On the ‘Export’ of Addicts from San Juan to Chicago (AUDIO)

Apr 11, 2015
4:29 PM

Today we heard this story from This American Life: the systematic exporting of Puerto Rican heroin addicts to scam drug rehabilitation programs on the U.S. mainland. The story has been originally covered by Adriana Cardona-Maguigad for WEBZ in Chicago.

The situation is tragic, yet the question remains: Who should be blamed? A corrupt Puerto Rican political system? The United States for perpetuating such corruption brought out by a complex (yet colonial) situation?

What do you think? Let us know.