In his new, vibrant, and urgent documentary, ‘My Imaginary Country,’ Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán returns to the streets of his native Santiago, where a second revolution is brewing, one without any leaders or ideologies, born out of the frustration of a people tired of being ignored and abused by the powers that be.
Even now that another hurricane has torn through the island, leaving its people in the dark and underwater, the “winners” of Puerto Rico still insist that the U.S. colony is better off begging for statehood than declaring its independence.
One of Reagan’s “accomplishments” was the introduction of trickle-down economics, which holds that tax cuts for the wealthy pay for themselves by expanding the economy, thus increasing government revenues. But 40 years of research have proven that this has never worked.
Monarchy and hereditary privilege have no place in a modern, democratic society. Now that Queen Elizabeth II is dead, it’s time to bury them.
A lot of people get married for reasons besides love. Love is not even at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to finding someone to date.
There was an awkward moment recently at a Rosalía concert when the Spanish singer told a Mexican member of the audience how much she liked their “land,” with some people saying it gave off a conquistador vibe.
The United States isn’t going to make Puerto Rico a state, equal with the other 50, for the same reason that El Morro was used as a golf course—because the Americans don’t care about Puerto Rico, its history, or the people who live there—they only want to use the islands for a good time.
On Friday, July 15, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that outlines a process for the Puerto Rican people to decide their political status. Boricuas, it’s time to stand up, break the chains of colonialism, and open and walk through the door of freedom and sovereignty. We deserve it.