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Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Tells Congress It’s Time to Admit Island as a State

During the general election Puerto Ricans casted a non-binding vote on whether they want the island to become a full-fledged state.

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California Rep. Pete Aguilar Will Be the Next Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus

"I'm grateful for the trust my colleagues have put in me to lead during such a critical time for our Caucus and our country,” Rep. Pete Aguilar said.

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Latino Leaders to Biden: We Need Representation in Your Cabinet

"Hispanics are close to 20% of Americans, but we have never been equitably represented in the Cabinet or other appointments,” Latino group says.

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‘¡Sí Se Puede!’: Latinos Cheer Appointment of César Chávez’s Granddaughter to Biden Cabinet

"For me, the driving force was that I wanted to be of service to others. It was a value I saw lived out in my family."

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.

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Kristian Bob Looks to Perreo as a Way to Examine Social Issues

The Puerto Rican artist is a a fan of socially-conscious music, and thinks urban music is the “ideal vehicle” for delivering a message.

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Viral Videos From Teacher and Student Elevate Debate Over Puerto Rico’s Local Education System

A drama teacher shared her frustration on social media, claiming students are not interested in learning. A student posted a video response saying students are interested, but lack adequate support from the Department of Education.