When it comes to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, there are a couple of unusual aspects about the political relations between the "mainland" and that ...
Under the umbrella of "Latinos," Boricuas make up the second largest Latino community in the country, but you would not guess that from the way ABC-TV has been handling this problem with the premier of the sitcom, "Work It" and those insulting words: "I'm Puerto Rican, I would be great at selling drugs."
The positions that candidates take on Puerto Rico issues will influence the increasingly important group of voters of Puerto Rico origin in the U.S. However, candidates may not have realized that what they say about Puerto Rico can also have a significant impact on Hispanic voters in general.
Have a thing for mussels? Jet off to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Obsessed with tracking your favorite roving food trucks? Grab a Jeep and chase the ones that dot the Puerto Rican island Vieques.
The chances that there will be a 51st state in the near future are reasonably good. Whether it will be a territory on the moon, or Puerto Rico, is uncertain, although the odds heavily favor Puerto Rico.
To solve the pressing emergency on the Island, Puerto Ricans will have to stand up, work hard, be united, combat ignorance, learn to love their land and respect it, come together as a people and sit -as equals- to negotiate.
The art of cigar smoking is almost like a rite of passage. It's like getting your first car, going to your first concert, or having your first beer. It's something you remember for years. And so it should be.
If the Republican Party is determined to make inroads with Latino voters, it has to be willing to engage in a credible immigration reform process.
Festivities of the season take a tropical turn in the Caribbean, where Puerto Rico's holiday party just won't quit.
As a Puerto Rican, I find it amusing when the U.S. tries to instruct other nations in the practice of democracy (See: Libya and Iraq). Before the U.S. instructs other nations on the practice of democracy, it must re-think its policy in Puerto Rico.
It would appear obvious that Puerto Rican authorities have a responsibility to protect the island's LGBT residents who continue to live in fear. The reality on the ground, however, is far different.
At a time when violence toward the LGBT community in Puerto Rico is high, the country's legislature is poised to remove protections from their existing hate crimes law for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Novels and memoirs about the damages of childhood beg to become tear-jerking orgies. What kept me reading was Torres' dry-eyed control over his material. Edited with obsessive care, he hasn't allowed that to happen.
This winter's forecast: plenty of snow and travelers fleeing it.
To unilaterally annex Puerto Rican cinema to that of the U.S. will result in it being recognized less as a vital part of American culture than in rendering it invisible as a distinct form.
The Rum Diary is like a lengthy drinking binge of a movie: It's fun for a while, seems to offer more meaning than it actually does -- and leaves you wishing it hadn't ended so badly.