Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

By : Wire Report
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ABOVE: Ricky Martin in his video for “Tiburones.” (Screenshot from YouTube)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) | Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album.

It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person and destroyed hundreds of homes amid a 13-year recession.

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Puerto Rico LGBTQ activists join earthquake relief efforts

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Volunteers with Waves Ahead, a Puerto Rico LGBTQ advocacy group, on Jan. 12, 2020, provide assistance to earthquake victims in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (Photo courtesy of Waves Ahead)

LGBTQ activists in Puerto Rico are among those who have joined earthquake relief efforts in the U.S. commonwealth.

A group of volunteers with Waves Ahead, a group based in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, over the weekend traveled to Guayanilla and other municipalities on the island’s southwest coast that suffered extensive damage from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck on Jan. 7.

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