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Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Say Even With Proposed Changes, ‘PROMESA Is Poverty’
Amendments proposed in Congressional hearing reinforce “modern-day colonial relationship.”
Power 4 Puerto Rico Statement on PROMESA Court Decision
“The Board has been tangled in conflicts of interests, and its wealthy members have no grasp of the realities faced by working families in Puerto Rico.”
Watch LIVESTREAM of Puerto Rico’s February 1 PROMESA Board Meeting About Island’s Energy Sector
Live from New York City
While the PROMESA Board Meets in NYC, Workers and Unions Protest Against Austerity for Puerto Rico
Speakers call for an end to the island’s debt.
The US Establishment of PROMESA Is a Case of a Crime Against Humanity
Punish the people with more taxes, while those who stole billions administering the colonial regime are enjoying absolute impunity.
Puerto Rican Activists Protest First #PROMESA Conference (Democracy Now! VIDEO)
Will we see more resistance in Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico Senators Slam Governor After Court Rejects Labor Reform
Last week a federal judge nullified Puerto Rico’s Labor Reform Law approved only months ago, saying that Gov. Pedro Pierluisi did not provide evidence that the law would not impact the oversight board’s fiscal plan.
House Passes Puerto Rico Status Act
On Thursday the House passed the Puerto Rico Status Act, which received a floor vote after its approval by a House committee on Wednesday. Now, the race is on to get approval from the Senate before a new Republican-controlled House is sworn in on January 3.
LUMA Contract Extended as Protests Continue in Old San Juan
On the same day it was set to expire, the Puerto Rico Public-Private Alliances granted LUMA Energy an extension of its provisional contract that will only end once the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s debt restructuring is completed.
Puerto Rico Police Give Protesters ‘How to Protest’ Manual After Release
Protesters arrested last Wednesday in the Puerto Rican capital and later released without charges were surprised when police officers gave them a manual on how they should protest.
Women’s Networks Drive Puerto Rico’s Decolonization Work
Puerto Ricans are pushing for sustained interconnectivity between stakeholders doing the rebuilding in the islands and the diaspora and its allies advocating for long-term investment from the mainland — and these coordination efforts are largely driven by women’s networks.
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.
Hurricane Fiona Batters Puerto Rico Still Recovering 5 Years After María
In the five years since Hurricane María tore through their country, the people of Puerto Rico have made efforts to rebuild in hopes that they would be ready for the next disaster. Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm that swept through the island on Sunday, has shattered such hopes.
Puerto Ricans Protest Against ‘Vulture’ Funds in Manhattan
On Sunday, August 28, a coalition of Puerto Rican independence groups and their allies gathered outside a hedge fund’s office building in Midtown Manhattan to protest its predatory lending practices.
Puerto Rico Status Act Loses Momentum in House
Rep. Grijalva, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee which has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico, says the sudden increase in lobbying against the Puerto Rico Status Act is not about process but instead about maintaining the island’s current colonial status.
UN Committee Recognizes Puerto Rico’s Right to Self-Determination, Independence
On Monday afternoon, the United Nations (UN) Special Committee on Decolonization —by consensus and for the 40th time— adopted Draft Resolution L7, which formally recognizes Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination and independence.
No Clear Consensus During Public Forum for Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft
As anticipated, there was no overarching agreement over the future of the political status of Puerto Rico—although the predominantly shared sentiment from speakers was that the discussion draft was a good start to relinquishing themselves of colonialism.
CPI Scores Federal Court Win Against Fiscal Control Board for Access to Information
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston rejected the Fiscal Control Board for Puerto Rico’s claim that, due to “sovereign immunity,” it did not have to submit to the right of access to information and deliver documents on their processes requested by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.
Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide
Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.
Time for All Americans to Rally Behind Puerto Rican Self-Determination (OPINION)
With an informed perspective and measured approach, Americans can play an important role in supporting Puerto Ricans fighting for their self-determination and help bring justice to the island.