Post Tagged with: "Puerto Rico"

A resident of Barrio Vaga in Sector 3 of Morovis, holding his granddaughter, stands in what was once a bedroom in his house. (Photo by Maite Junco)

Regreso a Puerto Rico

New York, Puerto Rican December 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

En su segunda visita en dos meses, la escritora encontró la isla reverdecida, pero poco ha cambiado desde María.

A resident of Barrio Vaga in Sector 3 of Morovis, holding his granddaughter, stands in what was once a bedroom in his house. (Photo by Maite Junco)

Return to Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican December 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm

On her second visit in two months, the writer finds the island greener, but that much remains the same since María.

The group of experts from the New York City Department of Health, led by First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot (fifth from left in blue jacket and khakis), at the airport before leaving for Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Health Experts Head to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican November 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

While staff from the New York City Department of Health arrived on the island on Tuesday, New York’s governor announced the deployment of electric utility experts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo via LatinoJustice PRLDEF/Instagram)

Local Hispanic Leaders, Media Blast Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Puerto Rico Visit

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Local leaders and Hispanic media outlets considered the president’s comments regarding the assistance given to the island after Hurricane María offensive and derogatory, El Diario/La Prensa and La Tribuna Hispana report.  

Collecting donations in Passaic, NJ. (Photo via La Voz)

Donating – and Ensuring Donations Get Where Needed

Environment, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Mariel Fiori, editor of La Voz, writes about the outpouring of donations in the tri-state area – and what to do to make sure that donations are not diverted.

The never-ending debate over the status of Puerto Rico persists as the first 100 years of the Jones Act are commemorated. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in NYC Reflect on 100 Years of U.S. Citizenship

History, Puerto Rican March 2, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Puerto Ricans in New York are divided over the commemoration of 100 years since the island’s residents got U.S. citizenship, and a proposed new referendum on Puerto Rico’s status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrew Boryga, 25, grew up in the Bronx with a single mother. He attended Cornell University where he got his first internship at the New York Times which eventually landed him a job. He recently quit to pursue writing a book about growing up in the Bronx.  He still freelances for the Times by contributing to the lens blog. (Photo from "Portraits of Resilience" by Edwin Torres)

‘Pa’lante’: Resilience Through the Faces of Young Puerto Ricans

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Youth May 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

A photo essay entitled “Portraits of Resilience” features photos of Puerto Rican millennials who are experiencing one of the greatest economic crises in the island’s history. Hunts Point Express speaks to photographer Edwin Torres.

(Photo by Enrique Vázquez, Creative Commons license)

In NYC, Puerto Ricans Seek Solutions to Island’s Woes

Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks April 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The Puerto Rican diaspora, a community with strong ties to the troubled island, is struggling to come up with solutions to help guide Puerto Rico to a better future.

New York Leaders Vow to Protect Immigrants

New York Leaders Vow to Protect Immigrants

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York, Politics November 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm

As they bet on a peaceful transfer of power, participants at the Somos el Futuro Conference in Puerto Rico vow to keep fighting for equality and immigrant rights despite the uncertainty generated by the prospect of a Trump government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrations by Emilio Lopez

Boricua Panel on Comics Books, Diversity and Superheroes

Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.

La Rogativa, a sculpture in San Juan depicting the local resistance to the British naval blockade in 1797. (Photo by Oscar F. Hevia, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Time for New Ideas for Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, Opinion, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks October 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

In this opinion piece, a member of the Humanities Department at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, puts forward some new ideas for solving the island’s crisis.

Protests over Puerto Rico's economic crisis, held earlier this month on Park Ave.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Diaspora Demands Federal Action On Debt Crisis

Government, Puerto Rican July 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.

Rosa Quiñones is one of the people trying to help her mother in Ponce, Puerto Rico, by sending her money. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in NYC Await a Cry for Help to Send Money to PR

Government, New York, Puerto Rican July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Despite the crisis, Puerto Ricans in New York are not yet sending more money to their relatives on the island, reports El Diario.

Antony Luna (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans React to Island’s Crisis

Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican June 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm

People in El Barrio speak out about the island’s fiscal problems, in El Diario.