Ana Portnoy

I’m a writer and Master’s student at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras campus.

Irma and María: Shedding Light on Puerto Rico’s Colonial Reality

Before Irma’s and María’s devastating pit stops in the Archipelago, Puerto Rico was (and still is, even more so now) undergoing one of the most detrimental financial and socio-political crises of its contemporary history. With an unaudited $74 billion debt under its belt, and $49 billion in pension obligations, with decades of illegal bond issuances and trades and an overly-advertised tax haven, Puerto Rico was/is almost literally drowning.

October 4, 2017