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This week in history: Puerto Rican independentista José de Diego born

Diego was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.

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Puerto Rican Assembly bucks GOP plan; imposes moratorium on debt payments

This article is an update on the fast-developing situation surrounding the economic crisis in Puerto Rico

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Republicans plan Detroit-style emergency manager for Puerto Rico

Last year, Puerto Rico's governor announced that the island now has an unpayable debt of about $72 billion.

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Puerto Rico petition for bankruptcy struck down by Appeals Court

Puerto Rico is unable to pay back its $72 billion dollar deficit and announced that the island's economy is on the verge of collapse.

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Demand investigation of murder of progressive Cuban-American in 1978

Demands are being raised for a government investigation of the murder of a progressive young Cuban immigrant in Puerto Rico on April 28, 1979.

 

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Puerto Rican phone workers join forces with OPEIU

SAN JUAN, P.R. (PAI)-Members of a union representing 2,000 Puerto Rican telephone workers voted by a 10-1 margin to merge into the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), the two unions announced on August 14.

Struggle over privatization of San Juan airport continues

The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.

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Rally seeks freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera

Lopez is the longest-held political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico.

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Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico

A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.

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