Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Pride
2:39 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds

Parade onlookers cheer marchers in last year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York.
Craig Ruttle AP

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 5:32 pm

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be marching down New York City's Fifth Avenue under new leadership this year.

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Puerto Rican Political Prisoner
2:27 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Rep. Gutierrez: "It's Time" to Release Oscar López Rivera

Oscar Lopez Rivera and Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Credit boricuahumanrights.org and Official Photo, Office of Luis Gutierrez

When Congressman Luis Gutierrez was a teenager in Puerto Rico, he became involved in the independence movement for his home country. It's a battle he's taken all the way to his job in Washington, where he represents Illinois' 4th District in Chicago.

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Veterans
2:38 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Families Seek Congressional Medal For All-Hispanic Unit

World War II veteran Luis Rodriguez, 91, is pictured with his daughters, Judy and Beth. (Lucy Nalpathanchil/WNPR)

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 9:44 am

The history of the U.S military includes contributions from segregated units. One unit many Americans know little about are the Borinqueneers. They were an all-Hispanic unit in the U.S Army that served in World Wars I and II. But it was the Korean War when the unit rose to prominence. As Lucy Nalpathanchil of WNPR reports, there’s a growing movement to honor these veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Veterans
6:24 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

The Borinqueneers: an All Puerto-Rican Unit in the U.S. Army

Photo by Catie Talarski

There'a a push among federal legislators to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the last segregated Hispanic unit in the U.S. military. 

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Congressional Gold Medal
6:24 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

The Borinqueneers: An All Puerto-Rican Unit in the U.S. Army

Photo by Catie Talarski

There'a a push among federal legislators to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the last segregated Hispanic unit in the U.S. military. 

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Where We Live
10:53 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Puerto Rico's Political Status

Ethorson (Flickr Creative Commons)

In the November elections, most results were pretty clear cut. But one that seems to have raised more questions than answers was a plebiscite on Puerto Rico’s political status.

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Where We Live
11:00 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Sila Calderón In "The Capital of Puerto Rico in the United States."

Chion Wolf

Connecticut, especially Hartford, has a special relationship with the island of Puerto Rico. These ties brought Sila Calderón to the state this week. She was the keynote speaker last night at a meeting of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Latino Endowment Fund.

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