Puerto Rico: A Showcase for Vulnerability in the Caribbean

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When Hurricane María slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20 it pushed the beleaguered island from crisis to disaster. The hurricane’s 150 MPH winds destroyed Puerto Rico’s trees, electricity, roads, bridges, and farms (yes, farms). There are no working hospitals, no fuel, no water, no power, no airport… and no food. The scale of the destruction and the suffering are unprecedented. Nonetheless, the disaster was entirely predictable.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOakland, California, USA
PublisherFood First
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Puerto Rico
  • Hurricane Irma
  • Hurricane María
  • Caribbean
  • Jones-Shaffroth Act


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