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Ángel Carrión

Musician and blogger from Caguas, Puerto Rico. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a Master's Degree in the History of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean from the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. He is passionate about music, books, and the right to free speech. Once upon a time, Ángel blogged at dialogolibre.blogspot.com.

Músico y bloguero de Caguas, Puerto Rico. Posee un Bachillerato en Música del Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico y una Maestría en Historia de Puerto Rico y el Caribe del Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. Le apasionan la música, los libros y el derecho a la libre expresión. Érase una vez, Ángel blogueaba en dialogolibre.blogspot.com.

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Latest posts by Ángel Carrión

After two straight weeks of protests, Puerto Ricans force governor to resign

Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez will be Puerto Rico's second female governor.

Puerto Ricans demand that Governor Rosselló resign amid corruption and #Telegramgate scandals

A corruption probe by the FBI and and an 889-page Telegram chat leak reveal an ugly side of the governor and his cabinet.

Victoria Espinosa: Farewell to a tireless activist for Puerto Rican theater

Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

Authorities Are ‘Whitewashing’ the Devastation and Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."

Puerto Rican Newspaper Cans Popular Comic Strip, Raising Concerns Over Censorship

Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.

Understanding Puerto Rico's Struggles With Washington Through Satire

Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?

Oscar López Rivera Is in Puerto Rico but Under House Arrest Until His Sentence Expires

His sentence expires on May 17.

Why Are Puerto Ricans Sharing Their Student Numbers on Social Media?

Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.

Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rico's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Has Sentence Commuted by President Obama

His release will not be immediate, however.

Under a Fiscal Control Board, Puerto Rican Voter Abstention Is at an All-Time High

"If the problem is properly looked at, the 2016 elections could be a good moment to initiate a massive movement of indignant people in favor of CHANGING the electoral system..."

Puerto Rican Unity, a Bright Spot in the Darkness of an Archipelago-Wide Blackout

The blackout meant hardship for Puerto Ricans, but it also brought out the best qualities of many.

What Monica Puig's Olympic Gold Medal Means for Puerto Ricans

"I think I united a nation."

Puerto Ricans Won't Accept US-Imposed Austerity Without a Fight

With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.

Most of the Lives Lost During the Orlando Massacre Were Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.

For Many Puerto Ricans, a Proposed Fiscal Control Board Smacks of US Colonialism

"So you’re in essence creating a board [...] that will be of nonresidents of the island running the financial affairs of Puerto Rico for the next five, possibly 10 years."

Puerto Ricans Take Heart in ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Success

While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.

Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?

The Three Kings Is One of Puerto Rico's Most Loved Traditions

One of the main traditions associated with the Three King's Day are the 'Promesas', or the tradition of asking the Kings to intervene in a moment of need

How a Weapons Trafficking Case Brought Puerto Rico's Political Status Before the US Supreme Court

The US attorney general's position on Puerto Rico's status has probably turned the issue into fodder for the upcoming election season.

How Many People Win the Nobel Peace Summit Award and a Latin Grammy in the Same Week?

Hip hop artist René Pérez has lent his voice to numerous causes over the years, such as the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

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