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Vieques 12 Years Later: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

Standing in Vieques today you may still see bombs exploding as the result of detonation, or hear that local lands remain in federal hands or notice that the ferries from Vieques to mainland Puerto Rico are full of Viequenses seeking health services, many for complicated and serious illnesses.

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.

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...

Watch the Beet Retreat - Recorded Live On February 1

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Beet Retreat 2013: A Summit of Digital Media... by DailymotionUSA VIEQUES, PR -- Please check out this four and a half-hour Webcast with digital leade...

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...

WATCH: Wild Caribbean Horses Go Crazy For Mangoes

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Andy Plesser

On this Manhattan-sized Caribbean island 9 miles off the eastern shore of Puerto Rico, hundreds of wild horses roam the beaches, streets and jungles.

(Video) MIT's Jason Pontin: Tablets Must be Based on Open Standards to Succeed

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The "feckless infatuation" of magazine publishers in creating closed-garden Apps to replicate their publications has proven to be a disappointment...

(video) MIT's Jason Pontin: Media "Platform Agnosticism" is Dead, Long Live "Platform Committed"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR -- For media companies to succeed, they need to operate on the platforms they know best, not distribute content on places which are not t...

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...

PHOTOS: Where 'The Bachelor' Stayed Last Night

Posted 01.31.2012 | Travel

Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor" landed in Puerto Rico, where eligible fan-favorite Ben Flajnik checked into the W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Isl...

AOL, Digitas,, MIT, NBC News, Taboola, Others Set for Beet.TV Leadership Retreat in March

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.09.2012 | Technology
Andy Plesser

I am pleased to announce the preliminary list of speakers for our two-day, executive retreat at the W Retreat and Spa on the island of Vieques on Mar...

Crazy Stuff We Did During Summer Vacation

Fathom | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel

These tales of adventure instantly transport us from our cubicle to the age of exploration.

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."

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.

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.

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

We cannot claim to care for the poor while we turn our backs on our role in the destruction of the most basic resources our neighbors need for survival.