Poison Island


Many eyes are still on Puerto Rico these days. In 2017 Hurricane Maria left the island of 3.5 million people without basic services. Getting less attention is tiny Vieques, an island that’s part of Puerto Rico, and home to just 9,000 people.

Vieques too has been decimated. Due to decades of bombing practice by U.S. and its allies. Residents say heavy metals and other contaminants are slowly sickening them.

Gerry Hadden

Executive Producer
Ma Jing
Mei Yan
Guo Chun

AMERICAS NOW Executive Producer
Jose Velasquez

Roselena Ramirez
Christian Pena
Joe Zarinko
Qingzhao Sun

Director of Photography
Gavin Northover

Armando Guerra

Assistant Editor
Marta Varona

Line Producer
Carla Minet