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Puerto Rico no sale de mí…


Taken from a fictional account of Puerto Rican bolero singer Daniel Santos. “Salgo de Puerto Rico pero Puerto Rico no sale de mí. ¿Será otro síndrome del colonizado?…La canción de mi país me atrapa.” (“I left Puerto rico, but Puerto … Continue reading

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Some Common Ground


 —   The Honorable Jose A. Cabranes, “Some Common Ground” (found in the collection of essays “Foreign in a Domestic Sense.” Chapter One Some Common Ground José A. Cabranes It is now a century since the war that brought Puerto Rico under … Continue reading

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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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Curious, very curious ….


With all this Puerto-Rico-becoming-the-51st-state-of the-Union floating around the political sphere, I found curious what Luis Muñoz Marín, Governor from 1948 through 1964, wrote back in February 1929 in The American Mercury, when he was a thirty-year-old journalist:       … Continue reading

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A Puerto Rican in Paris (2nd Part)


I met Professor Ramón Grosfoguel, one of the leading decolonial thinkers, while studying my master’s at the Sorbonne University in 2009. It was one of those rare occasions in which you actually meet a Puerto Rican outside the U.S. A couple of … Continue reading

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Identidad postiza


De Maeseneer, Rita. Encuentro con la narrativa dominicana contemporánea. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2006, pp. 165-169. Extracto del libro. Magali García Remis centra su narración en Asdrúbal, un dominicano que vive temporalmente en Puerto Rico. Su meta es hacerse taxista en Nueva … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Ilustrado, Artwork


For many years Puerto Rico Ilustrado was one of the island’s most important magazines. It was weekly published from March 6th 1910 through December 27th 1952, a length of time during which it amassed a collection of 2227 issues. At the French … Continue reading

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