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Puerto Rico news and analysis from The Nation
October 15, 2019
El miedo está cambiando de lado en Puerto Rico
El representante Manuel Natal Albelo es parte de un movimiento que inspira a una nueva generación de activistas y genera temor en el corazón del establecimiento.
October 15, 2019
Fear Is Changing Sides in Puerto Rico
Representative Manuel Natal Albelo is part of a movement inspiring a new generation of activists, and striking fear into the heart of the establishment.
October 11, 2019
The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress
Rubén Díaz Sr. is a socially conservative City Council member whose district neighbors AOC’s. In a crowded Democratic primary, he may just win.
August 2, 2019
Feminists and LGBTQ Activists Are Leading the Insurrection in Puerto Rico
These and other grassroots groups are pushing the fight against corruption and austerity.
July 30, 2019
Why Puerto Rico’s Cops Ignore the Constitution at Night
, after declaring the First Amendment no longer applicable, police repeatedly shot tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.
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July 29, 2019
Celebrating the Young Lords—Amid Revolution in Puerto Rico
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of New York City’s Young Lords last Friday—and the timing could not have been more apt.
July 25, 2019
Puerto Ricans Are Fighting for the Democracy That They’ve Been Denied
The island should have a say in who gets elected president and in the decisions made by the US Congress.
July 22, 2019
The Leaked Texts at the Heart of Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests
With Governor Rosselló refusing to step down, Puerto Ricans are gathering today in what could be the island’s largest-ever protest.
July 19, 2019
Why Half a Million Puerto Ricans Are Protesting in the Streets
Battered by scandal and exhausted by austerity, they seek to determine their own political future.
June 18, 2019
Mitch McConnell Calls Puerto Rican Statehood ‘Full-Bore Socialism’
Yet his own Republican Party’s platform endorses “the right of the US citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state.”