Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes. Wanda Vazquez. By late Thursday, police fired tear gas at a small group of protesters and ordered them to leave the area. A handful of protesters responded by setting a small barricade on fire and breaking nearby windows. The newest protest unleashed debate about whether Puerto Ricans should try to oust Vazquez as the U. Officials are still awaiting millions of dollars in federal funds for Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm that hit in September I am here helping those who cannot be here. One former protest leader, Rey Charlie, who jumped to fame after leading hundreds of motorcycle riders in a demonstration last summer, said he will not participate in the most recent one.
Women take back their streets
Bobby Allyn. Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather for what many are expecting to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U. The mass demonstrations are expected to be one of the largest protests ever seen in a U. Instead, he said he would not seek re-election next year — a move that did little to dampen widespread protests that have now been held for 10 straight days. By noon Monday, demonstrators had already clogged a major highway, causing the island's largest mall to close and prompting cruise stops to cancel port stops to keep tourists away. The public display of anger comes after nearly pages of profane and offensive private text messages were leaked in which sexist, homophobic and other derogatory language was repeatedly used.
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She was a well-known figure on Puerto Rico social media, where people frequently posted photos and comments mocking her as something of an oddball bag lady. On Sunday, the mockery turned deadly. Someone posted photos of Ms. Not 12 hours later, she was framed in the headlights of a car and shot to death amid a cackle of laughter — her final moments apparently also posted on social media. At 27, Ms. If the video is authentic, Ms. Even as public attitudes toward gay and transgender people have shifted globally, including in Puerto Rico, a small cadre of powerful conservative Christians on the island remain vocal about pushing back against moves to be more inclusive. A project to conduct sensitivity training for the police got little traction, and a proposed gender-based curriculum for public schools was stopped in its tracks after opposition from religious leaders, said Thomas J. Bryan, a lawyer who worked on the issue for years before leaving for Florida after Hurricane Maria. Bryan said.
In the early part of the 19th Century the women in Puerto Rico were Spanish subjects and had few individual rights. Those who belonged to the upper class of the Spanish ruling society had better educational opportunities than those who did not. However, there were many women who were already active participants in the labor movement and in the agricultural economy of the island. After Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in as a result of the Spanish—American War, women once again played an integral role in Puerto Rican society by contributing to the establishment of the University of Puerto Rico , women's suffrage , women's rights , civil rights , and to the military of the United States. During the period of industrialization of the s , many women in Puerto Rico found employment in the needle industry , working as seamstresses in garment factories. Ramirez de Ferrer v. Currently, women in Puerto Rico and outside of Puerto Rico have become active participants in the political and social landscape in both, their homeland and in the continental United States. Many of them are involved in the fields that were once limited to the male population and have thus, become influential leaders in their fields. According to "Ivonne Figueroa", editor of the "El Boricua: cultural magazine, women who were mothers carried their babies on their backs on a padded board that was secured to the baby's forehead. According to the Spanish conquistadores, the Carib Indians were cannibals who regularly ate roasted human flesh.