In Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of 3.4 million, the people are hungry, homeless and dying. Many towns lack access to clean water, communication and transportation. Despite the worsening reality on the ground, the federal government and mainstream news media alike have alleged that the situation is getting better, that it is a “good news story” as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke infamously described.
The people of Puerto Rico have been suffering under U.S. colonial control for 119 years. They deserve their plight to be told and documented accurately, untainted by imperialists and vulture capitalists ready to snatch up the land and build a Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans.