Category Archives: English

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

Posted in English, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in English, Photography | Leave a comment

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

Posted in English, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Artwork, English | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Gone democratic


1900 Campaign poster for the Republican Party. “The American flag has not been planted in foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity’s sake,” president William McKinley, July 12, 1900. Left: see how the situation allegedly was in 1896, … Continue reading

Posted in Artwork, English | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, English, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Puerto Rico as seen from France [Porto Rico Diary]


I recently found this blog plenty of pictures from Puerto Rico. The last time I went to Boricuolandia was in 2006, so these pictures kind of brought me back memories of good times. Anyway, it’s about a French family discovering … Continue reading

Posted in English, Français, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment