Puerto Rico

OPINION: Biden-Harris Justice Department Embraces Racist Insular Cases

One week after members of Congress called on the Biden-Harris Department of Justice to condemn the racist Insular Cases, the Department has instead doubled down to argue based on the Insular Cases that people born in U.S. territories have no constitutional right to U.S. citizenship.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 8:53 AM

The Latest ‘No to Statehood’ March Happened This Past Sunday in San Juan

As a follow-up to a series of pro-independence marches for Puerto Rico that happened across nine U.S. cities on August 9, the San Juan counterpart —originally postponed that day due to a pending tropical storm— happened this past Sunday.

  • Sep 14, 2021
  • 10:13 PM

What Will It Take for Soccer to Become a Major Sport in Puerto Rico?

“And that is part of why fútbol is not growing,” Edwin Jusino told Latino Rebels. “It’s because the people who run the Federation, the people who run the clubs, the people who run the leagues, they’re afraid of losing their privileges.”

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Expectant Mothers Still Lack Delivery Rooms to Give Birth on the Puerto Rican Islands of Vieques and Culebra

Pregnant women on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra do not have a delivery room or sufficient medical services, which prevents them from giving birth there.

  • Aug 23, 2021
  • 6:00 PM

La entrevista con Juan Francisco Sandoval

A Latino Rebels Radio exclusive en español.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:28 PM

Puerto Rico Independence Supporters March in 9 US Cities

According to some social media posts and press releases from organizers, marches took place in the following cities: Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

  • Aug 16, 2021
  • 5:53 PM

Puerto Rico Independence Advocates Announce August 15 ‘NO to Statehood, YES to Decolonization’ Marches

Organizers shared a lengthy statement about the demonstrations.

  • Aug 11, 2021
  • 4:44 PM

OPINION: Debt, God, and La Junta Colonialism in Puerto Rico

It is time for Puerto Ricans to pick up the spirit of the Summer of 2019 and demand the end of the colonial Junta.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 2:10 PM

A Win for Puerto Ricans Everywhere

That’s Boricua excellence right there.

  • Aug 6, 2021
  • 11:59 AM

Are There Early Signs of a Compromise to Finally Solve Puerto Rico’s Status Debate?

Are we finally seeing something different here?

  • Aug 3, 2021
  • 6:02 PM

Reclaiming Puerto Rico

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

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