By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 10:30
Sad news from Puerto Rico.
According to the Huffington Post, the Caribbean island’s sinking economy has Puerto Ricans leaving the country in vast numbers. In 2011 alone, nearly 54,000 people, or 1.5 percent of the population, opted to leave the territory.
By Jesus Trivino | 08/19/2013 - 13:11
Joyce Giraud, a former pageant queen, talks about her NBC show, Siberia, her favorite Puerto Rican things and more.
Tell us about Siberia.
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/10/2013 - 10:04
In a tragic turn of events on Friday night, legendary salsa star Eddie Perez has passed away.
He was a co-founded of the famed Puerto Rican salsa band, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The band had recently celebrated 50 years of playing music and are largery considered Puerto Rico's most successful musical group.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 11:14
In time, undocumented immigrants in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain temporary driver’s licenses.
According to NBC Latino, Alejandro Javier García Padilla signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a license in about a year. Both undocumented immigrants and migrant workers will be able to apply for 6-year drivers licenses.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/11/2013 - 15:38
It's sad to say that images such as the one above are largely increasing on the beautfiul island of Puerto Rico.
According to Fox News Latino, La Isla del Encanto's homeless population has risen immensely in only two years due to an ongoing economic crisis which includes an unemployment rate of 14 percent. This rate is currently higher than any U.S. state.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/18/2013 - 11:46
Puerto Rico's current commonwealth status has been a hot topic of debate for quite some time. Now Puerto Rico pro-statehood leader Pedro Pierluisi is saying that La Isla del Encanto's commonwealth status is “the root cause of the economic and social problems that impair quality of life on the island."
By Amaris Castillo | 06/10/2013 - 14:19
It seemed as though everyone was Puerto Rican on Sunday along New York City’s Fifth Avenue. That’s because the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade made its presence known, roaring its way down the streets with cheerful shouts of "Boricua!" and a sea of red, white, and blue.
We swung by to observe the proud madness firsthand. Below are some interesting people we met along the parade route:
By Jesus Trivino | 06/07/2013 - 13:40
It’s the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday! And you know what that means...
WWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! OK, now that we got the “wepa” out of our system, check out our 5 People You’ll Meet at the PR Day Parade. Have fun and be safe, mi gente!
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30
Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to
By Celia Fernandez | 05/29/2013 - 11:19
Coors Light has launched a new can design featuring the Puerto Rican flag to coincide with New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
The Puerto Rican flag appears on the bottom quarter of the can with the parade’s logo, all while having the words “cerveza official” (or official beer) in English right above it.