Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from November, 2010
The president of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board described Calle 13's latest song as "obscene" and "lewd" and has invited the general public to send their complaints so she can forward them to the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacts.
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie reviews [es] the group Calle 13's latest album, “Entren los que quieran.”
Club Fonograma: We are Sudamerican Pop! is a music blog, written in English, that reviews Latin American music. Blog posts include audio or video of the band or singer being reviewed. They are on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and My Space.
Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra interviews [es] filmmaker Noelia Quintero Herencia about her process directing Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video “El Juidero.”
Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about the birth of the project, its work in the communities, the importance of citizen journalism, and the relationships with traditional media.
Since entering Puerto Rico's buoyant independent music scene in late 2008, Los Niños Estelares have been known for their unique brand of socially-conscious, self-referential folk-pop sing-a-longs both online and off. They share their thoughts with Global Voices about Puerto Rico's online community and the local "memes" created through social services and the blogosphere.
Verónica RT celebrates the award [es] that Puerto Rican feminist activist and lawyer Josefina Pantoja just received from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in the US for a life dedicated to defending the poor.
In Fractal [es], Karla Marie Ostoloza offers a poignant critique of Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell's decision to retire his paintings from the Supreme Count as an act of protest against the government's increase of the number of judges.
For the first time in history, the pro-statehood National Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP) has a majority of judges in the country's Supreme Court. The court, in a partisan 4-3 vote asked last week to increase the number of sitting judges to nine which could give the NPP a solid 6-3 majority in the court for years to come. The blogosphere and online media react.
Puerto Rico Indie [es] reviews the latest EP from Superaquello, an alternative rock band from Puerto Rico.
Amárilis Pagán starts the countdown [es] to November 25, the International Day of No More Violence Against Women: “Violence against women is so much more than the miscalled domestic violence.”