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Gallery Today: street lamps of Old San Juan, "los faroles del Viejo San Juan"

El Farol

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El Farol Originally uploaded by clarisel .

lamparas

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lamparas Originally uploaded by lapamela .

Bird's Nest

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Bird's Nest Originally uploaded by MsAnthea .

los faroles de sju

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los faroles de sju Originally uploaded by qUiMeRa .
Featured story De La Vega, an East Harlem Fixture, Is Being Pushed Out by Climbing Rents - June 29, 2005 - The New York Sun - NY Newspaper Related article: Media release at http://virtualboricua.org/Docs/pr04.htm
Featured story OrlandoSentinel.com: Puerto Rico aid office may close its doors

Capilla del Cristo

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Capilla del Cristo Originally uploaded by jps_pr .

Capilla del Cristo

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Capilla del Cristo Originally uploaded by crashxtreme .

Garita Series

Today: gallery of "la garita," the sentry box in Old San Juan. Enjoy the diversity of photos from a mix of photographers in the Puerto Rico Sun pool.

Me at El Morro07

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Me at El Morro07 Originally uploaded by asawaa .

Old San Juan

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Old San Juan Originally uploaded by GinoPR .
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prsun18 Originally uploaded by clarisel .

Fuerte San Cristobal

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Fuerte San Cristobal Originally uploaded by MsAnthea .

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by MsAnthea .

san juan, el morro, turret

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san juan, el morro, turret Originally uploaded by docman .

Another Look Out

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Another Look Out Originally uploaded by MsAnthea .

el morro

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el morro Originally uploaded by avigon .

Morro

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Morro Originally uploaded by crashxtreme .

Hacia la Garita

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Hacia la Garita Originally uploaded by jps_pr .
Featured story Boxing Scene Dot Com article: Felix Trinidad: The Greatest Fighter in Puerto Rican History

Boxing's Tito Trinidad

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Boxing's Tito Trinidad Originally uploaded by clarisel . Trinidad speaks to a group of students in Barrio Obrero.
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21215351_9ad13010da_b[1] Originally uploaded by avigon . photo by avigon Old San Juan, P.R.

the cart

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21215659_c2a727f044_o[1] Originally uploaded by avigon . From the pool Photo by avigon

Carta a Mi Amigo

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Carta a Mi Amigo Originally uploaded by jps_pr . photo by jps_pr Carta a Mi Amigo means Letter to My Friend.

Muelle Barceloneta

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Muelle Barceloneta Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo . From the pool Photo by Jaime Olmo A sunset in Barceloneta

St. John the Baptist

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St. John the Baptist Originally uploaded by clarisel . From the pool photo by Clarisel Greetings to boricuas on the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Check out this story on how boricuas celebrated the day: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/25/nyregion/25feast.html

Mr. T does NYC @ the Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Mr. T does NYC @ the Puerto Rican Day Parade Originally uploaded by Vidalia . From the pool Photo by Vidalia Vidalia asks: "How hot is this picture?"

From A Boricua's Window

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From A Boricua's Window Originally uploaded by clarisel . From the pool Photo by Clarisel

untitled

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untitled Originally uploaded by procsilas . The sea of Puerto Rican flags National Puerto Rican Day Parade, NYC Photo by procsilas Photo featured as part of the "Flags" group at flickr
Featured story Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/23/2005 | Pass the Bacardi rum, but savor the Ron del Barrilito

Vieques

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Vieques Originally uploaded by RiffRaff . From the pool Photo by RiffRaff "View from the hotel in Fajardo"
THE BROOKLYN RAIL - MUSIC Feature: "From Mambo to Salsa Part Two: Roots Sounds, Core Concerns" by Alan Lockwood. The Brooklyn Rail covers critical perspectives on arts, politics and culture http://www.brooklynrail.org/music/june05/mambo2.html

San Juan Cemetery

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San Juan Cemetery Originally uploaded by RiffRaff . From the pool Photo by RiffRaff "Odd to have a cemetery backing onto the ocean, but I would certainly rest in peace here," RiffRaff said. So would I!

puerto rican day parade 2005

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puerto rican day parade 2005 Originally uploaded by henry's express . From the pool photo by henry's express

la espera

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la espera Originally uploaded by maraver . Today's photo from the pool Photo by maraver

Playa Machos

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Playa Machos Originally uploaded by jps_pr . From the pool: Photo by jps_jr Ceiba, P.R.

La Guancha

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La Guancha Originally uploaded by Gabat . From the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by Gabat
FYI Please come to a screening of THE KRUTCH at the Harlemwood Film Festival THE KRUTCH Written and directed by Judith Escalona 16mm/DV, 29 minutes Monday, June 20, 7PM The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue (between East 103rd and East 104th Streets) "The Krutch" is a surreal narrative about a Puerto Rican psychoanalyst with a long-suppressed identity problem that erupts with some dire consequences. The film is unique in exploring the mental anguish and shame associated with racism. Stylistically akin to Buñuel with an eye towards Godard, it occupies an absurdist space that keeps it from descending into the maudlin cliches of realism. With Jaime Sanchez as the mysterious Dr. Guzman and Cathy Haase as his unsuspecting patient Mrs. Kleist. I will also be participating in a panel of filmmakers that evening. ======================================= Judith Escalona Director PRDREAM.COM 161 East 106th Street (212)828-0401 http://www.prdream.com Empowe

puertorico a todo cololll

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puertorico a todo cololll Originally uploaded by maraver . photo by maraver

Boat

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Boat Originally uploaded by crashxtreme . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by crashxtreme Santa Isabel, P.R.
NY1: The Bronx : "Hispanics Dominate The Bronx, But New Immigrants Continue To Move In" Click on "NY1: The Bronx" (above) and read story.
KEEPING SOCIAL SECURITY SOLVENT MUST BE NATION'S PRIORITY, NEW NCLR REPORT CONCLUDES Expanding Coverage to Domestics and Other Itinerant Workers also Essential Washington, DC - The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., released a report today urging Congress and the Bush Administration to strengthen the solvency and reach of the Social Security program for Latinos and consider options - such as add-on private retirement accounts, automatic 401(k)s, and making the saver's tax credit permanent and refundable - to further boost retirement security for this growing population. The Social Security Program and Reform: A Latino Perspective presents a comprehensive analysis of the Social Security program as it relates to Latino workers, taxpayers, and retirees. "Maintaining solvency of the system is especially important for the Hispanic community," stated Janet Murguia, NCLR President and C

El Farol

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El Farol Originally uploaded by clarisel . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by Clarisel FYI: Visitors have called this their "favorite" photo from my personal photostream at flickr (clarisel's photos).
i-Newswire.com - Press Release And News Distribution - STATEMENTS TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DECOLONIZATION

Some of my favorites

Your favorite photos on Flickr These are my favorite photos shot by other photobloggers at flickr. Some images are of Puerto Rico. Others are not. For some reason, these images are among my favorites. They touch me in some way. Just click on "Your favorite photos on Flickr" (above) to go see. Enjoy. Clarisel

La Perla

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La Perla Originally uploaded by clarisel . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by clarisel This is the photo on flickr that more visitors have viewed from my photostream. It is my most "viewed" photo.

sol means sun

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sol means sun Originally uploaded by lapamela . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by lapamela
Scattered violence mars relatively calm Puerto Rican Day Parade: South Florida Sun-Sentinel Read the news story and make sure to check out the photo gallery of 21 photos of the parade and the police activity (unfortunately). Go to http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/nyc-para0613,0,1861551.story?coll=sfla-newsnation-front

Wave to the camera

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Wave to the camera Originally uploaded by jorgeq . Photo by jorqeq From The National Puerto Rican Day Parade
From the Headlines NYC Sways to Salsa for Puerto Rican Day - Yahoo! News Thousands of Puerto Ricans showed up to dance to the tunes of salsa and reggaethon for one of the city's largest cultural parades: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade. For more, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050612/ap_on_re_us/puerto_rican_parade

My Brownie

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My Brownie Originally uploaded by clarisel . Brownie, my boricua dog.
From the Headlines El Diario/LA PRENSA ��� OnLine�� Editorial: "Celebrating Puerto Rico in New York" -- Today's Puerto Rican Day Parade is a celebration of the traditions of the island and the contributions of boricuas on the mainland.

Playa Sucia

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Playa Sucia Originally uploaded by jps_pr . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by jps_pr Cabo Rojo, P.R.

Sunset in San Juan

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Sunset in San Juan Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr group pool Photo by GinoPR
FYI -- Headlines and Briefs 1010 WINS - New York's All News Station : Perth Amboy Allows Puerto Rico Festival
Low-Income Seasonal Workers Arriving in Maine It is the time of year in Downeast Maine when thousands of seasonal workers begin arriving to rake blueberries, perform landscaping work, clean rooms and wash dishes. They come from all over, including places like Mexico and Central American, Eastern European countries and the Caribbean, to work. But not all such workers are in Maine legally. While immigration officials are cracking down on illegal immigration, local contractors say they are not trying to harbor illegal workers and are struggling to fill an employment void and how to make sure worker credentials are good. To read more http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/archive/2005/06-09-05/ea_news2_06-09-05.html

IMG_1861

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IMG_1861 Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by Jaime Olmo Celebration of dance. How fun!

Orchid

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Orchid Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Today's featured photo from the PRSun flickr pool Photo by GinoPR These beautiful orchids are owned by Edwin Rodriguez, a collector, Gino says.

piraguas

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piraguas Originally uploaded by lapamela . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool Photo by lapamela Today is a hot day in New York City. A perfect day for a piragua, a snowcone.
Remembering a "Patriotic Son" Haverstraw -- A float decorated with the image of Manuel Lopez, a U.S. Army corporal who was killed in April in Iraq, led this town's Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday. Lopez, 20, was remembered as an American patriot who also had a lot of pride in his Puerto Rican heritage. Village Mayor Francis "Bud" Wassmer said the new ballfield, which will be built on Warren Court, will be named in memory of Lopez. To read more, http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050606/NEWS03/506060333/1017

Pond

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Pond Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Today's featured photo "Pond" by GinoPR Pond at Botanical Garden, Rio Piedras, P.R. Wonderful reflection! Photo part of the Puerto Rico Sun group pool at flickr

IMG_1478

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IMG_1478 Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr group pool Photo by Jaime Olmo
IN MEMORY Rest in Peace I am republishing a poem by Fernando A. Zapater, a friend, a poet and a supporter of the Puerto Rico Sun project. Thanks Fernando. RIP THE ABSCONDED ROSE By FERNANDO A. ZAPATER THE ANGELS SENT ME THIS ROSE BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO PLEASE ME BUT A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE WHEN IT HAS NO MEANING BUT THE ANGELS SENT ME THIS ROSE SO IT DOES HAVE A MEANING THERE IS AN ANGEL SOMEWHERE FLUTTERING HER WINGS LOVINGLY AS SHE WATCHES OVER ME I SENSE HER PRESENCE FLUTTERING HER WINGS LOVINGLY WATCHING HER ROSE BLOOMING WHEN THE ROSE PETALS OPENED I FELT THE BLOWING KISS HER PERFUME SURROUNDED THE AREA AND SUNSHINE CAME FORTH BRIGHT THERE'S A SUDDEN BURST OF LIGHT MY HEART JUMPED INTO IT THEN I DISCOVERED MYSELF IN THE HEART OF THE ROSE ABSCONDED. c FERNANDO A. ZAPATER

El último de los Boricuas - Plaza del Mercado, Río Piedras, PR

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El último de los Boricuas - Plaza del Mercado, Río Piedras, PR Originally uploaded by jenjenjen . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr group pool Photo by jenjenjen jenjenjen wrote: "The small sign says "Que Dios te multiplique todo lo que tú me deseas" -May God multiply for you all that you wish for me."

A Simple Message: Leave the Flag Alone - New York Times

Respect the Puerto Rican Flag: Leave It Alone Now that the big Puerto Rican Day Parade is right around the corner, some activists say not to desecrate the flag. Wave Puerto Rican flags! That's it. The New York Times talks to Jaran Manzanet, a Bronx activist, about keeping the flag free of roosters, congas and Tito Trinidad icons.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by MsAnthea . Today's featured photo from the Puerto Rico Sun flickr group pool photo by MsAnthea

Mi esposa, Obra Maestra de la Creación de Dios.

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Mi esposa, Obra Maestra de la Cración de Dios. Originally uploaded by jps_pr . Today's featured photo by Jps_pr La foto de hoy por Jps_pr Jps_pr escribio sobre la foto: "Mi esposa, Obra Maestra de la Creación de Dios. No existe nada más perfecto ni más hermoso en toda la creación que mi esposa. Nada existe más bello ni más sublime que mi amada esposa..." Who says men are not romantic? Jps_pr wrote about his photo: "My wife, a master plan of God's creation. There isn't anything more perfect and beautiful than my wife. There isn't anything more beautiful or sublime than my loving wife..." Photo is part of the Puerto Rico Sun flickr pool.

Revisiting La Casita

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Revisiting La Casita Originally uploaded by clarisel . Photo by Clarisel Boricua pride in NYC!
Culture and Identity The Redefining of a National Identity and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade By Manuel Hernandez A twenty-two year old nephew and a 2004 graduate at the University of Puerto Rico, on a recent visit to the 2004 National Puerto Rican Day Parade to New York City, shared with me some interesting impressions of the Puerto Ricans there and made a few striking remarks about how his perception of a national identity had changed once he left the Parade and reflected on what he had seen and experienced while participating in the largest parade in the United States. He was dazed at the sight of so many Puerto Rican flags being waved along Fifth Avenue and proudly displayed on tee-shirts, nails, hats, cheeks, heads and in other parts of the human body. In-spite of majoring in Puerto Rican history, it was hard for him to understand how and why Puerto Ricans in New York elected to celebrate and preserve culture without apprehension. He spoke about how excited, proud an

Sato Boricua!

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Sato Boricua! Originally uploaded by Irie Psilocybin . Today's Featured Photo Photo by Irie Psilocybin Photo is part of the gallery in the Sato group pool at flickr. http://flickr.com/groups/sato/pool/ This group is dedicated to images of "sato" dogs.