53 min

How US-imposed austerity and privatization schemes are crushing Puerto Rico Moderate Rebels

    • Politics

Ben Norton speaks with the president of the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors about the devastating neoliberal economic policies forced on Puerto Rico.

Washington imposed an unelected financial control board, the junta, which is pushing through "debt restructuring" that will slash social benefits, defund public universities, and crush working-class people to pay off foreign corporate debt vultures.

Meanwhile, US-imposed privatization of the electrical grid causes chronic blackouts.

Ben Norton speaks with the president of the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors about the devastating neoliberal economic policies forced on Puerto Rico.

Washington imposed an unelected financial control board, the junta, which is pushing through "debt restructuring" that will slash social benefits, defund public universities, and crush working-class people to pay off foreign corporate debt vultures.

Meanwhile, US-imposed privatization of the electrical grid causes chronic blackouts.

53 min