Puerto Rican Workers: No Peace If Energy Is Privatized

By  Worker's World. -

Union organizations today warned Governor Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract — that increases rates, [...]

Puerto Rican Unions To Hold Biggest National Strike Since 2019

By Maryam Alaniz, Left Voice. -

Workers in Puerto Rico are planning a national strike and demonstrations today in response to the recent privatization of the island’s power system. These are the biggest strikes on the island [...]

Puerto Rico Unions Close Ranks Against LUMA Energy

By Wilmarilis Sánchez-Romeu and Edwin Ocasio Feliciano, Struggle La Lucha. -

Union organizations today warned Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract that increases rates, allows [...]

The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine -

U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift In Perspective, A New Opposition

By Luis Fernando Coss, NACLA. -

One of the things often taken for granted by the independence and socialist movement is knowing when to claim a victory. As a consequence of suffering so many blows throughout its history, the [...]

Solidarity And The Absent State In Puerto Rico

By Pedro Cabán, Dissent Magazine. -

Puerto Rican artists, entertainers, and athletes have been conspicuous in calling for protests against the government, which the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP) firmly controls. Indeed, [...]

Philadelphia: Stop Denying Disaster Relief To Puerto Rico!

By Joe Piette, Workers.org -

Demonstrators gathered in Philadelphia on Jan. 15 in front of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mid-Atlantic Region, with signs and Puerto Rican flags. Speaker after speaker [...]

Puerto Rico: Three Years For History

By José E. Rivera Santana, Resumen. -

As 2020 begins, it is worth taking a look back and commenting on the events that have taken place in Puerto Rico over the last year and identifying their links and possible consequences. The [...]

2019 Latin America In Review: Year Of The Revolt of the Dispossessed

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio [...]

Protesters Call For Removal Of MoMA Trustee Linked To Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

By Zachary Small, Theartnewspaper.com -

The newly expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York has yet to officially reopen to the public—and already finds itself under siege. Dozens of protesters plan to crash its opening preview party [...]

Puerto Rico’s “Redevelopment” Plan Is Displacing Low-Income Residents

By Erin Sheridan, Truthout.org -

We would need three years to tell the story, being optimistic,” says Mirta Colón Pellecier, sitting in the doorway of her Section 8 apartment on a hot afternoon in March. A light breeze flows [...]

Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International [...]

Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift From Protest To Proposal

By Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza and Roberto Vélez-Vélez, NACLA -

Puerto Ricans now explore the breadth of these challenges with the formation of people’s assemblies. Assemblies began in August in different parts of the island, from Ponce, Mayaguez, Lares, and [...]

Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Not Only Puerto Rican

By Jesus Arboleya Cervera, Progreso Weekly -

In the rush to replace disgraced and discredited Governor Ricardo Rossello a  astruggle broke out questioning the appointment of Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement and on August 7 the Puerto Rico [...]

A Former Coal Lobbyist Is Puerto Rico’s New Governor…For Now

By Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist.org -

Puerto Rico has a new governor, former coal lobbyist Pedro Pierluisi — and he didn’t even make it through the weekend before facing the first legal challenge to his leadership. On Sunday, the [...]