Edwin Jusino

Citing María, Puerto Rico’s Private University System Moves to Eliminate All Athletics Departments

This decision leaves hundreds of students without their sports scholarships as of this December, according to information given to Latino Rebels by various sources.

  • Oct 23, 2017
  • 12:32 pm

Higher Education Facing Hardships in Puerto Rico After María

Some students have decided to leave the island, and lose their semester.

  • Oct 18, 2017
  • 6:54 pm

Puerto Rican Government Needs a Roster Change… And Fast

The Puerto Rican government, from the bottom up, has got to get its act together.

  • Oct 12, 2017
  • 3:58 pm

Hurricane Trump Blasted Through Puerto Rico in Just Four Hours

It will be remembered as the oddest presidential visit to Puerto Rico ever.

  • Oct 4, 2017
  • 11:01 am

Colonial Status Laid Bare in Donald Trump’s Response to Puerto Rico Crisis

Unwillingly, Donald J. Trump will become one of the presidents who, whether by choice or pressure, will be remembered for helping Puerto Rico.

  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 7:29 pm

Government Officials in Puerto Rico Unprepared for Magnitude of Maria Aftermath

Many examples show how unprepared and chaotic life is currently inside the local government.

  • Sep 29, 2017
  • 12:24 pm

Humanitarian Crisis Could Explode If Puerto Rico Hospitals Shut Down Due to Diesel Shortage

Although there were gasoline reserves for 15 days, according to the Puerto Rican government, diesel has had higher demand than gas.

  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 12:37 pm

Surviving Hurricane María: Life in Puerto Rico After the Storm

Life, as Puerto Ricans knew it, ended on September 18, 2017.

  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1:10 pm

Setting the Record Straight About Oscar López Rivera and the FALN

He was never a political prisoner, but rather as an active member of the FALN.

  • Jun 2, 2017
  • 4:37 pm

Dominoes, Einstein and the Tale of Two Islands

The first domino in the normalization of U.S-Cuba relations fell last Wednesday. Since the government of Fulgencio Batista fled in 1959, the 90 miles between Florida and Cuba has become a Berlin-like Wall. The actual Berlin Wall and the Cold War with the Soviet Union might have ended in 1989, but for the past 55 […]

  • Dec 22, 2014
  • 1:59 pm

The CONCACAF Revolution

What an amazing World Cup so far for the CONCACAF teams. We could not have asked for a better movie script. If this had been a pitch for a movie in Hollywood, the producer might have laughed to death. Of course, the movie would have very likely starred Mexican goalkeeper Memo Ochoa. Ladies and gentlemen, […]

  • Jun 21, 2014
  • 11:35 am

On the Road to Brazil 2014

With less than 40 days before the 2014 World Cup begins, there will be a lot still to discuss prior to June 12 opening match between host Brazil and Croatia. For starters, the opening match stadium, Arena Corinthians, is yet to be completed, after an accident back in March led to the death of a worker. Aside from […]

  • May 4, 2014
  • 2:09 pm

Status, Status, Status…

Editor’s Note: Edwin Jusino, a regular contributor to Latino Rebels, also weighed in on the latest news surrounding Puerto Rico’s political status. Last week Congress approved to assign $2.5 million so that Puerto Rico can celebrate yet another plebiscite, one that will almost certainly give the same results as the results from November 2012. There […]

  • Jan 24, 2014
  • 5:53 pm

The Death Knell for “Enhanced Commonwealth”

Last week senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner, expressing that any future process chosen to change the status of Puerto Rico must not contain either Commonwealth or an Enhanced Commonwealth, advocated by different sectors of the ruling Popular Democratic Party (PPD). The past […]

  • Dec 20, 2013
  • 6:23 pm

An Estimated 2,000 Puerto Ricans March in Defense of Island’s Plebiscite Results

SAN JUAN—On Wednesday November 6 2013, around 2,000 Puerto Ricans from different backgrounds and political affiliations marched through Old San Juan to pressure the local government to act on the results of last year’s plebiscite. The activity was organized by Boricua ¡Ahora Es! (BAE), led by Ricardo Rosselló, son of former governor Pedro Rosselló, and […]

  • Nov 7, 2013
  • 10:53 pm

Opinion: Puerto Rico’s Diaspora “Problem”

Recently there has been discussion as to whether or not descendants of Puerto Ricans living in the mainland should be allowed to participate in any future federally-sponsored plebiscite to determine the island’s political future. Even within Latino Rebels, we disagree on this topic. Some of us believe that that those Puerto Ricans living outside the […]

  • Oct 21, 2013
  • 8:16 am

Senator Wyden: Puerto Rico’s Status Quo and Enhanced Commonwealth Not Viable Options

In an interview with El Nuevo Día published this past weekend, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, reaffirmed his position that neither the current territorial status nor the “enhanced commonwealth” arrangement are viable options for the future of Puerto Rico. Wyden said that the current territorial status was […]

  • Aug 28, 2013
  • 9:49 am

Thousands March in San Juan to Protest New Taxes

UPDATE: Both El Vocero and El Diario estimated the demonstrators to be in the thousands, with El Diario reporting that it was close to 2,000. There are also local reports that some numbers could have been close to 5,000. A new El Nuevo Día story said “hundreds” while Metro PR also said “hundreds.” San Juan, […]

  • Aug 4, 2013
  • 4:39 pm

Congressional Subcommittee Agrees on Another Status Plebiscite in Puerto Rico

Yesterday, the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Obama administration’s $2.5 million budget for the Justice Department to oversee a federally-sponsored plebiscite in Puerto Rico, according to El Nuevo Día. The proposal states that the Justice Department must oversee a non-partisan voter education plan and  a plebiscite which must include several solutions to the status issue. […]

  • Jul 11, 2013
  • 8:05 am