Puerto Rico

Devuelven algunas pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 compradas por el Gobierno

Centros de salud alrededor de la isla denunciaron que las pruebas serológicas de COVID-19 de la marca Phamatech distribuidas por el Gobierno han dado problemas de validación al punto que algunas las han devuelto porque consideran que no sirven.

  • May 6, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

Of Earthquakes and Pandemics

Latino Rebels Radio: May 4, 2020

  • May 4, 2020
  • 11:07 PM

Puerto Rico Files Fiscal Plan, Rejects Austerity Measures

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Monday it has asked a federal control board to delay austerity measures for at least two years and warned it doesn’t have enough money to pay bondholders as it struggles with the costs of recent earthquakes, the COVID-19 crisis and the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 5:28 PM

Puerto Rico Never Set Up Information Network to Gather Data on COVID-19

For almost a decade, the government of Puerto Rico wasted the opportunity to put together an information network that would have provided real-time data to save lives during a pandemic, such as the one caused by COVID-19.

  • May 4, 2020
  • 5:21 PM

Wanda Vázquez and the COVID-19 Push to Destroy Press Freedom in Puerto Rico

Silencing of the press is concerning at any point in the life of a nation, but it is alarming in the middle of a pandemic and with an administration that puts its political and economic life over the safety of its own people, and in an election year.

  • May 3, 2020
  • 4:09 PM

Damage Reported as 5.4 Quake Strikes Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 11:05 AM

Puerto Rico to Partially Reopen Despite Coronavirus Concerns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is taking its first tentative steps in relaxing a nearly two-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic, while health experts warn that the U.S. territory is relying on faulty statistics and has not yet seen its peak of cases.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 11:13 PM

Puerto Rico’s Government: On a Tight COVID-19 Rope

The U.S. territory’s governing body scrambles to gain the trust of its citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 5:30 PM

Puerto Rico Officials Face Outrage Over School Food Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government has failed to tap into millions of federal dollars set aside for the island as a growing number of unemployed parents struggle to feed their children in a U.S. territory where nearly 70% of public school students are poor.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 4:00 PM

Puerto Rico nunca implantó una red de información para tener los datos correctos sobre la COVID-19

El intercambio electrónico de récords médicos hubiera enviado datos en tiempo real al Gobierno y serviría como un mecanismo de vigilancia de amenazas como las pandemias.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 12:25 PM

7 Reasons Why the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Is Not a ‘Gift’ for Puerto Ricans (OPINION)

They are rather owed payments that are long overdue.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Allegations of Underage Sexual Predators Rock Puerto Rico

The #MeToo movement arrived in Puerto Rico in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic like a sonic boom that has uncovered the dark side of the island’s machismo culture.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 11:37 PM

Vázquez’s Interview With a Puppet and Pressure From Private Sector Cap an Already Stressful Week in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico doesn’t know the definition of a slow news day, much less a slow news week. 

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

Hospitals in Puerto Rico Don’t Run COVID-19 Tests on the Deceased

Hospitals —which is where most people on the island die— have not been testing all suspected patients and none of the deceased.

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 4:27 PM

Activists: 2 Killed in Puerto Rico Were Transgender Women

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Activists said Thursday that the two bodies found inside a charred car in southeast Puerto Rico were of transgender women, marking four such deaths in the past two months.

  • Apr 23, 2020
  • 5:16 PM

Meet the New Wanda, Same as the Old Wanda: On Puerto Rico and Its Continued Political Mediocrity

Puerto Rico governor Wanda Vázquez is handling the coronavirus crisis in the most Trumpian of ways—don’t pay attention to science and worry about your political survival instead. Despite an aggressive plan to install an island-wide lockdown that continues to this day and shows no sign of ending, Vázquez has become the latest in the line […]

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 5:25 PM

Casi tres años de retraso continuo marcan la realidad de las comunidades escolares del sur

Los municipios de Guánica, Peñuelas, Sabana Grande, Guayanilla y Yauco prácticamente quedaron sin escuelas debido a los cierres y los terremotos.

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 4:50 PM

Internet Voting Won’t Help a Democracy, Even During a Pandemic

Latino Rebels Radio: April 19, 2020

  • Apr 19, 2020
  • 10:34 PM

The Government of Puerto Rico’s Main Strategies During COVID-19: Ineptitude, Misinformation and Secrecy (OPINION)

Competence, expertise, openness and honesty are all critical to build trust and credibility during a crisis. Unfortunately, the Puerto Rican government has failed at every single one of these during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Apr 19, 2020
  • 10:46 AM

Puerto Rico Under Scrutiny as Youngest COVID-19 Patient Dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans are becoming increasingly disgruntled with how the government is handling the COVID-19 crisis as details emerge, including the death a 29-year-old man who became the U.S. territory’s youngest victim after his father said he wasn’t tested the first two times he sought help at an emergency room.

  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 8:00 PM

Puerto Rico Health Department’s COVID-19 Math Is Wrong

The number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported can reflect a double or even triple count. The Health Department confirmed it has no protocol in place to manage and inform the rapid test results.

  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 2:34 PM

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