Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from December, 2008
The recent administrative order by Puerto Rico's Secretary of Agriculture has created a shock wave of reactions in the blogosphere. In the island of Puerto Rico if a person had to cut down a tree he/she had to request permission form the island's Department of Natural Resources - that was until recently, when the Secretary of the Agency issued an administrative order that automatically grants a "fast track" permission to anyone who wishes to cut a tree.
The Voice of the Taino People Online respectfully bids farewell to the late Boriken Taino community elder and spiritual leader, Ángel Manuel Galagarza.
The Voice of the Taino People Online republishes an article which reveals that the popular Christmas dish pasteles is actually indigenous in origin.
The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that Damon Corrie, “the sometimes controversial Barbados born Indigenous Rights activist of Guyanese Arawak descent” is attending negotiations on the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Citizen journalism in Puerto Rico has a long way to go writes Michael Castro of Poder 5 [es], who thinks that the traditional media has yet to open its doors.