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Prominentes figuras de América Latina apoyan la independencia de Puerto Rico Comunicado de Prensa "Gabriel García Márquez, Premio Nobel de Literatura y Ernesto Sábato considerado el más grande de los escritores argentinos vivos, y quien presidiera la Comisión Nacional sobre la Desaparición de Personas que abrió las puertas al enjuiciamiento de las juntas militares de la dictadura, encabezan la lista de prominentes figuras de la América Latina que han manifestado su apoyo a la independencia de Puerto Rico a través de su adhesión a la Proclama de Panamá aprobada por unanimidad en el Congreso Latinoamericano y Caribeño por la Independencia de Puerto Rico celebrado en Panamá en noviembre pasado", anunció en conferencia de prensa el Presidente del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño, Rubén Berríos Martínez. "Por Puerto Rico suscribieron la adhesión los reconocidos escritores Luis Rafael Sánchez, Ana Lydia Vega y Mayra Montero. A ellos se suman de Uruguay el poeta y
From the News: The Tampa Tribune Puerto Rico: State Or Not? TAMPA - Take away the option of the status quo, and Puerto Ricans will choose to become a state, their highest ranking senator said Friday. For more, go to http://news.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBSJ66KVWE.html
Book Review One Nation, Polarized? Herman Badillo and the Limits of Liberalism Review of Herman Badillo’s One Nation, One Standard by Angelo Falcón, National Institute for Latino Policy (January 1, 2007) In One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups (New York: Sentinel, 2006), Herman Badillo at age 77 sums up his considerable life’s lessons for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community. Published under the auspices of the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy, where Mr. Badillo is a senior fellow, this book has created a big stir within the Latino community even before it was released. First announced in the infamous tabloid, the New York Post, on December 19th with the headline, “Badillo lashes Latinos, Rips Hispanic Values,” it generated strong feelings, not only about Badillo’s views on the issues, but also about him personally. It was a little eerie in the manner this response was so similar to the reactions in the Black co