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Gutierrez: Obama And Congress Have 'A Responsibility' To Help Puerto Rico

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said this week that the Obama administration is not doing enough to help the territory of Puerto Rico, home...

Why Every American Should Care About Puerto Rico's Austerity Crisis

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Adriana Usero | Posted 05.20.2015 | Latino Voices

Throngs of students hit the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, last week to protest Gov. Alejandro García Padilla's proposal to cut some $166 million ...

Adriana Usero

Puerto Rico's Massive Anti-Austerity Protests Ignored By U.S. Mainland Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Adriana Usero | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Students in Puerto Rico launched mass protests this week against the governor's attempt to slash some $166 million from the University of Puerto Rico...

Jesse Rifkin

Could The Federal Government Remove The Governor Of Puerto Rico?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Realistically, probably not. Yet more than 100,000 people are calling for the removal of Puerto Rico's governor anyway, and one interpretation of the ...

Puerto Rico Presents First Balanced Budget In Over A Decade

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday presented the territory's first balanced budget in more than a decade, fulfilling a p...

Puerto Rico's Economy Is Stronger Today Than It Was a Year Ago

Alejandro García Padilla | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Alejandro García Padilla

We had a tough first year, but our efforts have reaped clear rewards: thousands of new jobs, a reduced deficit, pension reform, new revenue creation, and new investments. It will not get easier, but I am confident that we have taken the right actions to rebuild Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Has Big Plans For Power Company

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says he is overhauling the island's state-run power company amid corrup...

Clinton To Make Big Push In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to promote renewable energy projec...

Puerto Rico Gov: 'Free Oscar López'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla asked the Obama administration Monday to free an independence fighter who has been jailed for the last 32 ...

Puerto Rico's Governor Signs Gay Rights Bills Into Law

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. Ale...

Puerto Rico Enters A New Era

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A new governor took office Wednesday in Puerto Rico, marking an ideological shift in a U.S. territory struggling to revi...