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Private Development Projects Threaten Geography, Population of San Juan Bay Area
When looking at the proposals for the area that begins in Old San Juan and connects with Puerta de Tierra, Isla Grande, Miramar, Santurce and Condado, the creation of a corridor promoted by private companies for the rich and tourists is evident.
Top Court Ruling Unleashes Permit Upheaval in Puerto Rico
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.
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.
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
Puerto Rico to Privatize Power Generation Amid Outages
Puerto Rico announced Sunday that it plans to privatize electricity generation, a first for a U.S. territory facing chronic power outages as it struggles to rebuild a crumbling electric grid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Waives Federal Law to Boost Diesel Supply for Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Wednesday it would temporarily waive a federal law and allow foreign diesel deliveries to Puerto Rico as it faces a dwindling supply of fuel nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the U.S. territory.
Southern Puerto Ricans Hung Out to Dry by Government Response to Hurricane Fiona
Since Hurricane Fiona swept over Puerto Rico on Sunday, residents along the southern coast have seen little state or federal aid in their communities, forcing them to survive mostly on their own.
LUMA Powered by Corruption in Puerto Rico (OPINION)
LUMA Energy, the U.S.-Canadian company that manages Puerto Rico’s power system, won its government contract and remains in place — despite chronic outages — due to corruption within the island’s two main political parties.
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.
Insularismo, or the Art of Dancing in the Dark Without Music (OPINION)
In the end, the congressional visit was Boricua political theater at its best, with a showy guest list.
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.
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.
Puerto Rico Super PAC Pleads Guilty to Dark Money Scheme, Possible Link to Gov. Pierluisi
On May 5, the super PAC Salvemos a Puerto Rico and its president pled guilty to one count of falsifying documents to hide donor identities from the Federal Election Commission, leading to an investigation into whether they coordinated with Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s 2020 campaign.
The Boricua Handmaid’s Tale (OPINION)
If ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned, the fear is that the religious right in Puerto Rico and the two main parties will be emboldened to further limit women’s rights. The hope is that young women, part of the increasingly powerful Boricua female voting bloc, will go to the polls in large numbers.
Racist Flyer Circulates Ahead of Puerto Rico Election
A racist flyer appeared in Guayama, Puerto Rico last week in the run-up to the town’s special mayoral election on Saturday, May 7. “Do you want this BLACK MAN to be the next mayor of Guayama?” the flyer read.
Dystopian Puerto Rico: Macondo Is Changing (OPINION)
Puerto Rico is undergoing a fundamental shift in its social and political architecture, and for the first time since I can remember, strong winds are blowing in favor of self-determination and possibly, eventually, independence.
Puerto Rico Leaders in Denial About Solving Faulty Energy System (OPINION)
As they say, “denial is not a river in Egypt.” Someone needs to share this with Puerto Rico House Speaker Rafael “Tatito” Hernández of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD, in Spanish). After 400,000 of the main island’s residents lost electrical power on April 6, Hernández said that the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority (PREPA) should […]