Puerto Rico

Goya In Three Boycotts (A Latino USA Podcast)

We dive into the history of Goya Foods to understand how this company became a symbol of identity for Latinos and Latinas and how it aimed to profit from the deep bonds we have with food and culture.

  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 11:10 AM

For Puerto Rican Statehood, It’s Now or Never: So It’s Never? (OPINION)

Puerto Rican statehood is having its most promising political moment, and it’s still a non-starter for the United States.

  • Jan 21, 2021
  • 2:38 PM

Remembering Don Pedro: A Latinish Podcast With Andre Lee Muñiz

Hector chats with Andre Lee Muñiz, editor of Remembering Don Pedro, a site dedicated to the life and legacy of the Puerto Rican independence leader, Pedro Albizu Campos.

  • Jan 19, 2021
  • 12:39 PM

GLAAD and Puerto Rico Para Tod@s Call Out ‘Dangerous Trend of Anti-Trans Violence in Puerto Rico’

This is a “state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes,” a Friday statement said.

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • 1:49 PM

Puerto Rico Statehood Violates International Law (OPINION)

There is nothing progressive about that.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

Puerto Rico to Reopen Beaches, Relax Coronavirus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew that has been in place since the pandemic began to control the number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 8:54 PM

The Island of Disenchantment (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats with Edil Sepúlveda, co-founder of Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

New Governor Sworn in as a Wary Puerto Rico Demands Changes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pedro Pierluisi vowed to achieve statehood for Puerto Rico and fight against poverty, corruption and COVID-19 after he was sworn in Saturday as the U.S. territory’s new governor.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 9:56 AM

The Way Forward for the Puerto Rico Statehood Movement (OPINION)

Rather than collapsing, the statehood movement is evolving and it is advancing.

  • Dec 23, 2020
  • 10:57 AM

More Than 17K Vaccinated in Puerto Rico; New Doses En Route

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 17,800 people in Puerto Rico have received the COVID-19 vaccine since the first dose was administered earlier this week, with the U.S. territory expecting tens of thousands of additional vaccines to arrive in upcoming weeks, officials said Friday.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:30 PM

Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift in Perspective, a New Opposition

Puerto Rico’s Left made significant gains in the recent general elections. This vote for decolonization and social change must be appreciated.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

Respiratory Therapist Receives Puerto Rico’s 1st Vaccine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A respiratory therapist who treated the first two COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Puerto Rico became the first person in the U.S. territory to be vaccinated against the virus on Tuesday.

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

Puerto Rico’s Statehood Movement Is on the Verge of Collapsing (OPINION)

The best that Puerto Ricans can achieve under colonial rule is to elect responsible officials who will enact policies to alleviate widespread economic and social suffering in the archipelago.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 6:13 PM

Dominican Mothers in Puerto Rico Face the Pandemic ‘In the Shadows’

The absence of a public policy on immigration issues in Puerto Rico has triggered mothers and their children to face needs that have worsened with the coronavirus emergency.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 5:27 PM

Only Congress Can Make Puerto Rico the 51st State of the Union

It is unlikely that Puerto Rico will achieve statehood any time soon.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 4:17 PM

Puerto Rico Cannot Become Another Hawai’i (OPINION)

What do the people of Puerto Rico have to lose by abandoning their century-old resistance to American domination? Ask the Hawaiians.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

Alexandra Lúgaro and Manuel Natal Are in It for Long Haul

Love them or hate them, they are not going away.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 12:35 PM

Puerto Rico to Lock Down Sundays, Close Marinas for Holidays

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced stricter measures to fight COVID-19, including a lockdown on Sundays and the closure of all marinas as the U.S. territory grapples with an increase in cases and deaths.

  • Dec 3, 2020
  • 2:02 PM

Huge Puerto Rico Radio Telescope, Already Damaged, Collapses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed on Tuesday.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 9:17 AM

Moving Maps: Puerto Ricans Struggle for Their Place in Philadelphia

The diaspora faces inequity and gentrification in the second U.S. city with the largest Puerto Rican population.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 4:29 PM

The Fallacy of a Statehood Win in Puerto Rico’s Elections (OPINION)

The United States prefers to maintain the status quo and keep Puerto Rico a colony.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 6:25 PM

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