Author: Rhonda 2.0

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...

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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...

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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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Iris Chacón

Iris Chacón (born March 7, 1950 in Puerto Rico) is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. She enjoys great popularity in Puerto Rico (where she had a weekly variety show for more than a decade) and in other Latin American countries, as well as such U.S. locales as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Career Chacon has been known by various nicknames, such as “La Bomba de Puerto Rico” (The Puerto Rican Bombshell), and “La Vedette de America” (America’s Showgirl). During her heyday in the 1970s and early 1980s, she toured most of Latin America, the USA, Europe and Japan....

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