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All content by Sofia Martinez Rivera
What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

Puerto Rican women are being attacked. Despite protests, the government has only just begun to tackle the problem — but it may not be enough.
Oct 3, 2019

A video began circulating Twitter last week and further inflamed an already-heated discussion regarding the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence in Puerto Rico....

A Colony in Disguise: Puerto Rico’s Anthem

A Colony in Disguise: Puerto Rico’s Anthem

Puerto Rico’s colonial status is shown through its national anthem, which not only reinforces its subjugation but continues to alienate Puerto Ricans from their own history.
Sep 5, 2019

As a Puerto Rican, my elementary school principal would gather all students from kindergarten through fifth grade in the school yard. From the heat of August until May, we would...