Category Archives: Scholar

Moscow 1980 and the Puerto Rican Olympic delegation


Sometimes, sports and politics do get tangled into complicated international situations. For example, during the cold war, United States President Jimmy Carter, with the support of the United States Olympic Committee, proposed a boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow … 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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West Side Story


As citizens of the United States, Puerto Ricans have free access to the American labor market. The upper mobility of white workers to better paid jobs during the post war world-economic expansion created a labor shortage at the botom end, which … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico : Quel statut politique?


“Le statut actuel de Porto Rico et son évolution possible” Séminaire dans le cadre de l’OPALC, 02/05 | 17h30-19h00 Petit pays latino-américain des Caraïbes insulaires, Porto Rico a un statut particulier d’Etat associé aux Etats-Unis. Depuis l’invasion américaine (1898), le débat … 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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La télévision des Portoricains


Zapping International. Die in der Geschichte zweimal kolonisierte Karibikinsel Puerto Rico gehört heute als assoziierter Freistaat zu den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Das Fernsehen hier ist eine gelungene Mischung aus American Dream und lateinamerikanischen Einflüssen. Wer einen der vier Sender einschaltet, stößt mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit auf “American Idol” und auch auf die puertoricanische Variante der US-Sendung “Fat Camp”, in dem sich stark übergewichtige Mädchen in T-Shirts, die Namen und Gewicht der Trägerin zur Schau stellen, der Kritik einer unerbittlichen Jury aussetzen, die ihre Abmagerungsbemühungen beurteilt. Continue reading

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