Puerto Rican condemns post-Maria ‘disaster capitalism’


This 5 March 2018 video from Venezuela is called [Venezuelan President] MADURO AWARDS PUERTO RICAN HERO [Oscar Lopez Rivera] WITH [Simon] BOLIVAR‘S SWORD.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

PUERTO RICO: Independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera has condemned the “greatest experiment of neoliberalism” carried out on the island by colonial master the United States.

In a programme broadcast on Venezuelan TV on Sunday, Mr Lopez Rivera said that “Puerto Rico is perhaps the biggest experiment in neoliberalism, especially with privatisation, everything is privatised, airports, trains, water.”

The US and right-wing Puerto Rican politicians have tried to use the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria to push through more sell-offs, particularly of the electricity utility.

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