A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. I really checked …. they ARE American citizens …. “!!


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~~January 31, 2017~~ 

PUERTO RICANS ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS

Most Americans Don’t Know Puerto Ricans Are American
The territory’s residents have held citizenship for nearly a century

Puerto Ricans have held American citizenship since 1917, are able to carry American passports and can enter the U.S. mainland freely. Residents of the island can’t vote for a president unless they move to one of the 50 states, but they can send delegates to the party conventions.

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americans-puerto-rico_us_573d4900e4b0aee7b8e90e32

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I know the meme above was created for the purpose of sarcasm and humor.

So, no … we can’t be deported!! 

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Thoughts for today, #452 …. “Seditious Conspiracy: Oscar López Rivera …. not more than 20 years …. “!!


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~~January 4, 2017~~ 

OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

Seditious Conspiracy

In other words, trying to harm the United States, right?

Conspire to overthrow, contrary to the authority …

The more I read this, the more familiar it sounds to me.

I think this is happening during our current times!

You know what I’m saying … by covert means.

HortyRex©

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Oscar López Rivera is an Independentista, a Puerto Rican Nationalist and member of FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation), an organization whose members declared themselves combatants against the US colonization of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico was invaded and subsequently seized by the US in 1898, and has since been denied the right to self-govern. While Puerto Ricans vote in the primary, serve in the US armed forces, are required to register for selective service and can be drafted to fight in US wars, Puerto Ricans living on the island are not allowed to vote in presidential elections and have no voting representatives in the US Senate or Congress.

FALN claimed responsibility for more than 120 bomb attacks on banks, military sites and government facilities across the US between 1974 and 1980, which led to the 1980 arrest of 11 men and women for seditious conspiracy.

Although he was named a co-defendant in the case, Oscar López Rivera was not arrested until a year later, when he was picked up during a traffic stop, and also charged with seditious conspiracy, weapons possession and transporting stolen vehicles across state lines.

No evidence was ever found tying López Rivera to any of the bombings, and although he was not convicted of any violent crimes, he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison. Later, an additional 15 years were added to his sentence for an alleged escape attempt.

He is now the longest-incarcerated Puerto Rican political prisoner, currently serving 70 years, including 12 in solitary confinement, even though the UN has condemned solitary confinement in excess of 15 days as a violation of human rights.

However, although there’s a growing movement calling for López Rivera’s release, the US government has classified him as a terrorist.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/10/puerto-rico-last-political-prisoner-oscar-lopez-rivera

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Puerto Ricans Push Obama to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera, Independence Activist Jailed for 35 Years

~~Published on Dec 23, 2016~~

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition urging President Obama to grant clemency to Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned for about 35 years, much of the time in solitary confinement.

In 1981, López Rivera was convicted on federal charges, including seditious conspiracy – conspiring to oppose U.S. authority over Puerto Rico by force. In 1999, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, but López Rivera refused to accept the deal because it did not include two fellow activists, who have since been released.

We speak to Oscar’s brother José López Rivera and Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. An illusion … a dream …. “!!


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~~December 14, 2016~~ 

AN ILLUSION & A DREAM

“Una ilusión vale la vida. Un sueño vale la muerte.”

~Hiram Lozada Perez, Los Dڳias De Abril~

http://www.goodreads.com

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An illusion is worth life. A dream is worth death.

… for an independent country!

(and this is so true)

HortyRex©

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Boricuas celebrate Halloween … “!!


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~~October 31, 2016~~ 

WHAT IS THAT?

Remember that Puerto Rico is a colony of the mighty United States.

All of the celebration dates have, by cefault, been adopted and embraced by many Puerto Ricans.

Halloween is no exception.

Puerto Rican kids look forward the costumes and the ‘trick or treating’.

The one thing that I didn’t do as a child was carve a pumpkin.

And, proud to say, that I did last year.

It was daunting but then I got the hang of it.

Not that I want to do it again.

I have always written about Puerto Rican creativity.

Well, this might as well be another example.

The pumpkin has been replaced by a breadfruit!

HortyRex©

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BREADFRUIT

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry and Jackfruit family (Moraceae) originating in the South Pacific and that was eventually spread to the rest of Oceania.

British and French navigators introduced a few Polynesian seedless varieties to Caribbean islands during the late 18th century, and today it is grown in some 90 countries throughout South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, Central America and Africa.

Its name is derived from the texture of the moderately ripe fruit when cooked, similar to freshly baked bread; it has a potato-like flavor.

~~Wikipedia~~ 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Time for my Power Nap …. “!!


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~~October 4, 2016~~ 

MI HAMACA

(my hammock)

I remember the sweet dreams I had in many of these.

You can have them in many patterns, with many colors and designs.

This one is very detailed and very special.

It has my country’s flag and my country’s name.

I can vouch for them.

They are incredibly comfortable.

Memories!

HortyRex©

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La hamaca es un objeto usado para dormir o descansar.

Consiste en una lona o red constituida por bramante o cuerda fina que se fija a dos puntos firmes.

A hammock is an object used for sleeping or resting.

It’s made of a mesh made with fine string which is attached to two fixed spots.

The origin of the word “hamaca” comes from the language of the Taínos.

~Wikipedia~

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Type of hanging bed, 1650’s, alteration of hamack, hamaca (1550’s), from Spanish hamaca, from Arawakan (Haiti) word apparently meaning “fish nets” (compare Yukuna hamaca, Taino amaca).

The forms of the word in Dutch (hangmat) and German (Hangmatte) were altered by folk-etymology as if it meant “hang-mat.”

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

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hammock

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. My ancestry, my heritage, my blood …. Taína …. “!!


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~~October 3, 2016~~ 

TAINA

My ancestry, my heritage, my blood

By Robert M. Poole
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE

If you have ever paddled a canoe, napped in a hammock, savored a barbecue, smoked tobacco or tracked a hurricane across Cuba, you have paid tribute to the Taíno, the Indians who invented those words long before they welcomed Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1492.

Their world, which had its origins among the Arawak tribes of the Orinoco Delta, gradually spread from Venezuela across the Antilles in waves of voyaging and settlement begun around 400 B.C. Mingling with people already established in the Caribbean, they developed self-sufficient communities on the island of Hispaniola, in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic; in Jamaica and eastern Cuba; in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

They cultivated yuca, sweet potatoes, maize, beans and other crops as their culture flourished, reaching its peak by the time of European contact.

Some scholars estimate the Taíno population may have reached more than three million on Hispaniola alone as the 15th century drew to a close, with smaller settlements elsewhere in the Caribbean. Whatever the number, the Taíno towns described by Spanish chroniclers were densely settled, well organized and widely dispersed.

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“Very few Indians were left after 50 years,” said Ricardo Alegría, a Puerto Rican historian and anthropologist I interviewed before his death in July 2011. He had combed through Spanish archives to track the eclipse of the Taíno.

“Their culture was interrupted by disease, marriage with Spanish and Africans, and so forth, but the main reason the Indians were exterminated as a group was sickness,” he told me.

He ran through the figures from his native island:

“By 1519, a third of the aboriginal population had died because of smallpox. You find documents very soon after that, in the 1530’s, in which the question came from Spain to the governor. ‘How many Indians are there? Who are the chiefs?’

The answer was none. They are gone.

Alegría paused before adding: “Some remained probably … but it was not that many.”

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

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/what-became-of-the-taino-73824867/?no-ist

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Start Making Coquito …. yes”!!


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~~September 27, 2016~~ 

WHAT IS COQUITO?

There’s no where in the world where Christmas is celebrated as early and for so long as in Puerto Rico.

For Puerto Ricans, Christmas starts after Thanksgiving Day.

After this holiday, Christmas continues for eight days after Epiphany Day (January 6).

We call these extra eight days ‘las octavitas’.

Therefore, don’t be surprise if ‘coquito’ is already in the minds of many Puerto Ricans.

We have to get the ‘coquito’ started because it needs some time for the drink to ‘age’ a bit.

It’s a sweet, yummy eggnog-like drink with a lot of ‘punch’!

HortyRex©

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Coquito is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is generally made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Wikipedia
Main alcohol: Rum
Ingredients: 28 oz Coconut milk, 14 oz Condensed milk, 2 Egg yolks, Vanilla, to taste, 16 oz Rum
Preparation: Place ingredients into blender, blend until well mixed. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate until cold. Serve in small glasses and sprinkle top lightly with nutmeg.
Served: Strained
Standard garnish: Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Drinkware: Shot glass

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Remembering Filiberto Ojeda Ríos …. ‘Grito de Lares’ …. “!!


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~~September 23, 2016~~ 

FILIBERTO OJEDA

FBI Assassinates Puerto Rican Nationalist Leader Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

EL GRITO DE LARES & FILIBERTO OJEDA RIOS

September 23 has a deep, double meaning for Puerto Ricans.

It is the anniversary of El Grito de Lares, when nearly 1,000 men – many of them slaves – revolted against the Spanish on Sept. 23, 1868.

It is also the anniversary of the death of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, who was shot – and forced to bleed to death – by the FBI on Sept. 23, 2005.

~War Against All Puerto Ricans~

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Longtime Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios was killed by the FBI.

The shooting occurred Friday after FBI agents surrounded a house where he was staying. According to an autopsy, Rios bleed to death after being hit with a single bullet.

Officials didn’t enter his home many hours after he was shot.

The FBI claimed the 72-year-old Ojeda Rios fired first but independence activists accused the FBI of assassinating him.

For the past four decades Ojeda Rios had been a leading figure in the fight for Puerto Rican independence and against U.S. colonial rule.

In 1967 he founded and led the Armed Revolutionary Independence Movement.

He was later a key organizer with the FALN, the Armed Forces of National Liberation and then the Boricua Popular Army, also known as the Los Macheteros.

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A sharpshooter, located on high ground, maybe in a helicopter, shot him. It was a single bullet through his neck or an area near the face.

He fell, and then for 12 straight hours, the F.B.I. refused to enter or let anyone enter the house waiting for Filiberto Ojeda Rios to bleed to death, which was exactly what the coroner certified the morning after the shooting:

Filiberto Ojeda Rios died of a single wound.

There was active bleeding caused by the projectile.

The bleeding lasted hours.

Filiberto didn’t receive any medical or any other help.

So, once again, it is clear this was a political assassination.

JUAN-MANUEL GARCIA-PASSALACQUA

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

Democracy Now

http://www.democracynow.org/2005/9/26/fbi_assassinates_puerto_rican_nationalist_leader

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~Puerto Rico remembers Filiberto Ojeda eight years after his death~

(Eleven years, at the time of this writing)

~Published on Sep 23, 2013~

On September 23, 2005, Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, was killed in Puerto Rico by US police forces.

Eight years after his death, he is remembered for his career as an insurgent. He founded the Boricua Popular Army also known as the “Macheteros” who fought for a decolonized, dignified and free Puerto Rico.

The US government persecuted him for more than a decade and accused him of being a terrorist.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Palette of Colors …. “!!


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~~September 20, 2016~~ 

THE MOST PERFECT COMBINATION

Watch who well these colors blend.

Red, white, blue.

White skin, brown skin, tan skin.

They all fit so well together.

It’s the perfect combo.

That’s what a Puerto Rican is.

HortyRex©

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “One Yummy Treat …. “!!


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~~September 17, 2016~ 

‘FLORECITAS’

I grew up with these.

A tiny cookie with a tip of ‘frosting’.

There are several ways of eating them:

all in one gulp

separate the two pieces

decide which one to eat first

decide which flavor would stay in your mouth when done.

Coffee or milk?

Milk was my choice.

Memories!!

HortyRex©

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