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Eleven years of the context of islands

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Context of islands, Headlines | 0 comments

Today, Pasquines celebrates the eleventh anniversary of its founding. After our milestone tenth anniversary, we’ve renewed our commitment to providing you the news of the United States unincorporated territories and have made huge strides. Amidst a challenging media landscape, a transition to a new fiscal host, and the ever-present challenges that face the territories, we still managed to reach incredible achievements over the last year. We participated in NewsMatch for the first time, fundraising the largest amount to date, got recognized by The New York Times, and reached more than 43,000 users.

Our stories have captured your attention on subjects like status, militarization, gender violence, stray dogs, and decolonization. We’ve also covered environmental litigation, the Insular Cases, and underrepresentation. These show our commitment to being a respected and recognized source of news and analysis for Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Founded with a mission to end the insularity between the mainland United States and its territories, Pasquines has been a beacon of hope and information for the often overlooked US territories. Our platform was created to give voice to the issues, achievements, and perspectives of the residents of these territories, ensuring they are heard on the national stage. By shedding light on issues such as the lack of federal voting rights, economic challenges, and environmental concerns, we have contributed to a broader understanding and recognition of the territories’ needs and aspirations.

As we celebrate this milestone, we remain committed to our mission. The future of Pasquines is one of continued growth, innovation, and impact. We invite you to join us in celebrating this remarkable journey. Your support has been instrumental in our success, and we look forward to your continued partnership as we navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead. Together, we can ensure that the stories and voices from the US territories are heard, respected, and acted upon.

Today, once more, as we have for eleven years, we publish the context of islands.



William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, and international relations. A designer with a strong interest in science, policy, and innovation, he previously served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association. William-José lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children's National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. You can see him on Love is Blind as Lydia's brother. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.


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