Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Puerto Rico Public Schools Lack Materials for Antiracist Education

The Puerto Rico Department of Education expects to have antiracist teaching resources in the classrooms by 2023, after securing $12 million from the American Rescue Plan Emergency Funds for Schools.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • 12:06 PM

Puerto Rico Chief Justice Held Accountable for Court’s Response to Gender Violence Cases

Chief Justice Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has been vocal about her solidarity with gender-based violence victims and their families, but she faces the challenge of bringing the judicial branch closer to survivors of violence and addressing demands for transparency and accountability.

  • Jul 11, 2022
  • 2:16 PM

Court of Appeals Orders Delivery of Act 22 Beneficiaries’ Reports

Four judges have ordered the handing over to the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, in Spanish) of the annual reports submitted by the beneficiaries of the Act to Promote the Relocation of Investors to Puerto Rico, or Act 22, which is now part of the Incentives Code.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 4:11 PM

CPI Scores Federal Court Win Against Fiscal Control Board for Access to Information

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston rejected the Fiscal Control Board for Puerto Rico’s claim that, due to “sovereign immunity,” it did not have to submit to the right of access to information and deliver documents on their processes requested by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.

  • May 25, 2022
  • 11:51 AM

CPI, Todas Launch Gender Investigative Unit

Puerto Rico’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo and feminist media outlet Todas launched the Gender Investigative Unit, a collaborative project that seeks to conduct in-depth investigations aimed at addressing systemic gender violence in Puerto Rico and train journalists from the island to better cover these issues.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Gentrification Displaces Domestic Violence Survivors in Puerto Rico

Since the implementation of Act 22 approved in 2012 in Puerto Rico, which attracts foreign investors with tax incentives, access to affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault has been a growing challenge.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 12:23 PM

Puerto Rico Teachers Drowning in Bureaucracy and Bad Planning

Today, teachers in Puerto Rico have fewer support staff, while their administrative responsibilities have increased through new technology platforms and documents handled as part of the accountability system imposed for educational reform.

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 2:49 PM

Puerto Rico School’s Budget Data Still Unclear Four Years After Education Reform

Act 85 of 2018 vowed to specify how much the government invests in its students, but four years after it was enacted, directors, parents, and teachers are playing a guessing game on the resources their schools count on since the Department of Education still doesn’t have a clear and transparent process to calculate the cost per student.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 3:12 PM

Few Changes Made in Puerto Rico to Access Health Information and Services in a Hurricane

The Department of Health, responsible for inspecting and approving the emergency evacuation plans of all the island’s hospitals, only keeps them for the three hospitals that it runs. The Pan American Health Organization states that access to information is essential to improve public management and citizen confidence in preparing for emergency events.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 12:10 PM

Expensive Evaluation to ‘Transform’ University of Puerto Rico’s Medical Sciences Campus

The meetings of the committee appointed to evaluate the operations of the campus were paid for with the Office of Institutional Transformation budget, whose operation from 2019 to date has cost $2,126,284.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Pineapple Country: The Agrochemicals Polluting the Panama Canal and Beyond

Panama participates in a global business of agrochemicals that are harmful to health, the environment and water supplies. The companies—that import, export, manufacture and use them—operate with lack of transparency, without accountability by the authorities.

  • Feb 10, 2022
  • 3:04 PM

Construction Permit Approvals for Coastal Projects Fast-Tracked During Pierluisi’s First Year

Far from slowing the pace of construction on Puerto Rico’s coasts to address climate change, as experts have requested, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s administration hit the accelerator to approve construction permits along the coasts.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • 11:39 AM

Puerto Rico Department of Education Planning a New Wave of School Closings

The Puerto Rico Department of Education’s (DE) “vision of the future” proposes the closing of another 83 schools by 2026, affecting 18,644 students, according to a new infrastructure master plan reviewed by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.

  • Jan 24, 2022
  • 4:10 PM

Educación planifica nueva ola de cierre de escuelas en Puerto Rico

La agencia pretende eliminar 83 escuelas de cara al 2026, sin que las comunidades escolares hayan participado del proceso.

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • 5:19 PM

Mothers of Femicide Victims Rescue Their Grandchildren

Grandmothers ignore their own trauma and loss to take care of the children of their murdered daughters.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 5:09 PM

‘Dramatic’ Change in Mortality Profile Due to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

A month after Gov. Pedro Pierluisi eliminated the key protection measures related to COVID-19, virus-related deaths in Puerto Rico saw a rebound that nearly reached the level of the highest peak of mortality of the entire pandemic. The difference was that this time most of the people who died were significantly younger.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 10:33 AM

The Setbacks of the Management of COVID-19 in Haiti

Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

García Padilla, el cabildero de Rosselló y los funcionarios que le abren las puertas a LUMA

Figuras con acceso privilegiado impulsan a la empresa que administra el sistema de transmisión y distribución de electricidad de Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

FEMA Failed to Properly Address Hundreds of Sexual Harassment Cases

A federal audit found that between 2012 and 2018, at least 305 FEMA employees in the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico, suffered workplace sexual harassment, but their complaints had no verifiable consequence in half of the cases.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

Puerto Rico’s Juvenile Prisons Model Is ‘Unsustainable’

A mental health crisis in these juvenile institutions, which increased events of suicidal thoughts, signs or attempts, or acts of self-mutilation by 119 percent in 2020, revealed the multiple irregularities and the underlying problems of this model for minors.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 11:14 AM

Apagones empeoraron desde la entrada de LUMA, reconoce un documento de la empresa

El primer informe de confiabilidad que entregó la compañía confirma que tardó casi el doble del tiempo en restaurar la luz a los clientes en su primer trimestre de operaciones, en comparación con la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica.

  • Sep 30, 2021
  • 10:15 AM

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