"Over the last five years alone, more than 150 public schools have been shut down and the childhood poverty rate in Puerto Rico is now 58 percent."
The UN Special Committee on Decolonization met and discussed the situation of the U.S.-controlled island nation of Puerto Rico.
Diego was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.
This article is an update on the fast-developing situation surrounding the economic crisis in Puerto Rico
Last year, Puerto Rico's governor announced that the island now has an unpayable debt of about $72 billion.
Puerto Rico is unable to pay back its $72 billion dollar deficit and announced that the island's economy is on the verge of collapse.
Demands are being raised for a government investigation of the murder of a progressive young Cuban immigrant in Puerto Rico on April 28, 1979.
SAN JUAN, P.R. (PAI)-Members of a union representing 2,000 Puerto Rican telephone workers voted by a 10-1 margin to merge into the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), the two unions announced on August 14.
The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.
Lopez is the longest-held political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico.