Erika P. Rodriguez

Photographer
  
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Erika P. Rodríguez is a photographer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  My personal work meditates on the fragility of the island’s collective memory and the implicit tension present by the lack of our political identity. Being... read on
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"The Debt Is Not Ours"
erika p. rodriguez
Jul 31, 2015
Location: puerto rico
A few weeks before I landed in Puerto Rico to stay indefinitely, the governor, Alejandro García Padilla, announced the island could not pay its 72 billion dollars of debt. Following that, the government went on default.

With the release of the Anne Krueger Report that year, the economic formula to pay back the bondholders included a bundle of austerity measures that, according to some, could create a humanitarian crisis in the island. In the past six years Puerto Rico has seen its effect, ask anyone on the street, on the diaspora, or just read the headlines. 

The hike in the sales tax from 7.5 to 11.5 percent, and as the cost of living continued to rise Puerto Ricans were barely managing. A sense of despair could be felt from the moment I stepped out of that plane.


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