Judge: High-Profile Corruption Trial to Stay in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland.

  • Feb 22, 2020
  • 10:54 AM

PARASITE and Growing Up Poor in Puerto Rico

A lost memory from college resurfaced during a particular scene. How to forget that in Puerto Rico we often hear “como puta de caserío” for so many things, and from people who could not name a single person from the projects.

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 5:37 PM

Puerto Rico Goes to Court Against Debt-Restructuring Deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government went to court on Wednesday to fight a deal that a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances recently reached with bondholders to reduce the island’s debt by $24 billion.

  • Feb 19, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Former HUD Deputy Secretary Works at Firm Commissioned for Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts

Pamela H. Patenaude helped lock down a record amount of recovery funds for the island. After her resignation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, she went to work with the firm IEM, which obtained a multi-million-dollar contract with the first allocation of the money she secured.

  • Feb 18, 2020
  • 10:43 AM

Puerto Rico Government Loses Millions to Hackers

Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company and the island’s Tourism Company sent more than $2.6 million in pension funds and $1.5 million, respectively, to false bank accounts.

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 12:00 PM

Puerto Rico Online Scam Targeted More Than $4M Amid Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis.

  • Feb 13, 2020
  • 12:56 PM

Monsanto Sued in Puerto Rico for Alleged ‘Intentional and Negligent’ Harm to Ex-Employee’s Health

Although there’s no time limit at this stage of the process, the judge must decide if he will accept Monsanto’s petition for summary judgment to reject the agronomist and her children’s claims, or if he orders the company to respond to Iris Pellot’s allegations.

  • Feb 11, 2020
  • 9:36 AM

Puerto Rico Governor Rejects New Deal to Cut Debt by 70%

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials announced a settlement late Sunday with bondholders that would reduce Puerto Rico’s public debt by 70%, but the U.S. territory’s governor swiftly rejected it, saying it puts too heavy a burden on the island’s retirees.

  • Feb 9, 2020
  • 9:49 PM

Students Adrift After Quake as Puerto Rico Schools Shuttered

SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico (AP) — Class was about to start when a father drove up to a gazebo that Nydsy Santiago had converted into a makeshift preschool and pulled her aside.

  • Feb 9, 2020
  • 11:58 AM

House Passes Puerto Rico Aid in Face of Trump Veto Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory’s slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017.

  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 3:45 PM

I Believe in Puerto Rico

Not the political class, but the Puerto Rican people.

  • Feb 6, 2020
  • 8:44 AM

Damage Reported After 5.0 Quake Strikes Near Puerto Rico

SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.0 aftershock rattled southern Puerto Rico on Tuesday, causing some cracks but no reported injuries in a region that has been shaken by continuing quakes for more than a month.

  • Feb 4, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Latino USA and On The Media Present: Puerto Rico Demands Answers

Recently, a local blogger broadcast his discovery of a warehouse full of aid supplies in Ponce, Puerto Rico, through Facebook Live. The public outrage was immediate.

  • Jan 31, 2020
  • 5:34 PM

The Spectacle of Presidential Primaries in Puerto Rico

If it seems peculiar to you that the Republican and Democratic parties host presidential primaries in Puerto Rico, a non-incorporated territory of the U.S. whose residents cannot vote in the general election, you are not alone.

  • Jan 30, 2020
  • 3:07 PM

Mike Bloomberg Shakes Up Puerto Rico’s Democratic Primary

What really piqued my interest was the revolú the Bloomberg news caused with statehood supporters

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • 9:45 AM

Puerto Rico Earthquakes Imperil Island’s Indigenous Heritage

Many indigenous ruins lie along the shore, where ancient settlements thrived.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools Amid Ongoing Quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 10:28 AM

Levantan voz de alerta debido al poder otorgado a funcionarios federales para arrestar en Puerto Rico

La creación del “Cuerpo de Oficiales de Paz” provocó la reacción de la comunidad legal debido al lenguaje genérico que no demarca los detalles de su implementación ni define el marco de jurisdicción que aplicaría en caso de que una persona sea arresta

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 8:50 PM

Why Does the Government of Puerto Rico Keep Giving Trump Excuses to Mistreat the Island? (OPINION)

The money Congress approved to rebuild Puerto Rico two years ago is needed now more than ever.

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 8:46 AM

Protesters Call for Puerto Rico Governor to Step Down

Protests have been mounting against the current Puerto Rican government following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake.

  • Jan 24, 2020
  • 11:00 AM