Battered by disasters natural and man-made, this ebullient Puerto Rico area refuses to give up or give in.
Michael Deibert is a journalist, author and Visiting Scholar at Franklin & Marshall College. He is the author of books on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Mexico and is currently at work on a book about the history of the United States in Puerto Rico.
Thanks to FEMA’s fumbling response, the island isn’t back to normal a year after Hurricane Maria.
Police and soldiers are fighting an endless war against groups like MS-13 and Barrio 18. Can God sort out what the cops have failed to do?
Like the hydra from Greek mythology, the chopping off of one of the drug cartel’s heads leaves room for many more bloodthirsty replacements.