One week after members of Congress called on the Biden-Harris Department of Justice to condemn the racist Insular Cases, the Department has instead doubled down to argue based on the Insular Cases that people born in U.S. territories have no constitutional right to U.S. citizenship.
As a follow-up to a series of pro-independence marches for Puerto Rico that happened across nine U.S. cities on August 9, the San Juan counterpart —originally postponed that day due to a pending tropical storm— happened this past Sunday.
If you feel it, you feel it. Period.
“And that is part of why fútbol is not growing,” Edwin Jusino told Latino Rebels. “It’s because the people who run the Federation, the people who run the clubs, the people who run the leagues, they’re afraid of losing their privileges.”
Expectant Mothers Still Lack Delivery Rooms to Give Birth on the Puerto Rican Islands of Vieques and Culebra
Pregnant women on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra do not have a delivery room or sufficient medical services, which prevents them from giving birth there.
According to some social media posts and press releases from organizers, marches took place in the following cities: Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
Puerto Rico Independence Advocates Announce August 15 ‘NO to Statehood, YES to Decolonization’ Marches
Organizers shared a lengthy statement about the demonstrations.
It is time for Puerto Ricans to pick up the spirit of the Summer of 2019 and demand the end of the colonial Junta.
Are we finally seeing something different here?
Complaints from protesters and activists range from excessive police force to unjustified arrests. Several videos on social media have recorded how police officers have attacked the people protesting.
As states of the union, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, can become a powerful political force to push forward the inconclusive agenda of our nation’s minority communities.”
And it’s not just a film only for Puerto Ricans.
Four years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still in desperate need of disaster-proof communications systems
A poem about Latino angst and belonging in today’s concrete jungles, by the poet B., courtesy of Souletri and MANO magazine
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory’s fight against COVID-19.
It is painful when you see two of your own lying shot execution-style on the floor, the Puerto Rican flag fluttering in the background as a terrible requiem to the American Dream.
“It is imperative that the federal government heeds the calling of civil society organizations that have been denouncing the terrible negotiation that has taken place in this contract,” said Dr. Adi Martínez-Román, Director of Operations of the UPR Resiliency Law Center.