Puerto Rico protests
Daily Round-up | in Puerto Rico over unreliable electricity supply & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories from protests in Puerto Rico, the election of a president in Sri Lanka, the release of a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, and COVID-19 vaccine inequality

Puerto Ricans demand cancellation of contract with Canadian-American energy company LUMA

Protesters have condemned that power outages have increased, while prices have gone up since LUMA began operating Puerto Rico’s electricity transmission and distribution system in June 2020

Police repress workers’ protest for living wages in Port au Prince and other stories

Today we look at protests by textile workers in Port au Prince, Wet’suwet’en activists’ report to the UN on rights violations by Canada, and more

Teachers in Puerto Rico strike for wages, benefits

After the government failed to deliver on salary increases and cut pensions, teachers have called a national strike

Puerto Rico faces another disastrous bankruptcy deal

A US federal judge ruling on a debt restructuring plan will have major consequences for working class Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans resist austerity measures and corporate corruption

5 years after PROMESA was signed into law which established the control of the Fiscal Control Board over the island’s economy, conditions in Puerto Rico are worse than ever before

Puerto Rican statehood wins at the polls

Pedro Pierluisi is holding a narrow lead of less than 1% of the votes in the gubernatorial race over the centrist candidate Carlos Delgado

COVID crisis in Puerto Rico worsened by US neglect

After hurricanes and earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic is the third major health crisis in Puerto Rico in three years

Puerto Rico between neoliberalism and ‘natural’ disasters

January saw a wave of protests in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes hit the south of the island and a video circulated showing a warehouse full of unused emergency supplies from 2017 Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Protest_Victory Puerto Rico governor forced to resign, protestors say this is only first step

Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico, announced his resignation yesterday after week long mass protests on the island

Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló resigns after a week of massive protests

Rosselló’s resignation is a victory of the hard fought battle of the Puerto Rican people, but their struggle will not end with him

Puerto Rican protesters give Ricardo Rosselló ultimatum for resignation

Hundreds of thousands are mobilizing today in Puerto Rico and gave Governor Ricardo Rosselló until tonight at midnight to resign