15 Years of Turmoil in Puerto Rico

In 2006, Puerto Rico’s economy entered a recession. A key factor was the United States federal government phased out a provision of the Puerto Rican tax code that gave U.S. corporations in Puerto Rico tax exemptions. The move prompted companies to move out of Puerto Rico and cost thousands of Puerto Ricans their jobs.

Catholic Leaders Call on Biden to Rescue Reeling Puerto Rico

There have been enough earthquakes in Puerto Rico over the past year and a half that the sensation has stuck with Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan. Sometimes, González said, he thinks the earth is shaking even when it’s not.

Quakes Affect Local Parishioners

The earthquakes that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 6 and 7 and last weekend have shaken those in the Diocese of Brooklyn with roots on the island, as well as those who once lived in Brooklyn or Queens.

Residents Fear What May Come Next After Quakes, Archbishop Says

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan lives on the northern part of the island, which was spared most of the worst effects of the quakes. But on a Jan. 10 visit to the island’s southern region in the Diocese of Ponce – what he could see of it – the damage was much worse.