Puerto Rico

Mike Bloomberg Shakes Up Puerto Rico’s Democratic Primary

What really piqued my interest was the revolú the Bloomberg news caused with statehood supporters

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • 9:45 AM

Puerto Rico Earthquakes Imperil Island’s Indigenous Heritage

Many indigenous ruins lie along the shore, where ancient settlements thrived.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

Puerto Ricans Mobilizing to Aid Those Affected by Disasters Following Rampant Government Neglect

In recent years, the Puerto Rican and U.S. federal governments have shown themselves incapable of mounting an adequate response to humanitarian crises, often playing games with aid for political benefit.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1:34 PM

Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools Amid Ongoing Quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 10:28 AM

Levantan voz de alerta debido al poder otorgado a funcionarios federales para arrestar en Puerto Rico

La creación del “Cuerpo de Oficiales de Paz” provocó la reacción de la comunidad legal debido al lenguaje genérico que no demarca los detalles de su implementación ni define el marco de jurisdicción que aplicaría en caso de que una persona sea arresta

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 8:50 PM

Why Does the Government of Puerto Rico Keep Giving Trump Excuses to Mistreat the Island? (OPINION)

The money Congress approved to rebuild Puerto Rico two years ago is needed now more than ever.

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 8:46 AM

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

Guillotines, Illusionism and Protest in Contemporary Puerto Rico

Going beyond symbolism, we need to be inspired by the times during which the Puerto Rican independence movement organized in favor of specific causes with explicit demands.

  • Jan 24, 2020
  • 9:03 AM

Puerto Ricans Protest in Anger Over Unused Emergency Aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rican singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island’s former governor last year. Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 7:32 PM

Latino USA and Code Switch Present: ‘Death Of A Blood Sport’

A special episode from NPR’s Code Switch, reporter Adrian Florido headed down to Puerto Rico and attended many cockfights to understand what the ban means for locals.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

Puerto Rico Protesters Demand Governor’s Resignation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the seaside governor’s mansion and Capitol building on Monday to demand the U.S. territory’s leader resignation and to protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid continuing earthquakes.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 3:20 PM

To My Fellow Puerto Ricans: Aid Is Not Enough (OPINION)

The argument is simple, but the narrative not so much.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 9:14 AM

A Film About the Life of Walter Mercado Is About to Become the Next Great Thing

Latino Rebels Radio: January 19, 2020.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 8:07 PM

2 More Puerto Rico Officials Fired After Warehouse Break-In

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane María.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 6:11 PM

Discovery of Unused Disaster Supplies Angers Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

‘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

Puerto Rico to Open Schools After 6.4 Quake Despite Concerns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools next week without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students.

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

A lo adivino la inspección de escuelas tras el terremoto

La falta de transparencia del Departamento de Educación permea el proceso de las inspecciones luego de los temblores, tal como ocurrió con las revisiones que se hicieron después del huracán María.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 6:07 PM

Displaced Families Await Post-Quake Housing in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 11:59 AM

Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely

Seismologists like me are constantly working to better understand earthquakes, including advancing ways to help vulnerable communities before, during and after damaging events.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 10:43 AM