Natalia Rodríguez Medina

Vázquez’s Interview With a Puppet and Pressure From Private Sector Cap an Already Stressful Week in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico doesn’t know the definition of a slow news day, much less a slow news week. 

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

This Week in Puerto Rico: Investigations, Cries of Censorship, and Duplicate COVID-19 Tests

The breaking news is nonstop, so we’ve tried to condense and make everything digestible.

  • Apr 17, 2020
  • 5:28 PM

Puerto Rico’s Police Forces Can’t Seem to Handle the COVID-19 Crisis and Curfew With Any Clear Direction

The constant changes to executive orders, which have been criticized by lawyers and members of the Justice Department for their unclear language, have caused discord between police officers attempting to uphold the law and citizens who are trying to take care of themselves and their loved ones. 

  • Apr 10, 2020
  • 11:57 AM

After Hurricane María and the Earthquakes, Can Puerto Rico’s Government Be Trusted With COVID-19 Response?

In the face of all that is happening with COVID-19 in Puerto Rico, some people feel mistrust and fear. 

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 3:39 PM

How Puerto Rico Failed Alexa, the Homeless Trans Woman Murdered in Toa Baja

The public demise of Alexa was violent, morbid, and preventable.

  • Feb 27, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

Why Are Puerto Ricans Angry at Governor Wanda Vázquez and Her Administration?

As American audiences focus on the symbolic and not functioning guillotines Puerto Rican protesters carried on Thursday, the news cycle on the island is telling a totally different story.

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 7:44 AM

‘We Don’t Trust the Government:’ Fear Casts Doubt at Beginning of Second Term for Puerto Rico’s Public Schools

“Our children are not safe. They [the DE] wants to rush through this process, and we don’t trust the government,” school parent Mely Román told Latino Rebels.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

Things to Know About the Puerto Rico Earthquakes

In the aftermath of several earthquakes and tremors, Puerto Ricans are in a suspended state of paranoia.

  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 9:27 AM

Twitter Trolls and Even More Uncertainty Plague Puerto Rico’s Government Crisis

An investigation found 51 Twitter trolls accounts that targeted opposition leaders and used pro-government hashtags.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 6:00 PM

Here’s Ricardo Rosselló’s Resignation Message, Fully Translated

“Today I announce that I will be resigning from the post of governor.”

  • Jul 25, 2019
  • 1:34 PM

Rosselló Is Out and Puerto Ricans Vow to Clean House

Wanda Vázquez Garced has had a troubled term as Secretary of Justice.

  • Jul 25, 2019
  • 12:55 PM

#RickyRenuncia Goes Viral, But Rosselló Doesn’t Seem to Grasp the Message

“I have the commitment, stronger than ever, to carry out the public policy for which we have worked so hard in all areas of government,” Rosselló wrote in a statement.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

A Governor Without Allies, Rosselló Refuses to Resign

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló is refusing to step down. During multiple public appearances and written statements, he says that he plans on completing the goals he set for himself when he was elected back in 2016. The issue is, in the wake of #TelegramGate and the arrests of high-ranking officials, Rosselló […]

  • Jul 16, 2019
  • 4:56 PM

#TelegramGate Continues: New Leaks Expose Sexist Language From Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló

One of the most disturbing findings is the use of strong sexist language against former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Natalie Jaresko, executive director of the Financial Oversight Board.

  • Jul 11, 2019
  • 11:21 AM

Former Rosselló Government Officials Arrested by FBI for Corruption Charges

Questions continue to swirl about what is exactly happening to Puerto Rico’s government.

  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 4:33 PM

#TelegramGate: Leaks From a Private Group Chat Leave Rosselló Administration Exposed

On Tuesday morning, all hell broke loose on Puerto Rican social media when printed screenshots of a Telegram group chat that included governor Ricardo Rosselló and his inner circle began circulating.

  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 7:33 PM

The FBI Is Investigating Corruption in Puerto Rico, and BDO Seems to Be at the Center of It

Who is BDO Puerto Rico, and why are they involved in almost every recent corruption scandal?

  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 2:31 PM

A Week of Puerto Rican Government Scandals, Summarized

Stay with us. There’s a lot to unpack.

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • 5:37 PM

Tiffany Cabán Declares Victory in Queens DA Race: What Would Her Win Mean for Criminal Justice?

Cabán hopes that prosecuting less, ending cash bail, relaxing misdemeanor charges, and giving shorter sentences will help even out the racial and economic disparities in the criminal justice system.

  • Jun 26, 2019
  • 2:57 PM

Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló Is Being Accused of Corruption: A Breakdown

The son of ousted Secretary of Treasury, Raúl Maldonado Gautier, has accused Governor Ricardo Rosselló of corruption for allegedly altering reports from Unidos por Puerto Rico.

  • Jun 25, 2019
  • 4:45 PM

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