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Nativo de Humboldt Park crea podcast que busca empoderar a las comunidades Puertorriqueñas

Joshua Smyser-DeLeon habla con Sabrina Alicea en el estudio de

Alec Farley, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2020

Con la popularidad de los podcasts aumentando anualmente, un nativo de Humboldt Park, Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, vio la oportunidad de crear el "Paseo Podcast". El podcast se centra en historias por, de, y para la comunidad puertorriqueña, y pretende actuar como un vínculo para empoderar a los puertorri...

State of emergency: Chicago residents speak out about Puerto Rico’s earthquake

People take pictures of the Immaculate Concepcion Catholic church hours after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake, following a previous earthquake earlier in the week collapsed part of the church in Guanica, Puerto Rico.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

Following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Puerto Rico on January 7, about 60,000 residents are left without power and over 4,000 people are now living in shelters, causing the island to experience the worst earthquake damage in decades.  Karina Cruz Pagán, a Puerto Rican student at The Chicago School of Professional Psycholog...

Estado de emergencia: Residentes de Chicago alzan sus voces sobre el terremoto en Puerto Rico

Una bandera puertorriqueña cuelga entre los escombros, donde los dueños de las tiendas y familiares ayudan a retirar provisiones de la ferretería Ely Mer Mar, que se derrumbó parcialmente después de un terremoto en Guánica, Puerto Rico.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

January 20, 2020

Después de la magnitud del terremoto de 6.4 grados que sacudió a Puerto Rico el 7 de enero, unos 60.000 residentes se quedaron sin electricidad y más de 4.000 ahora viven en refugios - causando que la isla experimente el peor daño por un terremoto en décadas.  Karina Cruz Pagán, puertorriqueña y estudiante de la Escuela de Psicología Profesion...

Puerto Ricans left homeless after biggest quake in century

Volunteers distribute food to neighbors who remain outdoors using camping tents and portable lights for fear of possible aftershocks after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned by the grinding of tectonic plates along three faults beneath southern Puerto Rico.

Associated Press

January 8, 2020

GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. The magnitude 6.4 quake that struck before dawn on Tuesday...

Political crisis deepens in Puerto Rico

Demonstrators stand in front of riot control units during clashes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rossello step down following the leak of an offensive, obscenity-laden online chat between him and his advisers that triggered the crisis.

Danica Coto, Associated Press

July 23, 2019

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. Kelvin Carrasco, a spokesman for the island's Justice...

Bad Bunny

Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny has been a staple of Latin music for years

Allegra Acosta, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio: The mysterious figure that goes by the alias of Bad Bunny. Growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, his rise to stardom has expanded to the areas that he parties in: from a tiny neighborhood called Almirante Sur to worldwide. Born on March 10, 1994, Bad Bunny’s humble ...

U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico’s unseen economical damages

Debris scatters a destroyed community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. (Gerald Herbert, AP)

Evan Sully

November 13, 2017

A recent stretch of hurricanes in August and September left destruction in physical property as well as the U.S. economy. What resulted in extensive damage on capital and swallowed up jobs impacted different economic markets throughout the affected regions and entire nation. Read More »...

Disaster in paradise

Telephone poles block many of the roads in Puerto Rico, such as this one in Dorado.
(Photo courtesy of Hugo Infante)

Amber Colón

October 2, 2017

When Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 19, the entire island’s was devastated. Read More »

Nation & World Briefs: Sept. 25, 2017

 On Thursday, Sept. 21, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. 
(Manu Fernandez/AP)

The Associated Press

September 25, 2017

International headlines to know this week. Read More »

2,052 miles to San Juan, Chicago’s historical proximity to Puerto Rico requires us to start paying attention

(Ally Zacek, The DePaulia)

Amber Colón

September 11, 2017

When Hurricane Irma blazed through several Caribbean islands before finally hitting Florida this weekend, one of the many impoverished places that it grazed was Puerto Rico. As Chicago has one of the largest Puerto Rican communities in the United States, the long lasting effects of Irma on the Puerto...

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