto Rican Diaspora Is Emotionally Flooded,” Latino USA, October 3, 2017.

Vann R. Newkirk, “How Puerto Ricans on the Mainland Are Getting News From Relatives,” The Atlantic, September 26, 2017.

David Gonzalez, “On the Mainland, a Duty to Help Puerto Rico,” The New York Times, October 29, 2017.

Rick Rojas, “New York’s Response to Puerto Rico Devastation: ‘It’s Personal for Us,’” The New York Times, September 29, 2017.

Liz Robbins, “After Disasters, New York Goes Into Overdrive in Gathering Aid,” The New York Times, September 27, 2017.

Mimi Kirk, “When Cartography Meets Disaster Relief,” CityLab, October 11, 2017.