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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 is currently working on a Master's Degree in the History of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. He is passionate about music, books, and the right to free speech. Ángel blogs at

Músico y bloguero de Caguas, Puerto Rico. Posee un Bachillerato en Música del Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico y actualmente completa su Maestría en Historia de Puerto Rico y el Caribe en el Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. Le apasionan la música, los libros y el derecho a la libre expresión. Ángel bloguea en

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Latest posts by Ángel Carrión

25 September 2015

The Story of Raiza Ruiz, Declared Dead While Very Much Alive

Raiza Ruiz was declared dead after being in a plane crash in the Amazon. Upon being discovered alive after several days, she found herself in an unusual legal position.

19 August 2015

Puerto Rico Celebrates the First Same-Sex Weddings—And It's About Time

After many years of hardships and struggle, same-sex couples in Puerto Rico can now formalize their commitment to each other.

10 August 2015

Video: How the Green Iguana Came to Outnumber the Human Population of Puerto Rico

Introduced through the exotic pet trade, green iguanas have flourished in Puerto Rico. Now, they are considered a nuisance, provoking air traffic delays, damage to infrastructure and loss of crops.

6 August 2015

Puerto Rico Defaults on Its Debt for the First Time in Its History

As the government quickly runs out of cash, the future looks uncertain.

17 July 2015

One Puerto Rican Island's 135-Year History of Struggle and Victory

A short documentary by the monthly newspaper Diálogo commemorates the 40 years since the people of Culebra expelled the US Navy and 135 years since the island municipality was founded.

1 June 2015

How Ecuador's President Bullied an Internet Satirist Into Quitting

Silvia Viñas of Radio Ambulante narrates the strange case of President Correa vs. Crudo Ecuador, a Facebook page that published political memes.

20 May 2015

A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba

During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.

10 March 2015

Gender Perspective Comes to Puerto Rico's Public School System

"Even though it isn't an end in itself, this step is a tremendous instrument in favor of human rights in Puerto Rico."

9 January 2015

Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

17 December 2014

The ‘Perfect Human’ Doesn't Live in Puerto Rico (or Any Other Country)

Scientist Lior Pachter wrote a post titled "The perfect human is Puerto Rican" to underscore how absurd the obsession with genetically "improving" humans is. But some took the title literally.

27 September 2014

What it Means to be Puerto Rican for Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for over thirty years because of his political beliefs.

31 July 2014

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 25, but it is also the date of the U.S. invasion in 1898 and the murder of two young pro-independence activists.

11 July 2014

Oscar López Rivera Has Spent 33 Years Behind Bars in the US. Puerto Ricans Say That's 33 Too Many

Oscar López Rivera's imprisonment has received attention in recent weeks in various media outlets and at the United Nations from people who support his release.

29 June 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

5 June 2014

What Does Puerto Rico's First Out-and-Proud Supreme Court Nominee Mean For LGBT Rights?

Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has become the first openly lesbian woman to be nominated for the position of justice on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. .

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