Puerto Rico’s a colony—will Trump set it free?
Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garcia, next in line to be governor of Puerto Rico, doesn’t want the job. We reported yesterday on the latest political drama and controversy gripping the island. Daniel Vila, an activist, radio host and two-time congressional candidate, discussed the crisis in his homeland and what’s next for Puerto Ricans. Elsewhere, three people were shot dead and a dozen others were injured on Sunday evening at the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Police say the shooter is dead, but no motive is known. A possible second suspect is on the loose. Meanwhile, US President Trump has again earned allegations of racism after he shot off a series of tweets this weekend aimed at US Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), a Black man from the predominantly Black city of Baltimore. Finally, Iran and the remaining member countries in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal—formerly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—held emergency talks over the weekend in Austria. But just how successful were they?