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It is the first time that both of Puerto Rico’s major parties received less than 40% of the vote.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
On Monday, U.S. Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm announced a $453.3 million commitment to finance rooftop solar panels and battery systems for Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities.
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.
Threatened, arrested, attacked, and shot, Puerto Rico’s environmental activists have endured a lot while trying to enforce the environmental protection laws they feel the government refuses to enforce. Still, most of them refuse to back down.
Assailants in Puerto Rico who killed two people and injured 13 when they fired indiscriminately outside a bar during a birthday party were targeting just one man in a drug trafficking feud, police said Monday. The shooting brought to 11 the total number of people slain in violence over the Memorial Day weekend in Puerto Rico.
This is the story of two Puerto Ricos—a phantasmagorical island cooked up by Pierluisi and the one Boricuas endure daily.
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.
With rising temperatures and the increasing threat of tropical storms due to climate change menacing Puerto Rico, many fear the islands’ access to electrical power will only worsen under privatization.
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.
Like many firsts of May in the past, this year’s May Day will see workers and activists around the world take to the streets to demand greater labor rights and protections. In Puerto Rico, they will also be condemning displacement and environmental destruction.
Two cousins of Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $4 million in federal funds meant for public housing. Brothers Walter Pierluisi Isern and Eduardo Pierluisi Isern pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges in federal court in San Juan Thursday morning.
A ruling by Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court has thrown into limbo hundreds of thousands of business and construction permits issued by a U.S. territory already struggling to attract investors amid an economic crisis.
Privatized Power Grid Unlikely to Save Puerto Rico Customers From Disastrous Debt Restructuring Plan (OPINION)
It is time for the oversight board and the governor to give up the fantasy that the debt can be paid without harming Puerto Rico’s economy, pensioners, and electrical system recovery. Overly optimistic assumptions contributed to PREPA’s bankruptcy. More of the same will not solve its problems.
González and Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, both of the ruling PNP, seemed united at a recent rally in San Juan, even as she schemes to replace him in 2024. If González is willing to stab her party’s president in the back to take his job, how far would she go to keep it?
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.
On Saturday, hundreds of activists flooded Playa Almendros in Rincón, Puerto Rico to complete the demolition of a wall that was illegally built too close to the beach by a condo developer.