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Four Things Hillary Clinton Should Say To Get New York Puerto Rican Votes

  1. “In 1984, bankruptcy protection was arbitrarily taken away from Puerto Rico by Congress.”
  2. “The Puerto Rico debt should be audited to reveal possible illegal transactions, as well as Wall Street abuses, not only in the sale of the debt but also debt swap underwriting.”
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An Interview With Rafael Bernabe, PPT Candidate of Governor of Puerto Rico

Last week on Living in Spanglish radio, I interviewed PPT Candidate for Governor Rafael Bernabe, who spoke about various aspects of the Puerto Rico debt crisis. 85 more words

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Why Draco Rosa Is Beyond Rock and Pop

The day after Reyes I found myself in la alacaldía de San Juan interviewing Draco Rosa, the genre-bending rock-pop singer-songwriter whose career began as a key member of the boy band Menudo, lurched forward into the rock en Español classic  122 more words

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Why New Theories About Latino Political Power Need to Emerge

This essay was originally published on January 13th by the National Institute of Latino Policy newsletter, which  asked a number of Latino opinion leaders across the United States to respond to the issues raised by journalist Roberto Suro in his January 2nd New York Times opinion piece, “Whatever Happened to Latino Political Power?” 2,030 more words

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A Look Back on 2015

2015 was not an easy year to get through in many ways. A lot of troubling signs have appeared on the landscape: Continuing injustice toward people of color in the form of extra-judicial police killings of unarmed civilians, increasing wealth inequality, the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, the continued threat of gentrification, out of control gun violence, and the unsolved problems of the continuing marginalization of non-mainstream races, ethnicities, gender preferences and gender identities are still present in unsettling ways. 362 more words

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