Ricardo Rosselló

Puerto Rico concedes: Death toll from Hurricane Maria is 20 times higher than estimates

The government of Puerto Rico has quietly revised the death toll from Hurricane Maria. While initial government reports put the number at 64, that number has now been revised to 1,427 people. The news, first spotted by the <i>New York Times,</i> was tucked into a request to Congress asking for $139 billion …

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico now puts Hurricane Maria death toll at 1,427: AP

The commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in a new congressional assessment, concedes that its prior estimate of Hurricane Maria's death toll undershot by a …

Hurricane Maria

New Study Estimates Over 1,100 Killed by Hurricane Maria

A new study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> has put the death toll from Hurricane Maria between 1,006 and 1,272—which is …

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico utility's new deal to relieve about $9B of debt

Dive Brief:<p>Puerto Rico's bankrupt utility will get relief under an arrangement between the island's government, bondholders and an oversight board, …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico Governor Will Skip Hearing After Twitter Feud

No-show comes after Ricardo Rosselló demanded an ‘explicit, public apology’ for a tweet he found ‘shameful’<p>After a Twitter feud that further soured …

Puerto Rico

Governor Rosselló’s Statehood for Puerto Rico Speech at 2018 NAACP National Convention

Earlier on Tuesday, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló addressed the attendees at the 2018 NAACP National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The …

Latino News

Setback for Vouchers, Charter Schools in Puerto Rican Court's Ruling

The Puerto Rican government's push this year to increase school choice has been at least temporarily tripped up by a judge's decision.<p>Superior Judge …

Education

14 Democrats Sign Letter Calling for Investigation of Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Count

A week after a Harvard School of Public Health study estimated that that the death count in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane María could be at least …

Latino News

CNN anchor presses PR governor on death count

CNN's Alisyn Camerota presses Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on the Harvard study that says the death toll from Hurricane Maria is closer to 5,000, contradicting the 64 that officials have reported.

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico, oversight board reach deal on fiscal plan

May 21 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board have reached a deal to avoid litigation over much-needed economic overhauls in the bankrupt U.S. territory.<p>Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the island’s legislature agreed to repeal protections that make it difficult for …

Caribbean

Democrats Slam Plan to Close Hundreds of Schools in Puerto Rico

In a letter to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, more than 30 members of Congress say closing these schools in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

Puerto Rico

An Open Letter to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló

<i>Editor’s Note: The Center for Popular Democracy asked Latino Rebels to see if LR could publish the following open letter. We agreed to do so because</i> …

Latino News

Puerto Rico governor says to people in informal housing "It's time to go"

Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico, is in a unique position. He has a specific vision for where he wants Puerto Rico to go in the near future, but that's in conflict with people on the island, the oversight board, and the region's various …

Caribbean

04/27/2018: Return to Puerto Rico

Economy<p>We revisit a dairy farmer, a convenience store owner, a homeowner and a community center to see where things stand seven months after Hurricane Maria.<p>Business<p>The impact of a looming school closure on the owners of a food truck who have been feeding students and parents for 31 …

Business

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Was on THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH

In case you missed it, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló was on <i>The Daily Show With Trevor Noah</i> on Wednesday night. Here is the extended interview.<p>…

Latino News

Puerto Rico is closing a quarter of its schools and blaming it on Hurricane Maria, but teachers aren’t buying it.

In the wake of the storm, 1 in 11 students (some 26,000 kids) have left the territory. Citing a decline in enrollment and the territory’s ongoing …

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Senate votes to end funding for Oversight Board

The Puerto Rico Senate voted 25-0 Wednesday to end the territorial government’s funding of the Puerto Rico Oversight Board.<p>The Puerto Rico Oversight, …

Caribbean

Teachers' Union in Puerto Rico Files Lawsuit to Stop Charters and Vouchers

The Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, which represents nearly 30,000 teachers working in the U.S. territory, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in …

Puerto Rico

Now is not the time to roll back oversight of Puerto Rico’s power company

Members of Congress have rightly expressed concern over Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s incessant campaign to steamroll the Puerto Rico Energy …

Caribbean

Fixed Income News | Fidelity Investments

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said a $300 million loan it received to avert a shutdown of service starting Wednesday would only last a …

Caribbean

$200 million in supplies heading to Puerto Rico to fix the power grid

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> More than $200 million dollars' worth of materials are expected to arrive in Puerto Rico this month to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hit its 95% power restoration goal at the end of the month.<p>More than 7,000 poles and nearly 400 miles of conductor wire are …

Caribbean

Rebuilding Puerto Rico | Financial Times

Print this page<p>It's been five months since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, devastating an island whose economy was already struggling under …

Puerto Rico

Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion.<p>Every week for years, …

Housing

Parts of Puerto Rico hit with blackout after explosion at power station

An explosion at a power station in Puerto Rico left the northern part of the island and portions of San Juan without power Sunday night, according …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico governor vetoes religious freedom bill

Puerto Rico Gov. <b>Ricardo Rosselló</b> on Feb. 7, 2018, vetoed a religious freedom bill that critics said would have allowed anti-LGBT discrimination. …

Caribbean

Puerto Rican journalists sue over under-reported hurricane death toll

A Puerto Rican journalists’ organization is suing the island’s Demographic Registry over what it says are under-reported death counts following …

Caribbean

Why Florida’s orange growers will get more money than Puerto Rico’s broken power grid

Congress is poised to pass its first disaster relief plan since October on Thursday as part of a massive government spending deal, but the funds …

Caribbean

A top FEMA official says Whitefish Energy ‘did a good job’ in Puerto Rico

When a tiny Montana-based company secured a $300 million no-bid contract to restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency …

Caribbean

“Disaster capitalism” in Puerto Rico: After Maria, power companies go private

<b>(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)</b><p>Puerto Rico is privatizing its power utility, and it’s causing controversy<p>Justine Calma<p>February 4, 2018 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.<p>Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Monday that he will begin the process of selling the Puerto Rico Electric Power …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico will privatize its power utility.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Monday that he will begin the process of selling the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, pending the approval …

Caribbean