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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...
Culture

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...
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AOC Reminds Kimberly Guilfoyle Puerto Ricans are US Citizens

Virginia Isaad
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Republican National Convention six-minute speech has been deconstructed, criticized, and turned into countless memes as the #Guilfoylechallenge and now AOC is joining the discussion with straight facts. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Puerto Rican Democratic Socialist, is correcting Guilfoyle...