Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago discusses the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and provides historical and political context to better understanding the real repercussions of this natural disaster on the lives of Puerto Ricans in the Island in an interview with KCBS radio.  She elaborates on the colonial status of the Island and how U.S. policy towards the territory, such as PROMESA that overtakes Puerto Rico autonomy to manage its own finances in light of the financial crisis + and Jones Act that controls maritime space hinder Puerto Rico’s capacity for recovery.   She argues, that the legal manipulations of the U.S. when dealing with the  American territory threatens the future of the Island and requires immediate political action in the part of the US Congress and the President.    

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