Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from November, 2011
Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial
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?
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
“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
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: “Until Death Do Us Part”
Artist Anaida Hernández presents a slideshow of the travels of her iconic piece “Hasta que la muerte nos separe” (Until Death Do Us Part) about domestic violence in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Documentary on Activists in Defense of the Beaches
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
“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: Media Coverage of Women's Basketball Gold Medal
Bloggers celebrate Puerto Rico's Women's Basketball Team gold medal in the Pan American Games and declare this an opportunity to rethink Puerto Rican attitudes toward women athletes.
Puerto Rico: Money Bags
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...