San Juan Bautista Parade

The mission of the Parada San Juan Bautista, Inc. is to create solidarity and harmony within the entire community. This is experienced at the grassroots level within the religious and educational community, the business and government sector at the city, county and state levels. Its success in bringing together people from different cultures and background has integrated our activities and events into the social fiber of the city and surrounding communities. The Parada San Juan Bautista, Inc. is incorporated as a 501©3 tax exempted, non profit charitable corporation with approximately 30…

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Puerto Rico Civic Club

Founded in 1951 by San Jose Puerto Ricans who wanted to share their culture with the South Bay communities.  A 501(c)3 social club open to anyone that wants to learn about and enjoy the Puerto Rican culture. In 2016 we were able to make San Jose History Park our monthly gathering place. Our club is open to helping our communities and brings awareness to day to day issues that surround our families. As well as we have hosted a number of activities throughout the year. We are also a sister…

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Puerto Rican Coffee – Puerto Rico Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee The Island of Puerto Rico – situated in the northern Caribbean, to the west of the Virgin Islands and east of Dominican Republic – is an un-incorporated territory of the United Sates of America. Though it may not match up to its Colombian counterpart, Puerto Rico still enjoys a very long association with coffee. The bean first made its way into Puerto Rico in the 18th century, and since, has become its main export. This is why Puerto Rican coffee is famous all around the world. Apart from…

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We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge

We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge Most recently, I witnessed a young man speak of how he has felt segregated from the Hispanic community because he was mixed Puerto Rican and black, and did not know where to turn. Others have written me with similar stories explaining how they have experienced feelings of isolation, and discomfort once in a circle of fellow Latino peers. One might be amazed as to how many Puerto Ricans go through such ordeals, and how difficult it can be for especially a young Hispanic to be…

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Andres Restaurant San Diego, California. Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine

Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine 1235 Morena Boulevard San Diego, CA 92110Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 8:30pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm Closed Sunday Reservation 619.75-4114Visit their Website: andresrestaurantsd.com Our family owned and operated restaurant was established in 1983. We have a strong local following, but have had the privilege to serve many visiting dignitaries, pro-athletes and non-local people in search of good authentic Caribbean food. Offering the delights of the islands, our menu has many incredible choices: beef with rich sauces simmered with garlic, onions…

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A Brief Summary of the Origin, and Survival of the Taino Language

by David Wahayona Campos The Greater Antilles, lying in the center of the Caribbean region, contain the four largest islands of the area. The islands of Cubanakan (Cuba), Boriken (Puerto Rico), Bohio (Haiti/Republica Dominica), Xamaika (Jamaica), as well as the Lucayo (Bahamas) all share a universal language with some dialectal differences. In the late 1500s Bishop Las Casas stated “En todas estas islas eran una lengua y misma costumbres.” The Taino language of the Greater Antilles is related to the Arawakan stock stemming from South America, “the people of the…

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Puerto Rican Parrots

by J. Michael Meyers National Biological Service The Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) had shared its habitat with the peaceful Taino Indians for centuries before the arrival of European settlers in the Caribbean. Status and Trends Upon arrival of the Spanish in 1493, the Puerto Rican parrot lived in all major habitats of Puerto Rico and the adjacent smaller islands of Culebra, Mona, Vieques, and possibly the Virgin Islands (Snyder et al. 1987). Parrots occupied eight major climax or old-growth forest types (Little and Wadsworth 1964) that covered Puerto Rico…

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Global warming is killing the coqui

(San Juan, Puerto Rico)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Back in the Puerto Rican rain forest for the first time in five years, biologist Rafael Joglar sensed something was wrong. He wasn’t hearing the frogs whose nocturnal calls he had long recorded in the misty highlands. It was as if a small orchestra had lost key players, he recalled. After that discovery in 1981, Joglar and wife Patricia Burrowes, a fellow University of Puerto Rico amphibian specialist, found that other populations of frogs in the genus Eleutherodactylus — known locally…

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