Showing posts from February, 2008

Window to the wall - El Morro

Window to the wall - El Morro Originally uploaded by agop's .
Activism NYC Rally in Support of Puerto Rico's Teachers By Ismael Nunez In solidarity with The Puerto Rican Teachers Federation, about 80 demonstrators, including teachers, college students, professors as well as community, labor and political activists, braved New York City's cold weather Feb. 22, carrying signs that read: “Education is a right, FMPR we are here for you!" The demonstration was held outside the Puerto Rican government offices at 32nd Street and Park Avenue South in Manhattan. Protesters voiced their support of Puerto Rico teachers who have been on a weeklong strike on the island. The strike has sparked clashes with police and led to some arrests. The New York City demonstration came after the union that represents Puerto Rico's 42,000 public school teachers declared a strike on Feb. 20. The strike was declared after 30 months of negotiations to increase salaries and address shortages of books, computers and other materials reached a deadlock. The P

Garita view from inside Garita

Garita view from inside Garita Originally uploaded by BabyCoqui .
The Presidential Race and Puerto Rico Featured stories: Obama pledges self-determination to Puerto Rico 'with independence as an option' San Francisco Bay View: Puerto Rico is a vitally important part of our country and Puerto Ricans have made immeasurable contributions to the United States. As president of the United States, I will pay close attention to issues that have an impact on the well-being of the people of Puerto Rico. Related story from the San Francisco Examiner: In a letter to Luis Fortuno, Puerto Rico's nonvoting congressional delegate and a superdelegate, McCain pledged to support a process that would enable Puerto Ricans to decide if they want to remain a commonwealth, become a state or an independent nation.

New Art by bay in Old San Juan, PR

New Art by bay in Old San Juan, PR Originally uploaded by BabyCoqui .

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palm cross

palm cross Originally uploaded by blucolt .

'In the Heights' on Broadway

'In the Heights' on Broadway Originally uploaded by clarisel . A musical inspired in NYC's thriving Washington Heights neighborhood. Go support this musical with a Latino spirit. Worth seeing. For more info., go to

Hanging loose at la perla

Hanging loose at la perla Originally uploaded by ukreal1 .
Commentary Right to Love Romance among people with special needs is a unique experience that can be more about compassion and love than passion. An innocence of love is bred with the necessity of a companion. It as if we have a learning disability of the heart. Sometimes romance can be childlike. The Center of People with Disabilities encourages us to embrace independence as much as possible. We live in communities and go to school, and romance is among our rights too. Love between two people with special needs may be blind yet beautiful. -- By Samaris Ayala Samaris Ayala is a writer from Manhattan's Lower East Side who contributes her reflections to Puerto Rico Sun.


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Julia Originally uploaded by clarisel . Photo of Julia de Burgos mural on 106 Street in El Barrio by artist Manny Vega Poetry Words Of Love - Poetry Of Julia De Burgos With Carmen de Lucca Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, El Barrio, NYC In the spirit of Valentine's Day and to honor East Harlem's renowned Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos, on the 93rd anniversary of her birth, The Central Park Conservancy and El Museo del Barrio present an evening of poetry featuring Puerto Rican poet Carmen de Lucca who will read from De Burgos work. Before the performance local poet and community advocate, Marina Ortiz, will introduce Julia de Burgos' life to the audience. After the performance, the audience is encouraged to participate in an open mic session sharing their favorite poems. The program will be hosted at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Admission: Free. For advance registr

Gallina de Palo at Humacao Natural Reserve

Gallina de Palo at Humacao Natural Reserve Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .

El Cuatro

El Cuatro Originally uploaded by Priper .

Crashed out

Crashed out Originally uploaded by vergentino . Watching the sunset in Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
In the Mailbox Nacimiento del cine puertorriqueno Editorial Tiempo Nuevo presentacion del libro Nacimiento del cine puertorriqueno los primeros 40 anos de la cinematografia puertorriquena de Juan Ortiz Jimenez 7 p.m., jueves 7 de febrero Libreria Isla, Rio Piedras, P.R. Informacion: 787 766-8444 o

Pan, tierra y libertad

Pan, tierra y libertad Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez . Casita en Ponce, Puerto Rico

el morro

el morro Originally uploaded by ukreal1 .
Featured story Puerto Rico Home of Deadly Syndrome Mayra Nieve is used to being ostracized and called names as an albino in this Caribbean community. What she fears is not being able to breathe. Nieve is among hundreds of Puerto Ricans who have a rare type of albinism that leads to a deadly lung disease. For more, go to

Le chat blanche,

Le chat blanche, Originally uploaded by Churu Churu .