Carlos Figueroa has a dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Historical Studies from The New School for Social Research and currently teaches in the Politics Department at Ithaca College. He writes critical commentaries on U.S. Puerto Rico affairs, racial and class politics, and immigration/migration issues and the politics of U.S. citizenship. He is currently finishing a book on Quakers, race and U.S. Empire.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Puerto Rico Crisis: A Reflection of a Flawed US Democracy
On August 2, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló of the New Progressive Party (NPP) — nominally affiliated with the Democrats, although once linked to the Republicans under Governor Luis Ferré Aguayo — finally resigned. The decision came after weeks of mass protests over the island’s fiscal...