‘Heroes of Another Flag’ or How Nationalist Propaganda Villainizes Puerto Ricans for Serving in US Armed Forces (OPINION)
As for heroes, they may not be Hernández’s heroes, but they are exactly that to their relatives, friends, and the people in their communities. And they are Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Senate President Says Statehood Vote Was Valid, But Still Merits Direct Response From Congress and Insists That Public Funds Can’t Be Used
“I have the firm conviction that the vote in favor of statehood must receive a direct and honest response from the U.S. Congress and from all who have a responsibility for their consequences,” Dalmau said in Spanish. “Yet, what was never consulted with the people of Puerto Rico was the use of public funds that would pay for the exorbitant salaries of six people who will pretend to go to Washington and do the same functions that three past Resident Commissioner of the statehood party have been doing for the last 17 years. That would be to lobby in favor of the election. That spending item was never part of the ballot.”
“I don’t agree with them. I am not going to support their statehood bill until we straighten Puerto Rico out,” Schumer said.
As with anything regarding Puerto Rico, the recent PRNG deployment became political.
“I believe you will see bills being introduced in the House at the latest by mid-March of this year, so within a month,” Pierluisi told Axios’ Alexi McCammond during an Axios on HBO interview that aired on Sunday.
The outsourcing of companies that come mainly from the US has been the norm in the first six months of billing after the agreement to privatize Puerto Rico’s electricity grid.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that five grades will return to in-person classes next month as the U.S. territory prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, causing some parents to worry about a potential increase in coronavirus cases.
This Is the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Panel That Wasn’t Part of Diaspora Summit With Smithsonian
According to Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora (BUDPR), three statehood advocates were invited to speak at the panel. BUDPR told Latino Rebels last week that two of the advocates declined the invitation, with the other individual not responding.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor said Wednesday that modernizing government services, repairing roads and increasing the salaries of certain public workers are among the priorities in the U.S. territory’s proposed $10.7 billion budget.
Wanting to be independent (as an individual, nation, or country) is the most natural thing in the world. But is it economically or politically viable?
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday.
Despite Writing to Smithsonian That He Was ‘Appalled,’ Former Puerto Rico Governor Says He Did Not Call for Cancellation of Diaspora Summit
“I did not request for the cancellation of the event,” Luis Fortuño said.
Statehood won. We must proceed from that fact. To insinuate the contrary or support other votes for options consistently rejected by Puerto Ricans is to disgrace democracy.
I offer the following as a historian and political analyst and not seeking to promote whatever solution to the Puerto Rican status issue.
Sixto Jorge Díaz Colón, 52, who once worked for the Spanish Broadcasting System, faces federal charges including attempted extortion and the destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation, according to a grand jury indictment.
According to a January 11 release, the grant period will span three years from January 2021 to December 2023.
We dive into the history of Goya Foods to understand how this company became a symbol of identity for Latinos and Latinas and how it aimed to profit from the deep bonds we have with food and culture.
Puerto Rican statehood is having its most promising political moment, and it’s still a non-starter for the United States.
Hector chats with Andre Lee Muñiz, editor of Remembering Don Pedro, a site dedicated to the life and legacy of the Puerto Rican independence leader, Pedro Albizu Campos.
This is a “state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes,” a Friday statement said.