Puerto Ricans


Hurricane María’s Population Impact on Florida

In the days and weeks following Hurricane María in 2017, as packed flights arrived from San Juan, people wondered just how many Puerto Ricans had fled the island that was so devastated it couldn’t provide essential public services such as water and electricity for months to come. It was difficult […]


Puerto Rico Swears in New Governor Wanda Vázquez

After Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts Pedro Pierluisi as Governor Puerto Rico swore in a new governor, Wanda Vázquez, on Wednesday – the third in a week and the second woman to hold the post – after a Puerto Rico Supreme Court decision ousted Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by […]


Puerto Rico Bungles Gubernatorial Succession

Puerto Rico has a full-on constitutional crisis on its hands following the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló. The wrong person has assumed the governorship, subverting the laws of succession and assuring that the matter will wind up in court. Whether voters like or dislike any of the candidates in line for […]


Georgia’s Problematic “Puerto Rico Knowledge Test” for Drivers Licenses

Seems a lot like a poll test aimed at Puerto Ricans in Georgia, only not for voting but for obtaining drivers licenses. Puerto Ricans who want to obtain a Georgia driver’s license apparently may be subjected to a test of their knowledge of Puerto Rico from a set of 43 […]