Suppressing a Free Press in the Time of Corona

Apr 14, 2020
5:19 PM
Originally published at Audioboom

Many have praised Puerto Rico governor Wanda Vázquez for establishing a strict curfew early in the COVID-19 crisis, but at what costs? The last few days have been tumultuous for Vázquez and the island’s government, as they try to manage the outbreak while being accused of suppressing a free press that can’t cover coronavirus task force sessions on Puerto Rico’s government-funded television. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela talks to Armando Valdés of Radio Isla’s Sobre La Mesa about this and other events that are clouding the Vázquez administration’s attempts to fight COVID-19.

Featured image: A scene from Saturday’s coronavirus special on WIPR in Puerto Rico. (Via La Fortaleza)