Teachers Call for Protests on ‘National Anti-LUMA School Day’

Teachers and electrical workers in Puerto Rico are calling for protests outside schools on November 30, the day that LUMA Energy’s contract is set to expire, in hopes that the government cancels the company’s impending 15-year contract.

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 5:37 PM

NY Lawmakers, PR Activists Join to End LUMA Contract

Puerto Rican legislators from New York and local activist groups joined forces on Thursday to repudiate the Puerto Rican government’s contract with LUMA Energy and ask Gov. Pedro Pierluisi not to grant the company control over the archipelago’s electrical system for the next 15 years.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 4:12 PM

PREPA Lawyers Forced to File Motions as Puerto Rico Hit by Hurricane Fiona

As Hurricane Fiona bore down on Puerto Rico two weeks ago, the U.S.-imposed fiscal control board and the U.S.-based judge who handles the public electric utility’s debt restructuring deal forced Puerto Rican lawyers to file motions even as the archipelago was experiencing an island-wide blackout.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

US Waives Federal Law to Boost Diesel Supply for Puerto Rico

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.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • 9:47 PM

Puerto Rico’s Debt Plan Goes into Effect Amid Public Backlash

While intense public pressure led to the worst parts being left out of the debt adjustment plan, many Puerto Ricans still view it as only leading the archipelago further into ruin through ever-expanding budget cuts and austerity measures.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • 5:33 PM

‘We Don’t Want Crumbs’: Thousands of Teachers in Puerto Rico Strike for Fair Pay

On Friday, classrooms across Puerto Rico continued to sit empty as thousands of public school teachers protested at the foot of the Capitolio, home to Puerto Rico’s legislature, and then walked to the governor’s official residence, La Fortaleza, to demand fair pay and pensions.

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • 11:15 AM

Act 60 Brings People Into Puerto Rico and Pushes Others Out

“A Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans” has become almost cliche in talks concerning the current wave of gentrification washing over the islands. It’s a phrase so bold-faced about ridding the island of its native inhabitants that one is tempted to view it as satire, if the message behind it hadn’t become all too real for the people of Puerto Rico over the past decade.

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

Gentrification, Colonialism and Identity in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

The debate over the gentrification led by an influx of wealthy Americans turns on complicated and contested issues, including housing, taxes, and economic development. But it also begs a much deeper question: whether Puerto Ricans are a nation, or merely the current tenants of a particularly attractive piece of real estate in America’s empire.

  • Jan 21, 2022
  • 11:26 AM

Confirmation Hearings for Controversial Debt Plan Begin in Puerto Rico

Inside the Clemente Ruiz Nazario United States Courthouse, Judge Laura Taylor Swain presided over the first day of confirmation hearings for Puerto Rico’s debt adjustment plan. Outside, hundreds of people flooded the courthouse gates to express their repudiation of the plan.

  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 11:59 AM

Puerto Rico Gov’t Passes Controversial PC1003 Debt Bill

On Tuesday, October 26, after the majority of protesters had left, the Senate approved PC1003. Gov. Pierluisi signed the debt restructuring bill into law almost immediately after it was passed, calling it “a great step forward to end the bankruptcy and get out from under the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board.”

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 12:08 PM

La AEE paga estadías de meses en hoteles de lujo a consultores

En los últimos seis años, más de $300 millones en fondos públicos han ido a consultores relacionados a la AEE que establecen la pauta en el manejo de la corporación pública.

  • Sep 5, 2019
  • 7:29 AM

Puerto Rico Activists in Boston Call on Federal Judge to ‘Keep Wall Street Hands Off Puerto Rico’s Pensions’

Groups demand that contributions to Puerto Rico pensions not be used to pay “illegal” $72B public debt

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 4:47 PM

Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Demand Federal Judge #CancelTheDebt

Groups rallied as part of day of action asking for elimination of $72 billion public debt.

  • Mar 13, 2019
  • 5:07 PM

Power 4 Puerto Rico Statement on COFINA Deal

“The story of PROMESA is the story of deepening poverty in Puerto Rico.”

  • Feb 7, 2019
  • 2:47 PM

Groups Opposed to PR Debt Deal Say It Will Only Lead to More Taxes and Austerity

“We refuse to sit back and watch how Wall Street destroys Puerto Rico.  Expect more protests and public mobilization to resist this abuse,” said Julio López Varona, The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD).

  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 9:16 AM

La vista de COFINA desde adentro y desde afuera

El sol comienza a bajar fuerte y caliente en San Juan poco después de las 4:00 de la tarde del martes, 15 de enero.

  • Jan 25, 2019
  • 9:41 AM

What One Puerto Rican Activist Told Judge About Debt Restructuring Case

These debt negotiations should not put profits over people.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 5:31 PM

McKinsey: Puerto Rico Bondholder and Fiscal Board’s Lead Adviser

The world’s largest financial consulting firm leads the operations of Puerto Rico’s federally-appointed Fiscal Control Board, as evidenced by emails obtained by the Center for Investigative Journalism.

  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 3:01 PM

McKinsey: Bonista de Puerto Rico y principal asesor de la Junta

La firma de consultoría financiera más grande del mundo coordina las operaciones de la Junta de Control Fiscal, según demuestran los emails obtenidos por el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.

  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 8:14 AM

Puerto Rico Fiscal Board Fights for Secrecy

Under various justifications, Puerto Rico’s federally appointed Fiscal Control Board fights to keep secret some of its communications with the U.S. government, alleging that its disclosure would affect the island’s economy, financial markets and the ability of the entity to exercise its powers over the local government.

  • Nov 29, 2018
  • 3:44 PM

Los documentos que la Junta quiere ocultar

Bajo distintas justificaciones legales, la Junta de Control Fiscal de Puerto Rico pelea por mantener en secreto parte de sus comunicaciones con el Gobierno de Estados Unidos, alegando que su divulgación afectaría la economía de la isla, los mercados de capital y la habilidad de la entidad para ejercer sus poderes sobre el Gobierno de Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 28, 2018
  • 12:32 PM

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