Puerto Rico


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Parents in Puerto Rico Protest 2-Week School Closings After Covid Spike

Parents on both sides of the controversial issue weigh in, as the government is challenged to offer solutions that allow parents to work from home.

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UK COVID Variant Has Been Detected in Puerto Rico

At least three cases of the easily spread variant are confirmed. Experts encourage people to continue with safety measures and the vaccination process.

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Puerto Rico Official Wants Supplemental Security Benefits for Thousands of Island Residents

The speaker of the local House of Representatives wants the United States Department of Justice to address a court case that affects over 300,000 Puerto Ricans residing on the island who do not receive the supplementary benefit.

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¡Wepa! María Rivera Becomes Rhode Island’s First Latina Mayor

The daughter of hardworking Puerto Rican parents proudly carries “la mancha de plátano” in her DNA.

Meet Nellie Gorbea: The Boricua that Keeps Making History in Rhode Island

Being a Latina in a sea of white political power doesn’t deter this native Puerto Rican. ¡Al contrario! It has inspired her to work harder for inclusion.

The Unsinkable Rita Moreno Gets Her Dues in New Documentary

'Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It' is an unflinching, intimate portrait of the living legend. As Moreno herself tells us, it doesn’t pull any punches.

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Edgardo Cruz Certified With Majority of Votes for Guánica Mayoral Chair

If he prevails, he would make history in Puerto Rico as the first mayor to be elected by direct nomination and the second mayor to be openly gay.