El Yunque and Vieques may be sold to private developers in Puerto Rico

  El Yunque is a protected natural resource in Puerto Rico. But the US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, has warned that the island’s “protected natural resources,” including El Yunque and major sections of Vieques, will be… Read More

US Congressman recommends selling 3,100 acres of Vieques to “private developers”

  U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop (GOP – Utah) wants to sell 3,100 acres of Vieques to U.S. private developers, for “economic development” projects that will somehow benefit Puerto Rico. According to Bishop, this land transfer to U.S. developers will… Read More

US Senator recommends bombing Vieques all over again, in order to ease Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

  US Senator James Inhofe (GOP – Oklahoma) wants to reinstate Vieques as a target for US Naval bombing, and claims that this will “help Puerto Rico” with its fiscal crisis. On the floor of the US Senate,… Read More

The Bernie Sanders plan for Puerto Rico

  Bernie Sanders evokes memories of Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. On December 10, 2008, Sanders filibustered the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of America. The speech lasted nearly nine hours and became… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: MC-130H Aircraft

  The Lockheed MC-130H Aircraft was frequently used on “training exercises” over Vieques. For over 60 years the MC-130H and other US weapons systems, dropped 5 million pounds of explosive ordnance per year, on the island of Vieques…. Read More