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Daniela Arroyo González is the First Out Trans Woman in Miss Universe Puerto Rico

Sofía Aguilar
The Miss Universe beauty pageants have been making important strides in diversity and representation within the last few years. We’ve seen many important firsts like Miss Spain Angela Ponce participating as the first-ever transgender Miss Universe contestant in 2018, Miss...
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Rosario Dawson Stars in New ‘La Borinqueña’ Graphic Novel on Climate Change in Puerto Rico

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Actor and activist, Rosario Dawson, has teamed up with award-winning Puerto Rican graphic novelist, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, on a brand-new graphic novel titled, La Borinqueña Guest Starring Rosario Dawson, that is intended to spread awareness about the climate crisis and the...
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‘Maria’ Play Follows ‘West Side Story’ Lead Character’s Return to Puerto Rico

Sofía Aguilar
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the play or film If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of West Side Story starring Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, and Rita Moreno, then you’re in luck! Long...
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Afro-Latina Michelle Marie Colón Wins Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021

History was made at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition when an Afro-Latina from Loiza was crowned. Afro-Latina pageant competitor Michelle Marie Colón from Loiza won the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, marking the first time a non-white woman will...
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New La Borinqueña Exhibit in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aims to Educate & Unite the Diaspora

As soon as I stepped through the door of Chocobar Cortés late in June 2021, I was met by a wall plastered with an image of the indy superhero La Borinqueña, created by Nuyorican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, it was...
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The Real Story of Rum in the Caribbean & How it Ended Up in Puerto Rico

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
When people think of rum, they instantly think of the Caribbean. They go hand-in-hand and for good reason. Rum which is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane, was invented in the West Indies, which encompass Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic...
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The Significance of How Puerto Rico Honors Emancipation Day

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rico’s Emancipation Day which is celebrated on March 22 each year, is notable for a few reasons. The first thing that comes to mind though is that it’s celebrated at all. Emancipation Day in Puerto Rico is the commemoration...
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Femicide in Puerto Rico: A History of Violence and Resistance

Raquel Reichard
HipLatina partnered with National Geographic in advance of its new show Trafficked featuring the trailblazing female journalist Mariana van Zeller who goes inside the world’s deadliest black markets. In this series on HipLatina, we take a deep dive into femicide and the...