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Economic Colonialism of Puerto Rico: A Predatory Contradiction

Puerto Rico has become an unfortunate contradiction. One one end, House Republicans circulated a questionable draft, awarding a federal control board the legal authority to oversee a reduction of the island’s debts, instead of entrusting that power to local officials. Puerto Rico’s…

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2015: Counting my blessings

Boy, oh boy, 2015 was tough! Everything that went wrong, well, went worse. School was incredibly challenging. There again, shouldn't it be? There were a couple of health scares, including a bad allergic reaction that landed me in the ER…

The Diamond Ring: Sexist Advertising Scam

We’ve all daydreamed about the most orgasmic romantic tale: dressing up and going out to enjoy a diminutive, yet expensive meal at some five-star over-the-top restaurant, pretending we have no clue why we’re getting drunk on expensive champagne. Suddenly a…

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La Cuneta Son Machín: Picardía Musical Nicaragüense

La Cuneta Son Machín: Picardía Musical Nicaragüense  

La Cuneta Son Machín es un colectivo de jóvenes músicos nicaragüenses, identificados con la idiosincrasia y la tradición popular de Nicaragua y Latinoamérica. Su reto principal es mezclar la música moderna con…

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César Vargas: American Dreamer

César Vargas has been spreading the fire ever since he decided he wanted to go to school. La fogata grew when he passed the New York state bar exam in July 2011 and went on to become a nationally recognized activist…

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XIXA: Redefining Latin Rock

I’m always up for a startling awakening, one that opens my eyes or ears to a refreshing new perspective that breaks rules and reconstructs a new narrative. Well, it sounds like I’m describing Latino Rebels as an entity. I’m actually…

Karikatura: Ears and Eyes Wide Open

“Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world.” And this is very much true. A fusion cocktail of cumbia, hip-hop, reggae, klezmer, indie-rock and Afro beats, Karikatura represents the future in music. The band’s conception came from Brooklyn-bred…

Ileana ‘iLe’ Cabra Sheds Her Skin with ‘Caníbal’ (VIDEO)


The long wait is over. 

Ileana ‘iLe’ Cabra, former vocalist of Calle 13, releases her debut single “Caníbal,” from her highly anticipated album Ilevitable. The semi-animated video features a now full-grown PG-13 preparing a nutritious, to-die-for banquet. In it…

Las Cafeteras: Beats That Bring Down Walls

With the escalation of electoral politics, racial tension and the debate over immigration reform amongst presidential candidates, Las Cafeteras unapologetically bring a bold sound to provoke thought and encourage debates on and off the dance floor. With a message of…

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Natalia Lafourcade: Orgullosa de sus raíces

Natalia Lafourcade

Natalia Lafourcade lleva quince años deleitándonos y regalándonos inspiración. Por eso no fue ninguna sorpresa que la intérprete veracruzana fuese nominada a seis Grammys Latinos, incluyendo “Canción del Año” y “Disco del Año,” por su nueva…

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Ana Tijoux: Conmemorando la resistencia indígena

Ana Tijoux

Muchos la llaman “La Lauryn Hill de América del Sur” y otros la llaman “La Heroína del Hip-Hop en Chile.” Ella simplemente es: Ana Tijoux.

Ana lleva construyendo sueños desde “1977.” En…