Puerto Rico

Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ Icon, Dies at 73

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Soraya Santiago, the first person from Puerto Rico to undergo gender reassignment surgery and a longtime icon for the U.S. territory’s LGBTQ community, has died. She was 73.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

Puerto Rico Getting Funds for Power Grid 3 Years After Maria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of nearly $13 billion to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the electrical grid and repair schools from the devastation of Hurricane Maria three years ago, amid criticism that the aid was overdue and was being released now only for political purposes.

  • Sep 18, 2020
  • 4:04 PM

Read Joe Biden’s Puerto Rico Policy Here

What do you all think?

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • 4:00 PM

¡Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante! Remembering Scholar-Activist Miriam Jiménez Román

She was an influential pioneering architect of the Afro-Latinx Studies movement.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 4:35 PM

New Project to Probe Hurricane María Deaths in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. researchers who estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María are now investigating deaths that might have been missed and could be linked to infrastructure damaged by the Category 4 storm, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

Copy and Paste Colonialism (OPINION)

There’s a bigger issue here that needs to be addressed.

  • Aug 30, 2020
  • 9:12 PM

As President, Joe Biden Will Be a Strong Supporter of Puerto Rico (OPINION)

There are plenty of reasons why Biden’s record on Puerto Rico is superior to that of President Trump’s.

  • Aug 29, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Apparently, Trump Was Serious About Trading Puerto Rico for Greenland

The Former Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor said in an interview on MSNBC Wednesday that Trump wasn’t joking.

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • 3:50 PM

FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Lawmaker, Family in Corruption Probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI agents on Monday arrested Puerto Rico Rep. María Milagros “Tata” Charbonier after the legislator who once presided over the island’s House Ethics Committee was charged in a public corruption case that officials say also involved her son, husband and an assistant.

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 3:30 PM

The Losers and Winners of Puerto Rico’s Chaotic 2020 Primaries

Latino Rebels Radio: August 16, 2020

  • Aug 16, 2020
  • 11:12 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Loses Primary of Pro-Statehood Party

LOÍZA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vázquez on Sunday acknowledged losing the primary of her pro-statehood party to Pedro Pierluisi, who briefly served as the U.S. territory’s governor last year amid political turmoil.

  • Aug 16, 2020
  • 7:52 PM

Puerto Rico Holds 2nd Voting Round After Chaotic Primaries

LOÍZA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans on Sunday got a second chance to vote for the first time, a week after delayed and missing ballots marred the original primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy.

  • Aug 16, 2020
  • 11:37 AM

Joe Biden Supports Statehood for Puerto Rico (OPINION)

Here is what he told me when I thanked him for his son Beau.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 5:01 PM

Dear Biden Campaign: Pay Attention to Puerto Rican Voters in Pennsylvania, They Could Swing the Election (OPINION)

In Pennsylvania, Puerto Ricans in particular are going to be mobilized by other Puerto Ricans, especially if they come from those same communities. It is baffling to us that the Biden campaign does not seem to get this point, even if campaign statements about the island still trickle out. So what is at stake?

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Second Round for Primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours.

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 9:22 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Sues Elections Commission in Primary Debacle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday added new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory’s botched primary election, suing to insist on an election re-do at all polling centers that opened late—not just those where a lack of ballots kept people from voting.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 7:58 PM

Mismanagement, Leaks, and Lawsuits: Puerto Rico’s Primary Election Mess

The issue of the ballots was already being questioned long before Sunday’s disaster.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 6:35 PM

Puerto Ricans, Upset at Botched Primary, Demand Answers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The future of Puerto Rico’s botched primaries rested in the hands of the island’s Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 4:52 PM

Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting in Centers Lacking Ballots

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign.

  • Aug 9, 2020
  • 9:54 PM

Puerto Rico’s Historic Primaries Marred by Lack of Ballots

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s historic primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home.

  • Aug 9, 2020
  • 2:37 PM

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