Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Divisions over Puerto Rico’s future

Some Democrats push for statehood, others are only concerned with the self-determination process.

Puerto Rico

Bloomberg’s plan to win over Latino voters

Among other moves, the former New York City mayor embraced Puerto Rican statehood.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico needs federal aid now, more than ever

As the island faces another natural disaster, New York politicians ask President Donald Trump to release its promised aid.

New York State

Primary fears at Somos

Challenges from the left and right loom for incumbent lawmakers.

New York State

What does the Somos conference in Puerto Rico accomplish?

Organizers have yet to release reports outlining what got discussed at past conferences.

New York City

Puerto Rican evacuees are still in New York, still struggling

Will the Empire State forget about those who fled after Hurricane Maria?

New York State

New York’s role in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid

Two years after Hurricane Maria, the state remains engaged in recovery efforts.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC public advocate race the talk of Somos

Jumaane Williams, Michael Blake and Melissa Mark-Viverito are hot topics at the Puerto Rico conference.

Puerto Rico

One year of New York aid to Puerto Rico

The state’s support for the storm-battered territory, by the numbers.

Marcos Crespo

Marcos Crespo on taking Somos back to San Juan

Why the conference’s return to Puerto Rico is crucial for the diaspora.

Sheldon Silver

Seven years for Silver, Daily News staff slashed, speed cameras stall

In this week's headlines, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced, for a second time, to seven years in prison, Tronc slashed the editorial workforce at the Daily News, and New York City's speed camera program was suspended due to inaction in Albany.

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Letter to the editor: It's Puerto Ricans' turn to help others

Puerto Ricans here paved the way for mandating bilingual education, defeating discriminatory voter provisions, pushing for the establishment of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and establishing the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. As now an established and long-standing community that to a great extent has opened doors for immigrant and migrant communities, we have a moral obligation to extend our support to them as they chart their path.

Puerto Rico

Recycled proposals in Puerto Rico’s fiscal plans

Before and after Hurricane Maria, with or without the Fiscal Control Board, and under different party administrations, the proposals included in Puerto Rico's fiscal plans for the Island are pretty much alike.