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Virtual: Existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact, form, or name. (2) Being such in essence or effect though not in actual fact. (3) Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn’t really there; (4) Opposite of real or physical.

Boricua: A person of Puerto Rican nationality or heritage.

VirtualBoricua.org is a conceptual labor of love borne from the collective experience of Puerto Ricans who are neither HERE (as fully assimilated American citizens), nor THERE (as a fully integrated independent nation), and yet are EVERYWHERE! We are all Virtually Boricua! Todos somos…

Since 2004, VirtualBoricua.org has been doing its Puerto Rican thang by documenting, honoring – y a veces, regañando – Boricuas of every persuasion. Virtual Boricua s a free and open space where progressive, independent-minded Puerto Ricans of every persuasion can promote their thoughts and passions about all things Boricua.

We cover contemporary news from a progressive vantage point—and showcase Puerto Rican artists. We generally don’t cover sports or crime and while we do feature entertainers, VirtualBoricua.org is more about broadening the field to highlight community artists.

We are noncommercial, so there are no advertisements or subscription fees. Aside from an informal mailing list, VirtualBoricua.org has no registration form or guest book, so please visit us often if you want to stay on top of the issues. Please contact us by email with suggestions, photos, story leads or other ideas.

VirtualBoricua.org accepts (pro bono) submissions of original news articles, poems, illustrations,and photos for publication. We make no claim to fame or protection from liability. If you would like to contribute, please email us with details.

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Any factual or typographical errors found on this website are wholly unintentional. Photos which include celebrities and public or elected officials (whether or not identified) are posted for informational purposes only. Photos and materials obtained from public websites (or by any other means) have been “linked” to their source. Any unaccredited material can and will be immediately provided with the appropriate credit upon request.No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form (electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system), without the express written permission of the owner. Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved.