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Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Victoria Espinosa: Farewell to a tireless activist for Puerto Rican theater

Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

Post-Earthquake Tsunami Scare in the Caribbean Region Highlights a Shaky Range of Preparedness

"I want to know, now what? How will these alerts be communicated to the citizenry that's not on Social Media? This is quite sobering I tell you."

An Affordable University Education Is at Risk in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

"The government and the university's administration have more than the necessary excuses to continue the privatization of the UPR and the access of education"

Authorities Are ‘Whitewashing’ the Devastation and Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."

Netizen Report: From Puerto Rico to Bangladesh, Mobile Blackouts Exacerbate Humanitarian Crisis

This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.

Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes

Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico’s primordial conundrum: colonialism.

Puerto Rican Newspaper Cans Popular Comic Strip, Raising Concerns Over Censorship

Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.

Understanding Puerto Rico's Struggles With Washington Through Satire

Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?

Puerto Ricans Hold a ‘Vigil for Light and Truth’ to Demand an Audit of Public Debt

"The people of Puerto Rico refuse to pay a debt that is not ours. We will not choose between education or healthcare. Our elders will not have their pensions reduced."

Oscar López Rivera Is in Puerto Rico but Under House Arrest Until His Sentence Expires

His sentence expires on May 17.

Why Are Puerto Ricans Sharing Their Student Numbers on Social Media?

Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Celebrates Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera's Release

San Juan major Carmen Yulín announced that the city will be preparing a special event for his arrival in May.

Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rico's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Has Sentence Commuted by President Obama

His release will not be immediate, however.

GV Face: President Obama, It's About Time You Pardon Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera is one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world. In this episode, we discuss the movement to get President Obama to pardon him.

Under a Fiscal Control Board, Puerto Rican Voter Abstention Is at an All-Time High

"If the problem is properly looked at, the 2016 elections could be a good moment to initiate a massive movement of indignant people in favor of CHANGING the electoral system..."

Puerto Ricans Consider a Future Under Governor Rosselló and President Trump

Human rights activists in Puerto Rico examine the potential consequences of conservative policies from President Donald Trump and Governor Ricardo Roselló.

Puerto Rican Unity, a Bright Spot in the Darkness of an Archipelago-Wide Blackout

The blackout meant hardship for Puerto Ricans, but it also brought out the best qualities of many.

Puerto Ricans’ Struggle Against US-Imposed Austerity Heats Up

"It is a huge disappointment to see our fellow Puerto Rican policemen brothers being used as pawns to repress their own people."

What Monica Puig's Olympic Gold Medal Means for Puerto Ricans

"I think I united a nation."

Activists in Puerto Rico Are Fighting to Keep Beaches Public

Activists, academics, and environmental experts are coming together under the slogan, "The Beaches belong to the People", to protect public maritime spaces and the Puerto Rican ecosystem.

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