Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

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

El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela

Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 8:23 AM

Comunidad china en Puerto Rico enfrenta la pandemia y la xenofobia

Pese a que Meili Deng mantuvo su instituto a flote durante la pandemia, la experiencia de otros empresarios chinos en Puerto Rico fue distinta.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 10:14 AM

LUMA Attorneys Charge More Than $1,000 an Hour and Consultants Get Paid Nearly $5M to Write Plans

The outsourcing of companies that come mainly from the US has been the norm in the first six months of billing after the agreement to privatize Puerto Rico’s electricity grid.

  • Feb 12, 2021
  • 2:02 PM

Puerto Rico quedó fuera de los informes del Task Force sobre COVID-19 de la Casa Blanca de Trump

SAN JUAN — El COVID Task Force de la Casa Blanca ha estado haciendo análisis semanales del estado de situación de la pandemia y emite un informe con recomendaciones a cada uno de los gobiernos estatales hace más de seis meses, pero ha dejado afuera a Puerto Rico.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 9:46 AM

Dominican Mothers in Puerto Rico Face the Pandemic ‘In the Shadows’

The absence of a public policy on immigration issues in Puerto Rico has triggered mothers and their children to face needs that have worsened with the coronavirus emergency.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 5:27 PM

Moving Maps: Puerto Ricans Struggle for Their Place in Philadelphia

The diaspora faces inequity and gentrification in the second U.S. city with the largest Puerto Rican population.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 4:29 PM

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