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Jennifer Lopez

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Jen­nifer Lynn Muñiz (née Lopez; born July 24, 1969) is an Amer­i­can enter­tain­er, busi­ness­woman, phil­an­thropist and pro­duc­er. She became inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing a career in the enter­tain­ment indus­try fol­low­ing a minor role in the 1986 film My Lit­tle Girl, to the dis­may of her Puer­to Rican par­ents, who believed that it was an unre­al­is­tic career route for a His­pan­ic. Lopez gained her first reg­u­lar high-pro­file job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Liv­ing Col­or in 1991, where she remained a reg­u­lar until she decid­ed to pur­sue an act­ing career in 1993. She received...

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Sam Parrilla

Samuel (Mon­je) Par­il­la (June 12, 1943 in San­turce, Puer­to Rico — Feb­ru­ary 9, 1994 in Brook­lyn, New York USA) was a left field­er and pinch-hit­ter for the Philadel­phia Phillies in 1970. He played in the minor leagues from 1963 to 1972.     His daugh­ter is actress Lana Par­ril­la. Minor league career Par­ril­la was orig­i­nal­ly signed by the Cleve­land Indi­ans as an undraft­ed free agent in 1963. He spent ten sea­sons in the minor leagues, until 1972, hit­ting .282 with 104 home runs, 165 dou­bles and 36 triples in 1,039 games.  Per­haps his best sea­son was 1969, when he hit .383 with 28...

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Dayanara Torres

Daya­nara Tor­res Del­ga­do (born Octo­ber 28, 1974) is a Puer­to Rican actress, singer, mod­el, writer and for­mer Miss Uni­verse.  Tor­res was dis­cov­ered at age 17 while walk­ing through the Plaza de Toa Alta in her home­town, and was invit­ed to rep­re­sent Toa Alta in the annu­al Miss Puer­to Rico pageant. She won the pageant and the right to rep­re­sent Puer­to Rico in the 1993 Miss Uni­verse pageant. In 1992, she par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Miss Inter­na­tion­al pageant and became a semi-final­ist. The same year, she earned sec­ond place at the Queen of the World con­test. Tor­res won the crown in...

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¡Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante! The Young Lords

Iris Morales, 1996, 48 min In the midst of the African Amer­i­can lib­er­a­tion strug­gle, protests to end the Viet­nam War and the women’s move­ment for equal­i­ty, the Young Lords Par­ty emerged, rais­ing a mil­i­tant voice for the empow­er­ment of Puer­to Ricans and oth­er Latino/as in the Unit­ed States. Through inti­mate con­ver­sa­tions with for­mer mem­bers and archival footage, the doc­u­men­tary sur­veys Puer­to Rican his­to­ry as well as the Young Lords’ polit­i­cal vision and lega­cy. Screen­ing fol­lowed by a talk-back ses­sion with the film’s direc­tor, Iris Morales, high­light­ing her expe­ri­ence as the first female mem­ber of the Young Lords as well as...

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GOP to Puerto Rico’s nearly bankrupt government: ‘Drop dead’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Updat­ed: Wednes­day, Decem­ber 16, 2015, 9:18 AM Repub­li­can lead­ers in Con­gress told Puer­to Rico’s near­ly bank­rupt gov­ern­ment to drop dead on Tues­day. Despite fever­ish efforts by the White House and con­gres­sion­al Democ­rats to insert a pro­vi­sion into the fed­er­al spend­ing bill that would allow the Caribbean island ter­ri­to­ry to tack­le its mas­sive $72 bil­lion debt through bank­rupt­cy restruc­tur­ing, top Repub­li­cans in the Sen­ate scut­tled it at the last minute. GONZALEZ TOP REPUBLICANS REJECT FEDERAL AID TO PR Their refusal now leaves Puer­to Rico just two weeks away from the biggest munic­i­pal bond default in...

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