Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from December, 2010
Puerto Rico: Videos for a Cause
The digital magazine 80 Grados [es] posted another video of their series “UPR, a common cause” [es] which aims to present different voices of the University of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Dialogue with Students on Strike
Student activist Arturo Ríos Escribano used social media networks to inform the public about the dialogue [es] between student leaders of the University of Puerto Rico, governor Luis Fortuño and the state secretary Kenneth McClintock. As a result of the meeting, the Governor decided to remove a special unit of...
Caribbean: environmantal atlas
Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight the region’s diverse ecosystems.”
Puerto Rico: Violent Clashes at the University of Puerto Rico
Students on strike at the main campus of the state-run University of Puerto Rico were beaten and arrested last Monday, December 20, after violent clashes with the Police. Students oppose an annual $800 tuition fee that will be imposed in January. Bloggers in Puerto Rico have analyzed and commented on this recent strike and the crucial moment the student movement confronts.
Puerto Rico: Best of 2010
Contributors and friends of the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] present their last virtual round table titled “2010.”
Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
Puerto Rico: A Charming Podcast with Plenty of Bite
The members of the podcast Kitty Kitty Dinosaur come from all walks of life. The team tries to take some time off their busy schedules every two weeks or so to talk about the current media climate and state of affairs in Puerto Rico. Global Voices interviewed them about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, social media networks, online freedom of expression, mainstream media and gender.
Puerto Rico: The Politization of the Supreme Court
Law professor and blogger Hiram Meléndez Juarbe analyzes the institutional crisis the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico [es] is facing, and its recent decision to restrict the space and place of the protests at the University of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Second Student Strike
Students of the University of Puerto Rico have started the second strike in less than a year, this time in protest against a special tuition fee to be charged in January. Follow the hashtag #huelgaUPR in Twitter, the student blog Desde Adentro [es], and the digital magazine 80 grados [es]...
Puerto Rico: Police Occupies the University of Puerto Rico
After the conclusion of a two day walk out organized by students, the Police has occupied the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico for the first time since 1981 in anticipation of a possible student strike on December 14. The blogosphere and social media networks are buzzing with reactions.
Puerto Rico: Original version of Wikileaks
An anonymous team has founded the website Iupileaks [es] in which they are posting documents of the administration of the University of Puerto Rico (Iuipi is the colloquial name of the main campus of the University): “We are a small group of people who attempts to inform the public about...
Puerto Rico: Tense Prelude to the Student Strike
A 48-hour blockade organized by students from the state-run University of Puerto Rico in protest against a proposed $800 annual fee got off to a tense and violent start early Tuesday morning, as students raising barricades around the Río Piedras campus clashed with private security guards hired by the administration.
Puerto Rico: Artist Collective Paints Pixel By Pixel
The blog UNDOdigital has become a unique space in which digital artists can interact with the broader online community, share their creations, promote their exhibits, and expose their readers to all types of art related news, interviews, and works. Global Voices interviews one of the creators and editor of the website.
Puerto Rico: Violence at the University of Puerto Rico
The University of Puerto Rico is in crisis again. Students are opposing a special registration fee to be charged in January that the administration imposed to alleviate a fiscal deficit. There have already been violent incidents. Follow the latest news on today's stoppage under #huelgaUPR [es] and #paroUPR [es].
Puerto Rico: Corruption in the Legislature
Journalist and blogger Carmen Enid Acevedo comments [es] on the most recent accusations against legislator Iván Rodríguez Traverzo for acts of corruption.
Puerto Rico: On Statehood and Identity
Rafael Franco comments [es] on Puerto Rican author Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá's most recent column [es] on statehood and identity, which has stirred a controversy in the Caribbean island.
Puerto Rico: Interview of Writer Lolita Bosch
Puerto Rican writer and blogger Marta Aponte Alsina interviews fellow Spanish writer Lolita Bosch [es] on literature, violence in Mexico, and promoting reading in prisons in Latin America.