Puerto Rico

After Government of Puerto Rico Confirms Much Higher Hurricane María Death Count Estimate, Says GW Study Will Be Made Public Last Week of August

“The official number will be updated once the GW study is out,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration, said.

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 10:07 am

Departamento de Corrección adjudica contrato a CoreCivic para traslado de confinados a Estados Unidos

La agencia espera que la empresa firme el contrato y que en dos semanas la Junta de Control Fiscal lo apruebe.

  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 12:01 pm

EPA Adopts New Rules Tailored for AES Coal Plant Puerto Rico

One reform will have the effect of hiding critical information from nearby communities, as well as allowing those who produce this waste to not have to respond for the pollution caused.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 10:38 am

Problema con cadáveres en Puerto Rico lleva años pero se agravó en los pasados cuatro meses

No se sabe si la acumulación de cadáveres en los vagones del Negociado de Ciencias Forenses (NCF) se debe a la falta de presupuesto de la agencia, la falta de patólogos forenses, a la ausencia de un comisionado en funciones, o a que los médicos no quieren certificar muertos en los hospitales.

  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 9:46 am

Researchers Estimate 1,139 Hurricane María Excess Deaths in Puerto Rico Through December 2017

“Based on death records following Hurricane Maria, the estimated hurricane-related mortality burden of 1,139 excess deaths through December 2017 was higher than the official death toll of 64.”

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 8:52 pm

Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board: A Parallel Government Full of Lawyers and Consultants

In addition to the hefty salaries earned by officials of Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Board, millions of dollars also go out to hundreds of contractors, most of whom are from outside the island.

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • 8:29 am

Federal Control Board Overseeing Puerto Rico’s Finances Predicts ‘Tepid’ Economic Growth

Chairman José Carrión said the board has made progress on its objectives of achieving fiscal balance and resolving the debt crisis, but the report criticizes Puerto Rico’s government for refusing to eliminate labor protections.

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 2:00 pm

Junta de Control Fiscal: Un gobierno paralelo de consultores y abogados

Además de los jugosos salarios devengados por los funcionarios de la Junta, de las arcas públicas de Puerto Rico también salen millones de dólares para pagar por un andamiaje de cientos de contratistas.

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 11:01 am

Legal and Journalistic Organizations Sue FEMA for Failing to Release Records on Hurricane María Relief Efforts

“Federal agency has left the public in the dark about recovery efforts.”

  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 4:02 pm

Formulario #QueCuenten sobre el huracán María: Ayuda para documentar la cifra real de víctimas

Si sabes de alguien que murió de forma directa o indirecta a causa de María, llena este breve cuestionario.

  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 4:39 pm

Government of Puerto Rico Says It Expects GW Hurricane Death Count Study With Estimates in 2–3 Weeks

“We don’t have anything of the actual study in our hands. The government doesn’t have anything right now,” a spokesperson said.

  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 6:05 pm

Cinema as Colonialism: Puerto Rican Directors Demand Oscars Put Island Back in Foreign Language Film Category

“Our letter to AMPAS is just part of the struggle of Puerto Ricans trying to keep our culture alive, because culture and language defines us as a nation,” Juan Esteban Suárez told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 9:08 pm

Dreaming of the Despicable One: The Shock Doctrine Exposed

A social justice writer, my tools for communicating with the outer world severed, I’m sitting at my makeshift desk among the sodden ruins under a leaky roof.

  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 4:20 pm

An Open Letter to the NAACP About Puerto Rico

The struggles for justice in the United States must include decolonization and national self-determination for Puerto Rico, and at least partial reparation for the misdeeds of colonial rule.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 6:24 pm

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