Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from August, 2009
Puerto Rico: “Such is Life”
The executive director of the government project Portal del Futuro defended the construction of a luxury mega-resort by telling residents of neighboring communities that they would not have access to this kind of project because "such is life." Puerto Rican bloggers respond to his remarks.
Puerto Rico: Public News Channel Dismantled
The newsroom of Puerto Rico's only public channel was practically dismantled recently, allegedly due to budget cuts. The Puerto Rican blogosphere has been loaded with comments.
Puerto Rico: The Battle Over Public Lands
The Puerto Rican government has issued an order to remove 200 families from the Villas del Sol community, under the premise that they illegally occupied lands that are prone to flooding. As the families continue to resist the eviction order, bloggers weigh in.
Bahamas, Puerto Rico: Education Failing?
Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas and Puerto Rico's Gil the Jenius both take a look at the challenges facing education in their respective countries.