Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
By Kamren Curiel | 04/25/2013 - 12:50

Enidris Siurano Rodriguez is not afraid to stand up, or in this case sit, for her rights. The 15-year-old Maryland honor student and gifted violinist has not stood for the pledge of allegiance since the 7th grade because of what she believes is an unjust political situation in her native Puerto Rico. Her bravery has caught the attention of Ricky Martin and Calle 13's Residente, who've both Tweeted their support for the outspoken student.

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Puerto Rican Bill Would Penalize Use of American Flag Without Puerto Rican Flag
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:23

A new bill being considered by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives would penalize the use of the American flag in the absence of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s flag on any state and municipal government building or any public corporation.

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La Comay Puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa Quits SuperXclusivo
La Comay Puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa Quits SuperXclusivo
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 14:51

According to Puerto Rican news sources, puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa, the man behind the popular (and controversial) SuperXclusivo show and the face behind the La Comay puppet, quit the show after refusing to accept new guidelines imposed by WAPA TV.

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Ricky Martin at the Emporio Armani flagship store opening
Happy Birthday, Ricky Martin!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/24/2012 - 12:53

Yes, it's Christmas Eve today, but there's an additional reason to celebrate today.

It's also Ricky Martin 41st birthday today - and we want to wish him the best! When he's not moving crowds with his music, Martin is speaking out in support of important causes. We really can't get enough of this guy.

Below are reasons why we love Mr. Martin:

1. His music still makes us shake our bon-bons. Though they're not as cute and firm as his but, okay, we're cool with that. 

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Calle 13 at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards
Calle 13 to Build School in Puerto Rico
By Amaris Castillo | 12/17/2012 - 14:49

Calle 13 has never been one to remain silent on societal issues.

They’ve spoken out about everything from human trafficking to politics to education, and some of their best work is heavily laden with sharp (and piercing) opinion.

And now it looks as though education is going to get a boost thanks to the Latin-Grammy winning alt-hip-hop group.

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Ricky Martin Shows Support For Murdered Puerto Rican Publicist José Enrique Gómez
By Amaris Castillo | 12/06/2012 - 11:27

Ricky Martin isn’t one to keep mum about news events – especially when it affects his beloved Puerto Rico.

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Adamari López’s Mother Dies of Cancer
By Amaris Castillo | 12/03/2012 - 13:10

Adamari López and her family were hit by some devastating news this weekend. The Mira Quién Baila alum’s beloved mother died Sunday morning, after a long battle against cancer, according to HuffPost Voces.

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Hector "Macho" Camacho: 8 Most Memorable Moments in the Ring
Hector "Macho" Camacho's 8 Most Memorable Moments in the Ring! (VIDEO)
By Jill Pankow | 11/26/2012 - 12:08

The world lost a boxing legend on Saturday November 24, when popular Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, was taken off of life support after being critically injured in a shooting that took place four days prior in Puerto Rico. Camacho will be most remembered for is his incredible skill, charisma and fashion sense in the boxing ring. In honor of him, we're showcasing some of his most memorable moments in the ring. One last time, it’s Macho time. 

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Military wife Janet Sanchez
Military Spouse of the Year Finalist Overjoyed to Be Featured by Oprah
By Jill Pankow | 11/16/2012 - 12:17

We love to hear stories about strong, Latina women making a positive impact on their community. For Army wife Janet Sanchez, however, her hard work and giving spirit allowed her an opportunity she never imagined – she got to meet her idol, Oprah!

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Why Puerto Rico Won't Become the 51st State
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 20:56

Puerto Rico recently voted on its commonwealth status, which reportedly found many Puerto Ricans in favor of statehood. This has led many to start asking: Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state? Not likely, says the Huffington Post.

As the U.S. colonized Puerto Rico in 1898, Puerto Ricans have voted several times on whether to become a state or not, but the idea has never taken hold with the majority.

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