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Vieques Puerto Rico

Life and Other Near Death Experiences: A Conversation With Camille Pagán

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

For many people, their bucket lists remain abstract, a list of things to do some day in the future. But for Libby, the protagonist of Camille Pagán's novel, Life and Other Near Death Experiences, a terminal cancer diagnosis prompts her to take charge of the time she has left to reinvent her life.

Letter to President Barack Obama About Vieques

Daniel Colón-Ramos | Posted 06.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Colón-Ramos

I am writing you today to respectfully request that you uphold the promise you made during your presidential campaign in February 2008: to use all available resources to address the man-made health and environmental crisis that afflicts the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

(Video) Stella Adler Studio Builds a Community of Theater for the Young People of Vieques

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Andy Plesser

Founded on the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous, the award winning Outreach Division of the Stella Adler Stu...

Your A-Z Guide to Vieques, Puerto Rico

Fathom | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

We dug around, harangued the concierge, talked to locals, drove in circles, went off paved roads, paddled, peddled, stayed up late, woke up early, and ate everything in sight. Here's what we discovered.

U.S. Accused Of Human Rights Violations

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The National Lawyers Guild and other groups have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against ...

Ten Years After Ousting US Navy, Vieques Confronts Contamination

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The island of Vieques in Puerto Rico recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of a struggle that ended 60 years of U.S. Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands.

10 Years Since The U.S. Navy Left Effects Still Felt

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Thousands of activists on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the U.S. Navy's departure from the Puerto Rican island of V...

Seven Year Old Tourist Burned By White Phosphorous Shell Dropped By US Army

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 03.23.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Authorities in Puerto Rico said Friday that a young tourist was burned after she picked up an old shell containing white phos...

Video on The Washington Post: It's "No Longer a Sideshow, it is Prime," Chief Digital Officer

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR - Video on the Washington Post has long been a sort of "sideshow" or enhancement to its print reporting, but is now becoming a "prime"...

America's Wild Caribbean Isle

Fodor's | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

Navio on the south side is where the bodysurfers go to ride; Green Beach is known for its views of the main island of Puerto Rico; Blue Beach is famous for its terrific snorkeling.

U.S. Offends Small Island With Bomb Site Cleanup Plan

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. government has a new fight in Vieques, the Puerto Rican island that was used as a Navy bombing range for decades. A...

(video) Explosive Online Video Growth Coming from Premium Programming, comScore's Eli Goodman

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The growth in online video consumption in the United States is currently being driven by increased viewing of long-form programming, such as TV shows...

Architect John Hix Opens First Solar-Powered Resort in Caribbean (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2012 | Travel
Andy Plesser

John Hix, the noted Canadian architect and developer of the Hix Island House, the high-design, eco-resort on the Caribbean island of Vieques, has ope...

VIDEO: "Reach for Success" Sending Dozens of Vieques' Young People to College

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Andy Plesser

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at4.32.27PM.jpg Reach for Success has helped scores of young people go on to college through preparation and financial assistance.

VIDEO: Vieques' Historic Malecon, a Walking Tour of a "Perfect Tropical Harbor"

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.02.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at3.15.58PM.jpg We toured historic Malecon in Esperanza, the sleepy tourist town on the south coast of Vieques, the "perfect tropical harbor."

VIDEO: Wild Horse of Vieques Love to Eat Mangoes and Play on the Beach

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

Horses love mangoes and in Vieques in the summer there are so many that they rot in streets. Sometimes friendly humans bring mangoes to horses as a...

VIDEO: Feeding the Wild Horses Organic Mangoes

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

There is such an abundance of mangoes on the island in July and August, that we simply can't eat them all, so we gather the rotting ones from the gr...

Hugh Duffy, 89, Set to Dominate Restaurant Scene on Caribbean Island of Vieques

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico - With just two frying pans and a toaster in his first restaurant some 40 years ago, Hugh Duffy, who will be 90 next year, is p...

Architect John Hix: Vieques is the "Central Park of the Caribbean"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR -- John Hix, the Canadian-born architect who developed the "eco-hip," retreat the Hix Island House, sees Vieques as largely undeveloped ...

"Upscale Tourism" on the Rise in Vieques: Our Visit to the W Retreat and Spa

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

After a long delays and a good bit of anticipation, the W Retreat and Spa opened earlier this year on Vieques and we had a look. The architecture, d...

The People of Vieques, Puerto Rico Deserve Justice from the U.S. Government

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

The people of Vieques deserve answers for the undisputed high rates of disease that they have encountered over the years after military weapons tests.

Paradise Lost

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

We owe the residents of Vieques full compensation for the illnesses they are suffering courtesy of the U.S. Navy, which used the tiny island as its premiere weapons testing site for over 60 years.

Hidden Health Crisis: Vieques Seeks Its Day in Court

Jesse Lava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Lava

Vieques is a small island with a big problem. And the Obama administration is fighting to keep it that way.

New Justice Department Policy Signals Hope for Justice in Vieques

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Dropping the sovereign immunity defense in the Vieques environmental case would demonstrate the Obama administration's commitment to ending the overzealous use of national defense claims.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Acknowledges The Need To Clean Up Vieques

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson acknowledged the need to clean up the island of Vieques last week at the national convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens.