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The Mirage of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route
The tour through the mountains offers Puerto Rico’s most emblematic natural views, while reflecting government abandonment, the slow pace of post-Hurricane María reconstruction, and the urgency of funds for a new management plan.
Supreme Court: Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board Has ‘Sovereign Immunity’
On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico’s unelected fiscal control board has “sovereign immunity” and does not have to answer journalists’ requests for government documents.
Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower
Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.
Puerto Rico Promised Billions for Safe Water, But Taps Still Running Dry
Despite ample federal funding, less than one percent of the federal money slated for the island’s public water utility corporation since 2018 has been set aside to buy generators for water pumps. Local officials instead have been forced to rely on a patchwork supply of emergency units.
Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’
Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.
Domestic Violence Rampant Among Puerto Rico Police Officers, But Few Face Consequences
In the last 12 years, Puerto Rico police officers or former police officers have killed at least 10 women. More than 800 officers have been arrested for violence against their partners and 1,111 administrative complaints have been filed against them.
Poor Conditions of Bridges in Puerto Rico Raise Doubts on Ability to Withstand Future Storms
The Department of Transportation and Public Works offered incomplete data on the bridges damaged by Hurricane Fiona and does not say whether there was a monitoring plan for those that were in a vulnerable condition before the storm.
Puerto Rico Governor’s Cousins Have Over 20 Real Estate Consulting, Public Housing Corporations
Aside from the public housing management business, for which federal authorities are investigating Walter and Eduardo Pierluisi Isern, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s cousins, the Pierluisi Isern and Pierluisi González-Coya families have more than 20 active companies in real estate, consulting and business and real estate management.
Puerto Rico Government Has No Plan to Handle Increase in Post-Disaster Gender-Based Violence
Two weeks after Hurricane Fiona, non-governmental organizations in Puerto Rico still bear the greatest burden of guiding and caring for survivors of gender-based violence.
After Fiona, Puerto Rico Health Dept. Repeats Hurricane María Mistakes With Patients Who Depend on Electricity
On the island of Puerto Rico, there are more than 40,000 people using electrical devices that extend their lives, and during emergencies they are more vulnerable.
LUMA Powered by Corruption in Puerto Rico (OPINION)
LUMA Energy, the U.S.-Canadian company that manages Puerto Rico’s power system, won its government contract and remains in place — despite chronic outages — due to corruption within the island’s two main political parties.
Puerto Rico Agriculture Secretary Has Direct Links to Company that Sells Equipment to Farmers Using Federal Funds
Agro Power, a farm equipment company owned by Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Secretary Ramón González Beiró, has earned over $100,000 in sales of equipment purchased by farmers through the federal Re-Grow PR Urban-Rural Agriculture Program.
‘Boricuas’ in Florida at Epicenter of Housing Crisis
The lack of affordable housing has been exacerbated by the pandemic, but it’s a systemic problem that goes back much further.
Puerto Rico Education Department Forced to Return $6.5M in Federal Funds for Providing Wrong Data
An audit by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General revealed that the local agency erred in the number of students it identified as “displaced” to receive a multimillion-dollar grant after Hurricanes Irma and María struck.
Mental Health Crisis Among Puerto Rico Youth Getting Worse
Experts say that mental health among Puerto Rico’s youth is getting worse at an alarming rate, exacerbated by compounding natural disasters, faltering infrastructure, and a lack of mental health resources.
Puerto Rico Public Schools Lack Materials for Antiracist Education
The Puerto Rico Department of Education expects to have antiracist teaching resources in the classrooms by 2023, after securing $12 million from the American Rescue Plan Emergency Funds for Schools.
Journalist Manny Suárez Never Let the Bastards Get Away With It (OPINION)
Manuel “Manny” Suárez del Rio was one of those rare journalists who never let the bastards get away with it, hounding stories until he broke them wide open, as with the Cerro Maravilla murders in 1978.
Puerto Rico Chief Justice Held Accountable for Court’s Response to Gender Violence Cases
Chief Justice Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has been vocal about her solidarity with gender-based violence victims and their families, but she faces the challenge of bringing the judicial branch closer to survivors of violence and addressing demands for transparency and accountability.
Court of Appeals Orders Delivery of Act 22 Beneficiaries’ Reports
Four judges have ordered the handing over to the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, in Spanish) of the annual reports submitted by the beneficiaries of the Act to Promote the Relocation of Investors to Puerto Rico, or Act 22, which is now part of the Incentives Code.
Insularismo, or the Art of Dancing in the Dark Without Music (OPINION)
In the end, the congressional visit was Boricua political theater at its best, with a showy guest list.
CPI Scores Federal Court Win Against Fiscal Control Board for Access to Information
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston rejected the Fiscal Control Board for Puerto Rico’s claim that, due to “sovereign immunity,” it did not have to submit to the right of access to information and deliver documents on their processes requested by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.