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Mayors Bill de Blasio and Miguel Romero Establish Partnership Between NYC and San Juan

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero this month laid the foundation of a partnership on culture, tourism, public safety, and emergency preparedness between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. New York City is home to more than 666,000 Puerto Ricans, one of the largest Commonwealth diaspora communities in the United States. “Puerto Rican New Yorkers make our city the most vibrant city in the world, and they never forget where they came from. Their city won’t, either,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As New York City and San Juan fight back COVID-19 and build a recovery for all our residents, now is the perfect time to deepen the ties between our cities and find new ways to support our friends in the Commonwealth.” "New York City provides San Juan with a great example of an energetic and cosmopolitan city in continuous development and growth. The lessons learned by NYC will provide a great tool for our administration to replicate and learn from. On be

Happy Birthday to Esperanza

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  Our Esperanza's birthday was January 20. Here are a few images from her fifth birthday celebration. (photos by Clarisel Gonzalez) #kittydoggienews

Happy New Year

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  Sol #prsun mascot Looking forward to a prosperous new year despite the pandemic. Send your press releases, event information to puertoricosun@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/prsun. Follow @prsun on Twitter.

Happy Puerto Rican Heritage Month

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Siempre, Luis (2020): Official Trailer on Pioneering Activist Luis Miranda Jr.

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A story that embodies the tenacity and passion of the American Dream,  SIEMPRE, LUIS , debuting  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)  during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is a portrait of the pioneering activist Luis A. Miranda Jr. Luis is a decades-long fighter for Latino communities, a key player in the New York and national political arena, and a loving father of three – including the award-winning composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda.   The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.    Directed by first-time filmmaker John James, the film had its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  The documentary centers on Luis A. Miranda Jr. who left Vega Alta, Puerto Rico for New York City in the 1970s. Filmed over the course of a year, Luis’ devotion to family and country propels him forward despite recent health issues. Always searching for ways to assist communities in need, particularly when his beloved Puerto Rico is suffering, Luis moves to