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
Puerto Rico
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

Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... 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 Test Used to Screen Hundreds of License Applicants
Political News
Puerto Rico Test Used to Screen Hundreds of License Applicants

ATLANTA — A faulty test was used to screen hundreds of Puerto Ricans who applied for Georgia driver’s licenses and identification cards over many years, a new Georgia Bureau of Investigation report shows. Department of Driver Services investigators used the... Read More

Murphy, Diaz-Balart  Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees
Education
Murphy, Diaz-Balart Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees
2019-11-12 22:46:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Mario Diaz-Balart, both of Florida, are leading a push in the House to ensure that states receive the extra education funding they need to accommodate refugee students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The bill, called... Read More

Puerto Rico’s Voice In Washington Calls For Radical Overhaul to Restore Trust
In The News
Puerto Rico’s Voice In Washington Calls For Radical Overhaul to Restore Trust

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives said a new administration needs to dramatically clean house to restore relations with Washington and ensure the flow of desperately needed aid. Jenniffer González said... 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

Puerto Rico Governor, Under Fire, Says He Won’t Run Again
Political News
Puerto Rico Governor, Under Fire, Says He Won’t Run Again

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday he will finish out his current term, but is withdrawing his name from the ballot for the island’s 2020 election. He also said he welcomes the “process... Read More

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