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When it comes to the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico, there is typically a deadline to be mindful of. May 1st is of course the next important date on the calendar. That’s when the moratorium on Puerto Rico’s debt is set to expire. Afterwards, there are many possible outcomes, but as has been the case...
Bodega
In New York City, there's a place on almost every block where you can buy a bag of chips or a lottery ticket. Elsewhere, it's called a corner store. But in the Big Apple, it's known as a bodega. In Spanish, bodega can mean "storeroom" or "wine cellar." New Yorkers like Miriam Gomez, though, know...
100 years of Puerto Ricans’ U.S. citizenship
In 1917, the Jones Act extended U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. Many law- and policy-makers in the U.S and Puerto Rico erroneously believe—or deceivingly propose—that U.S. citizenship for island-born Puerto Ricans residing in Puerto Rico is contingent upon the resolution of the territorial...
Centro Press Release
Round Table on Puerto Rico will monitor implementation of Fiscal Oversight Bill For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2016 Contact: Madeline Friedman , (212) 772-5718 After the recent White House announcement of the names of the members of the Federal Oversight Board on Puerto Rico, an independent...
We are soliciting manuscripts in English or Spanish for a special issue on queer Puerto Rican sexualities. We welcome articles, essays, interviews, oral histories, ethnographic studies, and other written and visual documentation related to Puerto Rican sexualities in both Puerto Rico and the...
Call For Papers
This special issue of CENTRO Journal aims to engage with bomba as a living tradition that is simultaneously music and dance, culture and cultural product, political tool, and more. We invite essays that study bomba through a variety of methodological approaches. View Bomba Call for Papers...
The Fall 2016 issue of CENTRO Journal is now available. This issue’s title is “Puerto Rican Chicago Revisited” Visit the Centro bookstore to order your copy today.
CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated entirely to the field of Puerto Rican Studies. The Fall 2015 issue keeps with the journal's interdisciplinary and bilingual tradition by offering a diverse range of articles from some...
Centro is presenting an exhibition of the work and ephemera of Jorge Luis Rodriguez as part of the series ARtCHIVES: Method and Documentation . Please join us from 10 AM-5 PM at the Silberman School of Social Work (2180 Third Ave, corner of 119th), in the Centro Library & Archives (Rm. 120)...
A delegation of ten CUNY librarians and archivists, representing CUNY colleges, Centro and the Dominican Studies Institute spent a week in La Habana meeting with Cuban colleagues in leading positions and other cultural officials. This journey, a unique educational opportunity, came as a result of...
We are still inspired by the incredible turn out at Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans, Centro's first-ever diaspora summit that focused on the stateside impacts of the island's current crisis. https://centroprdev.hunter.cuny.edu/pr_summit
It’s official: One million Puerto Ricans in Florida! And the South keeps growing. According to the American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2014 released on September 17, 2015, Florida became the second state behind New York to exceed a population of one million Puerto Ricans; a landmark in Puerto...
Puerto Rico's Declining Population Focus of Centro Data Sheet With fewer babies being born in Puerto Rico, the island is seeing a drop in its overall population, according to a new data sheet published by Centro. This population trend is compounded when combined with vigorous emigration that...
The Puerto Rican population in the United States continues to grow in the new millennium. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2000 and 2010, the number of Puerto Ricans in the United States grew by more than 35 percent, from 3.4 million to 4.6 million. This rate of growth is nearly four...
This study is based on an adaptation of the Human Development Index, which allows us to disaggregate distinct racial and ethnic groups within the United States population. It reveals that Puerto Ricans ranked higher than Hispanics in general for 2010 but lagged behind the United States population...