Today would have been Puerto Rican independence activist Lolita Lebrón’s 100th birthday. She died on August 1, 2010 at the age of 90. During her life, Lebrón became a figure of Puerto Rican independence movement. Lebrón is widely known for leading a group of independence activists in a violent protest of the United States Congress…

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Welcome to Project Puerto Rico!   A year ago today a devastating hurricane hit my father’s homeland. Hurricane Maria brought not only high winds, rain and extensive damage, but in the days, months and now year that have followed, this natural disaster exposed an unnatural one: the long-term and on-going effects of Puerto Rico’s political…

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