Naomi Klein and Mercedes Martínez: The Battle for Puerto Rico

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The US colony of Puerto Rico has been repeatedly shocked and Puerto Ricans are traumatized. That is precisely what successful shock doctrines like this one—which wants to remake the island into a utopia for rich Americans and crypto-bros and a dystopia for everyone else—depend upon.

This is is the subject of Naomi Klein’s new book from Haymarket, The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists. Today, Klein returns to The Dig, and is joined by Mercedes Martínez, president of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation.

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Topics: Economics Environment Puerto Rico Latin America Imperialism and Foreign Policy
Guests: Mercedes Martínez Naomi Klein