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Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court Gains New Rival: Governor Garcia Padilla

Puerto Rico's ruling party, the Popular Democratic Party, lost little time in delivering a first strike against the opposition party dominated Supreme Court when...

Puerto Rico Resorts to Taxes and Gambling to Avert Budget Crisis

As Puerto Rico’s fiscal year comes to a close, Governor Garcia’s Padilla’s party (Popular Democratic Party, or PPD in Spanish) is facing close to...

Puerto Rico’s Religious Right Promises to Keep Fighting

As Puerto Rico slowly inches towards parity with other progressive states in LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) rights, the Island’s religious right...

Puerto Rico Takes Important Steps Towards LGBTI Rights

Earlier last week, the Puerto Rico Senate approved, following an intense (and at times, hopeful on one hand, and depressing on the other) debate...

Pedro Pierluisi to Push for a Yes/No Statehood Vote for Puerto...

Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner (ie. our non-voting congressman) Pedro Pierluisi proposed a bill in Congress to grant Puerto Rico the type of vote the...

Puerto Rico’s Law Schools Come Under Fire

Earlier this week, Matt Leichter of The AmLaw Daily published a scathing report on the (seemingly) shocking low employment rate for law graduates from...

President Obama moves on Puerto Rico status (or so we think)

As the budget battle looms in the Senate, a small line in President Obama's budget gave Puerto Rico a reason to celebrate, just as...

Puerto Rico’s 100 Days: Pension Reform, Public Pessimism and Sotomayor

The first 100 days can be the more challenging of any leadership position, a fact Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has come to...

Death Penalty Strikes Out Again in Puerto Rico

On Saturday, a lone juror in a criminal case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico was all that stood...

Puerto Rican Gated Communities Must Open Gates to Jehova’s Witnesses

On Thursday, March 21st, an already shell-shocked population (in Puerto Rico) was hit with another blow against the self-imposed prisonesque security measures many urbanizations and neighborhoods have:...