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3.4 million islanders are stuck in emergency mode, exhausted and in the dark, resisting as survivalists without a steady vital flow of power and clean water. Considering both sustainability and sovereignty is esencial to effectively tackle the emergency.
Six days after receiving the full frontal impact of a catastrophic category 5 hurricane like no other in the past century, the island subsists, holding its collective breath in the dark and off the grid, with no power and not enough drinking water, food, cash or fuel. Puerto Ricans are shaken, stranded, flooded, devastated and pleading for help amid an unfolding crisis about to reach the seven-days mark.
Que Gustavo fue -tal y como quedó declarado y demostrado en su trabajo final- simple y llanamente una fuerza de la natura, no hace falta explicarlo más, porque ya queda clarísimo. Cerati vive en el aire, en los acordes de una guitarra, en toda América Latina ya convertida en una enorme ciudad furiosa, en las matemáticas de su poesía, en la hermosa Buenos Aires, en la conciencia y los deseos de dos, y creo que no exagero si digo que tres, generaciones de hispano pensantes.
Puerto Rico is by culture part of Latin America and by politics part of the US. But at the same time the Island is not a Latin American country neither a State of the Union. That is why it is trapped in an impossible situation without real instruments to combat the very particular characteristics of her current situation. This time around the US cannot be the solution, because the US is an integral part of the problem. Applying the war on drugs to Puerto Rico is proving to be like pulling a gun to our own head.
I know of a Dominican woman who crossed the United States frontier illegally, looking for a better life for her and her family in Puerto Rico. She paid a smuggler a couple thousand dollars to cross the treacherous Mona channel on a small wooden boat, known as a "yola," with fourteen other souls. After being lost at sea for some time she is unable to quantify, the man in charge threw a sick person overboard to stop his unnerving whining. They almost capsized in waters infested with sharks. When food supplies ran out, a mother offered her breast milk to her fellow travelers and saved them from dehydration. Miraculously, they made it.
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