Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Civil Code Is Being Attacked

Latino Rebels Radio: November 12, 2019.

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 11:30 AM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allowed Multimillion-Dollar Fraud in Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Repair Contracts

The audit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published on September 30, 2019 details how two of its districts —Hunstville and Jacksonville— failed to supervise and review the contracts, invoices and work performed by companies Fluor Enterprises and PowerSecure in Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 11, 2019
  • 12:47 PM

How Walter Mercado Inspired a Generation of Young People to Be True to Their Beliefs and Identity

“Since I was a kid, I would just be like, ‘How do you get to be so fabulous and so queer and so strange and be on like television and be watched by my family and a lot of Latinos in the United States,” Celia Sagastume told Latino USA.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 3:51 PM

FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Senator, 7 More in Corruption Probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 7:47 AM

El Cuerpo de Ingenieros de EE UU permitió un desfalco multimillonario en la recuperación de la red eléctrica en Puerto Rico

Estos fallos llevaron a que el Cuerpo de Ingenieros les pagara $20.9 millones a Fluor Enterprises y $29.2 millones a PowerSecure.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 10:37 AM

Just Months After Puerto Rico’s Worst Political Scandal Ever, Pedro Pierluisi Says That He ‘Does Not Regret’ Voting for Ricardo Rosselló

And here we go. In a classic case of political Macondo mediocrity, it looks like some factions of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party are trying to forget this past summer’s historic protests that led to the sudden resignation of governor Ricardo Rosselló. The latest example? Former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi—yes, the same Pierluisi who claimed the […]

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 9:38 AM

Puerto Rican Astrologer Walter Mercado Dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Walter Mercado, a flamboyant astrologer and television personality whose daily TV appearances entertained many across Latin America and the U.S. for more than a decade, has died. He was 87.

  • Nov 3, 2019
  • 2:02 PM

Puerto Rican Mother Says Local Indiana CVS Denied Son Cold Medicine Because of His PR Driver’s License

“The employee then refused to authorize the transaction and told him that his form of ID was not accepted because it was not a valid US identification,” Arlene Payano Burgos noted in an October 25 public Facebook post.

  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 10:40 AM

Puerto Rico Government Official Resigns Amid FBI Probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural Resources is stepping down just days after announcing that her office is the target of an FBI investigation.

  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 2:39 PM

Puerto Rico’s Non-Voting Member of Congress Submits Another Bipartisan Statehood Bill That Will Surely Go Nowhere

Good luck on all of you who think this bill has any hope. Because it doesn’t.

  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 6:15 PM

The ‘Incorporated Territory of Puerto Rico’ Will Become a Supersized Colonial Problem: Here’s Why

The incorporated territory step has never offered a real or meaningful solution to the question of Puerto Rico.

  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Puerto Rico’s Climate-Resilient Energy Infrastructure Should Be Focused on Renewables, Not Unproven and Risky Nuclear Technologies

Puerto Ricans should have all the facts about small modular nuclear reactors before making critical decisions about their energy future.

  • Oct 24, 2019
  • 11:39 AM

Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Say Even With Proposed Changes, ‘PROMESA Is Poverty’ 

Amendments proposed in Congressional hearing reinforce “modern-day colonial relationship.”

  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Gets Called Out for Supporting Trump During Visit at Camden, NJ School

This is not the first time that David Galarza Santa has appeared on video.

  • Oct 21, 2019
  • 8:37 PM

New Congressional Resolution Rejects ‘Racist and Imperialist Language’ of Supreme Court’s Insular Cases

Lawmakers say that “action on the Insular Cases is long overdue.”

  • Oct 21, 2019
  • 1:54 PM

SCOTUS and Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status

Latino Rebels Radio: October 17, 2019

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • 5:18 PM

The Supreme Court Will Not Save Puerto Rico (Opinion)

The constitutional framework constructed by the court since the Spanish-American War not only allows for colonialism, it justifies it.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 4:14 PM

The Ignorance of Puerto Rican Society Is Not Bliss, But Sin (OPINION)

The Puerto Rican community is guilty of ignorance against some of the most marginalized in the world.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 12:02 PM

Justices Seem Likely to Uphold Puerto Rico Oversight Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that was deepened by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 7:44 AM

2020 Presidential Candidates Put on Notice by Puerto Ricans

New PRpolicy.org microsite will allow voters to examine candidates’ proposals on Puerto Rico issues.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 11:00 AM