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La Borinqueña ( l’hymne national de Porto Rico)


English version clic here. On ignore la date exacte à laquelle fut composée l’antique mélodie appelée « La Borinqueña » et le nom de son auteur n’est pas connue avec certitude. Certains remontant jusqu’au début du 19e siècle attribuent à Don … Continue reading

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¡Acción!


During the 1960s there was an increasing interest in creating films in Puerto Rico. Numerous films were coproduced with Mexican companies. However, most of these joint ventures were actually Mexican films with Mexican actors, Mexican directors, and Mexican cinematic formulas … Continue reading

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Mapy Cortés


Puerto Rican singer and actress Mapy Cortés was considered a success in the Mexican cinema industry during the 1940s. She returned to Puerto Rico in the 1950s to collaborate in new projects, propelling the national cinema and television. Video 1. … Continue reading

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“En mi viejo San Juan” & “México lindo y querido”


Noel Estrada, a [Puerto Rican] musician and composer, joined the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II; it was the first time that he had been away from his island, and he missed it terribly. He wrote the … 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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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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I was born in Puerto Rico


I was born in Puerto Rico by Paul Simon. I don’t know too much about this song, but apparently it’s part of a musical play written by himself named The Capeman. The Capeman is a true story about a man … Continue reading

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