Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vaya Con Dios


I have talked about this Belgian group before (cf. Aïe aïe aïe aïe aïe aïe Puerto Rico). Quite by accident, I found the CD in one of the free public libraries of Paris. Interview with the singer (Dani Klein): Q: How … Continue reading

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Latin American impressionist


Francisco Oller 1833-1917 from Bayamón, PR Monday, June 17th, marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller de Cestero (aka Frasquito). Oller traveled to Europe and became the only Spanish-speaking artist to play a part, however … Continue reading

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My name is Raúl


Jaime Carrero (born on June 16, 1931 and passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013), was a quiet, sensitive writer raised in the United States and worked as an art professor at  the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He was … Continue reading

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Film Poster (West Side Story)


Film poster – West Side Story – France, June 1974.  

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Rita Moreno (Télérama 1977)


Rita Moreno Télérama du 29 Janvier au 4 février 1977 Portoricaine, Rita Moreno naît en 1931 dans une famille pauvre prête à tous les sacrifices pour que Rita ne le soit pas. Aussi dès l’âge de quatre ans, ses parents … Continue reading

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Needleworker in the streets of San Juan


This white and black photograph illustrates a home needleworker in the streets of San Juan around 1903. Photo by (?)

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Popi (film 1969)


US, 1950’s: The Cuban Revolution had raised fears concerning the cold war which was now 90 miles off US southern shore. Following Fidel Castro’s rise to power, it became the policy of the United States to discredit the Cuban government … Continue reading

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