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A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/AP

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.
Pro-statehood supporters at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico. AP Photo/Danica Coto

Are Puerto Ricans really American citizens?

Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
She certainly thinks so. Puerto Rico parade via www.shutterstock.com

Is there life after debt for Puerto Rico?

Congress just passed a bailout for Puerto Rico – in the nick of time – yet it's not enough to solve the island's biggest challenge: returning to growth.
A win in Puerto Rico suggests good things for Clinton in Florida during the general election. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Puerto Rican primary matters. Here’s why

Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.

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