Professor Bonilla featured in Naomi Klein’s documentary “The Battle for Paradise”

Op-Eds and News Columns

Six Months After Maria, Puerto Ricans Face a New Threat—Education Reform. Colonialism and disaster capitalism are dismantling Puerto Rico’s public-school system.” by Yarimar Bonilla, Rima Brusi and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan The Nation March 21, 2018

“For Investors, Puerto Rico Is a Fantasy Blank Slate. How tech companies and private capital are poised to reshape the US colony.” The Nation. Februrary 28, 2018

How Puerto Ricans fit into an increasingly anti-immigrant U.S” Washington Post. January 19, 2018

Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich.” Washington Post, September 22, 2017

“How to Help the University of Puerto Rico — and How Not To” (by Isar Godreau, Yarimar Bonilla, and Don E Walicek) Chronicle of Higher Education November 27, 2017

“Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rican Prey: Interview with Yarimar Bonilla by Bill MoyersBillMoyers.Com September 30, 2017

Puerto Rico in Crisis: Government Workers Battle Against Neoliberal Reform” (written by Yarimar Bonilla and Rafael Boglio). NACLA Report on the Americas May 15, 2010

Guadeloupe on Strike: A New Political Chapter in the French Antilles.” NACLA Report on the Americas May 15, 2009

                  “Here’s what your U.S. History Textbooks won’t tell you about Puerto Rico”                       Now This Video, April 13, 2018

Columnas en Español

“Los Olvidados” 80 grados 22 de abril de 2018

“Colonialismo, Saqueo, y reforma educativa” 80 grados 3 de abril de 2018

“Sobre la xenofobia y otros males” El Nuevo Día 21 de marzo de 2018

“Trump, Lúgaro, Cidre, y el Sueño Americano 80 grados 4 de noviembre de 2016

Interviews and Media Appearances

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Puerto Ricanstruction: Federal Court Cases Determine Human Rights and Creditor’s Rights” Interview for WBEZ Worldview July 16, 2018

Six Months After Maria, Residents Resist Efforts to Turn Island into Privatized Bitcoin Playground”  Interview for Democracy Now! March 23, 2018

“The Battle for Paradise” Interview with Naomi Klein for The Intercept March 20, 2018

The Role of Private Investment in Rebuilding Puerto Rico” Interview for Brian Lehrer Show. March 8, 2018

“Months After María” Panel Discussion for WAMU show 1A.  December 26 2017

“Death And Suffering In Puerto Rico Consistently Downplayed”, Interview for WBEZ Worldview Dec 21, 2017

“After the Storm”   On The Media. December 15, 2017

Reporters Notebook: Puerto Rico’s Paradox”  WNYC news, December 15, 2017

“The Jones Act” Interview for PRI, The World, September 27, 2017

Puerto Rico Debt Forgiveness: A Moral Imperative Or Economic Recklessness?”  Interview for WBEZ Worldview. October 11, 2017.

Why Federal Aid Isn’t Enough to Save Puerto Rico” Interview for Jezebel.com podcast Big Time Dicks October 03, 2017.

The Psychological toll of natural disasters” Appearance on PBS NewsHour September 30, 2017

Puerto Ricans in anguish as they await news from the island” Interview for PBS NewsHour September 30, 2017

Yes, Puerto Ricans Are Americans” Panel Discussion for WAMU show 1A. September 27, 2017

What Lies Ahead for Puerto Rico” Interview for On the Media Podcast September 21, 2017

How Colonialism in the Caribbean Affects Hurricane Prep and Recovery” Interview on Brian Lehrer Show September 14, 2017

Puerto Rico, An Island in Search of Itself” Interview for On the Media  June 16, 2017

Puerto Rican Election Results” Interview on Brian Lehrer Show November 12, 2012


“Puerto Ricans call for Aid Amidst Catastrophe: We’re American Citizens. We Can’t be Left to Die” Interview on Democracy Now! September 26, 2017

Entrevistas en Español

“Catalogan como “doble trauma” la experiencia de los boricuas tras María – Entrevista de Yarimar Bonilla para el podcast de Benjamín Torres Gotay” El Nuevo Día  27 de marzo de 2018

“Puerto Rico tras el huracán: los puertorriqueños se van, los “ultraricos” llegan” Democracy Now 23 de marzo de 2018

En medio de una “devastación inimaginable el gobierno de Estados Unidos está ignorando a Puerto Rico” Democracy Now 27 de septiembre de 2017