Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Puerto Rico’s Diaspora Offers Its Best Chance for Change

Leer en español Feeling caught between two countries is always complicated. I think the experience was best summed up in the movie Selena when the title character’s father laments: “We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans, both at the same time! It’s exhausting!” For those of us … Read more

Street art in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Debt Debate Overlooks Human Costs

Imagine that you only have access to running water every three days. That’s not so bad, given the government’s plans in response to an extreme summer drought to shut down tap water completely for up to four days at a time. To add insult to injury, imagine you still have to pay for the tap water … Read more

Sign up for our free newsletter