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Gentrification Displaces Domestic Violence Survivors in Puerto Rico
Since the implementation of Act 22 approved in 2012 in Puerto Rico, which attracts foreign investors with tax incentives, access to affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault has been a growing challenge.
Gentrification, Colonialism and Identity in Puerto Rico (OPINION)
The debate over the gentrification led by an influx of wealthy Americans turns on complicated and contested issues, including housing, taxes, and economic development. But it also begs a much deeper question: whether Puerto Ricans are a nation, or merely the current tenants of a particularly attractive piece of real estate in America’s empire.
Rincón, Puerto Rico: Between Gentrification and Colonialism
“While generational residents keep being displaced, without any government legislation to regulate the housing problem now, soon there will not be any generational native residents left in their town,” Ada Irizarry, an attorney from Rincón, said.
Losing Puerto Rico, One Moonshot at a Time (OPINION)
This is the story of two Puerto Ricos—a phantasmagorical island cooked up by Pierluisi and the one Boricuas endure daily.
Puerto Rican Pastor Spews Hatred From the Pulpit (OPINION)
During a recent “sermon,” the head pastor of an evangelical church in Puerto Rico denounced people of color as racist, slammed the LGBT community, and complained that the Black actress starring in Disney’s remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was ugly.
‘Losing Puerto Rico’ Campaign Launched to Abolish Act 22 (OPINION)
The Losing Puerto Rico media project launched a multimedia campaign to focus attention on an obscure and one-of-a-kind tax loophole that allows rich Americans to move to Puerto Rico and avoid paying most of their taxes.
‘Non-English’ Is the New Puerto Rican (OPINION)
Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican reggaetonero, the biggest music superstar on the planet, and the voice of a generation. But all of this is what is lost in translation, or not translated at all, when CBS captioned his performance and speech with “singing in non-English, speaking in non-English” during the Grammys on Sunday.
Puerto Rico After ‘Roe’
A look at the battle over abortion rights in Puerto Rico following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in 2022, which undid nearly 50 years of reproductive rights protections in the United States
La Brega: The Puerto Rican Experience in Eight Songs
SUBSCRIBE HERE La Brega art by Fernando Norat WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios present a second season of the critically-acclaimed, pioneering dual-language podcast, La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience. The eight-episode, dual-language podcast series is reported and recorded in English and Spanish. The second season of La Brega is made possible by the Mellon Foundation. […]
Puerto Rico’s Theatre of the Absurd (OPINION)
The recent image of a car stuck in a massive pothole in Humacao, Puerto Rico makes a fine metaphor for the state of Puerto Rico today and the role played by the pro-statehood Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and his New Progressive Party in the deterioration of the island.
Women’s Networks Drive Puerto Rico’s Decolonization Work
Puerto Ricans are pushing for sustained interconnectivity between stakeholders doing the rebuilding in the islands and the diaspora and its allies advocating for long-term investment from the mainland — and these coordination efforts are largely driven by women’s networks.
Bad Bunny contra la mamabichocracia de Puerto Rico (OPINIÓN)
La cortina de humo que lanzaron los agarra perlas —que es un irrespetuoso mal hablado y un soldado de la izquierda (algunos lo comparan con un joven Fidel Castro)— no puede tapar la verdad: Bad Bunny le pertenece a su generación y dice las cosas en su propio idioma.
Dystopian Puerto Rico: Macondo Is Changing (OPINION)
Puerto Rico is undergoing a fundamental shift in its social and political architecture, and for the first time since I can remember, strong winds are blowing in favor of self-determination and possibly, eventually, independence.
Puerto Rico, a Nation of Women (OPINION)
Women now account for more than half of Puerto Rico’s population and are spearheading —especially the young women— an unstoppable revolution, one that will change the island’s future.
Puerto Rico’s Normandie Hotel a Reflection of Colonialism (OPINION)
Boricuas are in an all-out struggle to save what is theirs from the crypto-barons and Wall Street vultures —their beaches, their homes, their neighborhoods and towns, and the beautiful architecture of their island— of which the Normandie is one of the brightest jewels in the crown.
Puerto Ricans Hold Beach Protest Against Privatization
After a video of a couple berating beachgoers in Ocean Park while they set up a tennis court went viral on social media last week, Puerto Ricans rallied to host a “beach Olympics” to show that “the beaches belong to the people.”
Act 60 Brings People Into Puerto Rico and Pushes Others Out
“A Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans” has become almost cliche in talks concerning the current wave of gentrification washing over the islands. It’s a phrase so bold-faced about ridding the island of its native inhabitants that one is tempted to view it as satire, if the message behind it hadn’t become all too real for the people of Puerto Rico over the past decade.
A ‘Generational Howl’ Heard in Chile and Puerto Rico (OPINION)
The triumph of Gabriel Boric over the extreme right in Chile sent out “a generational howl” that is reverberating throughout the region and is echoed in Puerto Rico by young Boricuas who want to change the political and social architecture of their homeland.
Puerto Rican Utopia, Cuba Redux (OPINION)
History has a way of repeating itself, and in many ways Batista’s Cuba is echoed in today’s Puerto Rico.
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.
Cuando las vidas negras no importan: How Puerto Ricans Can Change Conversations on Race and Racism
Race in Puerto Rico has always been associated with phenotype and ancestry. The false discourse of “we’re all mixed” has led to systemic racism being dismissed or reduced to phenotype.