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Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)

5 May 2016

Puerto Ricans Protest Against a Proposed US Financial Oversight Board

Some banners at the march read "Our future is in debt" and "Financial control board, colonial slavery."

4 May 2016

Two Years Without Gabriel García Márquez: A Tribute

The Bridge

On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.

25 April 2016

Puerto Ricans Take Heart in ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Success

While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.

16 April 2016

Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?

19 January 2016

The Three Kings Is One of Puerto Rico's Most Loved Traditions

One of the main traditions associated with the Three King's Day are the 'Promesas', or the tradition of asking the Kings to intervene in a moment of need

How a Weapons Trafficking Case Brought Puerto Rico's Political Status Before the US Supreme Court

The US attorney general's position on Puerto Rico's status has probably turned the issue into fodder for the upcoming election season.

29 November 2015

How Many People Win the Nobel Peace Summit Award and a Latin Grammy in the Same Week?

Hip hop artist René Pérez has lent his voice to numerous causes over the years, such as the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

19 August 2015

Puerto Rico Celebrates the First Same-Sex Weddings—And It's About Time

After many years of hardships and struggle, same-sex couples in Puerto Rico can now formalize their commitment to each other.

11 August 2015

Puerto Rican Chorus Brings a Little Joy to the Skies

Passengers on a flight to Puerto Rico were brought to tears when a chorus that was traveling with them started singing upon landing.

10 August 2015

Video: How the Green Iguana Came to Outnumber the Human Population of Puerto Rico

Introduced through the exotic pet trade, green iguanas have flourished in Puerto Rico. Now, they are considered a nuisance, provoking air traffic delays, damage to infrastructure and loss of crops.

6 August 2015

Puerto Rico Defaults on Its Debt for the First Time in Its History

As the government quickly runs out of cash, the future looks uncertain.

17 July 2015

One Puerto Rican Island's 135-Year History of Struggle and Victory

A short documentary by the monthly newspaper Diálogo commemorates the 40 years since the people of Culebra expelled the US Navy and 135 years since the island municipality was founded.

7 March 2015

If It's Not on YouTube, It Does Not Exist: A Look at Puerto Rican Music Videos in 2015

"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.

22 January 2015

A Musical Feast: Puerto Rico Indie's List of the Best 14 Albums of 2014

Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.

9 January 2015

Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

17 December 2014

The ‘Perfect Human’ Doesn't Live in Puerto Rico (or Any Other Country)

Scientist Lior Pachter wrote a post titled "The perfect human is Puerto Rican" to underscore how absurd the obsession with genetically "improving" humans is. But some took the title literally.

21 October 2014

This is What Happens When Ricky Martin’s Hits Get an Indie Spin

The Bridge

No matter what you think about Ricky Martin, he's one of Puerto Rico's most cherished international exports who has put the spotlight on the island.

20 October 2014

Trailblazing ‘Soda Pop Anthology’ Showcases Comics by Puerto Rican Women

The anthology, published by Soda Pop Comics, an indie studio of female comics writers, wants to bring greater visibility and acceptance for women creators.

1 October 2014

La Respuesta, an Online Magazine by and for the Millions of Puerto Ricans Living in the US

"One of our core values is to look critically at oppressive elements such as colonialism, racism, trans/ homophobia, sexism..." explains Xavier Burgo Peña, editor and co-founder of "La Respuesta."

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