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Puerto Rico (U.S.)

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Latest stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)

9 December 2013

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“Where the Sea Breathes”: A Letter from Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for 32 years. In this letter to his his granddaughter Karina he remembers the sea.

7 December 2013

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A Brief Unity of Purpose: Marching for Puerto Rican Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

The Bridge

Thousands gathered this past November to demand the release of unjustly held political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera. Ángel Carrión shares some thoughts from that day.

28 November 2013

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Where Does Puerto Rico Stand on LGBT Issues?

Or perhaps a better question: where does the LGBT community stand in the struggle to gain visibility and recognition of its rights?

18 November 2013

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NACLA-Global Voices Partnership Tackles Gender & Sexuality in Latin America & the Caribbean

A team of five Global Voices authors from Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute weekly articles for a series about women, gender, and LGBT issues.

5 November 2013

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‘Women Should Be Submissive', and Other Google Autocomplete Suggestions

Following UN Women's lead, Global Voices conducted its own experiments with Google's Autocomplete feature. The investigation revealed popular attitudes about women’s roles, sexuality, appearance and relationships with men.

10 October 2013

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The Walls Speak in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican street art festival "Los Muros Hablan" ("The Walls Speak") joins the community to transform urban space.

8 October 2013

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“And Draw Until I Die,” Eight Questions for the Illustrator Lorraine Rodriguez

"Once you discover what you like, what brings you satisfaction, what you know how to do, what you're passionate about more than anything else, then there's no turning back."

12 August 2013

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Intense Debate Over Changes in Puerto Rico's Political Status

What does the future hold for Puerto Rico's political status? The Caribbean island has been a U.S. territory—or colony, according to some—for more than a century.

8 August 2013

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Experimental Artists Pay Homage to Mary Magdelene with Puerto Rican Flair

Artists Tanya Torres and Raquel Z Rivera host a dazzling artistic-musical "promise celebration" in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in New York.

23 July 2013

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Radio Vieques to Heal Puerto Rican Island Following Years of Bombing Exercises

The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises.

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