Congress Should Use Its Oversight Powers to Investigate the Collapse in Communications in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane María

The passage of time hasn’t provided any insight into why this collapse happened or what can be done to ensure something like this never happens again.

  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 3:10 PM

To Revolution or Not to Revolution: Puerto Rico After #RickyRenuncia

After an exceptional summer, during which massive civil protests ousted pro-statehood Governor Ricardo Rosselló, the Ancien Regime, like Rasputin, refuses to die. Instead, it spins the truth and mutates—right back into itself.

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 8:48 AM

Turning the Tide: In Loíza, Puerto Rico, a Community Fights for Its Future

The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:26 PM

An Episode of Democracy: Puerto Rico After the Protests

The RadioLAND podcast for September 6, 2019.

  • Sep 10, 2019
  • 11:21 AM

Puerto Rico Declares National State of Alert Over Violence Against Women

Many activists are still pushing for an emergency declaration.

  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 12:45 PM

El día que Puerto Rico sorprendió al mundo

Latino Rebels habló con tres jugadores del equipo nacional sobre la histórica victoria en 2004.

  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 8:56 AM

The Day Puerto Rico Shocked the World

Latino Rebels talks with three members of the 2004 Olympic team that stunned a bunch of NBA players in Athens.

  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 10:32 AM

Hundreds March in Puerto Rico for Statehood

Dan Santiago, one of the organizers, said in a written statement in Spanish given to Latino Rebels that “It’s time to create the conditions so that we are recognized.”

  • Sep 2, 2019
  • 11:18 AM

Tropical Storm Dorian Heads for Puerto Rico Amid Fears of Flooding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian threatened Puerto Rico with a direct hit at near-hurricane force on Wednesday and forecasters said it could strengthen further as it approaches the U.S. mainland.

  • Aug 28, 2019
  • 8:56 AM

Puerto Rico Braces for Rain, Power Outages as Dorian Nears

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jorge Ortiz, a 50-year-old construction worker, was taking no chances as Tropical Storm Dorian approached Puerto Rico on Tuesday and threatened to brush past the island’s southwest coast at near-hurricane strength.

  • Aug 27, 2019
  • 3:16 PM

New Puerto Rico Governor Names 2 Members to Cabinet

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez named two members of her new Cabinet on Wednesday, although the government’s key secretary of state position remains vacant.

  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 8:38 AM

New Evidence on Ash Toxicity in Puerto Rico Strengthens Call for Rally Against AES

A federal environmental agency refuses to hold public hearings in Puerto Rico on dangerous amendments to the regulations on coal waste management.

  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 8:33 AM

AP Interview: Puerto Rico Governor to Stay, Fight Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As a child, Puerto Rico’s newest governor said she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty.

  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 3:06 PM

New Puerto Rico Governor Finally Overcoming Challenges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor finally appeared to be overcoming some of the challenges to her authority on Wednesday following weeks of political turmoil on the U.S. territory, with key members of the majority New Progressive Party expressing support.

  • Aug 14, 2019
  • 3:37 PM

Progressive Activists Urge Democratic Presidential Candidates to Return Donations by Hedge Funds and Wall Street Firms Profiting From Puerto Rico’s Crisis

“We are deeply concerned about how your hedge fund donors and corporate donors have exploited Puerto Rico’s pain for profit and worsened its economic crisis.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 2:51 PM

Turmoil Calms as Puerto Rico Governor Turns to Policy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s political turmoil seemed to be at least temporarily easing on Monday with attention shifting from protests to policy following the replacement governor’s move to suspend a hurricane recovery contract.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 9:02 AM

New Puerto Rico Governor Pledges to Scrutinize All Contracts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor says her administration will be evaluating all government contracts as anger still simmers across the U.S. territory after corruption and mismanagement of public funds led to the recent ouster of the island’s former leader.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 9:11 AM

Los poderes detrás de las empresas contratadas para la recuperación de Puerto Rico

Al tope de la lista están Fluor Enterprises Inc., The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Powersecure Inc., Weston Solutions Inc., Dyncorp International LLC, Xperts Inc., Disaster Solutions Alliance LLC, Ceres Environmental Services Inc., AllTech Inc. y Vanguard Emergency Management Housing Inspection Services.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 8:00 AM