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In the Mailbox Kindred souls, We have received news recently that 79 year old author Piri Thomas suffered a stroke this past Tuesday in California. Via one of our supporters, we have made contact with Suzie, Piri's wife and she confirmed the news and said that he will be moved to a rehabilitation center in the coming days. We ask that you all keep Piri in your prayers that he make a complete and speedy recovery. We will update you as more information becomes available. In February 2008, Piri came down to our showcase in Brooklyn NYC as the featured artist of our Love Our Culture event. We are honored to have hosted him and his wife, and now reach out to our Tri-State family for a show of support. If you want to send Piri Thomas a get well message please email us at CapicuPoetry@gmail.com or call our community hotline (208) 723-5966 and we will compile these in a transcript and audio CD that will go directly to Piri, so that collectively we can raise his spirits and lend him

Rocio Flor Rosa & verde

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Rocio Flor Rosa & verde Originally uploaded by Mr.Frankie .

El Hombre y la Bala

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El Hombre y la Bala Originally uploaded by Luis Angel Molina Quiñones .

'Manifiesto sobre las tristes'

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Literature

'Warrior Women'

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Community Calendar In honor of Puerto Rican Nationalist Lolita Lebron and Women's History Month

Carnival @ Repertorio

Theater Repertorio Español in New York City is turning 40! And this theater is celebrating with "the colorful, humorous and sexy theatrical adaptation" of Brazilian novel "Doña Flor y sus dos maridos" by Jorge Amado with Francisco Gattorno, Denise Quiñones and Selenis Leyva. Here's an interview Quiñones and Leyva that Repertorio Español posted on its site at YouTube: Doña Flor y sus dos maridos at New York City's Reportorio Español By Jorge Amado Directed by Jorge Alí Triana With Francisco Gattorno as Vadinho, Pedro Serka as Teodoro and Selenis Leyva or Denise Quiñones (Miss Universe 2001) as Flor. Doña Flor misses her late husband's passionate intimacy. She re-marries and magical realism allows her to live (and sleep) with her two husbands. A colorful adaptation of Brazilian Jorge Amado's masterpiece. For showtimes and more information, go to www.repertorioespanol.org .

Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila: 'Charges are Totally False'

News Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila today said election-related charges against him are "totally false" and "politically motivated." In a five-minute televised speech, Acevedo Vila called on the Puerto Rican people "not to despair" and vowed he will continue to serve as governor with his cabinet. "That is my job and I will fulfill it," he said. Acevedo Vila was charged Thursday with 19 counts in a campaign finance probe, including conspiracy to violate U.S. federal campaign laws and giving false testimony to the FBI. Calling the charges "lies and fabrications," Acevedo Vila said he will fight the charges brought against him by federal authorities. "That will be shown as the process progresses," he said. Saying that "they want blood," Acevedo Vila rejected that he has illegally used public or campaign funds. He did not take questions from reporters who were present at the speech delivered at La Fortaleza. &quo

Anibal Acevedo Vila Faces Charges

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Puerto Rican Governor Faces 19 Counts SAN JUAN (AP) — Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged Thursday with 19 counts in a campaign finance probe, including conspiracy to violate U.S. federal campaign laws and giving false testimony to the FBI. The indictment also charged 12 others associated with Acevedo's Popular Democratic Party as a result of a two-year grand jury investigation, acting U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said. The 13 are accused of conspiring to illegally raise money to pay off Acevedo's campaign debts from his 2000 campaign to be the U.S. island territory's nonvoting member of Congress. Acevedo, now running for re-election as governor, will not be arrested, Rodriguez said. For more on this AP report, go to http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_7wTc4KZfnUfdS0nSMu0sNC3hPwD8VLQNVG0 NOTE: According to a statement delivered to the press, Acevedo Vila said these charges are politically motivated and that he will fight them. Judging from his statement, it do

Un mal dia / A bad day

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Un mal dia / A bad day Originally uploaded by JuanBonillaPhotography .

'The Education of the Puerto Rican Diaspora'

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Education New Centro Journal: "The Education of the Puerto Rican Diaspora: Challenges, Dilemmas and Possibilities" El Centro, a research center based at Hunter College in New York City that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, last night had a presentation featuring this new journal. For more info. on this and other journals, go to www.centropr.org . Worth checking out.

El próximo Puerto Rico.. el año del cambio!

Comedy de 1v3m4r en YouTube Como será Puerto Rico despues de las elecciones..jajaja Espero que les guste, sin animos de ofender!

."pinches".

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."pinches". Originally uploaded by Mi nombre no es cLaRa bOw .

Spotlight: Bobby Sanabria

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IMG_4323 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Photo of Bobby Sanabria @ the BETA (Bronx Excellence in Television Access) awards, Bronxnet's version of the Emmy Featured article Bobby Sanabria: Afro-Cuban Storyteller By Jason Crane Bobby Sanabria is a living museum of Afro-Cuban music. Sanabria is a percussionist, drummer and educator who is at the forefront of Afro-Cuban music—particularly the frontier where it intersects with jazz. In 2007, Sanabria released Big Band Urban Folktales (Jazzheads, 2007), an album he says takes the music “beyond the 21st century.” Jason Crane, AAJ contributor and host of The Jazz Session, sat down with Sanabria in May 2007 to talk about the history of Afro-Cuban music, Sanabria's own career, and “The Ugliest Man In America.” For more on the article published at All About Jazz , go to http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=28656

He's watching us...

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He's watching us... Originally uploaded by JuanBonillaPhotography .

Happy Easter

On the way to Old San Juan

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On the way to Old San Juan Originally uploaded by LatinoAtlanta . This picture was stitched from 4 pictures using Hugin. Best viewed Large. Click on photo to visit LatinoAtlanta's site at flickr.
Musica y Comida Sabado de Gloria a la FB Lounge FB Lounge in NYC's El Barrio presents Salsa Dura Tonight featuring Herman Olivera Cantando Clasicos de Nuestras Leyendas de la Musica y el Soneo For reservations and more information, call (212) 410-7292 ($10.00 -- No cover with dinner)

hay hay hay!!!!!!!!!!

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hay hay hay!!!!!!!!!! Originally uploaded by cintron22 .

The Way of the Cross

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The Way of the Cross Originally uploaded by clarisel . Outdoor re-enactment of the Passion of Christ St. John the Baptist Cathedral Old San Juan, P.R. Good Friday 2004
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Community Calendar (Con)Fabuladoras: Cuentos, Conjuros & Fairytales Featuring authors and artists - Sheila Candelario, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Tanya Torres and Raquel Z. Rivera. 7 p.m., Friday, March 21, Cemi Underground, NYC's El Barrio Admission: $7.00 For more information, www.cemiunderground.com .
Featured Story: Jack Agueros A Puerto Rican Poet's Fight with Alzheimer's More than 100 of his (Jack Aguero's) friends and fans gathered on Tuesday night at East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, not just to celebrate his work, but to help him in a time of need. Four years ago, he learned he had Alzheimer’s. While the disease is still in its early stages, he needs assistance with daily living. That means he needs financial assistance, too, since his application for Medicaid has yet to be approved. As a result, ten poets and writers held a benefit reading to help his children defray the costs of caring for him. For the complete report, go to http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/a-puerto-rican-poets-last-fight-with-alzheimers/
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Featured story: a Tribute to Puerto Rican astronaut Report in Spanish from Puerto Rico Homenaje a astronauta boricua Por Jorge Gelpí Pagán Rodeado por cientos de estudiantes, el astronauta de origen puertorriqueño, Joseph Michael Acabá, fue (recientemente) homenajeado en el Senado. Para el reporte, http://www.wapa.tv/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6373&Itemid=57&videonews=1&source=wapalertas
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Community Calendar Upcoming show at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in NYC A contemporary drama about a high echelon Puerto Rican family in San Juan and the conflicts which undermine their relationships. For more information, www.prtt.org .

Personajes de Pueblo: Río Piedras

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Personajes de Pueblo: Río Piedras Originally uploaded by Luis Angel Molina Quiñones .
Remembering Rafael Tufino, 1922 - 2008 Rafael Tufino is one of the central figures in the history of 20th Century Puerto Rican art. A versatile artist in many media, Tufino has been a major force in founding and furthering modern Puerto Rican art–both on the Island and in the Caribbean Diaspora. Tufino’s work spanned a period of more than 65 years, depicting Puerto Rican life in urban New York, and pre-industrial Puerto Rico. While the artist’s work often celebrates popular traditions, including folk artists, religious and secular festivals, Tufino remains committed to fostering the appreciation of the Island’s African cultural contributions, especially as expressed in dance and music. Tufino’s images have become a trademark of Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tufino moved permanently to Puerto Rico with his Puerto Rican parents in 1936, initially studying under the Spanish painter Alejandro Sánchez Felipe and with Juan Rosado at his sign-painting w

Cine_Real Reopens

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IMG_4402 Originally uploaded by clarisel . David Ponce, one of the actors of Bx3M -- a clip of Bx3M, the story of three Latino teens coming of age in a city going up in flames Community Calendar CINE_REAL: a curatorial series on cinema and new media Judith Escalona's "Bx3M: a work in process" Hector Canonge's "Idolatries/Idolatrías" Reopening: Wednesday, March 19, 6 - 8 p.m. Exhibition: March 19 – April 30 Artist's talk: Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m. Closing Reception: Wednesday, April 30 Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 3 - 7 p.m. and by appointment MediaNoche 1355 Park Avenue (NE Corner of 102nd St and Park Ave, NYC's El Barrio) For information: Call 212.828.0401 or visit www.medianoche.us
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New Beginnings for New York David Paterson swore in today as New York's new governor in Albany. He is the state's 55th governor. Paterson is the first legally blind person to take the Oath of Office. He is also New York's first African American governor. He is no stranger to breaking records. He became New York's first African American lieutenant governor in 2007. Puerto Rico Sun congratulates the new governor who often mentions his commitment to the Latino community. Let's see. (Photos courtesy of http://www.ny.gov/governor/ ) Read related story from Candidato USA.
Featured article What Can Latinos Expect From The New Governor Of New York? With Eliot Spitzer having resigned in disgrace following revelations of his involvement in a prostitution scandal, David Paterson will be sworn in Monday afternoon as Albany's new leader through 2010. The former lieutenant governor and leader of the Democratic minority in the State Senate is a man widely respected across party and racial lines. According to Latino leaders in the capitol Paterson possesses a strong combination of drive, warmth and intellect. "He's a great guy. I can't say enough good things about him," said Democratic State Senator José M. Serrano, who represents a district that combines parts of Manhattan and The Bronx. Paterson, who will be the first African-American governor in New York history and the first blind governor in the history of the nation, holds an encyclopedic knowledge of politics and government, a strong ability to relate to people, and a great sense o

The Way of the HorseRider: Paso Fino

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The Way of the HorseRider: Paso Fino Originally uploaded by Luis Angel Molina Quiñones .

The Way of the HorseRider: Paso Fino

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The Way of the HorseRider: Paso Fino Originally uploaded by Luis Angel Molina Quiñones .
In the Mailbox A discussion on the bonding circles of women of yesterday and today. How women inspire, encourage, support and heal one another. Although we are all very unique in our own way we are very much alike. What better way to celebrate women’s history month than with a circle of women who encourage feminine empowerment. Come and join my circle and leave inspired. Hope to see you there, Peace and Blessings, Mia Invite to: Art by Mia Art Exhibition by Mia Hernandez 5 p.m. today Admission Free Cemi Underground, NYC's El Barrio For more info., www.cemiunderground.com

'Maldeamores' Opens Today

Film "Maldeamores" is described as a three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle. Watch the trailer.

'La Ceci'

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La_Ceci_3_sm[1] Originally uploaded by prsuncom Teatro Marañao Inc. presenta al actor puertorriqueño Josean Ortiz en el monólogo teatral "La Ceci ", original del dramaturgo cubano Raúl de Cárdenas, bajo la dirección del boricua Antonio Bones. Después de su estreno mundial, la obra se volverá a presentar este viernes 14 y sábado 15 de marzo a las 8 pm, y el domingo 16 de marzo a las 4 pm, en Teatro SEA, en el Centro Cultural Clemente Soto Vélez, localizado en el 107 Suffolk St. (2do. Piso) en el Lower East Side, Manhattan. En "La Ceci", Ortiz interpreta a un travesti cubano en la dolorosa soledad del exilio. Para información llamar a 347 806 1617. Entrada: $20, $15 para estudiantes con identificación.

'SPIC UP! SPEAK OUT!'

Community Calendar Latino Spoken Word Open Mic On Saturday, March 15, Bronx based poet, MARIPOSA (with her resident DJ, the very mellow, Mellow G) curates, performs and hosts an evening of spoken word female artists in celebration of Women’s History Month. Mariposa’s fine line up of talented and powerful women include: Alba Hernandez mellesSOL Sheila Maldonado and Special Appearance by Sandra Garcia Rivera who will sweeten the night with her beautiful voice. **Recognizing the influence and power of Latino poets on New York City’s spoken word culture, El Museo del Barrio provides established and emerging Latino/a spoken word artists with a platform for expression, a welcoming venue and an open mic. After the performances, the audience is encouraged to pick up the mic and speak up! El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street, NYC's El Barrio This event is part of Public Programs Spring 2008 El Museo del Barrio 3rd Saturdays March to May 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Adm

Totem de San Juan

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Totem de San Juan Originally uploaded by agop's .

P.R.

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P.R. Originally uploaded by cintron22 .
Music Footage of reggaeton rivals Daddy Yankee and Don Omar making up at a recent Wisin y Yandel concert.

Bulletin

Ojo New contact info. for Puerto Rico Sun: Clarisel Gonzalez Puerto Rico Sun Communications 318 E. 149 St. #106 Bronx, NY 10451 You can also reach me by e-mail at clariselgonzalez@yahoo.com or prsuncom@yahoo.com. Thanks. Clarisel
Featured article Puerto Rico: Luis Fortuno wins pro-statehood party nomination for governor The Associated Press San Juan, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's nonvoting congressional delegate decisively won the U.S. territory's pro-statehood party nomination for governor in a Sunday primary, putting him in contention for the island's highest post. Luis Fortuno won nearly 60 percent of his party's vote according to preliminary results, triumphing over powerful former Gov. Pedro Rossello. Complete results are not expected until Monday. November's general election will pit Fortuno against current Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila, who supports maintaining Puerto Rico's loose commonwealth affiliation with the U.S.

Old San Juan Sunset

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Old San Juan Sunset Originally uploaded by luis munoz .
Decision 2008 In Puerto Rico, there are primaries today for political seats, including for gubernatorial, resident commissioner and legislative races. To keep up-to-date, check out Noticentro's coverage at www.wapa.tv/decision2008

IMG_9504

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IMG_9504 Originally uploaded by Reavel . San German Porta Coelli
Featured Article Earlier this week Puerto Rico's Democratic Party announced its decision to shift its June 7 caucus to a straight presidential primary in the hopes of getting the candidates to come and campaign on the island. The irony (as pointed out in this CandidatoUSA op ed by Angelo Falcón) is that island residents cannot vote in November's presidential election. To read "Colonial Delegates?" by Angelo Falcon, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, go to http://candidatousa.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=13ACB6E9CE744B9AB7FDE6E9E292A534&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=A0A9C534F1FA44CD977816CEF8E16249 source: CandidatoUSA
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Hostos%20Takeover%20500%20copy[1] Originally uploaded by prsuncom Calendar 30th Anniversary of the Struggle for 500 The Final Battle to Save Hostos Hostos Community College/CUNY in the Bronx commemorates this anniversary with testimonials and performances by Ponce Laspina, Gerald Meyer, Victor Vázquez, Nydia Edgecombe, and others. Featuring Plena Luna . Son Borincano, and Los Instantáneos del Rincón Criollo. Admission with free ticket Repertory Theater 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8 For more info., www.hostos.cuny.edu

Pigeon yellows

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Pigeon yellows Originally uploaded by Chuckumentary .
Featured article 'Ghosts of the Taíno' Last summer, they unearthed a huge four-sided ceremonial plaza, a batey or ball court, measuring 130 by 160 feet. Other finds included a 90-foot-long artifact-laden midden mound, the first of what could be as many as 400 prehistoric burials, patterns of post holes that delineate ancient dwellings, and a 60-foot-long row of intricately carved granite and sandstone petroglyphs that appear to date to shortly before the arrival of the Spanish in the fifteenth century. For more, http://www.archaeology.org/0803/abstracts/taino.html
Film Screening of "The Krutch" by filmmaker Judith Escalona 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, Cemi Underground, NYC's El Barrio The surreal story about a Puerto Rican psychoanalyst with an identity problem. With Jaime Sanchez as the notorious Dr. Guzman and Cathy Haase as his unsuspecting patient Mrs. Kleist. Check out this video: THE KRUTCH Add to My Profile | More Videos Admission: $5 For more info, www.prdream.com or www.cemiunderground.com .
Community Calendar Pregones Theater Presents Danny Rivera Intimate, blues-tinged concert by legendary singer/songwriter featuring the Bronx Nation Orchestra. Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 7 Location: Pregones Theater, the Bronx Admission: $35 For more info, www.pregones.org or (718)585-1202.

Nuns

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Nuns Originally uploaded by agop's .

Feminine Empowerment Exhibit

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Feminine Empowerment Exhibit Originally uploaded by prsuncom

Faro de Cabo Rojo

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Faro de Cabo Rojo Originally uploaded by contravientto .

Spotlight: Cemí Underground is an orgullo latino

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_MG_3758 Nikon Editor UMM.jpg Originally uploaded by prsuncom Cemí Underground brings cultura to life in El Barrio Photo and Text by Ricardo Muñiz In June 2007, Galería Cemí launched Cemí Underground, a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural outlet in the heart of New York City's El Barrio that sells books, T-shirts, crafts and music; produces a host of cultural events; and showcases a revolving art gallery.  Graphic artist Luís Cordero and Séry Colón, an actor who once owned Agüeybaná Bookstore on the Lower East Side, founded Cemí Underground, which has become a cultural haven in the Latino arts community at a time when El Barrio is becoming increasingly gentrified. The popular storefront shop is located at 1799 Lexington Avenue at East 112th Street. Cordero describes a cemí as “a sacred object, which is the artistic representation of a guardian spirit or deity that was skillfully carved in stone, bone, cotton, wood and rock by the Taíno indigenous people of the Caribbean.” Corde
Community Calendar Media THE FIFTH ANNUAL GRASSROOTS MEDIA CONFERENCE Speaking Truth to Power: MEDIA JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITIES Sunday, March 2, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College CUNY Conference location: Hunter College West Building, 68th Street and Lexington Ave., Manhattan (Southwest Corner, enter from street or directly from 6 train) The NYC Grassroots Media Coalition (NYCGMC) will host the Fifth Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference at Hunter College CUNY. The conference theme – Speaking Truth to Power: MEDIA JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITIES – invites media makers and community organizers to define what the term “Media Justice” means, as a community and explore how we can begin to make this ideal a reality for New York City. Since 2004, the NYCGMC - a collective of media activists and organizations - has convened these conferences to bring New York City’s diverse communities together. The conference seeks to provid