Puerto Rico

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan lives on the northern part of the island, which was spared most of the worst effects of the quakes.
The latest earthquake sent people scurrying from their homes into the streets from Ponce, the island's second-largest city
“Yo Soy Taino” is a new live-action puppet film by the screenwriter and director Alba Enid García (photo: HBO).
Olga Segura August 16, 2019
“Yo Soy Taino” offers a brief and necessary look into the complicated history between the United States and Puerto Rico.
Demonstrators bang on pots and buckets as they march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
A Puerto Rican manifestación, writes Rolando López Torres from San Juan, has an endless rhythm in its river of sound. It unleashes what we most hold dear: our values, our music and yes, our children.
Kevin Clarke July 25, 2019
“The emphasis of the activists on the ground,” Rolando López said, “is that the governor resigning is not the last step. This really is about a more general critique of the economy of Puerto Rico.”
Thousands of Puerto Ricans joined one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory, with irate islanders pledging to drive Gov. Ricardo Rossello from office, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 22. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
America Staff July 22, 2019
The bishops said in a statement on July 19: “You, Mr. Governor, bribed and attacked people and groups that participate in our democratic coexistence and therefore cannot continue to exercise your role.”