November 2014

Wed
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Nov
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The New Barrio: Puerto Ricans in the Virtual Territory

Since 2003 there are more Puerto Ricans on the mainland than on the island. They are also more geographically dispersed than ever before within the United States. What used to be predominantly Puerto Rican communities 20 years...

Wed
19
Nov
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Wynwood's Presente Boricua

When I arrived in Miami, I found nothing like the banderas that bookended Chicago’s Paseo Boricua . Humboldt Park and Miami's Wynwood neighborhood have experienced...

Wed
19
Nov
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Searching for comidas criollas in the Big Apple

I moved to New York City a few weeks ago. I had been a food journalist in Puerto Rico and shortly after I arrived, I started asking some Puerto-Nuyo-Ame/Ricans where they go to saborear good Puerto Rican food. To my surprise, some of them didn’t...

Wed
19
Nov
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Dos espacios de pura creación

La más reciente muestra del artista puertorriqueño de Nueva York José Morales expuesta en el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico explora y confronta dos mundos, dos culturas, dos...

Wed
19
Nov
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Nuyorican Poets and their Impact in Latino Poetry

The poetics of the “Broken Souths” in the context of neoliberal economics and its sociocultural literary significance is at the core of Michael Dowdy’s 2013 book, aptly and descriptively titled: Broken Souths: Latino/a Poetic...

Tue
04
Nov
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With Honor and Dignity: Restoring the Borinqueneers' Historical Record

On June 10, 2014, President Barack Obama signed bills H.R. 1726 and S. 1174 awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to 65th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment—also known as el sesenta y cinco de infantería . Since the American...

Tue
04
Nov
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Hector Resto: Memorias of a Vietnam Vet

By: Centro Voices Staff

As Harry Franqui’s lead article in this edition of Centro Voices discusses, Puerto Ricans have served in the United States military for more than a century. The stories of Puerto Rico’s military veterans are deeply ingrained in...

Tue
04
Nov
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Chicago: Home to the Puerto Rican Cuatro

I vividly remember how I became interested in learning how to play the Puerto Rican cuatro. I was 7 years old and watching a Saturday variety TV show on Puerto Rico’s Telemundo channel with my family. It was the kind of show...

Tue
04
Nov
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Namaste

There are many ways to make it home from the subway station. Everything is very gridded here in the Newyores, or well, the Brooklyn-Newyores, I should say, because Manhattan seems to me more like Bayamón, with all its little,...

Tue
04
Nov
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A Celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage in Film and an Interview with Two Directors

The 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is next week in New York City. It will feature films with a Puerto Rican theme, or with Puerto Ricans as part of the production. The festival's mission is "to foster a...

Tue
04
Nov
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Sweet Art in Brooklyn

Steps away from the East River on the south side of Brooklyn, one can walk through a small field surrounded by sugar cane shrubs with the trapiche and relish the tempting roasted-coffee aroma. One can also spot some bright...

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