The widespread jubilation over Oscar López Rivera’s release shows that anticolonial struggle still resonates in Puerto Rico.
Ed Morales is the author of Living in Spanglish (St Martins) and the forthcoming Raza Matters (Verso). He is currently a lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.
Will the evisceration of democracy in Puerto Rico be allowed to proceed unnoticed?
Puerto Rico is mired in debt and facing default. And US colonialism is one of the main culprits.