Historians Argue For Their Inclusion In Puerto Rico’s Political Discussion

The First National Encounter of History Students of Puerto Rico concluded with the promise of improving the distribution conditions for Puerto Rican historians. For many, the vision to include historians’ voices in the mainstream political conversation is the greatest aim of this clever endeavor. The historians that organized this open forum for scholarly discussion proved […]


In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, a youth of Haitian descent holds a sign that reads in Spanish "I'm Dominican" during a protest demanding that President Danilo Medina stop the process to invalidate their birth certificates after authorities retained their ID cards, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic's top court on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 stripped citizenship from thousands of people born to migrants who came illegally, a category that overwhelmingly includes Haitians brought in to work on farms. The decision cannot be appealed, and it affects all those born since 1929. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, File)

Dominican Court Maintains that Haitian Migrant Workers’ Children Are Not Nationals

Immigration laws in the Dominican Republic were tightened in 2004 and 2010 to limit the status of migrant workers to “transitory” denying the right of citizenship of their children born in the Dominican Republic. Thousands of Haitian-Dominicans are already facing deportation, revision of citizenship status and denial of citizenship applications. The immigration reform measures threaten […]

Black Flag, Good For You and A Bunch of Puerto Ricans at La Respuesta!

California punk rock legends, Black Flag, will perform at La Respuesta in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 9th before heading off with Good For You to Australia for the remainder of their 2013 tour. The SST Records backed quartet features native Puerto Rican, Ron Reyes, singer from the early years of Black Flag better […]

Henry Rollins of Black Flag was the poster boy of hardcore punk. (AP Photo/HO/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics/Edward Colver)


Historians of Puerto Rico: Pablo L. Crespo

Pablo L. Crespo, 39, is a historian from Lajas, Puerto Rico. He is one of the 30 researchers that will make their findings public to an audience of inter-collegial graduate students at the First National History Student Encounter of Puerto Rico. Presently Crespo is a high school History teacher in his native Lajas. As both […]

The Future of Puerto Rican Historiography

An Inter-collegial approach to promote the growth of scholarly activities in Puerto Rico [<a href="//storify.com/ge_diaz/the-future-of-puerto-rican-historiography" target="_blank">View the story "The Future of Puerto Rican Historiography" on Storify</a>]


Scoring run in the first inning by the United States

Cuba vs. United States (0-5) at the 8th Pan American Women’s Softball Championship

8vo Clásico Panamericano de Softból Femenino from Gustavo Diaz on Vimeo. The United States triumphed over Cuba five-to-nothing at the Donna Terry field in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, this Saturday 17, 2013. The United States team safely ascended to the finals of the 8th Pan American Women’s Softball Championship with the winner of Puerto Rico vs. Canada. Cuba is set […]

Diente Perro finish fundraising and get ready to tour U.S. East Coast

Diente Perro – East Coast Tour 2013 from Gustavo Diaz on Vimeo. Diente Perro gave their last show for a while yesterday, August 11, in El Local, Santurce. They are getting ready to pay another visit to the United States’ East Coast. The band has kept Puerto Rican skate-rock kids happy with their gritty and highly danceable punk […]



Paso Fino Horse-Riders Competed at the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Feria del Campo Puertorriqueño 2013 from Gustavo Diaz on Vimeo. Young Paso Fino horse-riders  competed this Saturday, August 3, 2013  at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The 31st Annual Feria del Campo Puertorriqueño hosted by the Federación del Deporte de Caballos de Paso Fino de Puerto Rico comprised of activities for the whole family as well as […]

Record breaking floods affect San Juan communities

Puerto Rico’s rain fall record was broken on Thursday, July 18, 2013 with 9.23 inches of rain in less than twenty four hours. The municipality of San Juan was the most affected out of the 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico according to official records from The National Weather Service Meteorological Station, located at the San […]

Proyecto Enlace del Caño Martín Peña office in Santurce

The ample beachfront is a thriving environment for nesting sea turtles.

Picture by Gustavo Diaz, 2013.

Leatherback turtles nest in Dorado Beach

  Leatherback turtles in Puerto Rican shores are a fortunate surprise for many whom visit the beaches during the summer months. During summer, sea turtles in the Caribbean pick the most spacious and sandiest beaches to deposit their eggs. Beaches like Dorado Beach that are removed from city lights and modern noises are perfect environments […]