Selected Works

Who’s Responsible for Puerto Rico’s Debt? The Nation 

As the debate over PROMESA intensifies, a Puerto Rico government-backed debt audit commission issues a report saying that much of the debt may be illegal under its Constitution.

https://www.thenation.com/article/who-is-responsible-for-puerto-ricos-debt/

Closing Rikers: A Four-Part Series Investigating Whether Reforms or Closure Will Solve the Horrors of the Rikers Island Prison Complex

http://citylimits.org/series/closingrikers/

Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis?

http://www.thenation.com/article/is-an-obama-donor-tying-the-presidents-hands-on-puerto-ricos-debt-crisis/

How Hedge Funds and Vulture Funds Have Exploited Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

http://www.thenation.com/article/how-hedge-and-vulture-funds-have-exploited-puerto-ricos-debt-crisis/

The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis and Why Austerity Won’t Work

http://www.thenation.com/article/the-roots-of-puerto-ricos-debt-crisis-and-why-austerity-will-not-solve-it/

Puerto Ricans Brace for Worst As Debt Crisis Intensifies

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/01/puerto-ricans-brace-for-worst-debt-crisis-intensifies

Radically Reshaping Latin@ America

https://nacla.org/article/radically-reshaping-latinao-america

A View on Cuba’s Opening From the De Facto U.S. Colony of Puerto Rico

https://nacla.org/blog/2014/12/29/view-cuba-opening-de-facto-us-colony-puerto-rico

What’s Behind the Latino Impatience With Bill DiBlasio?

http://citylimits.org/2014/11/20/whats-behind-latino-impatience-with-bill-de-blasio/

Koch Front Group: The Libre Initiative The Progressive 2014 http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/10/187891/koch-brothers’-latino-front

Calle 13’s Transformative Space NACLA Report on the Americas 2014

https://nacla.org/news/2014/9/10/calle-13’s-transformative-space

Hindsight on Redistricting: Rangel Won. Did Voters? City Limits

http://citylimits.org/2014/08/07/hindsight-on-redistricting-rangel-won-did-voters/

Salseros Supplanted by DJs: Fania Can’t Revive Glory Days Fusion

http://fusion.net/story/6380/salseros-supplanted-by-djs-as-fania-all-stars-cant-revive-glory-days/

Un Verano en Nueva York: A Summer of Latin Alternatives NACLA Report on the Americas

https://nacla.org/news/2014/7/17/un-verano-en-nueva-york-summer-latin-alternatives

New York’s Changing Latino Politics NACLA Report on the Americas https://nacla.org/article/changing-face-latino-politics-new-york

The New Wave of Latin TV: Inside the Fusion Network Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-new-wave-of-latin-tv-inside-the-fusion-network-20131113

Luis Gutiérrez: Congress’ Rebel With a Cause Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/luis-gutierrez-congress-rebel-with-a-cause-20131010

The Circular Logic of a Puerto Rican Juror ABC News/Fusion

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Opinion/zimmerman-trial-juror-29-latina-black/story?id=19791254

Draco Rosa: From Livin’ la Vida Loca to Beating Cancer ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/draco-rosa-livin-la-vida-loca-beating-cancer/story?id=18766491

Sonia Sotomayor: An Ordinary Woman? ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/sonia-sotomayor-ordinary-woman/story?id=18313941

A New Era in Puerto Rico’s Unsettled History   ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/era-puerto-ricos-unsettled-history/story?id=18220824

Oscar Contender “On the Road” Burns the Candle on Both Ends   ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/walter-salles-film-version-road-politics-race/story?id=18063722#.UNu0-aXfZhP

The Story of How a Puerto Rican Jew Jump-started Hiphop ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/ghetto-brothers-nuyorican-roots-hip-hop/story?id=17974037

How Brazil’s Caetano Veloso Went From Renegade to Musical Idol ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/caetano-veloso-brazilian-legend-honored-latin-grammys-person/story?id=17696096#.UKauG6W0f_E

The Puerto Rican Plebiscite That Wasn’t   ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Opinion/puerto-rico-status-plebiscite/story?id=17674719#.UJ_Q86W0f_G

Will New York Ever Have a Latino Mayor? City Limits

http://citylimits.org/2012/11/28/latinos-and-the-mayoralty-who-will-be-first/

In Puerto Rico, Political Discourse Dominated by a Puppet ABC News/Fusion http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/puerto-rico-television-la-comay-super-xclusivo-tv/story?id=17213898

Stop Using the Word “Illegal” to Describe Undocumented Immigrants   Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/stop-using-illegal-to-describe-undocumented-immigrants-ed-morales-1.4078749

Bogotá Reinvents Itself Through Tropical Music   ABC News/Univison

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/bogota-reinvents-music/story?id=17372573#.UHTRSbTfZhM

This Is How You Tell It: Junot Díaz’s New Book Is Full of Spanglish Zanganerías ABC News/Univisoin

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/junot-diazs-book-full-spanglish-zanganerias/story?id=17213824

The Story of Rodriguez, the Greatest Mexican American Rock Legend You Never Heard Of ABC News Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/searching-sugar-man-sixto-rodriguez-mexican-american-documentary/story?id=17250625

Why Oliver Stone’s “Savages” Stands Tall Among Classic Cartel Flicks ABC News/Univision

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/oliver-stones-savages-salma-hayek-greatest-cartel-films/story?id=17250663

Puerto Rico’s Policing Problem The Nation  http://www.thenation.com/article/165013/puerto-ricos-policing-crisis

Blades’ career combines music with acting and politics NJ Star Ledger http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2011/11/rubn_blades_career_combines_mu.html

Outrageous Fortuño The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/article/outrageous-fortuno

His Island City The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/nyregion/thecity/28isla.html

Nickels and Dimes The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/09/nyregion/thecity/09feat.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

The Media is the Mensaje The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/article/media-mensaje

Brown Like Me The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/article/brown-me

Spanish Harlem on His Mind The New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/23/nyregion/spanish-harlem-on-his-mind.html

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