Posts Tagged: puerto rico

After 60-day strike, victory to the Puerto Rican students!

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The long tradition of struggle in Puerto Rico was further enriched this year with a successful student strike across the island's public university ...

Vieques residents fight to halt harmful U.S. weapons testing

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Residents of Vieques, Puerto Rico, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government seeking justice and restitution for severe illness resulting from ...

Puerto Rican workers come out in force against massive layoffs

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On Oct.15, after weeks of planning and preparations, Puerto Rico's working-class movement staged a demonstration of 200,000 people. The action was cal...

Puerto Rico’s unemployment reaches 16.5 percent

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Jobless claims in Puerto Rico reached 19,000 in July, raising the unemployment rate to 16.5 percent. Out of nearly 4 million residents, 219,000 are co...

Young Lords, Palante: Lessons in struggle

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The author was a member of the Young Lords Party. Forty years ago, news headlines focused on a group of Puerto Rican youth in New York City who used d...

Remembering Joe Cuba, Boogaloo music legend

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Many in the music world and Puerto Rican community are mourning the death of music legend Joe Cuba, the "Father of Boogaloo," who passed away Feb. 15 ...

The impact of the Black struggle on Puerto Rican immigrants

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The historical struggle of the African American people was the inevitable consequence of the introduction of slavery by capitalists in the Western Hem...

Commemorating the 1950 Jayuya Uprising

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On Oct. 30, 1950, the Puerto Rican independence cry of "Que viva Puerto Rico libre" resounded for the whole island to hear. On that day, Puerto Rican ...

The Cerro Maravilla Incident: Thirty years later

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Thirty years ago, the brutal killing of two young pro-independence Puerto Rican activists in a police ambush—the Cerro Maravilla Incident—...

Puerto Rico’s turn

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Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada is the president of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power. On June 1, primary elections will be hel...