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.
Demands are being raised for a government investigation of the murder of a progressive young Cuban immigrant in Puerto Rico on April 28, 1979.
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.
The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.
Lopez is the longest-held political prisoner in the history of 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.
The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.
Pepper spray and clubs were the methods used by police in Puerto Rico against protesting students.
College students in Puerto Rico are on strike against the neoliberal education policies implenmented by the country's conservative and right-wing governor.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.