Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Senate Ready To Vote On Puerto Rico’s Debt Bill

As the default date for Puerto Rico looms closer the Senate, expects to begin voting on the rescue package for the debt-stricken island. Puerto Rico is expected to default on its’ $2 billion debt payment. The bill has had bi-partisan opposition, but party leaders have endorsed it and promised to complete it before the July […]

Non-Citizen Latinos Are A Political Force

This election season has inspired many sectors of the population that would not have been active before. Non-citizen Latino immigrants are one of those sectors, even without a vote they could help decide the outcome in this year’s presidential election. This is the theory of two political scientists, Michael Jones-Correa and James A. McCann, which […]

Zero Rating Internet Access Essential for the Future

Earlier this week the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) hosted a panel session on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of Zero Rating Internet access and the positive impact of free data on diverse communities. The panelist provided intel from diverse fields within the industry, and discussed Free Data and Zero Rating Internet […]

Latinas Control The U.S Economy

Yesterday, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the United State Small Business Administration (SBA), and Nely Galan, the founder of the Adelante Movement, entered into a partnership that will be focused on empowering and training Latinas, giving them the skills they need to become entrepreneurs. This is a nationwide imitative that will expand on the work that […]

Petition To Remove Maduro Gets Wide Support

It took less than a week for more than 1.8 million people in Venezuela to sign a petition asking for a referendum to remove current President Nicolas Maduro from office. This is nine times the required 200,000 signatures required to do so. The opposition delivered the signed petitions in sealed boxes Monday morning without notifying […]

The Latina Who Is Fixing Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem

Latinos are almost non-existent in the world of venture capital. Only around 1% of all Latino-owned businesses created between 2007 and 2012 in the U.S. received venture capital or angel investments, this is according to a report from the Stanford Graduate School of Business which surveyed 1,800 businesses. One of the reasons for this is […]

Republicans Take Advantage Of Puerto Rico

Finally after months of public outcry the House of Representative are discussing the financial crisis that is going on in Puerto Rico. The House Republican released a draft of their plan to help Puerto Rico fix this fiscal problem. The plan was issues by the House Natural Resource Committee and it’s expected to be tweaked […]

After Obama’s Visit, Cuba Must Decide It’s Future

After President Obama’s historic visit to the Cuba there seems to be a feeling of optimist in the air in Havana where citizens are hoping that with normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba will lead to a better economy and better way of life. American tourist have taken advantage of some of the […]

Financial Troubles For Puerto Rico Leads To Dramatic Migration

As the financial crisis continues in Puerto Rico, record breaking numbers of the island’s residents are leaving in order to find better opportunities in the continental United States. Puerto Rico has lost nine percent of its population since 2000. The U.S. Commonwealth’s population accelerated its decline dramatically since 2010, dropping to 3.5 million from 3.8 […]

Obama’s Historic Trip To Cuba

History was made Sunday as President Obama became the first president since 1923 to land in the Caribbean country of Cuba. Our neighbors that are only 90 miles away have not been visited by an American president since Calvin Coolidge. President Obama now goes to the island nation to advance talks by both governments in […]