SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, Puerto Rico overhauled a series of laws that regulate rights in the U.S. territory including marriage, abortion and property ownership without having held any public hearings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that threatened to throw the island’s recovery efforts into chaos.
Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations.
La agencia solicitó una extensión de hasta 60 días para cumplir con el requerimiento de información que le hizo el Instituto de Estadísticas, pues alega que la información se trabaja de forma manual, que tiene inconvenientes con los sistemas tecnológicos y hasta le ha faltado la energía eléctrica.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.
La pandemia del COVID-19 representa entonces nuevas circunstancias, pero no precisamente un fenómeno nuevo.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico will cautiously reopen beaches, restaurants, churches, hair salons and retail stores next week under strict new rules as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown that stifled business activity on an island already beset with economic woes.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Wednesday it is representing two journalists in challenging Puerto Rico laws that makes it a crime to share information about emergencies on the island that the U.S. territory’s government considers “fake news.”
My faith in the PNP and the statehood movement as a whole was resurrected primarily because of one person: former senator Zoé Laboy.
El voto “Estadidad: Sí o No” es una táctica electoral del gobierno de turno y no provocará un cambio de estatus. Pero sigue siendo un ejercicio importante y valioso de la poca democracia que tenemos los puertorriqueños.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government opened a drive-up service on Monday to handle applications from thousands of people seeing pandemic unemployment assistance after weeks of delays and confusion over the program aimed largely at self-employed people stung by COVID-19 restrictions.
The upcoming vote on statehood is a cynical electoral ploy and it will not magically bring about a change in the Island’s status. It’s still an important and valuable exercise in what little democracy is afforded to Puerto Ricans.
Sovereignty ends dependency on American federal funds and would usher in not only a new national and accountable Puerto Rican leadership, but also needed national economic development and opportunities.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status.
Puerto Rico ha estado históricamente fuera de importantes estudios, informes y bases de datos de toda clase.
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Senate approved the amendments to the Civil Code on Monday, causing an uproar online due to the proposed legislation not receiving public hearings nor publication of the final draft before the vote.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday revealed how the U.S. territory will spend more than $2.2 billion in federal aid to fight the new coronavirus amid concerns that the money will not reach those in need soon enough.
An electoral code must be supported by the entire electorate to have legitimacy and integrity.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Wednesday that they are closing more than 30 public school cafeterias and several food warehouses after dozens of workers tested positive for the new coronavirus—a blow for students who activists say are often going hungry during the pandemic lockdown.
For this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes human rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano.