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Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.)

24 February 2014

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

19 February 2014

Indie Music from Puerto Rico is Rocking the World

The Bridge

The world is already listening to us. Time to spread the word in Puerto Rico.

7 February 2014

Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgraded to “Junk” Status

While the government tries to inspire confidence in the public, citizens fear the worse.

23 January 2014

The Online Presence of Puerto Rican Women: Gender, Creativity, and Equality

Angel Carrión features some of the online spaces Puerto Rican women have created to express ideas, creativity, exchange information, or provide resources that further education on women's issues and equality.

22 January 2014

Traditional Puerto Rican Saint Sebastian Street Festival Fills Every Corner of Old San Juan

The festival has lost much of its religious character, and has transformed more into a city festivity that attracts more than 300,000 people annually.

6 January 2014

The 13 Greatest Albums of 2013 That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Alfredo Richner, editor of the online magazine Puerto Rico Indie, gives us his picks of the best of the Puerto Rican indie music scene in 2013.

9 December 2013

“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

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

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

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.

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