Bill Baccaglini says that Puerto Rico is in danger of becoming “the world’s largest nursing home.” The island’s young people, especially young families, are fleeing after this series of disasters has left them without homes or jobs and with very few prospects. How can advocates for Puerto Rico turn that tide before there is no one left to rebuild? We talk about what needs to be done to turn that around, and about the most important first steps that must be taken, like fixing the grid (something recently released aid cannot be used for), updating a destroyed infrastructure, and helping the people of Puerto Rico feel safe in the hands of the people whose job it is to protect them. Then there is this: while Puerto Ricans living on the island cannot vote in a U.S. presidential election, they can if they move to the mainland. How will it change our political landscape as more people flee to U.S. states?


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