“América Latina no está completa sin Puerto Rico y Puerto Rico no es libre.” Latin America isn’t complete without Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico isn’t free, said René before lobbing his insult. The island stands alone between the contexts of U.S. and Latin American politics. He showed boldly how Puerto Ricans need to change our communications, locally, hemispherically and globally, to see any political change.
Puerto Ricans may not be known for violent political revolts. Yet it may well be through new media and communications technologies that we’ll find ourselves at the forefront of a new, political revolution.
Liza Sabater is founder and publisher of culturekitchen, a community blog committed to providing a platform to political activists and cultural creatives.