Puerto Rico

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

Puerto Ricans Fight a Pitched Battle for Island’s Electric Grid After LUMA Takeover

In the early hours of the morning on June 1, protesters began setting up encampments in front of the gates of the newly christened LUMA Energy warehouses and facilities in a bid to not let the workers access their tools

  • Jun 3, 2021
  • 9:58 AM

Private Company Takes Over Puerto Rico Power Utility Service

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company on Tuesday took over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico’s power authority, which has struggled with blackouts and bankruptcy, corruption and mismanagement.

  • Jun 1, 2021
  • 3:52 PM

OPINION: Saving Puerto Rico?

Despite its seemingly good intentions, the CAP rescue plan perpetuates the long-standing imperial practice of excluding Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens, from participating in the formation of policies that dramatically affect their lives.

  • May 26, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

New Polling Shows that US Needs to Move Beyond Racist Insular Cases

Essentially, the Insular Cases are the U.S. legal framework that justify a colonial relationship with territories like Puerto Rico American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

  • May 12, 2021
  • 12:54 PM

#LatinoRebels10: From 2015, When a Puerto Rican Won the Powerball

Ignorance is everywhere but in February of 2015, it felt like it was solely focused on the Puerto Rican who was a Powerball winner.

  • May 11, 2021
  • 9:57 PM

OPINION: The Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act Is a Legislative Proposal Shrouded in Mendacity

Contrary to the arguments of some mainland elected officials of Puerto Rican descent, the Self-Determination Act confuses, complicates and delays approval of an honest self-determination process for Puerto Rico.

  • May 11, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Grand Jury Indicts Puerto Rico Boxer Félix Verdejo in Death of Keishla Rodríguez

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo in the killing of his pregnant lover, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty.

  • May 6, 2021
  • 8:32 PM

#LatinoRebels10: From 2011, the Push to End EMBORÍCUATE at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

This story in 2011 put us on the digital map pretty early.

  • May 5, 2021
  • 8:10 PM

OPINION: Machismo in Puerto Rico Kills

Such an ignorant mentality has now led to a deadly epidemic on the island.

  • May 5, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

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