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.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/24/2013 - 09:55
We’ve told you how Ricky Martin often uses his fame to bring awareness to important issues via social media. This week, the Boricua superstar took to Twitter to ask his Puerto Rican fans to petition members of his native island’s House of Representatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.