Puerto Rico’s Crisis and the SFL Puerto Rican Diaspora: A Conversation

The National Puerto Rican Agenda (SFL Chapter) –  a nonpartisan alliance of stateside national and local organizations, elected and community leaders, and volunteers – invites you to a Dialogue (‘Conversatorio’) about the humanitarian and fiscal crisis affecting Puerto Rico and the impact on the Puerto Rican Diaspora Community in South Florida. Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York … [Read more...]

PROMESA 2.0 : A Colonial Problem a Hundred Years in the Making

The House National Resources Committee has spoken. Led by House Speaker Paul Ryan it is supposed to bring to Puerto Rico a much “anticipated” and “needed” solution to its financial woes. The PROMESA 2.0 (or by its new bill number H.R. 5278) brought several changes that seemed like a “win” for the Democrats and, as such, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, expressed that she believed this new … [Read more...]

Se Acabó el Kool-Aid en Puerto Rico

Hoy en El Nuevo Dia hubo este articulo: "Rechazan haber aceptado Junta de Control Fiscal" ‪#‎PROMESA ‬http://linkis.com/www.elnuevodia.com/n/nLMKI Luego de leerlo esto fue lo que nos vino a la mente: Ahora les preguntamos a los gobernantes y legisladores de Puerto Rico - ¿De que sabor es el Kool-aid que se están tomando? ¿Cuando se van a dar cuenta que, como territorio bajo el Congreso, … [Read more...]

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Explains Puerto Rico Crisis

Last night, April 24, John Oliver lent his wry humor and insightful comments to the Puerto Rico crisis during his phenomenal program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The 20-minute segment was a history-lesson on how the Puerto Rico -US relationship has been at fault for creating the staggering 70+ billion debt for the island. Oliver also brought in some amazing Puerto Rican star power by … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico / Puerto Ricans: A Diaspora Summit

Top scholars and leaders will come together to explore solutions to the critical problems facing our community at “Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans: A Diaspora Summit.” The weekend-long event will examine the crisis on the island and focus on the impact it has had on Puerto Ricans living in the United States. Join us on April 22 and 23 at the Silberman School of Social Work to add your voice to this … [Read more...]