In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/APHurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region. The devastation in Dominica is “mind-boggling,” wrote the country’s prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Facebook just after midnight on September 19. … Continue reading “In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder”