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When the Government Failed, Local Communities Stepped Up

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Massol Deyá acknowledges that people wanted to be helped by their fellow townspeople. “They discovered soon that the true meaning of ‘just recovery’ is that the resources end up providing services that change the reality of constant vulnerability,” he said.

“Energy is the ability to do work,” Massol Deyá said. “We are putting the opportunity in the hands of the people; we want them to acquire the power to govern themselves and enjoy their production. It is the maximum self-decolonization scenario because the top-down model has collapsed. … it is not effective.”

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