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.

14 thoughts on “Puerto Rican condemns post-Maria ‘disaster capitalism’

  1. Pingback: Puerto Rico, post-Maria mental health crisis | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Privatization of Puerto Rico | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Puerto Rico, still no water, electricity | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: After Hurricane Maria, Trump administration attacks Puerto Rico | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Puerto Rico, Naomi Klein, others, interviewed | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Shock Doctrine capitalism in Puerto Rico | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Puerto Rico’s forests and Hurricane Maria | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Puerto Rican teachers against privatization, austerity | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Puerto Rican teachers’ strike | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: United States Senate imposes hunger on Puerto Rico | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Puerto Rican mass protests against governor | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Puerto Rican mass rebellion | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Puerto Rico, new governor, new mass protests | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Coronavirus and capitalism, Naomi Klein comments | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.