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Luis Miguel y el amargue: una vaina bien

February 19th, 2012 No Comments

A eso de la medianoche, los ánimos se habían calmado. El deejay bajaba el volumen de la música, los presentadores ocupaban la tarima y la bulla que llenaba el auditorio se apaciguaba. Mientras se ofrecían los anuncios protocolares de bienvenida y agradecimiento, los músicos hacían su entrada vestidos con un uniforme sencillo: camisa morada de […]


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Migration and Development : Migración y desarrollo

August 29th, 2010 2 Comments

Several weeks ago, in an article published in El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s principal daily newspaper, the Director of the University of Puerto Rico’s Graduate School of Planning argued that increased migration from Puerto Rico to the United States would transform the island into a “ghetto of old and poor people” [Spa].  Although I’ve grown […]


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Do you know who cleans up after you?

July 26th, 2009 No Comments

This is an interesting biographical piece published in the NYT. As I write about the Dominican migrant experience in the United States, my thoughts center on many of the issues mentioned in the article since many of my informants make their living in the cleaning trades. Nevertheless, unlike the woman interviewed, those who have shared […]


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Transcending Frontiers

April 17th, 2009 No Comments

This article appeared in the NYT. Although Arriaga’s account highlights the struggles of a Mexican migrant family, similar things could be said about some Dominicans that have arrived recently to the US. Throughout these past months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to several Dominican men who have recounted painful stories of border […]


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El vaivén en cifras

January 31st, 2009 No Comments

El fenómeno del vaivén es muy común entre las comunidades de migrantes que están dispersos por el Caribe. Conseguir datos precisos sobre cuantos brincan el charco para reunirse con sus familias, sus comunidades y mantener el circuito transnacional vivo es muy difícil. No obstante, algunos países mantienen sus bases de datos al día para poder […]


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