Puerto Rico: Revolvimiento de Gobernador No Logra Apaciguar a las Masas

Foto: Wendy Vásquez es juramentada como el tercer gobernador de Puerto Rico en una semana. Por Felipe Vera Desde que el ex gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, renunció a su cargo el 25 de julio, las masas han seguido movilizándose y protestando, incluso cuando el gobierno ha cambiado desesperadamente a los gobernadores en un esfuerzo por pacificarlos. Pedro Pierluisi había jurado tomar el … Continue reading Puerto Rico: Revolvimiento de Gobernador No Logra Apaciguar a las Masas

PUERTO RICO: Governor Shuffle Fails to Appease Masses

Photo: Wendy Vasquez is sworn in as Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week. By Felipe Vera Since former Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rossello resigned from office on July 25, the masses have continued to mobilize and protest, even as the government has desperately swapped out governors in an effort to pacify them. Pedro Pierluisi had been sworn in to take Rossello’s place but … Continue reading PUERTO RICO: Governor Shuffle Fails to Appease Masses

AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests

By Walter Villarreal More than one hundred Puerto Ricans and their supporters gathered with drums, flags, and posters at the south entrance of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday. The music and chanting could be heard blocks away as they called on Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló to resign, following leaked chats between him and other government officials. The crowd chanted, “Ricky Renuncia, y lleva … Continue reading AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests

PERU: Former President Latest Arrest in Odebrecht Corruption Ring

By Matt Handocerdos Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested Tuesday and faces possible extradition from California under charges of corruption for accepting $20 million in bribes from Latin America’s biggest construction firm Grupo Odebrecht. Toledo fled Peru in 2017 to evade arrest for the bribery allegation. His whereabouts were unconfirmed until he was arrested for public intoxication in a San Mateo County restaurant in … Continue reading PERU: Former President Latest Arrest in Odebrecht Corruption Ring

AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

By Dylan Dissenso At the upcoming planning commission hearing on Tuesday, newly-elected commission chair Fayez Kazi and his colleagues will likely decide whether or not to recommend the “Domain on Riverside” application, a proposal to remake the Ballpark, Town Lake, and Quad apartment complexes on East Riverside into a yuppie wonderland of luxury condos and high-end retail. While the hearing is public, the dealings behind … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections

By Mike Talavera This week police fired tear gas and unleashed water cannons as protesters attempted to break into parliament in the Albanian capital of Tirana. The clash follows a month of protests demanding that the elections scheduled for June 30 be held earlier and calling for an end to government corruption. The masses have targeted Prime Minister Edi Rama in particular, last weekend throwing … Continue reading ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections