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A thought about voting…(Democratic primary)


So, Hillary Clonton jumped out over Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary on Sunday June 5th. Congratulations woman!! So, what if Puerto Rican residents cannont vote in the general election? What if they’re treated as second class citizens. Of … Continue reading

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San Juan speaks out his mind.


A mural in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Stephanie Segarra.I guess it’s a reminder that it’s the next generation the ones who benefit or pay our actions today.

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Living the American Dream


I talked to a friend from Mayagüez recently. I asked him about the crisis. He told me: “Crisis? We don’t worry about that at all. I mean, everything looks just fine to us”. I was surprised by his answer. Today, … Continue reading

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Mapa topográfico de Puerto Rico, NY 1886


He aquí un magnífico mapa de los municipios de Puerto Rico hecho en Nueva York en 1886, dos años antes de la guerra Hispano-Americana.

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Somewhere in socialist Czechoslovakia: “Amerika” Portoriko


So I’ abandoned you for over a year now. But that doesn’t mean that the blog is dead. I’d like to share with you a very exquisite version of “America” from West Side Story; in Czech!!! It was the friend … Continue reading

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Prensa internacional, 1913. Las mujeres mexicanas en la revolución


Hoy me encontré con este espectacular periódico francés de 1913 que habla nada más ni nada menos que de las mujeres de la revolución mexicana. Las revoluciones son raras en América Latina, y las mujeres estaban un poco en el … Continue reading

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Café


In 1904, Americans paid Puerto Rican coffee pickers (who were paid based on volume picked) an average of 12 to 16 cents per day. US colonial administrators argued that if Puerto Ricans were to receive a better wage, they would … Continue reading

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