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Venezuela Averted a Military Coup Ahead of May’s Presidential Elections

One of the plot’s coordinators who escaped arrest said that Colombian and U.S. officials allegedly knew about the plot but didn’t provide active support.

  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 11:42 am

Rosselló Says He Would Support Congressional Commission on Hurricane María Death Toll

“Anything that would give more clarity to the situation, of course we support it,” the governor of Puerto Rico told Latino Rebels.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 5:43 pm

Colombian Senate Approves Transitional Justice Law, but with Changes

The bill will now have to go back to the lower chamber this week to conciliate the changes made before it can be sanctioned by President Juan Manuel Santos.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 12:35 pm

¡Ella Puede! And She Did: What Boricuas Are Saying About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win

With a lack of representation in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez stands as a pillar of hope for Puerto Ricans, especially those from the Bronx.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1:55 pm

President of Paraguay Won’t Be Able to Take Senate Seat After He Steps Down

Critics say he may be seeking the immunity from prosecution that a full seat in the Senate grants but an honorary seat doesn’t.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 12:39 pm

A General Strike Against IMF Deal Paralyzes Argentina’s Main Cities

The purpose of the strike was to protest Macri’s decision to turn to the International Monetary Fund for loans in exchange for austerity policies.

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 11:54 am

122 Mexican Politicians Have Been Killed Ahead of Sunday’s Polls

In contrast, during the last election season of 2011-2012, only one candidate and a total of nine politicians were killed.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 12:06 pm

Comienza la orientación a los presos para sacarlos de Puerto Rico

Ya circula entre la población penal un papel que avisa que dos instituciones penales de Mississippi y Texas son las elegidas como nuevo destino para el programa de traslado de confinados a cárceles privadas de Estados Unidos.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 6:55 am

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Says Rule of Law Is ‘Virtually Absent’ in Venezuela

The report describes the use of excessive force against demonstrators, arbitrary detentions, ill-treatment and torture.

  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1:23 pm

President Trump Stopped Family Separations but Gave No Solution for Those Already Separated

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two different bills that seek to formally end the family separation policy.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 12:24 pm

Five More Deaths in Nicaragua as the Government Takes Masaya by Storm

Civil rights organization Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights also denounced an undetermined number of people were taken by the police in “selective raids.”

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 11:43 am

After Approving Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, Texas Board of Education Remains Undecided About Name Change Debacle

Mexican American Studies or MAS course supporters argued the name change takes away the right from Mexican Americans to self-identify.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 5:33 pm

Puerto Rico Debt Audit Drags On as Creditor Negotiations Heat Up

Almost two years after the enactment of the federal PROMESA law and the imposition of a Fiscal Control Board, Puerto Rico still lacks a public debt audit that shows, without doubt, how much debt was legally contracted.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 11:49 am

Activists in New York and Puerto Rico Call on Gov. Cuomo to Divest From Companies Harming Puerto Rico

New York State has investments in financial firms behind increasing number of foreclosures on the Island even after Hurricane Maria.

  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 10:03 am

The ABCs of Boricua Resilience

Meet the organizations who build resilience by protecting Puerto Rico.

  • Jun 6, 2018
  • 11:34 am

Gobierno tendrá que entregar información sobre las muertes relacionadas al huracán María

“Este Tribunal concluye que, con excepción de los números de seguro social, la información contenida en los certificados de defunción y la información adicional solicitada no es privilegiada.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 11:33 am

Judge Orders Puerto Rican Government to Release Hurricane María Death Information to CPI and CNN

“This Court concludes that, with exception to Social Security numbers, the information contained in the death certificates and any additional information is not privileged.”

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 11:17 am

There Were 1,244 More Deaths in Puerto Rico the Two Months After Hurricanes Irma and María Than Same Period in 2016: And That Number Could Be Growing

It is important to note, as the Department of Health’s own chart says, that the data for 2017 is still preliminary, since the final numbers are going through the quality control process and validation.

  • Jun 2, 2018
  • 9:38 am

UPDATE: Why Puerto Rico’s Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Is so Much Higher Than Officials Thought

Undercounting deaths reduces the attention to the crisis Puerto Ricans live day by day.

  • May 31, 2018
  • 6:26 pm

El gobierno de Puerto Rico no previno la mayoría de las muertes por el huracán María

El Departamento de Salud no tiene un plan de respuesta en caso de una catástrofe y por casi una década abandonó su responsabilidad de asegurar el funcionamiento adecuado de todas las facilidades de salud en la isla, encontró una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI).

  • May 24, 2018
  • 9:43 am

Puerto Rico Government Did Not Prevent Most Hurricane María-Related Deaths

Health Department does not have a response plan in case of a catastrophe and for nearly a decade, it abandoned its responsibility to ensure the proper functioning of all health facilities on the island.

  • May 24, 2018
  • 9:06 am