BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 8/21/12
In a surprise to many observers, on August 19 Puerto Ricans resoundingly voted “no” on two proposed constitutional amendments that had been championed by conservative Governor Luis Fortuño of the New Progressive Party.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 8/08/12
On July 30, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño signed a highly controversial and sweeping new penal code into law that includes sharp restrictions on a broad range of civil liberties and rights. It’s slated to go into effect on September 1. A week after Fortuño signed it, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit to stop the new law, calling it unconstitutional.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 7/10/12
On June 30 the Puerto Rican legislature approved a new Penal Code that includes sharp restrictions on a broad range of civil liberties and rights.
BY Merelyn Concepción Rios | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 5/27/10
The University of Puerto Rico administration continues to refuse to negotiate with the students here, as the 24-hour strike started April 21 has extended into its dramatic fifth week.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 1/31/09
Demanding a halt to the repression of activists working for the independence of Puerto Rico, about 1000 people rallied at the Federal Courthouse here, Jan. 10.
BY staff | Puerto Rico | 6/02/08
Outside the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) convention in Puerto Rico, Saturday, May 31, members of the Puerto Rican teachers union were attacked by riot police when they attempted to distribute fliers.
BY staff | Puerto Rico | 12/01/05
Filiberto Ojeda Ríos was killed by the FBI on Sept. 23 - a Puerto Rican national holiday commemorating el Grito de Lares (the revolt against Spanish rule in 1868) - at the age of 72.
BY Joe Iosbaker | | 10/01/01
A year of struggle has brought success for workers in Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 6/07/01
Over 400 workers, members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, rallied on the city's West Side, June 5.
BY Maria Camargo | Chicago, IL | 10/01/99
Ricardo Jimenez was the first newly freed Independista to speak to the 300 strong rally, welcoming home the patriots who were jailed for fighting against the U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico.