Archive | July, 2012
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U.S. Invasion of Puerto Rico: Misconceptions vs. Facts

Written and Edited by Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda For Puerto Ricans, July 25th 1898 represents the fateful day when the United States invaded the island.  At the time, the goal was to become independent from Spain. However, the island’s political and economic infrastructure was broken and drained of  resources. Country folks had no idea who the newcomers […]

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Feliz Cumpleaños To “The Greatest Poet of the 20th Century In Any Language,” Pablo Neruda

By Efrain Nieves Pablo Neruda was born on July 12, 1904 in  Parral, Chile and died on September 23, 1973 in Santiago, Chile. He was best known for his erotic book Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) which was his second book he published at the age of 19.  In […]

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Loss of an Angel, Healing Through Words

By Bernice Sosa-Izquierdo My mom was helping me fold the mountain of clean clothes that were accumulated on my sofa, when she shared her observation: “You are in a lot of pain, aren’t you?”  I knew I had been fidgeting in my seat, but didn’t realize I had stopped folding and was now sitting: left […]

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