In the second of a two-part series produced in collaboration with WNYC, Latino USA looks at how the proposed budget cuts are already changing the lives of Puerto Ricans. We follow Gabriel Negrón, an 18-year-old economics student at the University of Puerto Rico while he fights back against the austerity measures, some of which could determine whether…
Puerto Rico’s Financial Storm, Part One
Puerto Ricans are still rebuilding after Hurricane María devastated the island and its infrastructure last September. Since then, most of the focus has been on the effects of the Hurricane. Nonetheless, in some ways, the bigger story when it comes to Puerto Rico’s future is the island’s economic crisis.