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· November, 2011

Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from November, 2011

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Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial

  30 November 2011

Puerto Rican blogger Ed Morales gave a first hand account of the shooting of a Fiat commercial that shows actress and singer Jennifer López driving around her old neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. In fact, as Morales demonstrates with photos, López was never there.

Puerto Rico: Who's Running the Medical School?

  22 November 2011

Gil the Jenius is calling for the firing of those who were allegedly responsible for the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine's recent loss of accreditation (which has since been reversed, pending probation), saying that leaving those involved in charge “would be very much like locking the door after the...

Puerto Rico: Homicide Rate

  15 November 2011

“Unfortunately, this year Puerto Rico is going to establish a new record for the number of murders”: Dondequiera says that “it will take decades to reverse these trends, and any political candidate that says any different is lying.”

Puerto Rico: Politicians under Gender Watch

  13 November 2011

The feminist organization Matria has started the project “Ruta de las Mujeres” (The Path of Women) [es] (@RutaMujeres2012), to inform people about the positions of political candidates on issues related to women, gender and the LGBT community. The website includes the form to participate in the “election” on the most...

Puerto Rico: Documentary on Activists in Defense of the Beaches

  13 November 2011

The filmmaker Juan C. Dávila presents the documentary “Compañeros de Lucha,” [es] about the activists who have been camping in the Isla Verde beach, in San Juan, in protest against a development to be built in public lands. The activists want to raise consciousness about the possible threat this project represents for...

Puerto Rico: ideas are just the start

  7 November 2011

“It's great to give everyone the opportunity to voice their concerns, but ideas are the easy part…. We can do anything, as long as we are willing to accept the sacrifices and consequences that result from our conviction.” Dondequiera reflects on the public forums hosted by the Puerto Rican civil...

Puerto Rico: Money Bags

  3 November 2011

As police report seizing in excess of $3 million so far this year, Dondequiera says: “All of this money was, without doubt, made from or destined for illegal trafficking. It could have been drugs, but since the black market is so robust in Puerto Rico, it could have been for...

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