Puerto Rican Pernil Recipe

Pernil Pernil, a traditional Puerto Rican dish, is a succulent and flavorful roast pork shoulder, marinated and slow-roasted to perfection. Bursting with Caribbean spices and aromatics, it’s a dish that graces the tables during festive occasions, family gatherings, and holidays. This recipe aims to capture the essence of Puerto Rican cuisine, blending influences from Spanish, African, and indigenous Taíno cultures into a tantalizing culinary experience. Ingredients: For the Marinade: 6 to 8 pounds pork shoulder (bone-in for best flavor) 10 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon ground…

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Back to the Twilight Zone: A Puerto Rican Colony in Buffalo, NY

A Must-Read Book with a Politically Poetic Voice: “Back to the Twilight Zone: A Puerto Rican Colony in Buffalo, NY” authored by poet, community activist, and journalist Alberto Cappas, is accessible in Kindle and paperback editions. The narrative examines the struggles of a community grappling with absent leadership and a deficit in collective familial empathy, which paves the way for exploitation and gentrification. It probes into the cultural dilution and the repercussions of political and economic dynamics on the Puerto Rican populace in Buffalo, NY. For those engrossed in societal…

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Puerto Rican Parade of Chicago

About Our Fest Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas will traditionally be held in the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park located in “Puerto Rico Town” on Division Street where the Annual Puerto Rican Day People’s Parade will take place. After the parade you will flow right into the Festival & Carnival and continue the festivities! PUERTO RICAN FEST June 6 & 7 2024 4 PM – 10 PM​ June 8 & 9 2024 12 PM – 10 PM VENUE | HUMBOLDT PARK 2800 W. Division Street Chicago, IL 60622 Parade Day 46th Annual…

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Puerto Rican Summit a Vision for the Future

2024 Agenda Puerto Rican Summit, Friday, May 17, 2024 First Panel: 8:30 am-9:30  Meet your Legislators: The Power of Vote Moderator: Marcos Vila, President, Alianza For Progress Panelists: Hon. Victor Torres, Florida State Senator. Hon. Maribel Gomez Cordero, Commissioner, District 4, Orange County, Hon. Victor Vazquez, Councilman, City of Miami Springs, Miami Dade County Hon. Glen Gilzean, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County   Second Panel: 9:45 am -10:35 am Community and Business Development “Networking Works” Moderator: Ed Ramos, SBA, Small Business Specialist Panelists: Jonel Hein, SBA North Florida District Director David Rodriguez, Director,…

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Exploring Lajas, Puerto Rico: Discovering the Hidden Gem

Our Lady of Candelaria

Nestled in the southwestern region of Puerto Rico lies the charming town of Lajas. Founded on May 1, 1883, by Teodoro Jacome Pagan, this picturesque town boasts a rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. From its humble beginnings to its present-day allure, Lajas invites visitors to immerse themselves in its captivating story. Early History and Founder Lajas traces its roots back to the late 19th century when Teodoro Jacome Pagan envisioned a community that would thrive amidst the lush landscapes of Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast. With its fertile…

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History of the Sugar Industry in Puerto Rico

Sugar Cane

When it comes to Puerto Rico, one of its best industries outside of tourism is sugar. The Caribbean is a hotbed for sugar because of the tropical weather, making it the best climate to grow. The sugar industry has done well for Puerto Rico from desserts, juice, and rum. Here’s a brief history of the sugar industry in Puerto Rico. Trek to the New World in the 1500s If you’re going to a Caribbean island for family vacations, think about taking a trip to Puerto Rico, aka La Isla. Before…

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The Sato Project

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico Our Mission The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico. There are currently an estimated 500,000 stray dogs roaming the island’s streets and beaches. With no access to food, fresh water, or veterinary care, many of these dogs are living daily lives of severe suffering. The municipal shelter system is drastically overwhelmed, with only five shelters across all 78 of the island’s municipalities. These shelters have a combined euthanasia rate…

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Old San Juan Puerto Rico

Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the most visited destination in Puerto Rico and one of the most popular places for tourists in the Caribbean. The city is known for its rich history, being the second oldest city established in the New World. The Puerto Rico tourism bureau cites interesting attractions, a wide variety of hotels, superb cuisine, and unique shops as reasons to visit the city. The city is actually an islet that is connected to the main island by three bridges located on the southeast corner. It is divided into…

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