Puerto Rico

Huge Puerto Rico Radio Telescope, Already Damaged, Collapses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 9:17 AM

Moving Maps: Puerto Ricans Struggle for Their Place in Philadelphia

The diaspora faces inequity and gentrification in the second U.S. city with the largest Puerto Rican population.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 4:29 PM

The Fallacy of a Statehood Win in Puerto Rico’s Elections (OPINION)

The United States prefers to maintain the status quo and keep Puerto Rico a colony.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 6:25 PM

Huge Puerto Rico Radio Telescope to Close in Blow to Science

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 12:25 PM

Puerto Rican Statehood at a Crossroads (OPINION)

In order to properly understand the issue, we must realize, whatever its merits, that Puerto Ricans in their vast majority have historically favored permanent union with the rest of the United States.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

Missing Boxes, Memory Cards and Ballots: Puerto Rico’s Election Disaster (Part Two)

A week after Puerto Rico’s Election Day, missing election boxes, stolen memory cards, and a crashing election results website have led to even more public distrust against the island’s electoral commission.

  • Nov 16, 2020
  • 2:23 PM

Uncounted Ballots Found in Puerto Rico Week After Elections

How many votes are stored in at least 125 briefcases remains unknown, as some contain three while others 500 ballots.

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 2:28 PM

Puerto Rico Unearths Uncounted Ballots 1 Week After Election

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s elections commission said Tuesday that it has discovered more than 100 briefcases containing uncounted ballots a week after the U.S. territory held its general election, drawing criticism and scorn from voters who now question the validity of the outcomes of certain races. […]

  • Nov 10, 2020
  • 10:16 PM

Negrito Blues (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats about being Afro-Latino with William García-Medina, a Puerto Rican PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 1:17 PM

Pedro Pierluisi Elected as Puerto Rico’s Next Governor

It is the first time that both of Puerto Rico’s major parties received less than 40% of the vote.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 10:34 AM

Puerto Rican Lawmaker Arrested After Re-Election on Corruption Charges

Néstor Alonso faces nine charges, including federal money theft and receiving kickbacks.

  • Nov 6, 2020
  • 1:09 PM

Puerto Ricans in Unfamiliar Territory as Vote Count Delayed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For the first time in decades, voters across Puerto Rico are still waiting for officials to confirm the winners of some of the most high-profile races days after the U.S. territory held its general election.

  • Nov 6, 2020
  • 10:14 AM

Puerto Rico Awaits Final Result in Tight Gubernatorial Race

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People across Puerto Rico awaited final results Wednesday following elections that saw long lines of voters and produced a tight gubernatorial race in the U.S. Caribbean territory.

  • Nov 4, 2020
  • 10:36 AM

A Weary Puerto Rico Prepares for Referendum, New Leaders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Voters across Puerto Rico on Tuesday are choosing new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 2:09 PM

Here Are the Races You Should Be Following During Puerto Rico’s Election Day

The biggest race is the gubernatorial one, with six total candidates running (five with parties and one running independently).

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

5 Parties Field Candidates for Puerto Rico Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Candidates from five parties are vying Tuesday to become Puerto Rico’s next governor, facing voters in the U.S. territory weary of corruption and seeking relief from an onslaught of hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus that has deepened a decade-long economic crisis.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 9:01 AM

Who Is the ‘Negrito/a/x?’ (OPINION)

If JLo is a “Negrita del Bronx,” then what do we call a Black Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx?

  • Oct 26, 2020
  • 12:38 PM

Puerto Rico 911 Shutdown Creates Confusion, Anger

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Thursday that it has restored 911 emergency service, but an overnight shutdown of the system led to furious criticism of officials accused of failing to take precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Oct 22, 2020
  • 12:11 PM

Mucho Mucho Amor With Kareem Tabsch

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio

  • Oct 22, 2020
  • 11:54 AM

Rep. Velázquez: More Than 3,000 Complaints Sent to FCC Against Kobbo Santarrosa’s La Comay Show

“I am optimistic that over 3,000 complaints have been filed with the FCC,” Rep. Velázquez told Latino Rebels on Wednesday.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 5:41 PM

Wrong Views on Puerto Rico Statehood Will Hurt GOP (OPINION)

The fact that Puerto Rico has a vast conservative electorate, and the grand majority of these voters support statehood, begs the question of why the GOP would even consider alienating a future constituency.

  • Oct 20, 2020
  • 2:33 PM

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