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The struggle against Puerto Rico’s unpayable debt

Listen now: Francisco Fortuño Bernier of the Movement Socialista de Trabajadores (Workers’ Socialist Movement) and its student counterpart Unión de Juventudes Socialists (Union of Socialist Youth) speaks about his experience in the Puerto Rican student movement that carried out strikes against the unpayable $72 billion debt the island has accrued through the colonial relationship under U.S. domination. Half of people in Puerto Rico already live in poverty. Now, austerity programs will continue to expand – an attack that will be met with increased struggle.