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Congress Should Honor Puerto Rico’s Statehood Decision on November 3rd
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Congress Should Honor Puerto Rico’s Statehood Decision on November 3rd

On November 3rd, Puerto Ricans will head to the polls to answer a simple question with powerful implications: "Should Puerto Rico be admitted immediately into the Union as a State? Yes or No.”  This is not the first time Puerto... Read More

Puerto Rico to Partially Redo Botched Gubernatorial Primary
Elections
Puerto Rico to Partially Redo Botched Gubernatorial Primary

Puerto Rico will partially redo a key gubernatorial primary election next Sunday after ballots failed to arrive at some polling centers in a timely manner. Gov. Wanda Vazquez, who is facing a challenge from within her New Progressive Party, said... Read More

Puerto Ricans Poised to Decide Whether to Seek Statehood
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Puerto Ricans Poised to Decide Whether to Seek Statehood
2020-06-15 12:37:17
by Dan McCue

Residents of Puerto Rico will be casting a telling vote this November -- one that could decide whether the island -- now a territory of the United States -- will seek statehood or not. While the referendum is non-binding because... Read More

Stephanie Murphy to Lead Bipartisan  Congressional Delegation to Puerto Rico
Congress
Stephanie Murphy to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Puerto Rico on Sunday, January 19, to examine the damage and disruption caused by the recent earthquakes. The delegation, which also includes Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, R-Puerto... Read More

Puerto Rico Faces the End of a Storied and Bloody Tradition: Cockfighting
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Puerto Rico Faces the End of a Storied and Bloody Tradition: Cockfighting

MOROVIS, Puerto Rico — Amid the squawking of birds, blood-soaked feathers and roar of the crowd, Laura Green was holding a fire sale at the cockfight. Green has spent the last 12 years making things that only a cockfighter would... Read More

Roofless Homes, Scattered Debris. Why Has Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery Been so Slow?
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Roofless Homes, Scattered Debris. Why Has Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery Been so Slow?

COROZAL, Puerto Rico — When Hurricane Maria tore through Cuba Libre, a small hamlet in central Puerto Rico, it ripped Iris Ortiz’s roof clean off. Two years later, as she stood on a neighbor’s elevated porch, she peered into the... Read More

Puerto Rico Scandal Stirs Anger and Memories of the Difficult Days After Hurricane Maria
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Puerto Rico Scandal Stirs Anger and Memories of the Difficult Days After Hurricane Maria

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico — Every night for a week after Hurricane Maria, David Adames sat in the dark inside his funeral home here on the outskirts of San Juan in case another family needed him. The 46-year-old embalmer posts his... Read More

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Resigns Amid Mounting Protests
Political News
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Resigns Amid Mounting Protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s besieged governor resigned late Wednesday, following more than 10 days of unrelenting public demands for him to step down, including a protest on Monday that was one of the largest in the island’s... Read More

Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
In The News
Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
2019-07-23 19:54:17
by HJ Mai

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a second straight week demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The demonstrations arose after hundreds of pages of offensive chat messages between the governor and... Read More

Federal Money Hasn’t Reached Disaster Victims
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Federal Money Hasn’t Reached Disaster Victims

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than a year and a half since Hurricane Maria laid waste to Puerto Rico in September 2017, killing roughly 3,000 people and causing an estimated $90 billion in damages. But federal money for any long-term... Read More

Trump Complained That Puerto Rico Has Gotten Too Much Aid, Senators Say
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Trump Complained That Puerto Rico Has Gotten Too Much Aid, Senators Say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump during a private lunch with Republican senators on Tuesday leveled criticism at Puerto Rico’s use of past disaster aid, further complicating the Senate’s struggle to pass a $14 billion relief bill. Trump used charts to... Read More

More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid
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More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid

MIAMI— Seventeen months after Hurricane Maria, the remote Puerto Rican island of Vieques is still waiting for federal money to rebuild its hospital. It won’t arrive in time to give Zuleima Nieves peace of mind. She and Vieques’ other 9,000... Read More

Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Disaster Relief Funds to Puerto Rico
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Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Disaster Relief Funds to Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief ... Read More

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