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Latino Rebels Radio: July 29, 2021

  • Jul 29, 2021
  • 6:09 PM

Tension Rises in Rincón Due to Police Force and Construction on Beach

Complaints from protesters and activists range from excessive police force to unjustified arrests. Several videos on social media have recorded how police officers have attacked the people protesting.

  • Jul 27, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

OPINION: Congress Should Admit DC and Puerto Rico as States of the Union

As states of the union, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, can become a powerful political force to push forward the inconclusive agenda of our nation’s minority communities.”

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 1:21 PM

New LANDFALL Documentary Goes Way Beyond the ‘Toxic Narrative’ of ‘Puerto Rican Dependency’

And it’s not just a film only for Puerto Ricans.

  • Jul 13, 2021
  • 12:53 PM

OPINION: Puerto Rico Needs Resilient Communications Infrastructure

Four years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still in desperate need of disaster-proof communications systems

  • Jul 1, 2021
  • 10:16 AM

Poem: ‘Where Do We Go?’

A poem about Latino angst and belonging in today’s concrete jungles, by the poet B., courtesy of Souletri and MANO magazine

  • Jun 30, 2021
  • 2:57 PM

Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $4B in U.S. Pandemic Funds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory’s fight against COVID-19.

  • Jun 28, 2021
  • 5:46 PM

OPINION: A Lamento Borincano in the Shooting Death of a Puerto Rican Couple

It is painful when you see two of your own lying shot execution-style on the floor, the Puerto Rican flag fluttering in the background as a terrible requiem to the American Dream.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 5:45 PM

Open Letter to Biden Calls LUMA Contract in Puerto Rico a ‘Dangerous Misuse of Public Funds’

“It is imperative that the federal government heeds the calling of civil society organizations that have been denouncing the terrible negotiation that has taken place in this contract,” said Dr. Adi Martínez-Román, Director of Operations of the UPR Resiliency Law Center.

  • Jun 22, 2021
  • 9:05 PM

OPINION: Puerto Rico in Crisis and the Shifting Dictates of Empire

This article compares two conjunctures in Puerto Rico’s modern history: 1928 through 1940; and 2006 through 2020.

  • Jun 22, 2021
  • 6:22 PM

Power Outage Hits 337K in Puerto Rico Amid Growing Outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • 8:24 AM

OPINION: Compromise or Colony?

These are the conversations that advance decolonization in Congress. Let’s have them.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • 8:11 AM

Supporters of Puerto Rico Statehood Gather on Capitol Hill Before Key House Hearing

About 50 Puerto Rico statehood supporters gathered Tuesday in Union Square on Capitol Hill to support H.R. 1522, the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act.

  • Jun 15, 2021
  • 10:08 PM

Grijalva Releases DOJ Analysis of Puerto Rico Status Bills Before Wednesday Hearing

“I thank the Department of Justice for submitting its assessments of both bills,” the Arizona Democrat said on Monday.

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • 12:28 PM

The Explosion That Left Half of Puerto Rico in Darkness

At a Friday press conference, LUMA Energy CEO Wayne Stensby claimed that the company projected that they would be able to restore electricity to remaining customers by 6 p.m. Friday night.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

Puerto Rico Probes Fire That Left 900K Clients Without Power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with tens of thousands still without power.

  • Jun 11, 2021
  • 10:58 AM

New Company, Same Woes: Puerto Rico Suffers Power Outages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company that took over power transmission and distribution in Puerto Rico this month has struggled with widespread outages and growing anger as it scrambled Thursday to control a large fire at a main substation that left thousands in the dark.

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 9:13 PM

House Committee on Natural Resources Announces Another Hearing on Puerto Rico’s Status Bills

The June 16 hearing “will more deeply examine the implications of passing each of the bills.”

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • 3:28 PM

OPINION: To Fulfill the Promise of Environmental Justice, President Biden Must Address Vieques

This is a textbook example of environmental racism.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

OPINION: What Americans and Puerto Ricans Need to Know About a Compact of Free Association

While Puerto Rican pro-sovereignty organizations continue to lobby Congressional offices to explain the formula of Free Association, this political option is getting the attention of U.S.-based and Puerto Rican newspapers, sparking debates in Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

  • Jun 7, 2021
  • 4:12 PM

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