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World Feb 03Haiti opens debate on proposed constitutional changes
Haiti has unveiled multiple proposed changes to overhaul the country’s Constitution that officials plan to present to voters starting this week.
Politics Nov 03Puerto Rican voters stand in long lines, forcing polls to stay open
Puerto Ricans have forced voting centers to remain open past past official closing times as they stand in long lines to choose new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus…
Politics Nov 03A weary Puerto Rico prepares for referendum, new leaders
On the ballot is also a referendum on whether to change Puerto Rico's political status from territory to state. That vote is advisory as Congress would have to approve any change.
Nation Sep 23Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ icon, dies at 73
Santiago was the first openly trans person to run for office in Puerto Rico.
Politics Sep 16Barbados seeks to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state
The former British colony once known as "Little England" announced late Tuesday that it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year's 55th independence anniversary.
Nation Aug 17FBI arrests Puerto Rico lawmaker, family in corruption probe
FBI agents have arrested Puerto Rico Rep. María Milagros Charbonier after the legislator who once presided over the island's House Ethics Committee was charged in a public corruption case that officials say also involved her son, husband and an assistant.
Politics Aug 11Puerto Rico governor sues elections commission in primary debacle
Puerto Rico’s governor is adding new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory’s botched primary election.
Politics Aug 10Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots
The unprecedented situation comes as voters ventured out amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across Puerto Rico, an island of 3.2 million people that has reported more than 12,800 probable cases, more than 8,500 confirmed cases and at least 274…
Politics Aug 07Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries
Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party is running against seasoned politician Pedro Pierluisi, who represented Puerto Rico in Congress from 2009 to 2017 and briefly served as governor last August after the then governor resigned following street…
Politics Aug 03Judge calls it ‘discriminatory’ to deny Puerto Rico access to U.S. aid
Legal experts warned that they expect the U.S. government to appeal the decision, and if unsuccessful, to take it as far as the U.S. Supreme Court given the millions of dollars at stake.