Periodismo

Statehood in Anecdotes: Puerto Rico and the 51st State

Let the Statehood games begin.  Art by Joaquín Cardozo.

Let the Statehood games begin.  Art by Joaquín Cardozo.

The funeral of a military man. A young man escapes homophobia. We all recall memories associated with our contentious relationship with our political identity. What is your anecdote of the concept of Puerto Rico Statehood?



Silences: A Funeral and a National Strike

On May 1, 2018 Puerto Rico's National Strike brought workers, families and students from all sectors to manifest against the austerity measures imposed by the Fiscal Board. I went to Puerto Rico to bury my grandmother. There I found the national strike. This episode is about pausing, thinking and the silences we face during trauma. It also about images and surveillance, and how social and traditional media might evolve to become Puerto Rico's next "carpeteo" or surveillance program.

Abuela María by Omar Z. Robles