Puerto Rico

Why Puerto Rican Statehood Is Not Anti-Colonial

Ricardo Rosselló used his platform to push one agenda rather than educate people on the actual legacy of colonialism.

  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

Puerto Rico Begins Allowing Transgender People to Change Their Birth Certificates

“It is a huge relief to finally have an accurate birth certificate that is a true reflection of who I am. It makes me feel safer and like my country finally recognizes me.”

  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 9:53 am

Governor Rosselló’s Statehood for Puerto Rico Speech at 2018 NAACP National Convention

“Colonialism is political segregation and it has no place in our country,” the pro-statehood leader said.

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 4:17 pm

Harvesting Rain Could Help Caribbean Countries Keep the Water on After Hurricanes

Our research on rainwater harvesting suggests this technique could be deployed across the Caribbean to improve these communities’ access to water both after storms and in everyday life.

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1:08 pm

Registro Demográfico advirtió a Pesquera sobre incongruencias en número de muertes

La directora ejecutiva, Wanda Llovet, confiesa que no hubo un trabajo en equipo con el Departamento de Seguridad Pública en la elaboración de la lista oficial de muertes, que se congeló en 64, y que incluso discrepó ante incongruencias en los datos de esa agencia.

  • Jul 16, 2018
  • 9:18 am

Puerto Rican Actor/Comedian Suni Reyes Explains Why It Was Important to Create a WEST SIDE STORY Parody Video Now

“I had this crazy idea of using my skills as a comedian and a writer to do a parody of the holy grail of musical theatre and question the relevance of a revival,” she tells Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 10:19 am

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Vows to ‘Look Forward’ in Response to Puerto Rican Woman Being Harassed on Video

“I am sincerely sorry this happened. I’ve seen the video, and I am outraged that this would happen anywhere, but especially sad it happened in our Forest Preserves,” Arnold Randall told the media.

  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 12:32 pm

Government of Puerto Rico Did Not Follow Federal Guidelines to Certify Post-María Deaths

It took 36 days after the hurricane for the CDC to inform Puerto Rico’s government about a special form that needed to be used to certify deaths, and even then, it was not implemented.

  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 10:49 am

EXCLUSIVE: Young Puerto Rican Woman Harassed by Man in Viral Video Speaks Out For First Time

“I want people to realize that racism is very much alive and we need to do better as a country,” Mia Irizarry told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 8:11 am

El gobierno de Puerto Rico no siguió la guía federal para certificar muertes tras María

No fue hasta 36 días después del huracán que el CDC informó al gobierno de Puerto Rico sobre la guía que contiene un formulario especial que debía usarse para certificar muertes tras el desastre, y a pesar de esto, no se implementó. Ya entrada la temporada de huracanes de 2018, todavía no hay un protocolo eficiente para contabilizar las muertes relacionadas a los desastres.

  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 8:11 am

Judge Extends FEMA Aid for Hurricane María Evacuees, Pending Formal Hearing

“This ruling reaffirms the importance of Puerto Rican evacuees having their day in the court and the need for aid that services the needs of our community beyond FEMA’s current understanding.”

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 2:56 pm

Investigación CPI+CNN: Puerto Rico tuvo un brote de leptospirosis tras el huracán María, pero el gobierno no lo dice

El gobierno de Puerto Rico registró tantos casos de leptospirosis después del huracán María según sus propios récords, que debió de haber declarado una epidemia o un brote, en lugar de negar que esto ocurrió.

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 2:36 pm

CPI+CNN Investigation: Records Suggest Puerto Rico Saw a Leptospirosis Outbreak After Hurricane María, But Officials Won’t Call It That

Puerto Rico’s own records list so many cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis that officials should have declared an “epidemic” or an “outbreak” after Hurricane María instead of denying that one occurred.

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 11:52 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

La Junta de Control Fiscal llegó hasta Boston en busca de los gigantes de la industria de las baterías

La Comisión de Energía endosa seis fincas solares contratadas por la administración del ex gobernador Luis Fortuño y pasan a evaluación por vía rápida bajo la ley PROMESA

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 10:29 am

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

Cuentan su experiencia médicos que certificaron muertes por María

De haber existido un protocolo de emergencia emitido por las agencias gubernamentales, uno de los médicos entrevistados aseguró que habría certificado más muertes relacionadas al fenómeno atmosférico.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 10:51 am

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Powerful PA’LANTE Video: ‘Most Important Was Making the Humanity Palpable’

“Kris and I both knew we had a responsibility as Puerto Ricans of the diaspora to use our platforms and amplify the stories of our people,” she told Latino Rebels in this exclusive.

  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 8:35 am

Puerto Ricans Don’t Trust Official Information on Hurricane María

The ongoing mistrust in the information coming out of the island, paired with the elimination of the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics, could have dire consequences.

  • Jun 16, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

CPI Certifies That Rosselló Government Did Not Deliver All Information Regarding Deaths in Puerto Rico

Journalist organization publishes database of mortalities after Hurricane María.

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 4:37 pm

CPI certifica que el Estado no entregó toda la información sobre las muertes

Organización periodística publica la base de datos de mortalidad post María

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 3:19 pm