What to Keep in Mind About Technology Use During Your Trip to Puerto Rico

Gearing up for a vacation or work trip to Puerto Rico? Though it’s common practice to take our tech devices along when traveling, many travelers express concern about everything from safety to the availability of Wi-Fi during their time away. Here is some tech-related information to keep in mind as you prepare for an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. Cell Phone Coverage Planning a trip to Puerto Rico requires extra attention to your cell phone plan. Puerto Rico may be outside your network’s coverage, so it’s important to research the…

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Loiza Puerto Rico

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Located 20 minutes east of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on the northeastern coast, the town of Loiza is unlike any other part of the country. Known as “The Capital of Traditions,” the town is one of the most culturally rich areas of Puerto Rico. Here, you can see how African-influenced traditions have shaped the music, food, and art of the region over the years. Loiza’s rich African heritage can be traced to the Nigerian slaves of the Yoruba tribe that were brought to the region in the…

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Puerto Rico Government Launches Incentive For First Responders

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi recently announced that first responders will be eligible to receive a $2,000 bonus for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. $200 million has been set aside for first responders and health care workers for this particular incentive. In total, the Puerto Rican Government will receive $2.47 billion to allocate to various initiatives and measures in order to aid economic recovery after the pandemic. The federal government allocated these funds under the American Rescue Plan Act. Not everyone will be eligible  According to Pierluisi, first responders need to…

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Luis Muñoz Marín

Luis Muñoz Marín (1898 – 1980) was a Puerto Rican journalist, politician, and prominent figure in creating ties between the United States and Puerto Rico. He was the founder of the Popular Democratic Party, president of the Puerto Rican Senate, and the first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico. During his regime, Puerto Rico saw political and economic reform, mass migration, and suppression of independence ideals. José Luis Alberto Muñoz Marín was born February 18, 1898 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A few months after his birth, Puerto Rico was…

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The Sato Project

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico Our Mission The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico. There are currently an estimated 500,000 stray dogs roaming the island’s streets and beaches. With no access to food, fresh water, or veterinary care, many of these dogs are living daily lives of severe suffering. The municipal shelter system is drastically overwhelmed, with only five shelters across all 78 of the island’s municipalities. These shelters have a combined euthanasia rate…

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Pedro Albizu Campos

Pedro Albizu Campos (1891 – 1965) was a Puerto Rican attorney, social activist, and politician known for his work in the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico. He was the first Puerto Rican Harvard graduate, where much of his nationalist and independence ideals developed. Albizu Campos is a symbol of Puerto Rican liberation from colonialism and inspired many to fight for independence. Pedro Albizu Campos was born September 12, 1891 in Barrio Tenerías, a rural sector in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He had a difficult upbringing as his mother was a daughter of slaves…

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Scholars study why so many died after Puerto Rico hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Researchers said Thursday they are launching a survey of the causes of deaths in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to clear up questions about why the toll of the 2017 Category 4 storm was so high. Studies by George Washington University found an estimated 2,975 excess deaths in the six months in Puerto Rico following Maria — far above the initial official death counts reported by a government that struggled to keep track of those dying, including many elderly in nursing homes without power.…

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What Do You Need To Manage A Puerto Rican Apartment?

Puerto Rico has seen a surge in interest, both from returning locals and from Americans moving over from the mainland. The Wall Street Journal has reported a brisk surge in luxury property sales as these people look to settle down on the island, with new developments springing up from San Juan to Dorado Beach. Life on Puerto Rico isn’t quite the same as elsewhere, however, and the steps needed to properly manage apartment living on the island require a little bit of nous and work to get around. Looking after…

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Rincon Puerto Rico

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There is a surfer’s paradise on the northwest corner of Puerto Rico where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean collide. There lies the city of Rincon, famous for its stunning beaches, surfable waves, and laid-back ambiance. While the area is a great spot to live and a popular vacation destination throughout the year, the city really comes to life during the November – April surfing season when surfers from all over the world converge on its beaches. Rincon Puerto Rico, named after 16th century landowner Don Gonzalo Rincon, gained…

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Viajar a Puerto Rico en tiempos de COVID-19

Viajar a Puerto Rico en tiempos de COVID-19 Por Lymarie Maymí El pasado 1 de Julio de 2020 el Gobierno de Puerto Rico implementó nuevas medidas restrictivas para viajar a Puerto Rico a toda persona que quiera visitar a la Isla del Encanto. La re-apertura al turismo internacional inició el 15 de julio de 2020 pero toda persona que visite Puerto Rico deberá seguir las siguientes medidas locales para poder contener la propagación del Covid-19: Llegada a la Isla Toda persona que desee visitar la isla debe tener una prueba…

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