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This documentary is a personal profile of Fidel Castro and a view of the developments since the revolution teen years before. There are a lot of images of Fidel: As he is traveling the countryside in a jeep with the film crew, he is trying to explain the Cuban revolutionary experience.

There is beautiful footage of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and of Fidel and Che Guevara in the mountains.

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For further information, call But even when he has it all, Lavoe is unable to escape the allure of drugs and his personal pain. Just walk through the gates and take the elevator to Davis Auditorium one stop. Wednesday, November 28, pm: The Krutch is a surreal narrative about a Puerto Rican psychoanalyst with a long-suppressed identity problem that erupts with some dire consequences. The film is unique in exploring the mental anguish and shame associated with racism.

Every weekend, hundreds of Latino immigrants pack the dance clubs of Jackson Heights, Queens. There, they meet women who will be their dance floor partners for two dollars a song. Through the eyes of Victor, a patron, and Liz, one of the ballerinas, this film dives into the solitude and expectations of men and women who leave their families and countries behind to work in the United States.

Galienne (Author of El retrato)

Born and raised in the Bronx, this daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants takes the number 6 train to downtown Manhattan where she performs at popular New York City venues. At the same time, Cynthia, a dancer raised in Queens by her Peruvian mother, embarks on her own journey, determined to know the real Peru. A cross-cultural road trip, propelled by traditional music and dance rarely seen outside of Peru, but with a universal core story: Friday, November 30thp.

The film is a portrait of the South Bronx, the beleaguered New York community that was infamously destroyed by urban renewal, arson, gangs, drugs and violence. Yet at the same time, this borough contributed enormously to the popular culture of the world and has had an impact way beyond its size. From Mambo to Hip Hop is the story ell how an oppressed community can survive and thrive through cultural expression. Saturday, December 1stp. When e, father, a bodega owner, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store.

In the process, he comes to the realization that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must first engage with his own community. Sinai Hospital in New York. His was the first musical introduction to Latin rhythms for many American aficionados. He was the soul of El Barrio. After Joe Cuba, El Barrio is just pierre street that crosses an avenue.

Joe Cuba made Spanish Harlem proud as he bravely brought his particular New York Latino identity to stages all over the world. The boogaloo came out of left field.

A Musical History Uncovered. Recalling their early recording days with the infamous Morris Levy, Palmieri cites the antics of Joe Francastle, Ismael Rivera and himself as the reason for Detrato selling them as a Tico package to Fania label owner, Jerry Masucci. Funny, irreverent and with a great humor for practical jokes, Joe Cuba, or Sonny as he was called by his closest friends, was raised in East Harlem.


After Cuba broke a leg, he took up playing the conga and continued to practice between school and his free time. Eventually, he graduated from high school and joined a band. Charlie Palmieri was musical director of the sextet before his untimely death from a heart attack.

Since then, the Joe Cuba Sextet and band has been a staple of concerts and festivals that unite both Latinos, African-Americans and just plain music lovers in venues all over the world. Maria Calderon at mariacuba1 verizon.

The other three Stateside Puerto Ricans in Congress have not endorsed this bill. In the latter case, retrto second plebiscite would let them decide whether they wanted statehood, independence or independence with a loose association to the United States.

Residents of the U. Caribbean commonwealth are barred from voting in presidential elections, and their Congressional delegate cannot vote. We have reprinted below an interesting analysis supporting the statehood position that we thought would be helpful in promoting further debate on this status issue.

The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of NiLP on this subject and we will seek disseminate commentaries on the other status options. Near the Caribbean islands of Hispaniola and Cuba lies another, smaller island, the inhabitants of which have never experienced sovereignty.

Four centuries later, the decadence of the Spanish royalty had significantly weakened the once-formidable imperial structure.

The Spanish-American War of became the capstone of the demise of the Spanish e and the Treaty of Paris ceded control of several Spanish-held islands to the United States. Of the territorial possessions to change hands inPuerto Rico is the only one that persists in a state of colonialism to this day. Malavet, a law professor at the University of Florida who has studied the subject extensively.

Puerto Rican cultural nationalism has persisted through various stages of history, through drives for independence and efforts at assimilation. In fact, some of the strongest cultural nationalism is exhibited by Puerto Ricans living in the United States.

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Far from promoting the democratic republican ideals associated with the U. According to writer, lawyer and political analyst Juan M. In De Lima pidrre Bidwellthe Court determined that Puerto Rico was not a tetrato country — at least for the purpose of import taxes.

But in Downes v Bidwellit held that the island was not part of the Rrtrato. The decision was neither undisputed nor unqualified. Despite these warnings, however, Congress with the assent of the Supreme Court continued to construct Puerto Rico as a francastfl colonial possession, a status from poerre, more than a century later, the island has yet to escape.

The civilian government introduced under the Foraker Act was appointed primarily by the president of the United States. The Jones Act can be said to have bestowed or imposed U. But pieree citizenship does not include the full rights guaranteed to citizens in the frrancastel states. Americanization, although focused primarily on English language instruction to facilitate assimilation, included persecution of the independence movement. Significantly, Puerto Ricans, who had developed a national identity under Spanish rule, rejected the efforts at forced cultural substitution.

Not only was the U. One of the most fateful decisions the government made was to promote sugarcane as a single crop. The dominance of sugarcane production undermined the coffee and tobacco economies in the mountain areas, allowed sugar corporations to monopolize the land and subjected workers to the cane growing cycle, forcing them into debt in the dead season and exacerbating the problems of poverty and inequality already present on the island. The economic policy of the early 20th century was a disaster for Puerto Rico.


Its accomplishments were limited to widening the gap in Puerto Rican society, intensifying poverty on the island and creating the conditions of dependency on the United States from which it has yet to escape. The American indifference to Puerto Rican cultural objectives, political demands and economic needs led to an initially determined drive for independence.

One of the most prominent figures of the independence movement was Pedro Albizu Campos. The strike was a response to the wage cuts imposed by U. Faced with a reduction of already marginal incomes, the workers organized a nationwide strike that paralyzed the sugar industry. Albizu Campos based his argument for independence on the fact that Spain had granted Puerto Rico autonomy inbefore the Spanish-American War and before the Treaty of Paris.

Therefore, he contended that Spain had no right to hand over Puerto Rico to the United States as war plunder. Unfortunately for Puerto Rico, autonomy does not equate to sovereignty. Sovereignty is not a condition that Puerto Rico has ever experienced. But there has been a significant push for an independent Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, this movement has been consistently and violently repressed. Ina peaceful protest in support of Puerto Rican independence was organized in Ponce.

Shortly before the demonstration was to begin, then Governor General Blanton Winship revoked the previously issued permits. Police surrounded the march and, as it began, opened fire on the activists, leaving 21 dead and wounded. The Ponce Massacre is one of the better known examples of the use of violence to silence the independence movement, but by no means was it an isolated event. The United States, despite its disregard for the Puerto Rican people, placed a high premium on the use of the island for military purposes.

This was highlighted by the location of both the Caribbean and South Atlantic U. Naval Commands in the 37, acre naval base Roosevelt Roads, which closed in The obvious alternative to independence is statehood, an option which entails a certain degree of assimilation.

InPresident Gerald Ford declared that it was time for Puerto Rico to become fully assimilated as the 51st state. But there was strong opposition, not only from island independentistas, but from American politicians, some of whom were determined to refuse Puerto Rico admission to the union without instituting English as the official language of the island.

In the s, there was lingering xenophobic objection to Puerto Rican statehood as well as echoes of the linguistic intolerance exhibited in the s.

Puerto Rico and the American Dream

They catered to the U. Congress as much as possible in order to try to direct the future of the island toward full incorporation into the United States. However, this assimilationist push for statehood, embodied by the proposed education reforms was flatly rejected by the population. Puerto Ricans favor neither independence nor assimilation in crushing numbers. They are reluctant to forego the benefits frnacastel U. This cultural nationhood emerged in the 17th and 18th centuries.

As more Spaniards were born in Puerto Rico, they developed a distinct criollo cultural identity, inextricably linked to the island.

Towards the end of the 19th century, the criollos began to push for greater independence from the distant fatherland. In Marchthe first autonomous government was established under Spanish rule.