Monthly Archives: January 2013

Un beso a Mayagüez


While working at the French National Library, I came across a document which immediately caught my attention. It’s so vintage now… i couldn’t help but share a poem I found inside. Puerto Rico Ilustrado. San Juan de Puerto Rico: Año … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans are not for sale


As yet another indicator of the meaning of living in a “post-racial” society, I submit to your consideration this video, “Rent a Rican Commercial”, posted by something called crabimosi on YouTube. It’s gotten over 150.000 views so far . . . I learnt about it via the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP).
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Fiesta con Puente


One of the particularities of Puerto Rico, besides the fact that it may not conclude treaties with other sovereign states, is that it’s usually considered by international organizations not as a state itself, but instead it’s treated as if it … Continue reading

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Same citizenship but not same rights…


As I once said on one of my tweets: I believe that American democracy is designed to give its people the right to choose their leaders and their form of government. It “seems” to me that this right has somehow been … Continue reading

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