Author: Albert

News & Politics

Puerto Rico reveals record deficit from FY 2012 by Albert | Sep 19, 2013 | Finance, News, Politics | 0 CommentsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Government officials have revealed that Puerto Rico's overall deficit stood at a record $39 billion in the past fiscal year, adding to gloom over the economy.   The figure was made public late Monday in an annual audited report that Puerto Rico... Puerto Rico health secretary resigns after bacteria outbreak by Albert | Sep 18, 2013 | News, Politics | 0 Comments  By The Associated Press September 13, 2013 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -...

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Sports

Bernie Williams [NEED PICTURE] by Albert | Dec 3, 2011 | Sports | 0 CommentsBernie Williams is officially eligible for Hall of Fame (HOF) voting.  The 44 year old former Yankee, who helped win four World Series Championships for the Yankees during a  16 year career that ended in 2006,  is among 13 new players on the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot. ... Carlos Beltran Becomes Eatery Partner by Albert | Apr 19, 2011 | Food, Sports | 0 CommentsCarlos Beltran might have a career in restaurants after baseball. The Puerto Rican-born Mets slugger had so many meals with his...

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History Of Salsa

Salsa is definitely one of the most romantic dances out there. It’s a dance of seduction and passion, characterized by very sensual movements and a lot of hip action. It’s also a terrific dance for beginners. It’s a great choice if you want to start learning Latin American Dances. It’s easy to learn, it’s fun, and it doesn’t involve too much technique. Basically, it can be learnt by anyone. If you can walk, you can definitely learn how to dance Salsa. In this article we’re going to take a brief tour through the history of Salsa. The history of this Latin-American dance is not easily defined. We can say it’s a fusion of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances that has evolved significantly over time. Some say it originated in Cuba, other say Puerto Rico. We’ll probably never know. What we do know for sure is that it’s very popular all around the world and still remains one of the main dances in both Cuba and Puerto Rico. What about the word “Salsa”? That’s an interesting question. The word means “sauce” in Spanish language. In 1930s when Cuban composer Ignacio Pinerio wrote the song Echale Salsita, this word became a popular nickname for many dances of Latin American origins, including rhumba, cha cha, mambo, danzon, merengue, guaracha, and others. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We could say that many of...

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Free Entertainment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has one main export: music. Puerto Ricans are raised on music and dance. It is no wonder, then, that finding free open-air concerts is easy, provided you know where to look. Old San Juan There are several free concerts during the week in the Old City. On Paseo de la Princesa, bands and artists perform on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-afternoon til 5-6 pm. The short street between the Old City’s southern facing fortifications is a farmer’s market, festival, and street fair all in one. At the center of the activity is a stage which hosts various...

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How to Make Homemade Salsa

Store bought salsa can never compete with the taste of homemade salsa, and because salsa is so easy to make you can always make a whole lot and store it for later use (or give it to family and friends as gifts). For the sake of this article to we are going to make enough salsa for 8 pints. You Will Need: * Tomatoes (the amount will depend on how much salsa you want to make but 15 pounds will make 8 pints of salsa) * 500ml Vinegar or lemon juice (you will use vinegar if you are using salsa seasoning mix and lemon juice if you are making your own seasoning) * Ball salsa mix or your own seasoning * A big pot to sterilize the jars in * Canning jars (pint size jars work best for salsa) * Metal lids with gum binder * Metal bands or rings to secure the lids * 2 or 3 large spoons * A pot for the tomatoes Step 1 You will need to remove the tomato skins first. A quick and easy way of doing this is to put your tomatoes in a pot and cover them with boiling water for about 1 minute. The skins will slide right off! Step 2 Cut your peeled tomatoes in half and remove the excess water and seeds by squeezing each halve and...

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