Thursday, August 11, 2022

All posts tagged "sovereignty"

  • Entre Broma y Broma

    Our Spanish saying, “Entre Broma y Broma, la Verdad se Asoma,”—the equivalent to the English “Much Truth is Said in Jest,” would be an apt disclaimer to news making its way through the halls of the U.S....

    • Posted September 8, 2016
  • Justices Rule Against Puerto Rico In Fight Over Criminal Law

    Supreme Court says Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory without the independent powers of a sovereign state

    • Posted June 9, 2016
  • Thousands March for Release of Oscar López Rivera

    Political prisoner has been jailed in US for 35 years

    • Posted May 29, 2016
  • As Justices Grapple with Commonwealth Definition, Bernier says any Decision on Status is Good Starting Point

    Popular Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate David Bernier said Thursday that any decision taken by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the island’s political status will serve as “a starting point” toward the economic well-being of Puerto Rico. The...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • High Court Raises Doubts over Puerto Rico Sovereignty

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about whether Puerto Rico should be treated as a sovereign state with powers that go beyond its status as a territory of the United States. The justices considered...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • Governor: Puerto Rico is not a Territory

    SAN JUAN – Gov. Alejandro García Padilla expressed confidence Wednesday that the government will prevail in its arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court that Puerto Rico is not a U.S. territory subject to Congress’ full oversight under...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • Catalan Parliament Votes in new Leader amid Secession Drive

    MADRID – Catalonia’s parliament voted in a new leader for the powerful northeastern region late Sunday after hearing he would forge ahead with a drive to secede from Spain. During a pre-vote debate, Carles Puigdemont said he...

    • Posted January 10, 2016
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  • US Opposes China’s Runway Test on Artificial Island

    WASHINGTON – The United States said Monday that China’s recent test of a newly completed runway on one of seven islands Beijing has constructed in the disputed South China Sea raises tensions and threatens regional stability. State...

    • Posted January 4, 2016
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  • Gov. García Padilla Says U.S. Changing View on Status

    SAN JUAN — Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has denounced what he is calling a change in the U.S. government’s historic position on the island’s political status. In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, portions of...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
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