Puerto Rico

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

Por nuestra patria: Why Boricuas Must Stand Up to Trump on Election Day (OPINION)

On November 3, we must make the choice that recognizes the humanity of Puerto Ricans and respects the pain of the last three years.

  • Oct 19, 2020
  • 11:53 AM

Puerto Rico, Unable to Vote, Becomes Crucial to US Election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida.

  • Oct 18, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Searching for Answers Three Years After Hurricane Maria (OPINION)

The need for answers is just as pressing as ever.

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 5:36 PM

How I Made It: Buscabulla (A Latino USA Podcast)

Buscabulla expands on their Caribbean synth-pop sound marked by a variety of rhythms and influences—from marching band drums to R&B vocals.

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 5:16 PM

Trump Designates New Member to Puerto Rico Oversight Board

Justin Peterson is a managing partner at DCI, a public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. 

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 10:47 AM

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