I have friends and family in Puerto Rico. This is going to be an angry post, and it’s going to cover some ugly truths about US politics as it pertains to Puerto Rico. If you think that staying silent in the face of injustice is patriotic, this post isn’t for.
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I came to the U.S. from Puerto Rico because of the economy, a slo-mo apocalypse that many people I know here can’t begin to understand. I have family and friends who still live there, and I’ve been following how it’s been reported in the U.S. as a result. $72 billion.
I read through all of the personal essays written for Lightspeed Magazine’s People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, edited by the enthusiastic and all-around good human being Sunil Patel. Each one of the essays offers a window into why the writer finds the field of science fiction is important to.
The Wall Street Journal published a piece talking about how the island’s population has decreased due to continued economic problems. I’m not sure if the author Nick Timiraos was avoiding any context for his reporting, not aware how several of his points are nonsensical given the situation, or if he is engaging.