Puerto Rico

Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Some Democrats push for statehood, others are only concerned with the self-determination process.
During his tenure as NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg never took a stance on Puerto Rico's relationship to the United States.
Among other moves, the former New York City mayor embraced Puerto Rican statehood.
The Immaculate Concepcion Catholic church lies in ruins after an overnight earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
As the island faces another natural disaster, New York politicians ask President Donald Trump to release its promised aid.
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky
State senators disagree with new attack ad from left-wing advocacy group.
From left to right: Gerard Fitzgerald, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Fire Officers Association President James Lemonda.
Not every interest group can cultivate relationships so openly.
Bronx City Councilman Fernando Cabrera earned activists’ ire for praising the Ugandan government’s internationally condemned anti-LGBT laws.
Challenges from the left and right loom for incumbent lawmakers.
New York state Assemblyman Marcos Crespo attending a Somos reception hosted by City & State in 2014.
Organizers have yet to release reports outlining what got discussed at past conferences.
A man holds the Puerto Rican flag outside of New York City's City Hall.
Will the Empire State forget about those who fled after Hurricane Maria?
A broken telephone pole leans dangerously close to a house just outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Two years after Hurricane Maria, the state remains engaged in recovery efforts.
A tree knocked over by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Lawmakers will have more chances to help the island heal at Somos.
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