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Puerto Rico Stands to Lose $200 Million from Proposed Budget Cuts

The $38 billion in proposed budget cuts would cost the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico $200 million that are currently allocated to it. continue reading »

Government Approves Additional Funding for Puerto Rico for May, 2010 Storm Damage

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $300,000 National Emergency Grant increment to continue recovery and cleanup efforts in the wake of severe storms and flooding that struck Puerto Rico in May 2010. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Census Population Totals Down in Most Key Cities

The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the legislature in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. continue reading »

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Responds to Task Force Report on Puerto Rico

As the Report of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status makes clear once again, democracy at the national government level and full equality under the American flag is only achievable through statehood continue reading »

Sports Tourism Continues to Pay Off for Puerto Rico’s Economy

The government of Puerto Rico is starting to see its investment in sports tourism pay off with over 50 sport events scheduled between 2010-2011, netting the island’s economy roughly $28 million. continue reading »

EPA Adds Two Puerto Rico Sites to List of Country’s Most Hazardous Waste Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Cabo Rojo Ground Water Contamination site in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and the Hormigas Ground Water Plume site in Caguas to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. continue reading »

“What Do You Mean We?” Here is What Puerto Rican American’s Mean

As an American and a conservative, I take great offense at the venomous darts fired by Mark Krikorian in his recent National Review Online post titled “What Do You Mean We?” in continue reading »

Puerto Rico Senator and Local Businessman Convicted in Bribery Scheme

Martinez Maldonado , 42, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Bravo Fernandez, 55, of San Juan, were each convicted late yesterday of federal program bribery. continue reading »

Exposing the Shadows of Civil Rights in Puerto Rico

I find it peculiar how we Puerto Ricans continuously complain about our lack of voice and power in Congress, but when any Island issue is discussed on the floor someone always jumps at the opportunity to cry foul. continue reading »

Exposing the Shadows of Civil Rights in Puerto Rico

I find it peculiar how we Puerto Ricans continuously complain about our lack of voice and power in Congress, but when any Island issue is discussed on the floor someone always jumps at the opportunity to cry foul. continue reading »

A Blow to the Diaspora- (it’s All in the DNA)

Each time you read a headline that a Puerto Rican born in the United States makes his living in Puerto Rico, there are people who are offended when that person is considered a boricua. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxing Champion Broke and Forgotten 35 Years Later

In the thirty-five years since the then 17-year-old Benitez dared to take on Colombia’s Antonio “Kid Pambele” Cervantes for the WBA Light Welterweight title, former Puerto Rican boxer Wilfredo Benitez has become a shadow of the man he was. continue reading »

Gutierrez on Puerto Rican People: “You will not silence them, and you will not silence me” (VIDEO)

As we reported a week or so ago, a debate emerged in the US House of Representatives between Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez over the Congressman's right to address issues affecting Puerto Rico on the floor of Congress. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted Jailed in Cleveland

Wanted fugitive Roberto Rivera-Amezquita, age 27, was arrested early this morning at approximately 7:15 am on Cleveland’s west side. Rivera-Amezquita had been on the run and eluding law enforcement since December 2007. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s Top State Legislators Tests Positive for Cocaine During Mandatory Testing

Puerto Rico’s House Speaker, Jenniffer Gonzalez, decided at the beginning of the year that all state legislators should submit to mandatory drug testing and much to everyone’s embarrassment the House Majority Whip, Rolando Crespo tested positive. continue reading »

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Compares Gutierrez to Castro

Here we go again, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois) with his rants. It is incomprehensible that a United States Representative from the floor of the People’s House would declare his support for a group of students continue reading »

Puerto Rico Rep in Congress Calls out Gutierrez for Disrespecting People of PR (VIDEO)

An angry Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi lashed out Thursday at U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez for "disrespecting the people of Puerto Rico" during the Illinois lawmaker's speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives a day earlier. continue reading »

U.S. Dept of Education Visits Puerto Rico to Monitor Use of Their Education Dollars

General Counsel Charlie Rose, along with other senior Department officials, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris, and Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo, are visiting Puerto Rico this week as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing monitoring and compliance of the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) and their use of education dollars. continue reading »

Protests, Riots Over Tuition Increase at University of Puerto Rico Continue

The bubbling pot that was the University of Puerto Rico for the last three days has once again boiled over as protests were started up again over an $800 fee caused the students’ tuition to jump more than 50 percent. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Denounces Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call national attention to the developing civil rights crisis in Puerto Rico. In recent months, continue reading »