Category Archives: Miscellaneous

On Becoming a Chicano by Richard Rodriguez


Who I am ? What have I become myself ? I speak French, English and Spanish and somehow, just like Richard, Spanish is starting to become a memory in my head. When I’m in the Parisian metro and that I … Continue reading

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A Puerto Rican Stew By Esmeralda Santiago


HERS; A Puerto Rican Stew By ESMERALDA SANTIAGO (1994) https://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/18/magazine/hers-a-puerto-rican-stew.html I’M IN MY KITCHEN, browsing through Puerto Rican cookbooks, when it hits me. These books are in English, written for people who don’t know a sofrito from a sombrero. Then … Continue reading

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1917-2017 : AMERICANOS PUERTORRIQUEÑOS, 100 años después de la Ley Jones de 1917


Seamos, pues americanos, ya que así lo decretan las autoridades del Norte: pero seamos americanos portorriqueños, como son los de Kentucky americanos kentuckienses; como son los de California y Hawaii, americanos californianos y hawaianos, respectivamente. Que no se olviden nuestros … Continue reading

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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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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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Xmas in Puerto Rico


The content and length of the Christmas celebration are much different from that in the United States. Parrandas or Trullas Navideñas, very common during Christmas, are basically large moving parties in which a musical serenade is brought to a friend’s or family member’s … Continue reading

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Un État libre associé ( III / III )


Un État libre associé Le Monde Diplomatique. Juin 1958 (Édition Imprimée – page 7) Dossier : PORTO-RICO, LABORATOIRE D’EXPÉRIMENTATION DES ÉTATS-UNIS ; Troisième partie.   — Un peuple de civilisation hispanique se trouve profondément intégré au système américain tout en conservant son … Continue reading

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