New Internationalist features Barbuda in 2020

Hurricane Irma on 5/9/2017

‘There is little recognition of how colonial wealth extraction has left a continuing legacy of vulnerability in terms of the economic resources and physical infrastructure required to withstand hurricanes. Or of how post-disaster contexts are often vulnerable to exploitation by elites looking to reap profits – a process Naomi Klein calls ‘disaster capitalism’.

This article continues to follow the story of Barbuda since Hurricane Irma.