Jenniffer González Is More of the Same — and Probably Worse (OPINION)

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?

  • Mar 8, 2023
  • 4:08 PM

Reps. Velázquez, González-Colón Find Consensus in Puerto Rico Status Bill

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner, Jenniffer González Colón, tell Latino Rebels that, despite their opposing perspectives on Puerto Rico’s status question, there are at least two areas of common ground driving the negotiations on a consensus bill.

  • May 18, 2022
  • 7:23 PM

Rep. Velázquez, Resident Commissioner González-Colón Issue Joint Statement on Puerto Rico Status

In a surprising display of bipartisanship, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) issued a joint statement on Thursday concerning the ongoing debate in the House of Representatives on Puerto Rico’s political status. My statement with @RepJenniffer below. — Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) April 28, 2022 “We both […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 5:30 PM

Heroes of Another Flag: The Use of Puerto Ricans as Colonial Troops (OPINION)

As with anything regarding Puerto Rico, the recent PRNG deployment became political.

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • 6:20 PM

The ‘Incorporated Territory of Puerto Rico’ Will Become a Supersized Colonial Problem: Here’s Why

The incorporated territory step has never offered a real or meaningful solution to the question of Puerto Rico.

  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Energy Secretary Hopes $450 Million for Solar Will Rebuild Trust in Puerto Rico Power Grid

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.

  • Aug 3, 2023
  • 3:47 PM

Environmental Activists in Puerto Rico Face Severe Repression

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.

  • Jul 25, 2023
  • 1:34 PM

‘Historic’ Puerto Rico Status Compromise Bill Faces Uncertain Future in Congress

Following a press conference on Thursday, members of the House negotiating team behind a potential consensus bill on Puerto Rico’s status released what is likely a messaging bill meant to act as a framework for further negotiations and their outcome.

  • May 19, 2022
  • 4:59 PM

En el aire los esfuerzos de recuperación por la anunciada renuncia de Rosselló

A solo días de que entre en efecto la renuncia de Ricardo Rosselló Nevares como gobernador de Puerto Rico, no hay certeza de quién liderará los esfuerzos de recuperación de los huracanes Irma y María en la isla.

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 5:29 AM

Judge Sentences 3 Nicaraguan Activists to Prison

The three men had opposed a large canal project and joined a growing protest movement, eventually helping block roads.

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1:23 PM

Colombian Senate Approves Transitional Justice Law, but with Changes

The bill will now have to go back to the lower chamber this week to conciliate the changes made before it can be sanctioned by President Juan Manuel Santos.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 12:35 PM

The Party’s Over in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

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.

  • Aug 14, 2023
  • 4:22 PM

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.

  • May 15, 2023
  • 4:53 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

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.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • 2:47 PM

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.

  • Dec 6, 2022
  • 2:42 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

Puerto Rico Status Act Stalls in House Due to ‘Outside Interests’

The legislative clock is running out on the Puerto Rico Status Act, and according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), votes have yet to be counted due to what he says are “outside interests” delaying progress on the bill.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • 5:27 PM

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.

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • 2:41 PM

All Eyes on AOC to Decide Puerto Rico Status Act

After the Natural Resources Committee passed the Puerto Rico Status Act on Wednesday, all eyes are now on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, whose support or defection from the bill she helped negotiate will likely decide the bill’s fate in the House.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • 6:22 PM

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