At their most basic, marquesinas are parties that have a real makeshift feel to them. “Marquesinas happen in the spaces where you park your cars (garages or car ports), which are transformed into areas for parties,” Payola Co, the founder of Radiored tells Remezcla. “They’re homespun, and they bring together friends, families and neighbors.”Continue Reading
Hope tastes like plantains and pernil. Two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, rebuilding efforts have led to an increased emphasis on sustainable farming, breaking up the colonial legacy of industrialized agriculture and reliance on imported food while also doubling down on native ingredients.Continue Reading
Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado, also known as Ozuna, has received four Guinness World Records 2020 titles, Billboard has learned. “More and more Latinos, especially Puerto Ricans are headlining the lists of world records,” says Ralph Hannah, Official Adjudicator of Guinness World Records in a press statement. “The passion and enthusiasm that characterizes these stars have seen them reach the top of our rankings.”Continue Reading
Brytiago closed out Artistix’s New York Fashion Week show on Thursday night, becoming the first male reggaeton artist to do so. Sporting the brightest neon green ensemble of the group, the Puerto Rican singer stood out with ease, as he walked the strip accessorized by his abs and a stacked array of diamond chains.Continue Reading
Destruction. Political interference. You name it, Puerto Rico has faced it. After years of having to use flip flops for goal posts, the territory is set to embark on its first international hockey tournament, something many never thought would happen. This is the story of hockey in Puerto Rico.Continue Reading
The municipality of Trujillo Alto recently announced the launch of a new website meant to facilitate access to information on its municipal programs and services. However, the new platform was also strategically thought of and designed to be a tool that attracts more visitors to the town, according to José Luis Cruz, mayor of the city.Continue Reading
Puerto Rican MC, PJ Sin Suela, premieres the video for the remix for “La Pelúa,” featuring emerging rappers from Puerto Rico’s music scene Jon Z, Rafa Pabón and Guaynaa. The foursome bring their own lyrical style to the remix.Continue Reading
San Juan, Puerto Rico is home to a buzzing social scene covering all points on the spectrum: great food, casual local hangs, serious cocktail bars, late-night salsa spots, and so much more.Continue Reading
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation Wednesday days after demonstrators at the island’s largest protest in recent history called for his ouster over a scandal involving leaked private chats, as well as corruption investigations and arrests.
His resignation, effective Aug. 2, came late Wednesday night on a recorded video published on Facebook. In the message, he touted what he considered accomplishments of his tenure, saying he fought corruption and made strides for different communities.
“My only North Star has been the well-being of my island,” he said.
Crowds in the streets, which for almost two weeks had been calling for the governor to step down, immediately erupted in joyous chants, cheering “Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico!”
“Ricky, te botamos!” (“Ricky, we threw you out!”) the jubilant crowd chanted after the governor’s announcement.Continue Reading