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As fuel in Puerto Rico grows scarcer after Hurricane Fiona, an oil tanker loaded with much-needed diesel fuel is treading water off the coast of Puerto Rico, unable to dock because a 1920 law, known as the Jones Act, requires ships to be U.S.-owned if they want to load or unload.
Our Power PR Campaign Arrives in Puerto Rico to Join Just Recovery Efforts and Assess Impact of Jones Act
#OurPowerPR was launched in New York to support Puerto Ricans with a just recovery for the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
It has crippled the Puerto Rico economy for close than a century.
“It is intended to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts.”
“As I watched TV coverage of the wildfires incinerating Maui… a single thought raged in my head: Colonialism is a brutal, never-ending story… The footage triggered memories of Hurricane María, which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 and transformed the archipelago into a rich man’s paradise—and a no man’s land for many Puerto Ricans.”
The Losing Puerto Rico media project launched a multimedia campaign to focus attention on an obscure and one-of-a-kind tax loophole that allows rich Americans to move to Puerto Rico and avoid paying most of their taxes.
González and Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, both of the ruling PNP, seemed united at a recent rally in San Juan, even as she schemes to replace him in 2024. If González is willing to stab her party’s president in the back to take his job, how far would she go to keep it?
PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” while visiting Puerto Rico on Monday, as tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Fiona struck and residents worry that Washington’s dedication to their recovery could prove fleeting.
President Joe Biden on Monday will survey damage from Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, where tens of thousands of people are still without power two weeks after the storm hit. The Category 1 hurricane knocked out electrical power to the U.S. territory of 3.2 million people, 44 percent of whom live below the poverty line.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Wednesday it would temporarily waive a federal law and allow foreign diesel deliveries to Puerto Rico as it faces a dwindling supply of fuel nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the U.S. territory.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday requested that the U.S. government waive a federal law to allow for more fuel shipments to the island amid concerns over a dwindling supply of diesel in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.
Hours before President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, members of the Frente Independentista Boricua gathered in Washington, D.C. to call on the federal government to decolonize Puerto Rico, a U.S. possession since 1898.
Shaniyat Chowdhury, a New York City public high school educator running for the New York State Assembly, is using a recent trip to the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico as a springboard to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent David Weprin.
This article compares two conjunctures in Puerto Rico’s modern history: 1928 through 1940; and 2006 through 2020.
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.
Last week was St. Patrick’s Day, and thinking of Ireland always makes me think of Puerto Rico, two islands with vibrant cultures dominated by WASPy foreign powers that have tried hard to snuff those cultures out, along with the people.
On November 3, we must make the choice that recognizes the humanity of Puerto Ricans and respects the pain of the last three years.
The reality is that the Biden campaign has been struggling to connect with Latino voters ever since he announced his intent to run.
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?