Ed Morales, a freelance writer based in New York, teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He co-directed a documentary, Whose Barrio?, about the gentrification of East Harlem.
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Thursday, July 09, 2015
The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It
R iding through the hills of Canóvanas last weekend with Prima, a vacationing 65-year-old Brooklynite who was born and raised in the Puerto Rican countryside, I got a brief lesson on the island’s history and political economy. “This land was all cañaverales ,” she said, meaning rough acres of...