Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from March, 2011
Puerto Rico: Interview of La Acera's team
Listen to the interview of the team behind the collective blog La Acera [es] in which they talk about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, and the Internet as a potential space of media democratization, and the way they work in editorial terms.
Puerto Rico: Documentary on the UPR
The art blog The Fractal [es] features Osvaldo Budet's documentary “More than 800 Reasons” on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. The title refers to the protest against the imposition of an $800 special tuition fee.
Puerto Rico: The art of Aslan
The collective blog El Faktor, dedicated to showcasing unknown and underground artists, features the art of Aslan [es].
Puerto Rico: Controversial Supreme Court decision
Blogger and Law scholar Erika Fontánez Torres [es] analyzes the recent decision [es] of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico that denies “adulterous” women the protections guaranteed under the Law against Domestic Violence.
Puerto Rico: 2010 Census figures
Doctoral student and blogger Deepak Lamba-Nieves is starting to analyze the latest release of 2010 Census figures for Puerto Rico: “Although the main story has been the population loss registered from 2000 to 2010 in the island as a whole (- 2.2%), the municipal-level figures provide a more complex landscape...
Puerto Rico: Unique traditions
The team of #EnProfundo have posted their 41st podcast titled: “Unique and Innovative Traditions” [es]. They talk about a recently launched political candidate, the earthquake in Japan, and a new culinary product in Puerto Rico, among other topics.
Puerto Rico: Tite Curet Alonso at the Plaza
Art blogger Javier Martínez celebrates the installation of a life size sculpture [es] honoring the life and music of composer Tite Curet Alonso in the central square Plaza de Armas in Old San Juan.
Puerto Rico: Students, professors and solidarity
Artist, professor and blogger Alejandro Carpio analyzes and contextualizes the recent debates [es] on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: On the film “América”
In 80 grados [es] film director Sonia Fritz reflects on her latest film “América,” based on the novel by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago, and the challenges and the joys of making movies in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Al Jazeera in Puerto Rico
Journalist Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra reflects on the recent visit of a team of Al Jazeera to the Island [es] to film a documentary on the severe economic crisis. Rodríguez Saavedra, who was also Al Jazeera's local fixer, analyzes the debate ensued when Al Jazeera journalists preferred not to be interviewed...
Puerto Rico: Virtual campaign against violence
Lawyer, feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT has launched a virtual campaign through her blog [es] and Facebook [es]that documents every case of women murdered by their partners or ex partners in Puerto Rico. This year, already 8 women have been murdered.
Puerto Rico: Another senator convicted of corruption
Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta reflects [es] on the recent conviction in the federal district court in Puerto Rico of the pro-statehood senator Hector Martínez on charges of corruption.
Puerto Rico: Professors debate student strike
Blogger and law student Mariana Iriarte comments [es] on the debate among professors of the University of Puerto Rico on the effectiveness of the strategies proposed by students as part of their protest against the imposition of tuition fees.
Puerto Rico: Violence in the University
The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors of Puerto Rico (APPU) condemned the physical attacks [es] a group of students perpetrated against the Provost of the Río Piedras campus, Ana Guadalupe. The University of Puerto Rico has been in turmoil due to budget cuts and tuition hikes.
Puerto Rico: World Day of Solidarity with the UPR
Sympathizers with the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico will stage simultaneous demonstrations in solidarity with the UPR in cities around the world on Friday, March 11, 2011. Some cities are Amsterdam, Madrid, New York and Manchester.
Puerto Rico: News of Caño Martín Peña
Environmental lawyer and blogger Erika Fontánez Torres posts the list of the most recent projects [es] and accomplishments of the Proyecto ENLACE Caño Martín Peña, one of the most innovative community development initiatives in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Violence and Music?
Redod criticizes how the media has created and disseminated the myth of the supposed link of rock and reggaeton with violence. The editor of the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] explains that violence is much more than a musical genre.
Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices
Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...
Puerto Rico: New Artist Collective
The new artistic collective La Tachuela [es] aims to “fixate on starving minds the fruits of collective creativity.”
Puerto Rico: Social Protest and Institutions
The Center for Investigative Journalism organized a forum to analyze the criminalization of social protest. The Center has posted an article and the live stream video of the event [es].
Puerto Rico: remembering Corretjer
3 March was the birthday of Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and activist Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes (1908-1985). Repeating Islands summarises this year's anniversary commemorations across the island.