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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

After the Hurricanes: Recovering in Puerto Rico and Beyond

Resources for responding to the devastation caused by hurricanes such as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Dominica and other parts of the Caribbean


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Isabel Espinal
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University of Massachusetts

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Puerto Rico's Future

From the website Agitarte:



"Colaboramos con nuestrxs compañerxs en CultureStrike para producir este plan de acción ilustrado de 10 pasos para reconstruir a Puerto Rico. Después del paso del huracán María, nuestro querido compañero, Hiram Rivera Marcano, desarrolló estos 10 puntos en comunicación y solidaridad con nuestra gente en Santurce, que aunque estaban sobrecargadas por el trabajo de apoyo mutuo, querían que se articulara una respuesta a la catástrofe política en las islas."

"We collaborated with our compañerxs at CultureStrike to produce this illustrated 10-step action plan to rebuild Puerto Rico. After hurricane María, our dear comrade, Hiram Rivera Marcano developed these ten points in communication and solidarity with our people in Santurce who were consumed by relief efforts, yet concerned about articulating the political catastrophe happening on the island."

Art by Francis Mead

With credit to Sujei Lugo, for showcasing this list in her article "Y este cuento (no) ha terminado: Rebuilding, Rewriting and Resisting in Puerto Rico."