Michael Deibert

Michael Deibert

Michael Deibert is a journalist, author and Visiting Scholar at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais at the Universidade de Lisboa. His most recent book is When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico (Apollo Publishers).

Latest from Michael Deibert

The Death of Haiti’s President Summons Ghosts Old and New

The Death of Haiti’s President Summons Ghosts Old and New

Former Haiti president Moïse is gone, but the system that he was part of and ostensibly was fighting against, made of blood and bone, both predated him and will outlast him.

Michael Deibert
Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens who can vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in the general election. The island territory is ruled by the United States but politically and socioeconomically adrift from it. Many want that to change.

Michael Deibert
Haiti’s Dangerous Crossroads

Haiti’s Dangerous Crossroads

A Caribbean nation of 11 million, sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti has rarely known a period free of political tumult in its 217-year history. But the last year was different.

Michael Deibert
New Voices of Rebellion Rise in Cuba

New Voices of Rebellion Rise in Cuba

Cuba’s dictatorship retained an allure for many on the global left. But this adulation of a totalitarian system is not stopping those facing down Cuba’s dictatorship on a daily basis from keeping the island’s culture and desire for freedom alive.

Michael Deibert