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Pageants, Political Corruption and all the fuckery of American Politics

Last week Americans celebrated the Independence of the colonies who fought against an oppressive British Empire, and Puerto Ricans are deeply aware of the irony. Many of us don’t celebrate the 4th of July, because it represents everything historically we have fought for but have been criminalized for: a call for Liberty and representation.  I… Continue reading Pageants, Political Corruption and all the fuckery of American Politics

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Deadly toxic ash: The #AES Corporation in #PuertoRico and the inaction of the EPA/Government

What do you do when ten or twelve people on your street alone develop cancer, or when your kids are playing in the backyard but you don't know if the ash that's covered everything will give them cancer or respiratory disease. What do you do when the water you drink could contain heavy metals that… Continue reading Deadly toxic ash: The #AES Corporation in #PuertoRico and the inaction of the EPA/Government

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A Symbol of Hope: Interview with Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, creator of Superhero La Borinquena

Before you do anything else today, go to this website and get yourself these amazing comic books: https://www.la-borinquena.com/ As a female person of color, I rarely saw myself represented in the content I consumed growing up, and I definitely do not remember ever seeing a Superhero that ever looked like ME. This is why La… Continue reading A Symbol of Hope: Interview with Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, creator of Superhero La Borinquena

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The Alphabet of Enchantment Island: An Interview with author Yajaira De La Espada on decolonizing child imaginations

To listen to the episode please follow this iTunes link or you can listen on Stitcker.com here. From the first time I heard her story and her idea of a children's book that captures the history of colonization in Puerto Rico, I was overwhelmed with bittersweet joy. I wished I had been able to read… Continue reading The Alphabet of Enchantment Island: An Interview with author Yajaira De La Espada on decolonizing child imaginations

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Un Sueño realizado: An interview with Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebron about Racial Justice in Puerto Rico

This week I spoke to Gloriann Sacha Antonetty about Racial Justice… A topic that impacts Public Health in so many ways. This was one conversation I’d been wanting to do for so long. One of the interesting pieces of this conversation was around Images of Oppression in all, but especially Puerto Rican history books, and… Continue reading Un Sueño realizado: An interview with Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebron about Racial Justice in Puerto Rico

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Bleeding Borinquen: An interview with Alvin Velazquez and Armando Pintado on the Cofina Agreement

This week - Puerto Ricans face a life-and-death decision… Reporting for the first time this year from Puerto Rico, I wanted to cover the most pressing issue happening on the island right now. On the eve of a major and possibly historic decision in Bankruptcy law, it is important to understand how the COFINA Agreement… Continue reading Bleeding Borinquen: An interview with Alvin Velazquez and Armando Pintado on the Cofina Agreement

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Broken Promises and Broken Systems: Interview with Karen Rossi, documentary filmmaker from Puerto Rico

The Update It’s been a month of tough conversations with my family, protests, and press conferences. The anniversary of my stepdads death was also this month - so it's been an incredibly difficult time for me and my family. The Return to Boriken, Interrupted: I had to deliver really heartbreaking news to my family over Thanksgiving about my… Continue reading Broken Promises and Broken Systems: Interview with Karen Rossi, documentary filmmaker from Puerto Rico

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#RickyRenuncia: Peering into the mind of Corruption

One hundred thousand people flooded the streets of Viejo San Juan Puerto Rico on July 17th. They came out to protest the current Governor for not resigning from his position, all screaming “Ricky Renuncia” into the morning hours... In this episode we will hear  from various people on and off the island about why this… Continue reading #RickyRenuncia: Peering into the mind of Corruption