Category Archives: Puerto Rico, Gente Pobre

Daddy Yankee throws a snit over Venezuela

Ay, Dios mío. What have we here? Yes, that was Madurito, having a little harmless fun with a pop song in advance of the elections for the Constituent Assembly, which will be convened to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution, in response … Continue reading

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Greece and Puerto Rico: Cristina nails the connections

Remember when Argentina was under attack from a flock of circling black birds with briefcases in their claws? Well, those same birds are now circling around the isles of Greece…and Puerto Rico. And a certain lovely lady president, who is … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans march for independence, again

“Independence NOW!” reads the banner that headed up this march through the smoking hot streets of San Juan. And, with UN debate on the matter now less than a week away, it appears that this issue is coming to a … Continue reading

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So, THIS happened.

Cuban students celebrating the release of the remaining three members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero — who were freed and arrived on the island today. They are now with their families, and according … Continue reading

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Calle 13: Shut out at the Latin Grammys for political involvement?

Did this t-shirt cost René Pérez (at left) a TV appearance? If his remarks are any indication, then the answer may well be yes: “They asked me not to talk about Ayotzinapa,” said René Pérez, vocalist of Calle 13, last … Continue reading

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Eight international terrorists caught in Caracas; more to come

Dramatic developments in Venezuela as more putschists and violent instigators are behind bars tonight. Here’s the story, via Aporrea: The Venezuelan government has arrested 41 persons in the Altamira neighborhood of eastern Caracas, who caused damage to public and private … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Calle 13 steps up

The social conscience of Calle 13 continues apace. Here’s the scoop on their latest collaboration: The Puerto Rican urban music group Calle 13 presented its latest video clip on Thursday, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), denouncing … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico wants in!

Is Puerto Rico a US colony, or is it a part of Latin America? The political leaders in Puerto Rico seem to think the former. But a famous rap star has other ideas: The lead singer of Calle 13, René … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito likes…

According to Aporrea, Chavecito loves this Calle 13 song: It isn’t hard to see why. Brilliant lyrics, and a bang-on message. If you’re not crying by the end of it, better check for a pulse.

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: A fresh can of whup-ass from Calle 13

Grab a can opener! Here comes some cool tunage from some VERY cool Puerto Ricans:And here are the lyrics, translated (very roughly by me):I was born looking up on the 23rd of FebruaryAfter I finished school, I became a rapperMy … Continue reading

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