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123 later and the question still persists; are we better off without the yolk of the US government? Do we have the cojones that Raulito had to at least make an attempt to escape our true oppressors? Or will we forever hold on to our ay benditos, feeling sorry for ourselves like Vicente and Valentina to dream the dream that will forever be just that…nothing but a dream?  

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"That's what they want-Governor Allen and all the Americans- they want Puerto Ricans to leave Puerto Rico so that they can have the island for themselves. It's all there in the newspaper. All the ... Read full review

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Beginning on the eve of the Spanish American war and continuing into the early years of the twentieth century, this work follows the story of Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez and Vicente's brother ... Read full review

The Taste of Sugar

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Vera (If I Bring You Roses) follows the shifting fortunes of a Puerto Rican family after U.S. occupation in this intense, emotional saga. In 1889, 17-year-old Valentina Sanchez, head full of fantasies ... Read full review


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