2018

Length: (17 mins.) ... Date: (May 2018) ... Source: https://youtu.be/pTiZtYaB3Zo

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When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Puerto Ricans almost immediately began worrying about disaster capitalists swooping in to buy up beleaguered public utilities and damaged beachfront property on the cheap.

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Battle for Paradise
(2018)

See also ...
The Take
(2004)


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Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists

US corporate vultures came looking for easy pickings

Naomi Klein visits Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria to see how the government and investors are taking advantage of the disaster — and how teachers, farmers, community organisers and others are working towards their own vision of the future of the island.

The post-Hurricane Maria recovery is seized by one overarching question: Who is Puerto Rico for: islanders or wealthy outsiders?

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