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Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

By Zain Deane March 2014 kicks off in grand style with the Taste of Rum Fes­ti­val. One of the biggest food and drink events on the island, Taste of Rum is the offi­cial rum fes­ti­val of Puer­to Rico, and takes place on March 1 along the Paseo de la Prince­sa Boule­vard that…

Rev. Angel Perez, leader in Hispanic ministry, dies

Rev. Angel Perez, leader in Hispanic ministry, dies

The Rev. Angel L. Perez, an LCMS leader in His­pan­ic min­istry, died Nov. 24 at his home in in Apop­ka, Fla., after a long, debil­i­tat­ing ill­ness. Perez was 68. A memo­r­i­al ser­vice was held Dec. 2 at Ascen­sion Luther­an Church in Cas­sel­ber­ry, Fla., with a com­mit­tal ser­vice…

Musica Jibara de Puerto Rico

Musica Jibara de Puerto Rico

Jíbaro is a term com­mon­ly used in Puer­to Rico to refer to moun­tain-dwelling peas­ants, but in mod­ern times it has gained a broad­er and, specif­i­cal­ly, a nobler, cul­tur­al mean­ing. In Puer­to Rico, the Jíbaro cul­ture has its ori­gins in the Native Taino cul­ture and the term…

Rita Moreno at Sofrito

Rita Moreno at Sofrito

An award for per­form­ing doesn’t exist, that Rita Moreno hasn’t already won.  Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Gram­my and even the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom from Pres­i­dent George W. Bush, reflect her achieve­ments, tal­ent and hard work.  She’s been in movies and tele­vi­sion shows…

Patron Saint of San Cristóbal

Patron Saint of San Cristóbal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth Today, we are stay­ing at San Cristóbal. Tak­ing a few steps for­ward in yes­ter­day’s pho­to and turn­ing left would bring us to this court­yard where an open air chapel ded­i­cat­ed to San­ta Bár­bara, the patron saint of San Cristóbal, is locat­ed.…

Tunnels of San Cristobal

Tunnels of San Cristobal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth The Castil­lo de San Cristóbal is a for­mer Span­ish fort in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. It was built by Spain to pro­tect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan Nation­al His­toric Site. Castil­lo de San Cristóbal…

Tracing Your Latino Family Tree Part II: Puerto Rico

Tracing Your Latino Family Tree Part II: Puerto Rico

by Julio Saenz • Sep­tem­ber 6, 2013 In today’s install­ment of our series on build­ing your Lati­no fam­i­ly tree, we sat down with Jose Olivieri Rivera.  Jose has done a tremen­dous amount of work research­ing his roots in Puer­to Rico and it led him all the way to the…

La Sonora Ponceña

La Sono­ra Ponceña,one of the most pop­u­lar acts ever was formed in 1954 by musi­cians Enrique Luc­ca Cara­bal­lo and Anto­nio San­tael­la. La Sono­ra Pon­ceña has been one of the cor­ner­stones of Puer­to Rican sal­sa since it was found­ed in 1954 LA SONORA MUSIC

Bistec Encebollado (Steak & Onions)

Bistec Encebollado (Steak & Onions)

Bis­tec Ence­bol­la­do, or steak and onions, is a spiced, fla­vor­ful skil­let steak pre­pared with a clas­sic Adobo-gar­lic rub. Bis­tec Ence­bol­la­do takes its deli­cious fla­vor from our home­made mari­nade, made quick­ly and eas­i­ly using GOYA® condi­ments you already love. This…

Crate Product Labels

Crate Product Labels

Col­or­ful paper labels have been used to iden­ti­fy prod­ucts since the ear­ly 1880s. Intro­duced to Amer­i­ca by Euro­pean artists, this print­ing process became known as lith­o­g­ra­phy, the first com­mer­cial art.…

Taíno people

Taíno people

This arti­cle is about the Indige­nous peo­ples of the Antilles.   The Taíno were sea­far­ing indige­nous peo­ples of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the north­ern Less­er Antilles. They were one of the Arawak peo­ples of South Amer­i­ca,  and the Taíno lan­guage was a…

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