Energy Secretary Hopes $450 Million for Solar Will Rebuild Trust in Puerto Rico Power Grid

On Monday, U.S. Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm announced a $453.3 million commitment to finance rooftop solar panels and battery systems for Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities.

  • Aug 3, 2023
  • 3:47 PM

Record Heat Wave Grips Puerto Rico

Stepping outside in Puerto Rico’s capital city feels like walking inside a giant oven due to an “unprecedented” and record-breaking heat wave, which has already caused power and water outages as well as health concerns.

  • Jun 8, 2023
  • 3:54 PM

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.

  • Jun 1, 2023
  • 12:30 PM

Letter to Congress Pushes for Puerto Rico’s Food Security, Sovereignty (OPINION)

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago has sent a letter to Congress requesting that at least half of the funds allocated for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program be directed to supporting the island’s farmers and promoting greater self-sufficiency.

  • Apr 25, 2023
  • 3:32 PM

Puerto Rico to Close Lone Zoo After Years of Complaints

Puerto Rico’s government is closing the U.S. territory’s only zoo following years of suspected negligence, a lack of resources, and deaths of animals that were highlighted by activists.

  • Feb 28, 2023
  • 10:54 AM

Extreme Weather Caused by Climate Crisis Threatens Puerto Rico’s Ability to Feed Itself

Puerto Ricans will likely spend this Christmas without their time-honored tradition of eating plantains with dinner, after Hurricane Fiona destroyed 80 percent of the island’s plantain and banana crops in September.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 4:32 PM

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.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 4:00 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

Lawmakers Join the Call to Hold the FCC Accountable in Puerto Rico

During the final months of 2019, powerful Democratic politicians have called for an investigation into the collapse of Puerto Rico’s communications networks following Hurricane María in 2017.

  • Jan 6, 2020
  • 5:33 PM

Emails Expose Federal Gov’t Influence Over Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Board

Thousands of emails and documents between the island’s Fiscal Control Board, Congress, the White House, Treasury and other federal agencies is now in the hands of the Center of Investigative Journalism.

  • Nov 28, 2018
  • 3:48 PM

Billing for Professional Services in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Cases Reaches $135 Million

The government of Puerto Rico foots the bill, which already tops $134.8 million in only nine months. Some lawyers have already made four times more than what the highest paid Commonwealth officials make annually.

  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 2:20 PM

‘We’re Rationing Food:’ Humanitarian Crisis Devastates Puerto Rico’s Isolated Communities

The federal, national and municipal governments have still not cleared the way into at least nine neighborhoods in Utuado, the third largest municipality on the island.

  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 9:57 PM

Caribbean Prepares for 2023 Hurricane Season

With this year’s hurricane season only a few days away, most forecasters have predicted a fairly “normal” season with an average of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three of those reaching Category 3 or above—though experts still warn to prepare for the worst.

  • May 31, 2023
  • 12:11 PM

US Sanctions on Venezuela Now a Total Economic Embargo

With an executive order, the U.S. government has frozen all economic assets belonging to President Nicolás Maduro and his associates.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 12:16 PM

California Governor Defies Trump, Removes National Guard at Border

Newsom had first alluded to defying Trump’s orders in his inaugural speech earlier this year.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 12:18 PM

Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

As of now, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to deliver daily press conferences.

  • Dec 4, 2018
  • 10:38 AM

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