Portraits of Puerto Rico

Commonwealth in the Caribbean

Portraits of Puerto Rico: Commonwealth in the Caribbean is a production of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. Twelve students, under the direction of Professor Carlene Hempel, reported these stories in the spring of 2022 from Boston and Puerto Rico. Their work and the range of topics covered here showcase the people, places and issues facing this beautiful unincorporated U.S. territory.

Puerto Rico in focus:

Police, pageants and the love of chinchorreo on the Island of Enchantment

Brain Drain: A worker exodus afflicts the island as its brightest leave for better opportunities

Mental health providers face burnout and other struggles amid Puerto Rico’s crises