Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from July, 2010
A monument in honour of the late master artisan Elpidio Collazo González “Maboití” is being prepared; The Voice of the Taino People Online describes him as “one of the island’s most illustrious carvers of local bird life from wood.”
The Central American and Caribbean Games are under way in Puerto Rico. Gil the Jenius criticises the organisers for “mismanagement” and “incompetence”, and reports on the controversial use of hidden cameras for surveillance of protesters by the police.
“For many ancient Indigenous cultures runners were an important way to send messages between communities”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that the tradition is about to be rediscovered though a “four directions” run on the island of Boriken.
Repeating Islands republishes an article which examines the recent University of Puerto Rico students’ strike “and points to pressure on the University to make its procedures clear and its budget available to the public.”
Repeating Islands and Gil the Jenius comment on the fallout surrounding recent protests in Puerto Rico.
Repeating Islands republishes a mainstream media report about “the disturbances at Puerto Rico’s Capitol yesterday.”
It has been described as a historic victory. In national student assembly, thousands of students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) ratified the agreements reached between the students' National Negotiating Committee (NNC) and the university's administration ending a strike that lasted over 60 days and paralyzed ten of the 11 campuses of the UPR.