Meet Puerto Rican Journalist Bianca Graulau, Featured in Viral Bad Bunny Video on Injustices in PR

Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board has voted to extend a contract with LUMA Energy — the private U.S.-Canadian corporation that took over the island’s power grid and is widely denounced by residents on the island for its inconsistent service and high prices. The privatization of Puerto Rico’s power grid, supported by an unelected board appointed by the U.S. government, represents the “everyday consequences of colonialism,” says independent reporter Bianca Graulau, whose latest documentary is called “País de Apagones,” or “Country of Blackouts.”

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on over 1,500 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream at Mondays to Fridays 8-9 a.m. ET.

Support independent media:
Subscribe to our Daily Email Digest:




  1. Thanks for being the voice of many in Puerto Rico. Your reports continue to be so important in demonstrating the truth of what is happening.👍

  2. Puerto Rico is under the spell of the Republicans congress for years, LUMA is been implemented even they are not doing a great world in Puerto Rico were we Live. The big problem is their is no other competences according to the Puerto Rico Government in Puerto Rico willing to compete with LUMA. Right know all great bills Puerto Rican will pay for 15 years of this contracts is huge and raises are every three months this depend of the gasoline prices. Puerto Rico deserve worse because we are Indians according to the Us congress for 130 years and nothing well build is done in Puerto Rico until year 2022.

  3. Go Bianca! I have been a follower of Bianca ever since she started. Finally her hard work is starting to pay off and being recognized by many media outlets. Keep up the good work Bianca!

  4. The host of Democracy Now called Puerto Rico a country. It's not a country. It's a U.S. territory.

  5. I was there this last 2 weeks and every year is so FUBAR the roads look like a warzone but I'm going to quote some radicals that have been imprisoned for protesting the situation there, is not LUMA's or the mediocre governor fault, is the people fault ,they don't do nothing to change their problems, they just hang out in chinchorros (cheap bars), they been colonized by drugs, alcohol and pop culture and they're in the blissful ignorance , apathy and cognitive dissonance, they're in the Baile, Botella y Baraja, they live in fantasy island and that doesn't change nothing.

  6. The colonized version of those islands just want more rights with white people they treat their own indigenous people like s*** it's almost like divine intervention stopping up from completely destroying their people we're not going to talk when their life is going to get better when they made those deals they didn't think it was going to eventually affect everybody

  7. Everybody is concerned about the market going down but refusing to take advantage of it. The best decision I ever made in my life was investing in the crypto market. Trust me guys, it really pays

  8. This was blacked out, I didn't get notified of this video's post. I haven't received notifications from Democracy Now posts for a week.

  9. Our government thinks that Taiwan which is 100 miles away should not be part of China even thought they both speak Mandarin. Our government thinks it is OK that Puerto Rico which is 1,150 miles away should be a colony of the US even though they speak Spanish. Also, what about Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, US Virgin islands and 14 other islands? We are in good company with some other "civilized" countries: "There are 61 colonies or territories in the world. Eight countries maintain them: Australia (6), Denmark (2), Netherlands (2), France (16), New Zealand (3), Norway (3), the United Kingdom (15), and the United States (14)". So where does the UN stand on this issue?

  10. Privatisation never results in a better service for the consumers, all it does is put more money into the hands of shareholders.

  11. Great to see a young journalist like Bianca stand up and expose everything that is wrong with Puerto Rico and all the corruption that is going on. Abajo la colonia y que viva Puerto Rico libre. 🇵🇷 ✊️.

  12. Washington loses no time in exercising their direct political and economic power over Puerto Rico, as an outside utility and financial board, to disrupt the island from its development alongside its other relationships with Caribbean nations needs more direct and overt public scrutiny.

  13. transportation of this equipment.

    With support from Congress, initiated work on full integration of Ukraine with ENTSO-E to support resumption of Ukrainian energy exports to other European countries in the region, including funding for energy infrastructure analysis, collection of satellite data and analysis for system mapping, and work on cyber security.

    Initiated work on a new dynamic model of interdependent gas and power systems of Europe and Ukraine to advance identification and mitigation of critical vulnerabilities.

    Delivered emergency diesel fuel and other critical materials needed for safe operation of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, as well as initiated the purchase of three truck-mounted emergency diesel backup generators to be delivered to improve plant safety in the event of the loss of offsite power.

    U.S. Department of State

    Building on eight years of technical engagement, the State Department continued to provide technical support to Naftogaz and UkrGasVydobuvannya to advance corporate governance reform, increase domestic gas production, provide strategic planning, and assess critical sub-surface and above-ground technical issues that impact the company’s core business functions.

    The State Department is developing new programs focused on emissions abatement, decarbonization, and diversification to support Ukraine’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals and address the impacts of reduced supplies of natural gas from Russia.

    The State Department led a decades-long U.S. government engagement to develop and expand natural gas reverse flow (west-to-east) routes to enhance European and Ukrainian energy security. Ukraine is now able to import natural gas from Europe, eliminating the need for Ukraine to purchase natural gas from Gazprom.

  14. And then people have the nerve to say we should be grateful because we’re part of America, even though we have fought in foreign wars for the American dream……

Comments are closed.