February 23, 2021

An Anthology of Puerto Rico

Maria and Julio welcome Alana Casanova-Burgess, reporter and producer for WNYC's "On The Media", and Cristina del Mar Quiles, reporter for the Center for Investigative Journalism (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo) to talk about Puerto Rico and "La Brega," a new seven-part bilingual podcast series co-produced by WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios. They discuss Puerto Rico's status including the issue of statehood, the humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and the impact of modern day colonialism on the island. You can listen to "La Brega" starting Wednesday, February 24. Subscribe here! - ITT Staff Picks: Cristina del Mar Quiles writes for the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo about a lawsuit from the family of Jaideliz Moreno Ventura. Ventura was 13-years-old when she died from a medical emergency last year in Vieques, which hasn't had a functioning hospital since Hurricane Maria more than three years ago. - Julio Ricardo Varela dives into the latest on Puerto Rico's vote for statehood in last November's plebiscite in this piece for Latino Rebels. - Rosa Cartagena tells the history of the fight for suffrage in Puerto Rico and the sufragistas who shaped it via this piece for Smithsonian Magazine.  Credit info: (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)  

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