Blog 8: The Insular Cases

The Supreme Court of the Unites States will hear a case about the Insular Cases of Puerto Rico on October 15. But, back up, what are the insular cases? Although it’s a comedy show, John Oliver did a good job of laying out what the insular cases are in his show, Last Week Tonight — […]

Blog 7: Vieques and Culebra

Puerto Rico is an archipelago. This means it’s actually a collection of islands. You have the “big island” and others that surround it. The only two that are municipalities in Puerto Rico are Vieques and Culebra. These municipalities were hit hard during Hurricane María and have struggled to recover, maybe even more so than the […]

Blog 6: Let’s talk about bankruptcy

I want to start this blog post off by saying that I’m not an economist — I think I need that disclaimer. But, for years I have been interested in Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. In 2016, I expressed my opinion on the new fiscal oversight board put in place by President Obama in a column for my […]

Blog 5: It’s been two years since María, now what?

Friday was the two-year anniversary of Hurricane María’s landfall in Puerto Rico. I can distinctly remember the videos and reports I saw that day and as much as they were a lifeline for me to know what was happening, they were also chilling and disturbing. They wouldn’t get better for a long time. Two years […]

Blog 4: The Miseducation of Puerto Ricans

As I scrolled through my facebook the other day, I came across a post from a high school acquaintance. She’s a designer for the NYT Magazine and she was sharing their post on The Disappearing Schools of Puerto Rico. She said she had pitched the idea for this story in February and was finally able to […]

Blog 3: Puerto Rico state of alert

For over a year, women in Puerto Rico have been fighting to get the government to declare a state of emergency in the wake of rising violence against women. This video from a year ago gives the highlights of what women and the Colectiva Feminista were trying to do: Almost a year later, in the wake […]

Blog 2: English coverage in Latinx news media

On Friday, El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper, published their front page completely in English. This caught people’s eyes because we could never remember an occasion where they did this, especially for the purpose of fact checking the President of the United States. Mr. President, your numbers are fake. @realDonaldTrump Look for our print […]

Blog 1: Puerto Rico protest coverage

On July 9, parts of a leaked chat created a government scandal for Puerto Rico. Then on July 13, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published 889 leaked pages of the governor’s chats with his aides. This spurred over ten days of protest on the island, calling for Gov. Ricky Roselló to resign. On July […]