Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

José Campeche: One of Our Best Known Rococo Artists

Born on December 23, 1751 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  José Campeche was the son of Tomás Campeche,  a slave who bought his freedom. Tomás  was a restorer and painter of religious statues thus influencing José at a very young age.  Campeche was also influenced by the exiled Spanish court painter Luis Parets Alcázar. Among some of his most notable work […]

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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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New York City, Birthplace of the Puerto Rican Flag

By Efrain Nieves Today, as Puerto Rican flags are waved along Fifth Avenue in New York City,  one thing must be noted: it was in this very city that the first Puerto Rican flag, not to be confused with the Lares flag, was first conceived and sewn. The year was 1892, according to some historical […]

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