Tag Archives | Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico financial problems dwarf those of Detroit

Puerto Rico is beyond broke, has been shut out of the bond market, and is paying bills with credit. Unlike Detroit, it can’t declare bankruptcy. Mutual funds are big holders of Puerto Rico bonds, which have higher than normal interest rates and tax-exempt status in all states. Pension debt is problematic, however their real problem […]

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Machetero. The movie

Machetero is a meditation on violence as a means toward liberation. Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are challenged in this highly controversial and experimental film. The structure of Machetero is built around songs from “Liberation Day”, a concept album centered on the liberation struggle of Puerto Rico, written and preformed by Ricanstruction. […]

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Major strike in Puerto Rico

(Daniel lives in Puerto Rico) Don’t have a lot of time right now but I’ve been following a major protest strike that is taking place in Puerto Rico right now. Here is an article explaining the reason behind the strike. The government even threatened to use the PATRIOT Act against protest organizers. Fortunately Eric Holder […]

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