Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Caribe Hilton


“Dozens of Puerto Ricans stood along the rails, fishing in the shallow lagoon, and off to my right was a huge white shape beneath a neon sign that said Caribé Hilton. This, I knew, was the cornerstone of The Boom. … Continue reading

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Henna y la bandera puertorriqueña


Carta del Dr. Henna a Betances, New York, 28 de febrero de 1896. J.J. Henna, M.D. 8 West 40th St. New York El objeto fue demostrar más sentimiento fraternal hacia Cuba, y sacar más partido. La de Lares nadie aceptó, … Continue reading

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Rostros boricuas


En uno de esos momentos de procrastinación di una página titulada “Rostos Puertorriqueños” (Visages Portoricains), una serie de 87 fotografías tomadas a finales del 2002 por el ingeniero québécois Claude DUPRAS. Al juzgar por la cantidad de álbumes que Monsieur Dupras tiene … Continue reading

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On rigole pas avec Colon


Voilà une anecdote de voyage qui m’a fait beaucoup rigoler ; pas parce que l’histoire est drôle mais parce que elle est écrite avec de l’humeur, avec ce sentiment latino de tirer le meilleur en temps de tempête. C’est l’histoire … Continue reading

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Can a Puerto Rican run for President of the US?


On March 2nd, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Act,  and Puerto Ricans were recognized as legal citizens of the United States of America, although with a peculiar form of citizenship circumscribed in a number of ways. They enjoy the … Continue reading

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La Borinqueña ( l’hymne national de Porto Rico)


English version clic here. On ignore la date exacte à laquelle fut composée l’antique mélodie appelée « La Borinqueña » et le nom de son auteur n’est pas connue avec certitude. Certains remontant jusqu’au début du 19e siècle attribuent à Don … Continue reading

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¡Acción!


During the 1960s there was an increasing interest in creating films in Puerto Rico. Numerous films were coproduced with Mexican companies. However, most of these joint ventures were actually Mexican films with Mexican actors, Mexican directors, and Mexican cinematic formulas … Continue reading

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