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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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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

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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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On A Coconut Island…


On a Coconut Island Original Recordings 1936 – 1938 Louis Armstrong – I know it’s kind of a cliché  to say that in the Caribbean one can always find coconuts. I’ve been to Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and … Continue reading

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Can a Puerto Rican run for President of the US?


On March 2nd, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Act,  and Puerto Ricans were recognized as legal citizens of the United States of America, although with a peculiar form of citizenship circumscribed in a number of ways. They enjoy the … Continue reading

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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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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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