La Respuesta

For over a century, Puerto Ricans have lived and settled in the U.S. (the “Boricua Diaspora”), but now, for the first time, there are more acá than allá. In response to our growing presence and ongoing impact, La Respuesta seeks to invoke a claim to our histories and announce our stories. This will be done by highlighting our assets and distinct experiences, agitating discussion on the crucial issues, and addressing the obstacles that we face.

September 2013 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 3


This is La Respuesta magazine’s September 2013 edition Vol. 1 No. 3, released in commemoration of the first Puerto Rican revolution, El Grito de Lares. According to this month’s theme, you will find articles engaging the topics of Language, Health, and Spirituality in nuanced and unexpected ways. As always, we are a safe space for an internal Boricua conversation, which we proudly share with the world. “All Hail the Boricua Diaspora!”

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New Look, New Edition



A new monthly, internet cultural magazine for the ghettonerds, malcriados, free thinkers, and dreamers chillin’ in the ‘Boricuascape.’ This is La Respuesta magazine’s second edition and official launch. Time to (Re)Imagine the Boricua Diaspora. ¡Chequéalo!

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(De)Colonial Subjects: Puerto Rico’s Political Status

La Respuesta‘s podcast series “(De)Colonial Subjects” curates an intimate conversation among Boricuas on the issues important to nuestra gente.

On July 25, 2013 a group of six Puerto Ricans assembled in a Logan Square, Chicago apartment to discuss many topics, the first of which was Puerto Rico’s political relationship to the U.S. from the perspective of the Diaspora.

Facilitated by Xavier “Xavi” Luis Burgos, with Libby Juliá-Vázquez, Hector Luis Alamo, Jr, Marisol Rodríguez, Jessica W. Gutiérrez Arocho, and Patricia “Patty” Johnson, directing and recording.

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