Were Bruno Mars to go on a world tour for the release of Unorthodox Jukebox, there would likely be unsuspecting cousins in the audiences in Madrid, New York, Kiev, San Juan, Manila and Budapest. So tell me: Which box do you think Bruno Mars ticked on the 2010 census?
You ready, Republican Party? Are you sitting down? Here's what you have to do to avoid going the way of the Whigs. It's pretty easy -- it would fit on a Twitter message: "Begin championing Puerto Rican statehood."
Because the statehood vote received the highest number of the options, those wanting statehood are claiming a victory for statehood. However, before statehooder's start singing the star spangle banner there are some details about this vote that need to be explained.
Honor what you have promised during the campaign, but more importantly, do instead of talk, push your convictions through and cooperate where you have to.
The National Institute of Culture in Panama City stood in for a fictional hotel in Bolivia.
Tomorrow the people of Puerto Rico vote in a plebiscite about territorial status. And this one may be different, with results that the next U.S. Congress -- whatever its political composition -- may be forced to address.
In the Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the vacation destination with the best infrastructure and the widest variety of activities available for gay and lesbian travelers. If you're looking for a fun place to enjoy gay beaches and nightlife, look no further than the so-called "Isla del Encanto."
These locales aren't just for honeymooners or SCUBA divers. They are as kid-friendly as they are ideal for adults looking to get away from it all.
As party-goers, diners, friends, family (and the odd journalist or two) walked towards Pasteles Y Algo Mas, in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, the Puerto Rican DJ was playing musica latina loud enough to move hips four blocks from the restaurant.
The social and mobile web awards creators and developers who are agile and adaptable. That could put a place like Puerto Rico in a unique position to succeed in this sector. And the efforts in that direction are gaining ground, led by a group of local technological entrepreneurs who have decided not to wait around for the government to take the lead.
If Boricua Decide 2012 and other complementary voter outreach efforts are successful, Puerto Rican voters in Florida will have an opportunity to play a decisive role in the November election.
As a Puerto Rican elected official in Nueva York, I am repeatedly shocked and disgusted each time another one of these stories breaks, and again exposes the deep-seated racism that abounds in Puerto Rican political and social discourse.
What does it say about the GOP that a group of white males would be so open about their racism in front of a Hispanic Republican and the rest of TV-watching America? I do not know the answer, but it is a fair question.
Since it was our last day in Puerto Rico and my gal pal Scarlett's birthday, we decided to splurge and go out in island style at The Gallery Inn. Funds were almost nil from a week's worth of adventures, but in this case, we were singing "Que Sera, Sera" as it was time to celebrate.
I landed in San Juan with no contacts, no addresses and only a vague idea of what I would be doing on this beautiful island.
It is obvious to our generation that Puerto Rico is in dire need of similar innovative and evidence-based models and programs to start tackling the current unprecedented socioeconomic crisis.