The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.
In Puerto Rico the Trump administration's 'energy dominance' policy echoes colonial practices by fast-forwarding fossil fuel projects over community resistance.
A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico's US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
There are an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico. Who are they and what is their history?
Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?
Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
Low-income residents in Puerto Rico are fighting disposal of toxic coal ash in their communities. They're also campaigning to shift from coal energy – the source of the problem – to solar power.
It's hard to contain a mosquito-borne infection like Zika when the conditions are ideal for it to spread.
Congress just passed a bailout for Puerto Rico – in the nick of time – yet it's not enough to solve the island's biggest challenge: returning to growth.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.
The island, which missed a debt payment earlier this month, faces 'disastrous' consequences if a solution to its spiraling crisis isn't found soon.
Puerto Rico's economic woes have led some analysts to compare it to Greece. Paradoxically, Puerto Rico's colonial status explains both its growth and the impending financial debacle.