The Valor y Cambio project launched in Puerto Rico in February 2019. It emerged in response to Puerto Rico’s more than a decade-old debt crisis and the punitive austerity measures imposed by the U.S. government since 2016. It also called attention to the fact that for almost all of its history, Puerto Rico has been denied the right to create its own currency, and its economy has been organized to benefit other nations and states.
Over 1,000 people participated during our nine-day tour in Puerto Rico! We visited high schools and community projects, agricultural and craft markets, food truck parks and local business that support a solidarity economy.
From February 9th to February 17, our VyC ATM visited:
La Casa de los Contrafuertes, Old San Juan
Mercado Agrícola Natural de San Juan, Old San Juan
Mercado Agroartesanal de Barrio Obrero Pa’ Ti, Barrio Obrero
Latte que Latte Coffee Shop, Hato Rey
P.E.C.E.S. Alternative High School, Humacao
University High School, UPR Río Piedras Campus
Proyecto ENLACE, Caño Martín Peña in San Juan
Miramar Food Truck Park, San Juan
El Nido, Bayamón
La Esquinita, Bayamón