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Puerto Ricans in the fields on Maui, circa 1920. In the plantation camps where laborers lived, managers segregated them by nationality.

Manuel O. Sanchez: Puerto Rican Civil Rights Activist

On March 2, 1917 the United States enacted the The Jones–Shafroth Act granting U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. However, Puerto Ricans that had migrated to Hawaii, by then an already U.S. territory, were not recognized as U.S. Citizens until later that year. In 1899 Puerto Rico was hit by a  devastating hurricane by the name of San […]

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Hipatia Lopez’s Family Gatherings Led to Inventing The Empanada Fork

By Victoria Cepeda The origin of the Empanada varies depending on who you ask. Gallegos may have introduced it to Latin America while others take it even farther to Turkey & Greece in what it’s called a Giro. However, the distinctive way that Latinos make crispy empanadas, be it filled with ground pork, beef, chicken […]

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CT Governor To Honor The 65th Infantry Regiment The Borinqueneers

Source: Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission Please join Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman on Tuesday 10/15 as they present the Borinqueneers, the 65th Puerto Rican Infantry, with a proclamation of honor at 2:00 pm in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. The 65th Infantry Regiment was completely based, and […]

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