A chess celebration in Puerto Rico


Yes, Puerto Ricans know how to play chess … ‘At the end of March, San Juan, the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, hosted what was depicted as the biggest chess event of the island in the last thirty years.’

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A report by Cristóbal Vega for Chess News.

At the end of March, San Juan, the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, hosted what was depicted as the biggest chess event of the island in the last thirty years. Cuban grandmaster Yuri González (pictured) won the main section, finishing ahead of his compatriot Reynaldo Vera and American veterans Alex Yermolinksy and Alexander Shabalov. CRISTÓBAL VEGA ADORNO wrote a full report, while GM ALEX YERMOLINKSY sent expert analysis of two games.

Yuri González beats the field

From the 21st to the 26th of March 2019, the “Festival de Ajedrez de San Juan” took place in Puerto Rico’s capital. The festival was organised by the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan and the capital’s Department of Sports and Recreation. This was, without a doubt, the biggest chess event to take place in Puerto Rico during the last…

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Solidarity Without Erasure: Responding to Trump on Puerto Rico


… and this is the bottom line … ‘That is what solidarity without erasure would look like: not the affirmation that Puerto Ricans are Americans or Puerto Rico is part of the United States, but debt cancellation and end to the rule of the Federal Control Board, federal support for economic reconstruction, a process of self-determination for Puerto Rico and the struggle and achievement of these objectives through the joint struggle for social justice in Puerto Rico and the United States.’

Repeating Islands

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An op-ed piece by Rafael Bernabé and Manuel Rodríguez-Banchs for Counterpunch.

The debate about Puerto Rico, between President Donald Trump and American liberals and progressives has an ironic twist, from which we cannot derive much merriment.

In the process of attacking Puerto Rico and of denying us sorely needed support to recover from Hurricane María, Trump implies that Puerto Ricans are not Americans and that Puerto Rico is not the United States or is not in the United States.

Many American liberals and progressives, justly appalled by Trump’s behavior toward Puerto Rico, respond that Puerto Ricans are Americans and that Puerto Rico is in the United States.

Trying to hurt us, Trump recognizes our identity. Liberals and progressives, in solidarity with us, inadvertently, erase it.

Of the evil nature of Trump’s agenda there can be no doubt. Nor do we doubt the generous intention of the liberal and progressive…

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Saturday Morning


Ahh … ‘as she inhales a breeze.’ … ~ Amanda Beth Peery, from “A Poem About Breathing”

Live & Learn

breathe

and the way the smallest animals breathe
burrowed into the hills.
(her) ribs
expand a little,
her soft lungs fill
partially, she feels the world
come in softly
as she inhales a breeze.

~ Amanda Beth Peery, from “A Poem About Breathing


Notes: Poem via 3 Quarks Daily. Photo: Lydia Trappenberg with Breathe

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Happy Caturday …. “🐱 Ahh, the Life of a Cat …. So Unique, Part 1 🐱 …. “!!


~~April 13, 2019~~

KITTY AND FRIDA

 

Here are my two cats, Kitty and Frida.

They sure have a good life … and I’m happy for them.

However, we need them now. There’s a mouse in my house and they don’t seem to be doing to job of catching it! 

Come on, get it done! 

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Mouse hunting is quite a task.

I need a break!

Kitty and Frida

I just couldn’t help myself.

This is so cute!

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(This is not my image. No intention to take credit for it.)

#HAppyCaturday #TodayIsCaturday #AhTheLife #SoUnique #Cats #MyCats #Kitty #Frida #CatchTheMouse #NeedABreak

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress