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Puerto Rico: Democracy Is The Answer

Antonio Sosa-Pascual | Posted 06.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Antonio Sosa-Pascual

Aren't Puerto Ricans Americans? Not only do we not have representation in Congress, but we don't have the right to vote for the U.S. President whose policies affect our daily lives.

Puerto Rico Is Currently Facing A Demographic Rapture

Alejandro Manuel Sobrino | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Alejandro Manuel Sobrino

Puerto Rico is depopulating at an alarming rate, reducing the local tax and consumer base thereby hampering efforts towards any appreciable recovery in the island's economic and fiscal situation. In other words, who is going to pay bondholders if no one is there to foot the bill?

The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Explained

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Rosenkranz

Puerto Rico is on its way to one of the largest debt defaults in history, right up there with Greece and Argentina. Economic stagnation, or contraction, is not merely a result of an economic cycle but of major long term problems that make the island uncompetitive. But is there a way out?

Laura Barron-Lopez

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

Puerto Rico Report Feeds Statehood Debate

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Latino Voices

A report issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office estimating the costs of admitting Puerto Rico as a U.S. state hasn’t done much to set...

LOOK: Puerto Rico's Status Debate 61 Years Later

VOXXI | Rocio Gonzalez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

On July 25, 1952, in front of a crowd waving American and Puerto Rican flags, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Muñoz Marin officially raised the Puerto Rican fl...

Puerto Rican Statehood Legislation Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi’s legislation to outline a path to statehood is already sparking a backlash. The “Puerto Ri...

High School Student Refuses To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Enidris Siurano Rodríguez may only be in 10th grade, but she knows if she wants to make a change, she has to stand… or in this case, sit for it. ...

Puerto Rican Gov. Responds To White House Move On Island's Status

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico isn’t holding a Constitutional Assembly to decide whether the island’s residents want to become the 51st state. Yet. Puerto Ri...

WATCH: Willie Colón Has A New Enemy

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The controversy surrounding salsa musician Willy Colón regarding the ongoing political situation in Venezuela keeps growing after the artist produced...

White House Finally Takes A Position On Puerto Rican Statehood

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico may be getting another status vote. The White House budget submitted to Congress Wednesday includes a $2.5 million appropriation for P...

White House Breaks Silence On Puerto Rico's Statehood

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Latino Voices

The White House is sending mixed messages about whether it thinks Puerto Rico’s status vote should pave the way for Congress to consider making the ...

Puerto Rico Gets Statehood Help In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

Statehood supporters in Puerto Rico have a friend in Ohio. Ohio State Rep. Dan Ramos, a Democrat of Puerto Rican origin, filed a resolution asking...

Luis Fortuño Pushes Puerto Rican Statehood Bid To Congress

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.16.2012 | Latino Voices

A majority of Puerto Ricans may not have voted for statehood last week, but outgoing Gov. Luis Fortuño is pushing the idea to President Obama anyway....

5 Reasons Why Puerto Rico Won't Become The 51st State

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

This week’s vote on Puerto Rico’s status, in which the largest share of votes supported statehood, got a lot of people wondering whether the islan...

Nowhere to Hide

Frances Negrón-Muntaner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Tomorrow the people of Puerto Rico vote in a plebiscite about territorial status. And this one may be different, with results that the next U.S. Congress -- whatever its political composition -- may be forced to address.

Puerto Ricans Prefer The Status Quo, Says Poll

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico doesn’t want to rock the boat. Some 51 percent of Puerto Ricans say they won’t vote to change the island’s relationship with the...

Obama, Puerto Rico, and Puerto Ricans

Ray Suarez | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

The President, you see, must win Florida to remain president after January 2013 and that's why he was in San Juan.

Puerto Rico Democracy Act

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

To be Puerto Rican is to be misunderstood. After 93 years as American citizens, after 112 years after US forces took the island from the Spanish Empi...