Puerto Rico

¡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

Voters Weary as Puerto Rico Prepares for Historic Primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

Never Forget Trump’s Outright Contempt of Puerto Ricans (OPINION)

Boricua Freedom Writer Norma Iris Lafé chronicles how Trump has failed Puerto Rico at every turn, beginning with September of 2017.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 12:11 PM

Ensuring Puerto Rico’s Long-Term Economic Development (OPINION)

A return to old and failed policies is not the option if Puerto Rico is to succeed in the world economy.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 11:58 AM

Judge: ‘Discriminatory’ to Deny Puerto Rico Access to US Aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by many.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 10:45 AM

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