End the Jones Act in Puerto Rico…NOW!

  Puerto Rico is the experimental laboratory of the US. They tested Agent Orange, contraceptive pills, and cancer drugs on the island, and used Vieques for target practice for 62 years.  In 2017, the US should try a… Read More

90 Pounds of Cocaine discovered on a boat owned by the family of Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate

  Mitch McConnell is the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. McConnell fast-tracked the PROMESA bill through the Senate. He made sure that a minimum wage cut to $4.25, and the installation of a powerful Financial Control Board,… Read More

Puerto Rico is supporting the US…not the other way around

There is a great misconception about who is supporting whom in the Caribbean. Wall Street says that Puerto Rico “owes” $73 billion. The US government says they “give” Puerto Ricans $4.6 billion per year. But there is something… Read More

New York Times Agrees: No More Jones Act in Puerto Rico!

  For over a year – in this web site, in Latino Rebels, on ABC TV, C-SPAN, Al Jazeera TV, New York 1, and NPR Radio – I have been arguing for terminating the Jones Act (aka the… Read More

33 People Die for the Jones Act

  Three weeks ago, on October 1, 2015, the cargo ship El Faro sank in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, during category-four Hurricane Joaquin.  The boat was built 40 years ago. Until it finally sank and disappeared,… Read More