Featured stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)
Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)
7 August 2016
Puerto Ricans work, love, live and struggle daily to resist not only the Zika virus, but something much more devastating: more than a century of colonialism and its many consequences.
17 July 2016
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
6 July 2016
With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.
15 June 2016
Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.
7 June 2016
"So you’re in essence creating a board [...] that will be of nonresidents of the island running the financial affairs of Puerto Rico for the next five, possibly 10 years."
5 May 2016
4 May 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.
29 August 2015
Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.
19 August 2015
11 August 2015
10 August 2015
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
17 July 2015
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 July 2015
4 May 2015
Jan Susler has been practicing law for the past 39 years. She specializes in prisoner’s rights, police misconduct, and civil rights. GV talked to Susler about her long career.