Puerto Rico
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Overview

Two years after hurricane Maria, tens of thousands of people remained living under blue tarpaulin sheets. The authorities tried to limit freedom of expression and association through excessive use of force. Civil society organizations were forced to litigate to access public information. Activists mobilized around the climate crisis and around bills which, if passed, stood to undermine lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights. Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of national alert due to the high levels of gender-based violence.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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Calle Humacao Edif 994 Apt. 1ª Urb. Santa Rita RIO PIEDRAS PR 00925

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