Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

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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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

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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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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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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

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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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