Puerto Rico

Data From Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics Confirms Excess Deaths After Hurricane María

“The total number of deaths above average in September, October and November was 1,230, according to Alexis Santos, a demographer at Pennsylvania State University.”

  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 5:40 pm

George Washington University Team Will Now Conduct Recount of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane María Deaths

Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s decision delayed the publication of a much-anticipated death recount report until May.

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 7:26 pm

La Universidad de George Washington hará el recuento de las muertes de María, no Pesquera

La decisión de Rosselló atrasa hasta mayo la esperada publicación del informe del recuento de muertes, encomendado a Pesquera en diciembre y plasmado en Orden Ejecutiva en enero, que sería publicado originalmente en marzo.

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 4:38 pm

The Fantasy of the Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico

The country goes from a short-term strategy of year by year budgets to five- to 10-year fiscal plans. And none of the exercises improves the fiscal and economic quagmire.

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 2:20 pm

La fantasía del Plan Fiscal para Puerto Rico

El país va de la estrategia cortoplacista de los presupuestos año a año, a los planes fiscales a 10 y a cinco años. Pero ninguno de los ejercicios ha mejorado el atolladero fiscal y económico.

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 1:37 pm

The School Shooting That Never Happened

I have never written about this incident for many reasons.

  • Feb 17, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

BuzzFeed News Report: Aide to Puerto Rico Governor Tried to Stop Questions About Death Count

“As BuzzFeed News asked the questions, Rosselló’s spokesperson tried to conclude the interview.”

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 3:49 pm

Puerto Rico’s Department of Health Says It Is Not Authorized to Provide Updated 2017 Death Statistics

“Therefore, until this investigation is completed, and by recommendation of the CDC itself, we are not authorized to provide new mortality data for the year 2017.”

  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 4:47 pm

Suicides in Puerto Rico Increased 55% Last Four Months of 2017, When Compared to Same Time Period in 2016

These suicide statistics come at a time that the government of Puerto Rico said it will not provide any new data on hurricane-related deaths until a working group presents a formal report—expected to be released in early April.

  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 4:04 pm

Puerto Rican Journalists Sue Demographic Registry Over Hurricane María Death Statistics

The CPI said that government agencies have the “the obligation to share requested information.”

  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 9:28 am

Periodistas demandan al Registro Demográfico por ocultar información pública sobre las muertes ocasionadas por el huracán María

Se trata de “información pública y de alto interés público para el Pueblo de Puerto Rico”, apunta la demanda.

  • Feb 8, 2018
  • 8:38 am

Homeland Security impide la entrada de fotógrafo a sesión de la Junta de Control Fiscal

La policía federal impidió que un fotógrafo que trabajaba con el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) realizara su trabajo y le prohibió entrar al edificio.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 8:24 am

Photographer Blocked by Homeland Security at Puerto Rico Control Board Session

Federal police prevented a photographer with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) from doing his job and was prohibited from entering the building.

  • Feb 2, 2018
  • 8:13 am

Puerto Rico’s Government Won’t Update Post-Hurricane Death Data Until Formal Report Is Completed

“Once the report is prepared, all details will be shared.”

  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 2:29 pm

Hurricane María: Puerto Rico’s Unnatural Disaster

It exposed the vulnerabilities created by ubiquitous socioeconomic inequality and the differential neglect of the island’s rural regions.

  • Jan 27, 2018
  • 1:35 pm

More Than a Week Later, Puerto Rico’s EL NUEVO DÍA Removes Anti-Semitic Column From Site

This was never a good idea to publish in the first place.

  • Jan 18, 2018
  • 8:56 am

An Open Letter to Oscar López Rivera

Your struggle, strength and resilience can only be described as inspirational. For that, I am almost ashamed to write this.

  • Jan 17, 2018
  • 10:44 am