LGBT Seniors in Puerto Rico on Their Own to Access Housing

In the absence of protection and a safe home, and the discrimination aggravated by factors such as religious ideologies, the Waves Ahead organization is developing housing projects aimed at these populations while bills to amend local laws are in limbo.

  • Aug 1, 2023
  • 12:52 PM

The Rise of Sovereignty in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

The only practical way for Puerto Rico to decolonize, democratize, and safeguard its economic future and maintain its national identity is through national sovereignty—and trends indicate that support for sovereignty is growing.

  • May 15, 2023
  • 4:53 PM

Puerto Rican Pastor Spews Hatred From the Pulpit (OPINION)

During a recent “sermon,” the head pastor of an evangelical church in Puerto Rico denounced people of color as racist, slammed the LGBT community, and complained that the Black actress starring in Disney’s remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was ugly.

  • May 9, 2023
  • 3:04 PM

Public Nuisances or Private Business?

Twenty-two mayors across Puerto Rico have delegated the process of declaring structures as public nuisances to a private firm, a practice that has led to many of the original property owners being deprived of fair compensation.

  • Apr 4, 2023
  • 1:50 PM

Hundreds March in Puerto Rico in Defense of Abortion Rights

A green wave of pro-choice demonstrators washed over Old San Juan on Saturday, May 28 —the International Day of Action for Women’s Health— to demand abortion rights be protected in the face of legislative attacks.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 12:03 PM

Puerto Rico, a Nation of Women (OPINION)

Women now account for more than half of Puerto Rico’s population and are spearheading —especially the young women— an unstoppable revolution, one that will change the island’s future.

  • Mar 23, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

The Boricua Diaspora: A Voice That Will Not Be Silenced (OPINION)

The Diaspora has become a political battlefield between those who want a permanent union with the United States and those who want freedom. The narrative divides Puerto Ricans at a time when the island and its people should be more unified than ever.

  • Feb 28, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

Construction Permit Approvals for Coastal Projects Fast-Tracked During Pierluisi’s First Year

Far from slowing the pace of construction on Puerto Rico’s coasts to address climate change, as experts have requested, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s administration hit the accelerator to approve construction permits along the coasts.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • 11:39 AM

El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela

Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 8:23 AM

Here Is the FULL VIDEO of the Insular Affairs Legislative Hearing on Puerto Rico Political Status

It was about the following two bills: H.R. 1522 (Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act) and H.R. 2070 (Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021).

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 5:05 PM

Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift in Perspective, a New Opposition

Puerto Rico’s Left made significant gains in the recent general elections. This vote for decolonization and social change must be appreciated.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

Missing Boxes, Memory Cards and Ballots: Puerto Rico’s Election Disaster (Part Two)

A week after Puerto Rico’s Election Day, missing election boxes, stolen memory cards, and a crashing election results website have led to even more public distrust against the island’s electoral commission.

  • Nov 16, 2020
  • 2:23 PM

Here Are the Races You Should Be Following During Puerto Rico’s Election Day

The biggest race is the gubernatorial one, with six total candidates running (five with parties and one running independently).

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

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

Judge Hears Major Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Case

The hearing involves more than $17 billion worth of debt backed by sales-tax bonds that the government issued, representing nearly a third of the island’s overall bonded debt.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 4:42 PM

Why Were More Than 60 People Arrested in Puerto Rico for Protesting the Depositing of Coal Ash?

“We expect more protestors, including a coalition of women who will be joining the manifestations in solidarity with Peñuelas.”

  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 11:26 AM

War Against All Puerto Ricans: My Seven Days in Puerto Rico

Editor’s Note: After we published a bilingual essay from four authors about Nelson A. Denis’ visit to Puerto Rico to promote his new book, we invited Nelson to share his own impressions from his seven-day book tour. Here is what Nelson sent us. Last month I went to Puerto Rico to introduce my book War Against […]

  • Jun 10, 2015
  • 8:58 AM

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