March 17, 2008

A potpourri of topics

I have a bunch of catch-up to do, and then I'll be taking a mental break for a couple of days and then I'll have more catch-up to do!

First off, a very important Puerto Rican artist, Rafael Tufiño, has died. Sad. Can anyone rise up to replace him?

As for blog posts, I wanted to share two from a friend, with photos of the interior of the island as well as some lechón, some photos of Culebra, and an invitation to el Día Internacional de la Salsa in a couple of weeks, which will have some of the biggest names in salsa performing. Oh, how I wish I were living on the island!

Anyways... stay safe and enjoy!

3 comments:

Most things are Connected at Some Level? said...

Nuestras condolencias al Gran (aunque a veces, cariñosamente cascarrabia, y gran artista Boricua: Rafael Tufiño)

Will you discuss the person often described as the "French Obama" (for better or worse... she even endorsed Obama on her recent trip to America! :|).

Segolene Royal dans Harvard: Pour l'independance de Porto Rico ("territory of the United States") ?!!!

¿Have you seen this about Segolene Royal which seems to have appeared, among other places, in a page associated to the French ultra-prestigious newspaper, Le Monde Diplomatique?

Will you comment on it to offer a more balanced perspective and the uniquely yours and facinanting analysis that only you know how to offer?

http://5-yearslater.com/index.php/2008/03/14/2118-segolene-royal-favorable-a-l-independance-de-porto-rico

http://jcdurbant.blog.lemonde.fr/2008/03/13/

http://nouvelleere.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/segolene-royal-pour-lindependance-de-puerto-rico/

http://www.minorites.org/article.php?IDA=16169 (Porto Rico, "exemple de colonialisme de la pire espèce", île américaine en faillite)

Thanks!

Most things are Connected at Some Level? said...

Hola!

No sé si poder ver vosotros comentario anterior?

Now that Mr. Barone --of U.S. News & World Report-- has discussed whether Puerto Rico's "all-or-nothing" 63 Delegate Primary might be incredibly decisive in determining the outcome of the primary, will you comment on this related issue that may well impact the result of the PR Primary?

Will you discuss the person often described as the "French Obama" (for better or worse... she even endorsed Obama on her recent trip to America! :|).

Segolene Royal dans Harvard: Endorses independence for the U.S. territory of the United States, Puerto Rico?!
Have you seen this about the French Presidential hopeful, Segolene Royal, which seems to have appeared, among other places, in a page associated to the French ultra-prestigious newspaper, Le Monde Diplomatique?

Will you comment on it to offer a more balanced perspective and the uniquely yours and facinanting analysis that only you know how to offer?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segolene_Royal#Harvard_University:_S.C3.A9gol.C3.A8ne_Royal_supports_independence_for_Puerto_Rico

http://5-yearslater.com/index.php/2008/03/14/2118-segolene-royal-favorable-a-l-independance-de-porto-rico

http://jcdurbant.blog.lemonde.fr/2008/03/13/

http://nouvelleere.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/segolene-royal-pour-lindependance-de-puerto-rico/

Thanks!

Petra H said...

I asked my Puerto Rican Spanish teacher today about Puerto Rican Easter traditions - she didn't really know about anything special ones (see my blog for a take on Spanish Easter processions).. Do you know anything more?