IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Many Make Up the Puerto Rican ‘Experience’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE

The Indian, Spanish and African races came together on the island of Puerto Rico, contributing their blood and traditions to the formation of the Puerto Rican culture.

The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico at the time of the Spanish conquest were the Taíno and Carib Indian-tribes.

We are young and old, we are women and men, we are professionals and blue collar workers, we are farmers and doctors, we are architects and farmers, we are actors and painters.

We are a bit of everything!!

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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One Year Ago Today …. “🇵🇷🌴 I posted This on Facebook …. After Hurricane María 🌴🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 22, 2019~~ 

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY 

~FACEBOOK MEMORIES~

🇵🇷💞🇵🇷 … ONE YEAR AGO TODAY … I POSTED THIS!! 🇵🇷💞🇵🇷

Hi! My name is Horty Rexach.

I am Puerto Rican and I grew up in an island (according to the president of the US Virgin Islands) in the middle of the ocean.

Surrounded by water. Big water.

A lot of water!

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Oh! … and we ARE American citizens, not by choice but rather by imposition.

We have been American citizens since 1917 because there was no other option.
My people have served in the might U.S. of A. military forces since 1917.

Yep, citizenship was imposed in the beginning of World War One. 

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We speak both English and Spanish.

The Puerto Rican people receive $22.5 million dollars in social help as well as subsidies from the American government.

However, we produce around $77 million dollars toward the economy of the mighty U.S. of A.

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Why do we have two last names?

No Puerto Rican woman loses her last name when she marries because we don’t want to forget our very own mothers.

We are an archipelago (because we are not only a small island – we have Culebra, Vieques, Isla de Mona and several others).

The geography of Puerto Rico consists of an archipelago located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.

The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles.

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Our small archipielago, surrounded by big water, provides more members to the military forces per capita than ANY other state of the Union!!

Our Island has produced astronauts, NASA engineers, scientists, a Judge in the US Supreme Court, a recipient of a Medal of Honor, 5 Miss Universe crowns, the Borinqueneers (65th Infantry Division – google this one), Oscar and Grammy recipients, athletes, actors of world fame and many more distinguished citizens who call our beautiful Island HOME.

We are a beautiful and interesting mix of Spanish (European), African and Taíno blood. This mix gives us an incredible drive to survive.

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Nothing Breaks our Boricua Spirit

NOTHING!!

We do not fit in any BOX. 

Biologist says Puerto Rican women possess the ideal genotype of the ‘Perfect‘ human via DNA ancestry.

It is a fact that this genetic composition represents the human race because of its wide heritage of races.
#PuertoRicoStrong … 🇵🇷 … ¡Weeepa!

I am Puerto Rican and I’m damn proud of it!!

🌴🌞🇵🇷 🌴🌴 🇵🇷🌴🌴🇵🇷🌞🌴

 #PuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #OneYearAgoToday #PostedOnFacebook #FacebookMemory #AfterHurricaneMaria #BoricuaSpirit #PuertoRican #NotPerfect #NearlyTheSameThing #MostRecentTattoo 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Very Special Edition …. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

https://www.facebook.com/LaBorinquenaComics/

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #InHonor #InternationalDayOfTheWorldsIndigenousPeoples #Boricuas #Tiíno ancestry #LaBorinquenaCelebrates #HistoryAndHeritage #PuertoRicans #African #Spanish #TainoDescent

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Composite Photo Update, #3 …. 🇵🇷 Honoring my Country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~March 31, 2018~~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH MADE WITH ‘LIVE COLLAGE’

“That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.”

(a friend told me)

Some of you may know, others not.

I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.

I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.

Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.

My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.

It’s been a week today since I visited my tattoo artist for add ons, updates, coloring and completion.

Colors, shading, The ‘cemí’, the hibiscus flowers, the ‘Taíno coquí’ and the ‘Taíno sun‘ were completed.

The process is almost totally done.

Only minor details for the last sitting.

My tattoo artist, Barefoot Stacy, is amazing!

Here it is!

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This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight.

This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.

The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since Hurricane María battered the Island on September 20, 2018, a bit beyond six months ago today.

I wanted to share another ‘almost complete’ result with you today.

 More will follow as it’s totally done.

HortyRex©

Heritage

🇵🇷 … my true heritage! European, African, Taino … 🇵🇷

*(maybe my next tattoo)*

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#PuertoRicanMoment #Boricua #PuertoRican #AlwaysBoricua #PuertoRicanPride #ProudPuertoRican #AwesomeGraphic #ILovePuertoRico #GaritaDelDiablo #Machete #Machetero #HibiscusFlower #TainoCoqui #TainoCemi #TainoSun #AlmostTotallyHealed #BarefootStacy

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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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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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Puerto Rican Pride

https://www.facebook.com/puertoricanpridestore/?fref=ts

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#PuertoRicanMoment #ItHappens #Boricua #PuertoRican #AlwaysBoricua #PuertoRicanPride #ProudPuertoRican #PuertoRicanFlag #AwesomeGraphic #ILovePuertoRico #RedWhiteBlue #WhiteSkin #BrownSkin #TanSkin #FitWellTogether #PerfectCombo

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Mixed Proud Race …. “!!


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~~April 18, 2016~~ 

MY HERITAGE

I belong to the Spanish, Negro and Taíno family.

And I’m very proud of it!

We ARE all connected through HUMANITY!! 

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Puerto Rican Pride

https://www.facebook.com/puertoricanpridestore/?fref=photo

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#PuertoRico #PuertoRicanMoment #ItHappens #Boricua #PuertoRican #AlwaysBoricua #PuertoRicanPride #ProudPuertoRican #MyHeritage #Spanish #Negro #Taino #ProudOfIt #MyFamily #PuertoRicanFlag #MyFamily

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “We are a proud Race”!!


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~~March 28, 2016~~ 

 A PROUD PEOPLE

The quote below describes us all.

We are proud of our heritage and our ancestry.

We are a proud people.

HortyRex©

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“I am not African.
Africa is in me, but I cannot return.
I am not Taina.
Taino is in me, but there is no way back.
I am European.
Europe lives in me, but I have no home there.

I am new. History made me. My first language is Spanglish.
I was born at the crossroads
and I am whole.”

~Aurora Levins Morales~

http://www.goodreads.com

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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I do not own this image.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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#PuertoRico #PuertoRicanMoment #ItHappens #Boricua #PuertoRican #AlwaysBoricua #PuertoRicanPride #ProudPuertoRican #PuertoRicanFlag #PuertoRican #PuertoRican #AmericanColonyTerritory #BoricuaasPride #African #Taino #Taina #European #Spanglish #AuroraLevinsMorales #Goodreads

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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