War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson A. Denis

photo credit: Gozamos.com

  The war against all Puerto Ricans began over a century ago. Within a few years of occupying Puerto Rico in 1898, the US de-valued the Puerto Rican currency by 40% and owned 80% of all the island’s farms…as well as the insular postal system, the entire coastal railroad, and the San Juan International Airport. The US military quickly controlled More...

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Reflections on the Deportation Crisis in the Dominican Republic

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Get ready for Salsa, Plena and Rock & Soul!

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Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students

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Capicu Culture & Wendy Angulo Productions Announce Strategic Partnership

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El Barrio Mourns The Loss Of Two Great Icons

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