Pedro Pierluisi Elected as Puerto Rico’s Next Governor

It is the first time that both of Puerto Rico’s major parties received less than 40% of the vote.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 10:34 AM

Just Months After Puerto Rico’s Worst Political Scandal Ever, Pedro Pierluisi Says That He ‘Does Not Regret’ Voting for Ricardo Rosselló

And here we go. In a classic case of political Macondo mediocrity, it looks like some factions of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party are trying to forget this past summer’s historic protests that led to the sudden resignation of governor Ricardo Rosselló. The latest example? Former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi—yes, the same Pierluisi who claimed the […]

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 9:38 AM

Puerto Rico High Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island’s governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately.

  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 2:29 PM

Pedro Pierluisi Submits Another Puerto Rican Statehood Bill to Congress

Two years ago, Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, a non-voting member of the U.S. Congress and the leader of the island’s pro-statehood party, submitted the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act to the House of Representatives, with the hope that his fellow voting members would act on resolving Puerto Rico’s political status. A Senate version […]

  • Feb 4, 2015
  • 1:02 PM

Latino Rebels Founder Julio Ricardo Varela Censored from Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi’s Public Facebook Page

Word out of Puerto Rico is that the local media is now starting to report and get comments from the players involved in a bizarre Facebook incident that had the office of Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Peirluisi—a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives—block and censor LatinoRebels.com founder Julio Ricardo Varela, an active […]

  • Jun 20, 2011
  • 4:49 PM

In Search of Puerto Rico’s Solar Energy Future

As Puerto Rico moves toward its stated goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, there are still gigantic leaps that need to be taken if it plans to reach that target date, though it is becoming increasingly unlikely that such monumental steps will be taken.

  • Feb 1, 2023
  • 6:19 PM

Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’

A look at the battle over abortion rights in Puerto Rico following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2022, which undid nearly 50 years of reproductive rights protections in the United States

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • 3:40 PM

Genera PR to Privatize Energy Generation in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday Gov. Pedro Pierluisi announced that Genera PR will officially take over the remains of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and finish privatizing electrical generation on the archipelago.

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • 4:47 PM

Puerto Ricans Set Up Encampments to Protest Environmental Destruction

Fed up with the slow government response, Puerto Ricans in beach towns along the western coast have set up encampments to demand action be taken to stop illegal construction from further destroying the environment.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 5:29 PM

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.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • 2:47 PM

Puerto Rico’s Theatre of the Absurd (OPINION)

The recent image of a car stuck in a massive pothole in Humacao, Puerto Rico makes a fine metaphor for the state of Puerto Rico today and the role played by the pro-statehood Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and his New Progressive Party in the deterioration of the island.

  • Dec 6, 2022
  • 2:42 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

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.

  • Nov 30, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority Requests Indefinite LUMA Contract Extension

Three days before LUMA Energy’s contract is set to expire, the Public-Private Partnerships Authority requested authorization to extend LUMA’s provisional contract until the debt restructuring process for the publicly owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is finalized.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 5:19 PM

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

US to Supply Puerto Rico With Emergency Power Generation

The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will provide Puerto Rico with temporary electric generation via barges to help in restoring the island’s storm-devastated power grid and ease repeated widespread outages.

  • Nov 16, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

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

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 Governor’s Cousins Have Over 20 Real Estate Consulting, Public Housing Corporations

Aside from the public housing management business, for which federal authorities are investigating Walter and Eduardo Pierluisi Isern, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s cousins, the Pierluisi Isern and Pierluisi González-Coya families have more than 20 active companies in real estate, consulting and business and real estate management.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

Puerto Rico Mayor: ‘God Brought Biden Here’

President Joe Biden visited Puerto Rico on Monday to announce new hurricane relief projects, two weeks after Hurricane Fiona battered the archipelago. Tens of thousands remain without power, and even more worry that aid promised by Biden will be too little too late.

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Biden Tells Puerto Ricans He’s ‘Committed to This Island’

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.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 5:48 PM

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