Friday, December 23, 2016 | News
Long-term Storytelling: Puerto Rico, First People, Iraqi Refugees
Friday, July 22, 2016 | Awards
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A Sad Homecoming to Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis
"Last month, she was watching the congressional discussions on C-Span when the fiscal control board, known by its acronym as Promesa, or promise, was approved in a flurry of yeas. Ms. Rodríguez said she became so anxious as the votes were being cast that she had to call a friend.
“I don’t know what hurts the most — all the cuts that are coming or that we are spectators of our history without being able to do anything,” she said, a catch in her voice as she fought tears. “We have no voice. That hurts a lot.”
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | News
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Thursday, October 15, 2015 | News
With the release of the Anne Krueger Report 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.
Now, with a hike in the sales tax from 7.5 to 12.5 percent, and the cost of living expected to continue rising Puerto Ricans in the island are barely managing. A sense of despair could be felt from the moment I stepped out of the plane.
Different groups have used events, or taken to the streets, to denounce the new, and proposed, economic measures by the government. I have joined the walks, protest and events looking to document the face of a Puerto Rico that is fighting to hold on.
1. Julio Muriente, co president of the MINH, Hostosian National Independence Movement, speaks at the 147 commemoration of the 'Grito de Lares,' a 1868 event where a group of Puerto Ricans took hold of the town of Lares and declared the independent Republic of Puerto Rico. The Spanish military took back the control within a day. The banner reads: "The debt is not ours... Is from the Empire!"
2. Members from the Federation of Teachers of P.R. stand in front of the Capitol during a protest against a proposed plan for the education system that could allegedly lead the privatization of the public schools in the island.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | News
Greetings from Los Angeles, very-very excited to join FotoVisura.
I am currently working at the LA Times assisting a photo editor and will be relocating to Puerto Rico, my homecountry, in a month.
After over 5 years since my departure for California to attend school I am eager to finally have the opportunity to work and fully imerse in the stories of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Stay tunned!
Erika P. Rodríguez