Mary Lee Alvarez lives in Guánica, Puerto Rico. I refer to her in my HP Blog bio as one of my three fairy godmothers who helped me rescue a dog. But due to her stature and magical quality she is the main fairy godmother and I mean that in the best way possible despite the hokey Disney sparkly connotations that come along with it.
Oskar Rodriguez is tired, but smiling with excitement. He is currently filming season 3 of the web-series East Los High.
The impact of our generation's current efforts will remain short if the fiscal burden remains on us. We should not have to pay with our own future for the poor management and judgment of previous leaders and political administrations.
Puerto Rico labors under a debt load so burdensome it is little more than a patient on life support. The official public debt burden stands at $73.5 billion but there are an additional $38 billion of unfunded pension and public healthcare liabilities.
As a New-York-raised Puerto Rican I began to appreciate Puerto Rico's abundant land that gave so many fruits and food items that I only saw in supermarkets back in the Bronx when I first visited my home island at the age of 16.
Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.
One of the best coming of age movies I've seen in ages, with a pitch perfect super sexy, young cast sporting the coolest 1970s threads, this should be on everyone's Netflix queue in the future. I spoke to the amazing auteur of this wonderful film that recently premiered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.
San Juan, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Why not a Commonwealth of Texas? That thought occurred to me reading about political stalemate in Washington while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Club's vibrant chapter here.
Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico is a tropical family vacation destination with year-round sunshine, picturesque beaches and an array of family-friendly activities.
It's been nearly a year since Fox News personality Laura Ingraham tried to float the false idea that Puerto Ricans are not just as American as the rest of us.
Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.
El Museo is an indispensable center, home to some of the best resources on Latino art in New York City and the United States.
"My dad has always been a great inspiration to me. He actually celebrates when I don't book a job. He says: "Pili, every 'no' is getting you closer to a 'yes'." It's a mindset that has really helped me push through those rough times."
As recently as last week, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was nonchalantly dismissing the need for the court to weigh in on marriage. Because lower federal courts are all in agreement that marriage bans are unconstitutional, she explained, there's no need for the justices to intercede. But that may (or may not) change now that a judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a marriage ban.
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