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2010-10-19 18:41:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Ricans and Cubans have an opportunity to celebrate and be proud of their contributions to the world through the now legendary Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival taking place in Houston each year during the fall. The festival will honor the life of renowned Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos with the unveiling of a stamp recently released by the U.S. Postal Service. The ceremony will include officials from the Postal Service and local community...

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2009-04-22 08:44:43

Miss Puerto Rico will compete in the Miss America Pageant in January for the first time since 1961, organizers said. The 2010 Miss America Pageant will showcase 53 women live on TLC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The pageant's date has yet to be announced. We are truly excited to welcome Puerto Rico back to the Miss America Organization and are thrilled to have Miss Puerto Rico competing this year, Art McMaster, president and chief executive officer of the Miss...

2009-04-22 08:00:00

Live From Planet Hollywood on TLC LINWOOD, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 1961, Miss Puerto Rico will be competing in the Miss America Pageant in January 2010. The 2010 Miss America Pageant will now showcase 53 incredibly talented, intelligent and beautiful young women live on TLC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (Pageant date TBA.) "We are truly excited to welcome Puerto Rico back to the Miss America Organization and are thrilled to have...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Frances Robles, The Miami Herald Jul. 28--SAN JUAN -- Protesters outside Puerto Rico's historic San Geronimo Fort are lying in hammocks, cooking on grills and sleeping in tents while the buzz of construction continues around them. Developers are building the $300 million Paseo Caribe residential, entertainment and tourist complex -- right beside the tiny fort where Puerto Rico fended off a British attack in 1797 -- despite the dozen tents pitched outside where protesters have remained...

2007-06-09 03:00:18

By Christina M. Woods, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 9--Pop singer Ricky Martin may be king of the 50th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, but Wanda Rivera-Rowe will be among local Puerto Ricans starring in their own parade. Area Puerto Ricans can't think of another time in Wichita that a celebration has focused solely on their roots, their history, their culture. "What we want to do is expose the community to this other group of Hispanics who are here from...


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