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Garita

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Garita Originally uploaded by Jose J Gonzalez . Photo by Jose J Gonzalez

Garita

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Garita Originally uploaded by Jose J Gonzalez . Photo by Jose J Gonzalez
Theatre Pregones Theater Presents La Caravana/The Caravan Sunday, August 5 Pregones Theater is thrilled to present its 9th annual free-admission summer tour of metropolitan New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, part of the exciting 2007 JPMorgan Chase Summer Arts Series. This year's featured musical theater production is a new staging of the ensemble's original bilingual play, La Caravana/The Caravan. Performed by actors in colorful Puerto Rican "vejigante" (carnival masquerader) costumes, the play is based on the poem "The Saltimbanco's Elegy" by Luis Palés Matos and on the folk legend of María Sabida as told by Judith Ortiz Cover. Don't miss this exuberant explosion of color, song, dance, and laughter! Performances are in Spanish and English, free to the general public, and suitable for family audiences. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Rincón Criollo Address: 749-753 Brook Avenue in the South Bronx Admission: Free Contact Info Pregones Theate

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_AAA4171 Originally uploaded by fotoingenio .

Sunset, Crashboat Beach, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Sunset, Crashboat Beach, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by Oquendo . Photo by Oquendo

Look at that face...

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Look at that face... Originally uploaded by chromachord . Photo by chromachord

1, 2, 3, 4...

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1, 2, 3, 4... Originally uploaded by Nanniqui . Puente La Hamaca sobre el Lago Garzas. Adjuntas, Puerto Rico Photo by Nanniqui

Lagartijo Verde

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Lagartijo Verde Originally uploaded by Jose J Gonzalez . Adjuntas, Puerto Rico Photo by Jose J Gonzalez
Featured story Chicago Tribune, Mon, 16 Jul 2007 Fight flap riles Puerto Ricans Under pressure to join U.S. states in banning cockfights, the island territory holds fast to traditional blood sport. With cockfighting about to lose its last bastion in the United States, animal-rights activists are training their sights on Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory where the blood sport is both beloved tradition and big business. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-cockfight_16jul16,1,4056692.story?track=rss

Cemi Underground Poetry

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Cemi Underground Poetry Originally uploaded by DeLares (Eliud Martinez) . Photo by DeLares (Eliud Martinez) Prisionera declaiming her poetry at Cemi Underground. For more info., click on the photo and go to DeLares' page at flickr.

Picture 076

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Picture 076 Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Old San Juan Photo by GinoPR
In the Mailbox Greetings! Last Chance! Call to get your tickets for El Cantante! Join PRLDEF for the exciting pre-screening of El Cantante, the major motion picture starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, based on the life of legendary salsa star Héctor Lavoe. PRLDEF has partnered with Picturehouse Films to bring this movie to the screen at the AMC 25 in Times Square on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 – two weeks prior to its August 3rd release. The show will be preceded by a cocktail reception, hosted by Rums of Puerto Rico, in which we will be treated to the exhilarating sounds of the yet-to-be-released El Cantante soundtrack. The tax-deductible contribution for the event is $150 per person, with proceeds going directly toward funding PRLDEF’s many legal education programs. Please contact me at 212.739.7511 or salome_galib@prldef.org if you want to reserve tickets. source: John Garcia, PRLDEF
Film Press Release World Premiere & PBS Broadcast of The Borinqueneers CROMPOND, N.Y. -- The experience of Latinos in the U.S. Army has rarely been portrayed in film. Now comes The Borinqueneers (pronounced Boh-rin-keh-neers), the never-before-told story of the 65th Puerto Rican Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the U.S. Army. Narrated by Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope, Pretty Woman), this compelling 78-minute documentary relies on interviews with the regiment's veterans and rare archival footage to trace the unique experience of the 65th, culminating in the Korean War and the dramatic events that would threaten its very existence. The world premiere screening will take place on July 13th at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ, with other screenings scheduled in various other cities. PBS stations nationwide will begin broadcasting a one-hour version of the program in August (check local listings). Named after "Borinquen," the word given to Puerto
Latinos and New Media Univision's First Web Novela Is a Branded Effort Unilever's Caress Is Integrated Into Plot of 'Mi Adorada Malena' NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Univision's first online novela carefully follows the Spanish-language soap-opera conventions: a secret crime, at least one character suffering from amnesia, and a beautiful heroine torn between a conniving boyfriend and his mysterious rival. What's unusual about the heavily promoted novela debuting July 10 is not that it's a digital drama, but that the star of "Mi Adorada Malena" ("My Beloved Malena") plays a spokesmodel for Caress, giving the Unilever brand a central role in the story. read the full story at http://adage.com/hispanic/article?article_id=119077 -- Laurel Wentz
In the Mailbox From BronxTaino@aol.com: Check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/tlehman This is a collection of photographs taken in Puerto Rico in the 1940's and 1950's. There are many Taino people to be seen in the pictures. Over a thousand photos. Enjoy!

Capitolio de Puerto Rico

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Capitolio de Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by gambinno . Photo by Gambinno

Casita Rincon Criollo

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Casita Rincon Criollo Originally uploaded by Palma Mir . Check out Palma Mir's photos from an event at Rincon Criollo and Bronxnet on flickr. The event was a celebration of the premiere of the BomPlenazo docu-concert. More photos on the event are on Michael's own website at www.michaelpalma.com.
Radio Press Release Radio Capicu to Start Airing on BlogTalk Radio The Founders of Capicu Poetry announced July 5 the launch of a new online radio show, Radio Capicu! which will air every other Wednesday evening at 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting on July 18th, on BlogTalkRadio.com . "Radio Capicu" hosted by Capicu Co-Founder George "The Urban Jibaro" Torres promises to keep listeners captivated with the latest in news, information, cultural events and items of interest in the urban & Latino community nationwide. Segments will include open mic poetry, in depth interviews and discussions with prominent people in the urban Latino community about issues relevant to the evolution of our culture as well as the preservation of our heritage. Listeners can also access "Radio Capicu" 24/7 on our newly launched host page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radiocapicu (please bookmark!). The site will be updated weekly to provide audiences 24 hour access to archived s
Community Calendar Cemí Underground Presenta PURO RITMO Y PATRIOTISMO La poesía de la poeta puertorriqueña Prisionera Cemí Underground 1799 Lexington Ave., at 112th St., El Barrio viernes 13 de julio a las 7 PM Entrada: $7
Activism OJO : The issue of proposed new filming permit regulations in NYC and how this, if approved, will make it more difficult for independent filmmakers and photographers to shoot in the city. Check out (the NYTimes article at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/29/nyregion/29camera.html ) New York Civil Liberties Union http://www.nyclu.org/nyc_photo_permits_pr_062807.html ). The Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), along with other public access stations will be looking at voicing their concern over these proposed rules, which could make it much more difficult for independent video producers to film in the city. For more info, www.mnn.org .
Activism Save the Internet Here's an e-mail from MoveOn.org on the important issue of protecting Net Neutrality. It says in part: Recently, the New York legislature closed their 2007 session without passing a bill that has been called "the gold standard" in Internet freedom legislation. This ground-breaking bill would have protected Net Neutrality, connected more upstate communities to high-speed Internet, and lowered prices for consumers through competition. Big phone and cable companies opposed the bill. Now, all eyes are on Governor Eliot Spitzer. He will determine which bills are top priority during a special legislative session in July.1 Can you call Governor Spitzer today? Tell him that strong Internet freedom legislation must be a top priority in the special legislative session, and ask him to publicly endorse the "Omnibus Telecom Reform Act" right away. Governor Eliot Spitzer, 518-474-8390 Please help us track our progress by reporting your call

Bronx Borough President Carrion @ The 2007 Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Bronx Borough President Carrion @ The 2007 Puerto Rican Day Parade Originally uploaded by DeLares (Eliud Martinez) . Photo by DeLares (Eliud Martinez) <br/
Featured Book PARADES AND POWER: THE BORICUAN ODYSSEY This new book traces the sources of Puerto Rican striving and setbacks in New York and elsewhere. > By Bienvenido Ruiz City Limits WEEKLY #594 July 2, 2007 Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States; By José Ramón Sánchez; NYU Press; $24. On a sunny Sunday last month, thousands embraced the 50th National Puerto Rican Day Parade as a celebration of their heritage and a moment of pride and visibility. It was the prime occasion for politicians, celebrities, corporations and assorted public figures to display – and claim the rewards of – their “solidarity” with this community. Besides its high profile and sheer numbers, this event is a yearly New York City milestone for bringing attention to the myriad conflicts between Puerto Ricans and the city’s powerful. Again this year, the media recorded an aftermath of controversy: how many Fifth Avenue buildings were barricaded from the crowd; how