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Americans Have Never Cared About Puerto Rico

The indifference toward the recent earthquake swarm devastating the island is the latest in a long list of indignities

Tents on a baseball field in Guanica, Puerto Rico after a powerful earthquake hit the island. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

Puerto Rico is convulsing, and I’m witnessing from thousands of miles away how Americans are once again turning a blind eye.

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Andrea González-Ramírez

Andrea González-Ramírez

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/