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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.
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.
The Last Conquest of Puerto Rico (OPINION)
In honor of December 10, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris that transferred ownership of the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico to the United States, a look back at the U.S. invasion of the island, what it meant to Puerto Ricans at the time, and what it means today.
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.
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.
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.
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 Should Pay Attention to French Elections (OPINION)
Voters in both countries are increasingly dissatisfied with national politics and looking to emergent parties for solutions, but they are not ready to ditch the traditional parties in local races. How the emergent parties engage in local politics will determine if the parties can effectively create a new political order.
Puerto Rico Senate Attempts to Limit Abortions at 22 Weeks
On Tuesday, March 29, a new anti-choice abortion bill was passed by a Senate commission in Puerto Rico that limits abortions to 22 weeks. Rushed to approval without public hearings, the bill has drawn outrage from the public, female politicians, and medical professionals.
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.
The Economic Case for Freeing Puerto Rico (OPINION)
Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.
Pro-Independence Group Protests in DC as Power 4 Puerto Rico Blasts Biden for Broken Promises
Hours before President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, members of the Frente Independentista Boricua gathered in Washington, D.C. to call on the federal government to decolonize Puerto Rico, a U.S. possession since 1898.
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.
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.
A ‘Generational Howl’ Heard in Chile and Puerto Rico (OPINION)
The triumph of Gabriel Boric over the extreme right in Chile sent out “a generational howl” that is reverberating throughout the region and is echoed in Puerto Rico by young Boricuas who want to change the political and social architecture of their homeland.
Confirmation Hearings for Controversial Debt Plan Begin in Puerto Rico
Inside the Clemente Ruiz Nazario United States Courthouse, Judge Laura Taylor Swain presided over the first day of confirmation hearings for Puerto Rico’s debt adjustment plan. Outside, hundreds of people flooded the courthouse gates to express their repudiation of the plan.
Puerto Rico Gov’t Passes Controversial PC1003 Debt Bill
On Tuesday, October 26, after the majority of protesters had left, the Senate approved PC1003. Gov. Pierluisi signed the debt restructuring bill into law almost immediately after it was passed, calling it “a great step forward to end the bankruptcy and get out from under the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board.”
OPINION: The Business of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Party
Don Quixote’s elusive quest is a fitting metaphor for Puerto Rico’s statehood movement.
The Latest ‘No to Statehood’ March Happened This Past Sunday in San Juan
As a follow-up to a series of pro-independence marches for Puerto Rico that happened across nine U.S. cities on August 9, the San Juan counterpart —originally postponed that day due to a pending tropical storm— happened this past Sunday.
For Juan Dalmau, Puerto Rico’s Quest for Statehood Is Doomed to Permanent Failure
With his sights locked on the governor’s mansion in 2024, Juan Dalmau understands the importance of timing in Puerto Rico.