Monthly Archives: April 2016


Packed House for Borinqueneers Ceremony

Puerto Rico’s Borinqueneer veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal in a moving ceremony this week on Capitol Hill, placing the soldiers in the legendary company of the all black Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code Talkers, among others. “Today we are setting the record straight,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan […]


Borinqueneers Set to Get Congressional Gold Medal

Puerto Rico’s Borinqueneers finally will get their due April 13, when Congress will honor the soldiers with the Congressional Gold Medal for their “valor, determination and bravery” during the Korean War in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress’ highest honor. The Borinqueneers, named for the […]


Sanders Opens Puerto Rico Campaign

When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stumped for votes in Florida ahead of the March 15 presidential primary, he knew he could not – would not – possibly win the Sunshine State. Sanders was significantly behind in the polls. But he particularly went after the Puerto Rican vote, a constituency that’s […]