UNDER PRESSURE FROM WASHINGTON, DC
PUERTO RICO HAS STARTED A PRIVATIZATION PROCESS
Privatization and austerity are hitting a country rooted in systemic inequality
This process was applied to Puerto Rico, my country, a long time ago.
It was progressing at a mostly unnoticed pace by those Puerto Ricans who weren’t ‘woke’ yet. There was a ‘hint’ of this process when the PROMESA Bill was signed into law.
The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) is a US federal law that established an oversight board, a process for restructuring debt, and expedited procedures for approving critical infrastructure projects in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis.
Hurricane María accelerated the process.
How to stop it?
I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows!
~The Shock Doctrine~
The strategy by the world’s economic elites of imposing an extremely neoliberal economic regime on communities they control, using some form of shock: a natural disaster, a coup d’etat, a war, a financial crisis, etc.
Once the community has been crippled by this first shock, the economic “reforms” are imposed suddenly, creating a secondary blow.
Then, as the community begins to recover and fight back, the authorities use torture and police brutality to literally shock the community a third time.
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades.
The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world – through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
(Very interesting and gripping book. I highly recommend it.)
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IT STILL HURTS!!