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Puerto Rico Forward

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Puerto Rico Forward

Puerto Rico Forward

Democracy at Work

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Puerto Rico Forward explores the archipelago though it's long colonial history and complicated economic relations, both domestic and international. Hosted by Andrew Mercado-Vázquez of San Juan, and presented by Democracy at Work. Learn more: http://www.democracyatwork.info/media#prforward

Latest Episodes

Thank you for your time, thank you for listening, ¡Y QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO!

In Andrew's final episode of Puerto Rico Forward, he says that the initial objective of those who want to raise awareness about the PR issue cannot be to attain a certain political status but rather make PR’s colonial condition relevant within the US political system. "No matter how small you see yourself, or how far this goal seems, never buy into the lie that you can’t change things. Be bold, be brave, and be persistent."

23 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Thank you for your time, thank you for listening, ¡Y QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO!

PRF Review: There Is No Perfect Moment

In this episode of the PRF Review, Andrew talks about a recent interview with PR congress peopleRaúl Grijalva, Nydua Velázquez and Joseé Serrano about the PRF status issue and makes an important announcement. Thank you everyone for your interest in and support of this show. We've been honored to work with Andrew over the last 2 years and he will be dearly missed. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors! Stay tuned for the next and last episode of PRF.

9 MIN2019 NOV 5
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PRF Review: There Is No Perfect Moment

Puerto Rico's Stolen Opportunity

After 120 years of colonial dominance, Puerto Rico finds itself with less autonomy than it had at the end of the 19th century as a result of being a property of the US.

26 MIN2019 OCT 15
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Puerto Rico's Stolen Opportunity

PRF Review: Sanders and AOC letter Misses the Mark

Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez signed a letter with other Democrats demanding the end of the Financial Oversight and Management Board's control over economic decisions of Puerto Rico. While the letter has some good points, Andrew discusses why it misses the mark.

10 MIN2019 OCT 2
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PRF Review: Sanders and AOC letter Misses the Mark

How Puerto Rico’s Status Allows Human Rights Violations

Beyond the common arguments for Puerto Rico's statehood that touch on economic or security issues, there are human and civil rights violations as a basis to justify this claim. In this episode, Andrew takes a look at how PR's colonial status affects the human rights of it's population, and in particular on their ability to vote.

24 MIN2019 SEP 17
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How Puerto Rico’s Status Allows Human Rights Violations

PRF Review: A Joke That's True

President Trump jokes about the possibility of trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. If this shocks you, host Andrew Mercado-Vázquez wants you to know that the US Government has already looked at the option, or at least has acknowledged the option, of ceding Puerto Rico to another nation state in a 2005 Presidential Task Force Report. That's part of the reality of Puerto Rico's colonial condition.

7 MIN2019 SEP 5
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PRF Review: A Joke That's True

PRF Review: Protests in San Juan

Andrew Mercado-Vázquez of Puerto Rico Forward discusses the current protests in Old San Juan amidst the indictment charges and the Governor's chat log leaks. Video versions available on youtube and patreon. https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

10 MIN2019 SEP 5
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PRF Review: Protests in San Juan

The Boricua Awakening of 2019 and its Repercussions

The Boricua Awakening movement that seeks to oust any government official soiled by corruption or mismanagement (most recently Gov. Rosselló-Nevares) is not new. The reality is that the origin of this great movement can be traced far back and across generations... Support us on Patreon and get early access to full episodes as well as other special updates:https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

23 MIN2019 AUG 13
Comments
The Boricua Awakening of 2019 and its Repercussions

The Vote for President

There is at least one glaring void in the “inclusive” landscape of the US voting population: US Citizens living in Puerto Rico. How has this come to be? Listen in as we explore the history behind Puerto Rico's (lack of) inclusion in US voting history. Support us on Patreon and get early access to full episodes as well as other special updates:https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

25 MIN2019 JUL 9
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The Vote for President

Netflix's 'After Maria'

Andrew reviews Netflix's 'After Maria.' Is all the anger and hype around the documentary worth it? Video versions available on YouTube and Patreon: https://patreon.com/puertoricoforward

9 MIN2019 JUN 27
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Netflix's 'After Maria'

Latest Episodes

Thank you for your time, thank you for listening, ¡Y QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO!

In Andrew's final episode of Puerto Rico Forward, he says that the initial objective of those who want to raise awareness about the PR issue cannot be to attain a certain political status but rather make PR’s colonial condition relevant within the US political system. "No matter how small you see yourself, or how far this goal seems, never buy into the lie that you can’t change things. Be bold, be brave, and be persistent."

23 MIN2019 NOV 12
Comments
Thank you for your time, thank you for listening, ¡Y QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO!

PRF Review: There Is No Perfect Moment

In this episode of the PRF Review, Andrew talks about a recent interview with PR congress peopleRaúl Grijalva, Nydua Velázquez and Joseé Serrano about the PRF status issue and makes an important announcement. Thank you everyone for your interest in and support of this show. We've been honored to work with Andrew over the last 2 years and he will be dearly missed. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors! Stay tuned for the next and last episode of PRF.

9 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
PRF Review: There Is No Perfect Moment

Puerto Rico's Stolen Opportunity

After 120 years of colonial dominance, Puerto Rico finds itself with less autonomy than it had at the end of the 19th century as a result of being a property of the US.

26 MIN2019 OCT 15
Comments
Puerto Rico's Stolen Opportunity

PRF Review: Sanders and AOC letter Misses the Mark

Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez signed a letter with other Democrats demanding the end of the Financial Oversight and Management Board's control over economic decisions of Puerto Rico. While the letter has some good points, Andrew discusses why it misses the mark.

10 MIN2019 OCT 2
Comments
PRF Review: Sanders and AOC letter Misses the Mark

How Puerto Rico’s Status Allows Human Rights Violations

Beyond the common arguments for Puerto Rico's statehood that touch on economic or security issues, there are human and civil rights violations as a basis to justify this claim. In this episode, Andrew takes a look at how PR's colonial status affects the human rights of it's population, and in particular on their ability to vote.

24 MIN2019 SEP 17
Comments
How Puerto Rico’s Status Allows Human Rights Violations

PRF Review: A Joke That's True

President Trump jokes about the possibility of trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. If this shocks you, host Andrew Mercado-Vázquez wants you to know that the US Government has already looked at the option, or at least has acknowledged the option, of ceding Puerto Rico to another nation state in a 2005 Presidential Task Force Report. That's part of the reality of Puerto Rico's colonial condition.

7 MIN2019 SEP 5
Comments
PRF Review: A Joke That's True

PRF Review: Protests in San Juan

Andrew Mercado-Vázquez of Puerto Rico Forward discusses the current protests in Old San Juan amidst the indictment charges and the Governor's chat log leaks. Video versions available on youtube and patreon. https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

10 MIN2019 SEP 5
Comments
PRF Review: Protests in San Juan

The Boricua Awakening of 2019 and its Repercussions

The Boricua Awakening movement that seeks to oust any government official soiled by corruption or mismanagement (most recently Gov. Rosselló-Nevares) is not new. The reality is that the origin of this great movement can be traced far back and across generations... Support us on Patreon and get early access to full episodes as well as other special updates:https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

23 MIN2019 AUG 13
Comments
The Boricua Awakening of 2019 and its Repercussions

The Vote for President

There is at least one glaring void in the “inclusive” landscape of the US voting population: US Citizens living in Puerto Rico. How has this come to be? Listen in as we explore the history behind Puerto Rico's (lack of) inclusion in US voting history. Support us on Patreon and get early access to full episodes as well as other special updates:https://www.patreon.com/puertoricoforward

25 MIN2019 JUL 9
Comments
The Vote for President

Netflix's 'After Maria'

Andrew reviews Netflix's 'After Maria.' Is all the anger and hype around the documentary worth it? Video versions available on YouTube and Patreon: https://patreon.com/puertoricoforward

9 MIN2019 JUN 27
Comments
Netflix's 'After Maria'
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