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Commonwealth Failed: It’s Time for Puerto Ricans to Make the Ultimate Political Decision in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Less than two weeks before this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebration, a new Harvard University study estimates 4,645 Puerto Ricans died from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. As Boricuas prepare to celebrate our culture and mourn the lives lost, it may also be time to seriously reevaluate Puerto Rico’s political status. As […]

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My Puerto Rican DNA Results

As a Puerto Rican, I have known for decades that my ethnic makeup consisted of a mix of Spanish, Taino, and African ancestry. However, I did not know the actual makeup of my Puerto Rican blood until now. In December I sent away for my DNA results from Ancestry.com. The company noted results would be […]

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“We’re suffering” – My Mom’s Scream For Help in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

This morning I finally spoke with my mom, Lydia, in the Boqueron section of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The last time I heard my mom’s voice was before Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Almost two weeks after the hurricane, food and water has not yet reached Cabo Rojo and most likely other towns in the […]

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NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Puerto Rican Heritage Event at Gracie Mansion

I was invited to the Puerto Rican Heritage Event celebration hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office. Below are videos and pictures of the event, held at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a passionate speech about the plight of Puerto Rico. Honorees included Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez and actress […]

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Free Oscar López Rivera: One of The Longest Held Political Prisoners in the World

A unity march to free Oscar López Rivera is scheduled for this Saturday, November 23 in New York City. López Rivera is a Puerto Rican independence fighter that has been jailed for 32 years. He is said to be “among the longest held political prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico and in the world.” In […]

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Startups of Puerto Rico Showcase – Tuesday, October 15th in New York City

Are you interested in knowing more about the startup community in Puerto Rico? If so, you can’t miss the Puerto Rico Startup Showcase scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in New York City. Representatives of six early-stage startups from Puerto Rico will pitch investors, advisors and entrepreneurs from the New York community at the event hosted […]

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Results of the Puerto Rico Vote Leaves Many With More Questions Than Answers

The political future of Puerto Rico remains unclear more than two weeks after residents cast their votes in high numbers. Close to 80 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in a referendum on Nov. 6th that aimed to re-evaluate Puerto Rico’s status with the United States. Many media outlets announced the results of the recent vote […]

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