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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...

Puerto Rico To Renew Big Debate

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The party of Puerto Rico's governor is pushing for a constitutional assembly to help resolve the U.S. territory's political s...

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...

Advice for Puerto Rico's New Governor

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 01.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Gov.-elect Padilla, helping Puerto Rico's economy in the long term means keeping your eye focused on lifting the education system from its current state of disappointing underperformance. Puerto Rican children need your leadership!

Luis Fortuno Asks For Recount In Governor's Race

Posted 11.21.2012 | Latino Voices

By: Rocio Gonzalez, VOXXI Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño is not giving up so easily. While his political opponent, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, is alr...

Puerto Rico Divided on Statehood, Majority Demands Decolonization

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The first part consisted of a Yes/No question, which contained the current status of U.S. territory: Do you agree to maintain the current political territorial status? Here "No" won by nearly 54 percent.

Puerto Rico's Statehood Vote Results Are In...

AP | BEN FOX and DANICA COTO | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans have supported U.S. statehood in a vote that jubilant members of the pro-statehood party say is the strong...

Puerto Rico Votes On Statehood And Chooses Governor

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.06.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States? Citiz...

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuo Endorses Bloomberg

New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Luis G. Fortuno of Puerto Rico endorsed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's re-election bid on Tuesday, adding another name to the large roster of suppo...

Again with the 51st State...

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

The main argument against Puerto Rican statehood is taxation. Except for DC, it has been the policy of the federal government that there be no taxation without representation, so Puerto Ricans don't pay income tax.

Puerto Rico Governor Indicted

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged today with 18 counts of corruption, according to the Associated Press. The wire service says federal...

Scandal-Ridden Puerto Rico Gov. May Hurt Obama In Primary

NY Times | Kirk Semple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rumors wash up against the gray walls of La Fortaleza, the governor's palace in this city's colonial quarter, with the regularity of the ocean's w...

Puerto Rico Governor To Endorse Obama

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Allen passes on word that later this morning Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila will announce his endorsement of Obama. Th...