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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.
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.
Despite ample federal funding, less than one percent of the federal money slated for the island’s public water utility corporation since 2018 has been set aside to buy generators for water pumps. Local officials instead have been forced to rely on a patchwork supply of emergency units.
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.
After Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to questions from Latino Rebels about how officials will respond to the crisis in the U.S. colony that has left vast swaths of the island without power or running water.
Since the implementation of Act 22 approved in 2012 in Puerto Rico, which attracts foreign investors with tax incentives, access to affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault has been a growing challenge.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly three years after Hurricane María tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the island’s first major program to repair and rebuild houses hasn’t completed a single one.
In the Puerto Rican context, the COVID-19 pandemic then represents novel circumstances but not an entirely new political phenomenon.
Pamela H. Patenaude helped lock down a record amount of recovery funds for the island. After her resignation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, she went to work with the firm IEM, which obtained a multi-million-dollar contract with the first allocation of the money she secured.
The money Congress approved to rebuild Puerto Rico two years ago is needed now more than ever.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the seaside governor’s mansion and Capitol building on Monday to demand the U.S. territory’s leader resignation and to protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid continuing earthquakes.
PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico.
HUD Spokesman Darryl Madden told the CPI that he could not offer more details because the process has just begun.
GAO Report Slams HUD for Not Acting on Disaster Relief Grants for Puerto Rico, USVI, Texas and Florida
“Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands had not drawn down any of the $1.5 billion and $243 million, respectively, they had been allocated,” the report said.
Protestors gathered outside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House on December 17 to confront Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board at its 31st open-to-the-public meeting.
On Monday, women held a “Day without Women” with an untold number of women not attending work and school.
The new estimate represents $21 million less than what was initially estimated in 2018 by the municipality of Vieques and it comes two years and four months after Hurricane María.
In Colombia, Protesters Demand Better Protection of Indigenous People and Government Commitment to Peace Treaty
Thousands of Colombians occupied the streets of different cities in the third strike against President Iván Duque.