In a video posted to YouTube Sunday night, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter announced his retirement from music, saying, “This race (music), which has been a marathon, I finally see the finish line.”
There is just something about an overly aggressive, hostile, boastful jerk masquerading as a tough guy that makes huge swaths of any given population say, “Sure, go ahead and arrest my neighbors, control the media, and kill foreigners, because you’re the boss.”
Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.
The colonizers may be able to buy el Viejo San Juan, but it will never belong to them.
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Susanne Ramirez de Arellano, an esteemed journalist and writer with decades of experience.
Hector chats with Dean Huertas, a Puerto Rican activist and TikTok star, born in the Bronx and currently living in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
In his new book, scholar Javier A. Hernández shows how a sovereign Puerto Rico would secure its economic prosperity.
Hector chats with Constanza Eliana Chinea, a Puerto Rican activist and educator whose work focuses on anti-racism and decolonization.