A man walks past a boarded up clock repair store in the tourist area of Old San Juan one month after Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (AP/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts Stymied by Colonial Status

Professor Déborah Berman-Santana’s discusses the cynical manipulation of post-Maria recovery efforts. The effect so far has been to enrich the powerful and delay return to normal life for millions of Puerto Ricans.