Fracasa la fiebre privatizadora de Luis Fortuño mediante contratos de energía renovable

Puerto Rico se estanca en sus metas de generación de electricidad con sol y viento, y el alto costo de la luz que ofrecen las compañías choca con el plan de reducir la tarifa eléctrica

  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 8:53 AM

Former PR Gov. Luis Fortuño Thinks Statehood for Puerto Rico Should Be Addressed Before Immigration Reform

Last week, Luis Fortuño, the former Republican pro-statehood governor of Puerto Rico, was interviewed by PJ Media in Washington, D.C after an appearance at George Washington University. Fortuño has been living in the DC area since losing his re-election bid in 2012. The question of Puerto Rico’s status question (of course) was discussed, but the […]

  • Sep 14, 2014
  • 11:08 AM

Two Weeks After Conceding Puerto Rican Election, Luis Fortuño Asks for an Official Recount

This afternoon Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuño formally requested a recount of the election he conceded two weeks ago to governor-elect Alejandro García Padilla. Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño According to a breaking news report by Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Día, the electoral head of island's pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP), Edwin Mundo, said that […]

  • Nov 20, 2012
  • 5:19 PM

Luis Fortuño Loses… And Puerto Rico Wins

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT JULIORVARELA.COM Last night the island of Puerto Rico experienced a historic election. Not only did Puerto Ricans go to the polls to vote for Governor, Resident Commissioner, and other legislative positions, they also voted in yet another non-binding plebiscite that tried to determine whether Puerto Ricans favored its current commonwealth relationship with […]

  • Nov 7, 2012
  • 10:37 AM

One Website of Governor Luis Fortuño Expires and Opponents Take It Over

Yesterday, the website, which used to be the official website of Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuño's campaign in 2008, appears to have a new owner: Fortuño's major political opponent, the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). The election for governor is this November, and the PPD is pulling no punches. Here is a screen grab of […]

  • Sep 11, 2012
  • 10:41 AM

Is Luis Fortuño Working for the Democrats?: A Guest Rebelde Post by Raúl Colón

A Guest Post by Raúl Colón (@rj_c) of In history we have seen how an agent provocateur can cause the masses to create more chaos. Last night I realized how much I had underestimated Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño. He might be working for the Democrats after all.  Being a great spy is about […]

  • Aug 30, 2012
  • 10:36 PM

The Bizarre and Uneasy Alliance Between Mitt Romney and Luis Fortuño Still Makes No Sense

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT JULIORVARELA.COM August was supposed to be a great month for Puerto Rican Governor and pro-statehood Republican Luis Fortuño. He was supposed to claim victory for changes to Puerto Rico's constitution. He did not, essentially setting himself up for an unsuccessful re-election bid in November against an opponent who quite frankly is not the […]

  • Aug 30, 2012
  • 1:27 PM

Luis Fortuño Pushes Puerto Rico’s GOP Primary and Mitt Romney on Facebook

Maybe the governor of Puerto Rico finally realized that he should take control of his official Facebook page and not let his admins run the page for him. Today, as Puerto Ricans go to the polls for the GOP presidential primary, Fortuño has been posting status updates on his site, urging his fans to go […]

  • Mar 18, 2012
  • 12:23 PM

On CNN, Luis Fortuño Answers VP Questions and Says GOP Has Done a “Good Job” With Latino Voters

The Luis Fortuño GOP VP Campaign made an appearance on CNN tonight, and the pro-statehood and Republican governor of Puerto Rico said two very telling things tonight when he spoke with Wolf Blitzer. (Sidenote to Wolf: Fortuño is not "popular." Do your homework about the Governor and about Puerto Ricans in general.) The GOP is doing […]

  • Mar 14, 2012
  • 12:10 AM

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Demands That Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño Apologize to the People of Puerto Rico

Leave it to Representative Luis Gutiérrez to leave it all out on the floor of the US Congress this week, in light of a scathing Department of Justice report on the police abuse charges in Puerto Rico. Gutiérrez, who has been the lone voice of Congress in exposing the hypocrisy of the pro-statehood Republican administration […]

  • Sep 15, 2011
  • 8:18 AM

The Party’s Over in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

With a generational shift against the status quo, a growing reluctance among Puerto Ricans to see their islands become part of an increasingly authoritarian nation, and now a battle between its two leading figures —Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, a Trump supporter— the ruling pro-statehood New Progressive Party’s days seem numbered.

  • Aug 14, 2023
  • 4:22 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

Puerto Rico’s PIP, MVC Form New Coalition Against Electoral Code

On Tuesday, the Citizens’ Victory Movement and the Puerto Rican Independence Party announced a formal collaboration to address grievances against the 2020 electoral law and its proposed amendments, which were passed by the Puerto Rico House of Representatives later that day.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 1:08 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

Afro/Black Latinx People the Missing Pieces of National Museum of the American Latino (OPINION)

From its board of 15 to its chairman’s advisory council of 20 and its staff of five and over 100 partners, there is no broad representation of Afro/Black Latino, Latina, and Latinx people. We are not represented in any significant way.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 12:07 PM

Expensive Evaluation to ‘Transform’ University of Puerto Rico’s Medical Sciences Campus

The meetings of the committee appointed to evaluate the operations of the campus were paid for with the Office of Institutional Transformation budget, whose operation from 2019 to date has cost $2,126,284.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Puerto Rican Utopia, Cuba Redux (OPINION)

History has a way of repeating itself, and in many ways Batista’s Cuba is echoed in today’s Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

OPINION: The Business of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Party

Don Quixote’s elusive quest is a fitting metaphor for Puerto Rico’s statehood movement.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 1:01 PM

Colombia’s Tax Reform Reveals the Hidden Power of Credit Agencies Throughout the Americas

“Credit rating agencies try to have a qualitative and scientific vision for rating sovereign debt,” Giovanni Rodríguez of Colombia’s National University told Latino Rebels. “They have very practical methodologies which are easy to follow. But in the end. these agencies, far from making objective ratings, use ratings that are based in political and subjective logic.”

  • Aug 10, 2021
  • 1:56 PM

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