Old San Juan …. “Tourist Landmark: Controversial Makeover …. “!!


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~~July 15, 2016~~ 

THE STORY BEHIND THIS DOOR 

De luto la bandera puertorriqueña en San Juan
La icónica enseña amaneció pintada de blanco y negro

~Julio 5, 2016~

Como una metáfora de lo que ocurre en el País, así se puede calificar el cambio de los colores de la icónica bandera de Puerto Rico que desde hace más de tres años engalana una de las puertas de la calle San José, en el Viejo San Juan, y que esta mañana apareció pintada de blanco y negro.

~SPANISH VERSION~

http://linkis.com/www.elnuevodia.com/n/Qhwfy

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“…. captures the pain felt by Puerto Ricans on the island …. “

After PROMESA ….

It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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By Andrew S. Vargas

 In San Juan’s historic center there is a giant colonial door bearing an image of the Puerto Rican flag.

Known appropriately as “La Puerta de la Bandera,” the mural boldly asserts its presence from the side of an abandoned historical building on a busy commercial strip, where on any given day a gaggle of tourists flashing peace signs can be found taking turns at photos.

Since it was first painted by local artist Rosenda Álvarez four years ago with permission from the building’s owner, La Puerta has emerged as an emblematic fixture of Old San Juan and a symbol of national identity.

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Several weeks ago, surprised visitors and residents of San Juan were greeted by a somber black-and-white re-imagining of the island’s beloved red, white, and blue bandera.

While Álvarez’s latest work seems to evoke a mood of patriotic mourning, Boricuas might also recognize parallels with the defunct Puerto Rican Nationalist Party’s spare black-and-white cross.

For his part, the building’s owner was originally unaware of the changes, but he has since expressed his full support for Álvarez’s decision. The general public, however, was more divided, with some even trying to mobilize fellow islanders to repaint the flag.

To find out more, click on link below.

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http://remezcla.com/culture/san-juan-puerto-rican-flag-painted-black/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Display it Proudly …. EVERYWHERE”!!


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~~March 11, 2016~~ 

“BANDERA MONO-ESTRELLADA”

(… flag with only one star …)

A national flag is a flag that symbolizes a country.

The flag is flown by the government, but usually can also be flown by citizens of the country.

Both public and private buildings such as schools and courthouses may fly the national flag.

The national flag is often, but not always, mentioned or described in a country’s constitution, but its detailed description may be delegated to a flag law passed by the legislative, or even secondary legislation or in monarchies a decree.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_flag

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You would think that proudly flying your country’s flag is a given.

I thought it was until I learned some of the history of Puerto Rico’s flag.

When I was a child, unaware of things happening around me, there was a storm brewing in Puerto Rico. It was one of the many. This one involved Puerto Rico’s flag.

I think that it’s one of the many reasons there are Puerto Rican flags everywhere there are Boricuas gathered.

I was 7 years old when the “Gag Law” was repealed!

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HERE GOES

Law 53 of 1948 – better known as the Gag Law (Spanish: Ley de La Mordaza) – was an act enacted by the Puerto Rico legislature of 1948 with the purpose of suppressing the independence movement in Puerto Rico.

The act made it a crime to own or display a Puerto Rican flag, to sing a patriotic tune, to speak or write of independence, or meet with anyone, or hold any assembly, in favor of Puerto Rican independence.

It was passed by a legislature overwhelmingly dominated by members of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), which supported developing an alternative political status for the island.

The bill was signed into law on June 10, 1948 by Jesús T. Piñero, the United States-appointed governor. Opponents tried to have the law declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court, but did not succeed.

The law remained in force for nine years until 1957 when it was repealed on the basis that it was unconstitutional as protected by freedom of speech within Article II of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the First Amendment of Constitution of the United States.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag_Law_(Puerto_Rico)

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