Jun 4, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Stories we're watching

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1. Puerto Rican Gov. Pedro Pierluisi lost his party's primaries for re-election on Sunday, with voters choosing Jenniffer González-Colón to run in November instead.

  • González-Colón, the current Puerto Rico non-voting delegate in the U.S. Congress, will face off against Jesús Manuel Ortiz of the Popular Democratic Party.

2. An abortion rights bill will be introduced by Chile's government in the second half of the year, President Gabriel Boric said this weekend.

  • Polls show 15% of Chileans are completely against abortion rights, while about 53% support having it in cases of rape, danger to the pregnant person's health or a nonviable fetus.
  • Boric's government said details about the bill are forthcoming, and will be decided through "social dialogue."
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