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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

18 November 2016

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..."

28 September 2016

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.

25 August 2016

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

"I think I united a nation."

6 July 2016

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.

15 June 2016

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.

7 June 2016

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."

25 April 2016

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.

16 April 2016

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?

19 January 2016

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.

29 November 2015

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.

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."

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