Edwin Jusino

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

Puerto Rican Political Advocacy Group Files Complaint with Island’s Commission on Civil Rights

SAN JUAN – Yesterday Ricardo Rosselló, Michael González Cruz, and Joel Isaac Díaz, leaders of Boricua ¡Ahora Es! (BAE), a political advocacy group that believes in changing Puerto Rico’s current territorial status with the United States, filed a joint complaint to the Puerto Rico’s Commission on Civil Rights, saying that that the civil rights of […]

  • Jun 10, 2013
  • 2:55 PM

Governor García Padilla Criticizes Pierluisi for Statehood Bill

SAN JUAN—After the New Progressive Party (PNP) announced yesterday that they would be working with Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D) to promote a statehood bill for Puerto Rico, governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D) criticized the entire announcement in a radio interview with local NotiUNO 630 AM. García Padilla, who heads up the island’s pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic […]

  • Apr 30, 2013
  • 11:44 AM

Pierluisi to Present Statehood Bill to Congress

SAN JUAN—Puerto Rico’s sole congressional representative, the Hon. Pedro Pierluisi (D), announced today that he would present a bill to Congress that would begin the island’s transition to statehood. Pierluisi is Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner, a non-voting member of Congress, as well as the president of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party (PNP), which advocates statehood […]

  • Apr 29, 2013
  • 7:43 PM

PNP Status Committee Recommends That Pierluisi Present Puerto Rico Statehood Bill to Congress

The New Progressive Party (PNP) Status Committee, chaired by Luis G. Fortuño, the former Republican governor of Puerto Rico, unanimously voted to support a Puerto Rican Statehood bill that would be presented to Congress by the island’s Resident Commissioner, Pedro Pierluisi, who is also the President of the PNP. The party’s Status Committee also considered […]

  • Apr 17, 2013
  • 8:50 PM

OPINION: Statehood for Puerto Rico is The Crown of The U.S. Latino Movement

In 1898, the United States defeated Spain in the Spanish-Cuban-American War. The then-Spanish colonies of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico were ceded to the United States as part of the Treaty of Paris of 1898 between Spain and the United States. 115 years later, Puerto Rico is still a colonial territory of the United […]

  • Feb 13, 2013
  • 4:40 PM