US Agent, Suspected Smuggler Killed Off Puerto Rico Coast

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and a suspected smuggler died during a shootout Thursday off the Puerto Rico coast, authorities said. Two other U.S. officers were injured.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 10:23 AM

US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico

A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

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

Domestic Violence Rampant Among Puerto Rico Police Officers, But Few Face Consequences

In the last 12 years, Puerto Rico police officers or former police officers have killed at least 10 women. More than 800 officers have been arrested for violence against their partners and 1,111 administrative complaints have been filed against them.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

EPA to Test Air, Groundwater in Puerto Rico for First Time

The announcement, made on Friday, is part of the Biden administration’s effort to directly address the disproportionate impacts of pollution that have existed for decades in many low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 12:05 PM

Indigenous Site Blocked by Private Businesses in Puerto Rico — Again

On Thursday, private businesses used heavy machinery to block the public access path to Cueva del Indio, a Taíno historical site on Puerto Rico’s northern coast, which had been cleared by activists in mid-October.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 2:09 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 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.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

US Energy Secretary Returns to Puerto Rico Amid Power Woes

On Tuesday, Sunrun, the largest rooftop solar installer in the U.S., announced a deal with Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority to launch the island’s first “virtual” power plant to help reduce power bills and offer a backup energy source.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 10:24 AM

Poor Conditions of Bridges in Puerto Rico Raise Doubts on Ability to Withstand Future Storms

The Department of Transportation and Public Works offered incomplete data on the bridges damaged by Hurricane Fiona and does not say whether there was a monitoring plan for those that were in a vulnerable condition before the storm.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 1:43 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’s Right to Colonial Reparations (OPINION)

More and more people recognize that after 124 years of abuse, humiliation, human rights violations, and economic exploitation through colonialism, the United States owes Puerto Rico compensation.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 1:04 PM

In Third Album ‘Nacarile,’ Puerto Rico’s iLe Draws on Turmoil of Recent Years (INTERVIEW)

When Puerto Rico’s beloved songbird Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as “iLe,” was in lockdown during the pandemic, she did what she does best: she made music. In those tense times, she managed to compose a new solo album, ‘Nacarile,’ released on Friday, October 21.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 5:28 PM

Former University of Puerto Rico Student Sentenced in Cyberstalking Case

A judge on Wednesday ordered Iván-Santell Velázquez, a former student at the University of Puerto Rico, to serve 13 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to cyberstalking.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

Puerto Rico to Investigate Power Bill Complaints Following Recent Outage

Puerto Rico’s Energy Bureau announced Thursday that it will investigate how a private company has handled complaints about electric bills after Hurricane Fiona knocked power out to the entire island.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

US Opts to Not Rebuild Renowned Puerto Rico Telescope

The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will not rebuild a renowned radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which was one of the world’s largest until it collapsed nearly two years ago. Instead, the agency issued a solicitation for the creation of a $5 million STEM education center at the site.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Puerto Rico Government Has No Plan to Handle Increase in Post-Disaster Gender-Based Violence

Two weeks after Hurricane Fiona, non-governmental organizations in Puerto Rico still bear the greatest burden of guiding and caring for survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 12:51 PM

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.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 11:53 AM

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

‘We’re With You,’ Biden Tells Puerto Rico Ahead of Visit

President Joe Biden on Monday will survey damage from Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, where tens of thousands of people are still without power two weeks after the storm hit. The Category 1 hurricane knocked out electrical power to the U.S. territory of 3.2 million people, 44 percent of whom live below the poverty line.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 12:24 PM

Officials Detail Hurricane Fiona Damage to Puerto Rico Grid

Preliminary evaluations show Hurricane Fiona damaged 50 percent of transmission lines and distribution feeders across Puerto Rico as hundreds of thousands remain without power or water service almost two weeks after the storm hit, officials said Thursday.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

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