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Gubernatorial Candidate Garcia Padilla Gets Caught in Altercation

The opposition Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, candidate for Puerto Rico's governorship, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, found himself enmeshed Thursday in an altercation at the State Elections Commission in San Juan when he accompanied a group of citizens who were intending to register to vote. continue reading »

Constitutional Changes Supported by Gov. Fortuño Rejected by Puerto Rican People

Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constituition to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also against reducing the size of the legislature. continue reading »

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

The Puerto Rican economy has come a long way since it started to industrialize and modernize in the mid-1900s through what was called "Operation Bootstrap" in English, or "Operación Manos a la Obra" in Spanish. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Endorses Romney for Backing PR in War on Drugs

Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuño, one of the 23 Republican Party delegates in Puerto Rico, publicly endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for the support he has given the Caribbean island in its war on drugs. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez, ACLU, PRLDEF, NILP raise concerns about Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4) returns to the House Floor to call attention to an open letter to Congress in Roll Call about violations of civil and human rights by police and law enforcement in Puerto Rico. The open letter was written by the ACLU, Latino Justice/PRLDEF, and the National Institute for Latino Policy. continue reading »