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Urgent Action outcome: Clampdown on freedom of expression

Puerto Rico authorities responded violently to demonstrations on 1 May 2018 by repressing protesters.

1st update on UA 87/18 issued 10/05/2019

Puerto Rico: New evidence shows Hurricane Maria survivors denied essential water

Amnesty International is demanding that the Puerto Rican and US federal governments initiate an independent investigation into the authorities' response to last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which killed 2,975 people. The call comes after new revelations that large stockpiles of drinking water were left on the runway of the airport in Ceiba, with no sign it was distributed for months on end to the hard-hit population. Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: “The death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was so massive because authorities failed to put in

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Urgent Action: Clampdown on free expression in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico authorities responded violently to demonstrations on 1 May by repressing protesters

UA 087/18 issued 04/05/2018

Puerto Rico: Authorities must grasp historic chance to end homophobia

Puerto Rico’s lawmakers have a historic opportunity to end discrimination against the island’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people with a pair of bills due for debate this week, Amnesty International said today. Pedro Santiago, Director of Amnesty International Puerto Rico, said: "The approval of these two laws would be a big step for justice and equality for an important sector of Puerto Rico’s population, which to date has fallen victim to institutionalised discrimination. “These two measures would expand the protection of rights for LGBTI people in Puerto Rico

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