Puerto Rico


Comparing COVID-19 and Hurricane María Disaster Responses

The eery similarities between the disastrous federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017 keep on coming. You can find my thoughts and comparisons of the two on the Facebook page for the new book, Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane María Survivors, […]


Ready to Ship – ‘Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors” 1 comment

Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria SurvivorsBy María T. Padilla and Nancy RosadoPrice: $24.95 Available: Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.comTable of ContentsExcerptFramed by the stories of Hurricane Maria evacuees, Tossed to the Wind is the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of one of the deadliest natural […]


In Puerto Rico, People Say ‘Off With Their Heads’

Protestors in Puerto Rico recently set up a guillotine near the governor’s mansion, a potent symbol of a people fed up with the ineptitude of its political class, a group that appears incapable of ameliorating the mass suffering caused, first, by Hurricane María and now the thousands of quakes quivering […]


Democrats Get Behind Puerto Rico Statehood

The Florida Democratic Party approved a resolution in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico at its recently concluded bi-annual convention in Orlando. “The Democratic Party of Florida supports the self-determination expressed by our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico in their quest to acquire equal rights by becoming a state of […]