While Americans cheer democratic movements in the Middle East and as we enter yet another Middle Eastern conflict, the human rights crisis in the oldest colony in the world—the US territory of Puerto Rico—has yet to hit the mainstream media on a consistent basis. While Latino media outlets like Univsion, Telemundo, and Fox News Latino provide coverage, and blogs like the Daily Kos and the HuffPost offer sporadic coverage, there is a troubling lack of consistent media coverage. To the American media, the Middle East sells ratings. But when it comes to Puerto Rico, the American media is just as colonial as its government.
So today, we let the images speak for themselves. Here are even more photos and videos of that occurred at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus this past February.