sábado, febrero 28, 2015

Cultura Latina - Puerto Rican singer/song writer/drummer Ani Cordero

sábado, febrero 21, 2015

Cultura Latina, February 20 2015

Carmelo contributes to voiceovers.

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Presentación de El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico

Foto tomada el 23 de enero en la presentación de mi libro El Gran Juego de Ajedrez Botánico en el local de la HEEND. me obsequiaron con esta bandera de Puerto Rico. De izquierda a derecha: Milagros Rivera del Comité de Solidaridad con Cuba, Quique Medina, Cuqui de la Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes, yo, mi mamá, y Javier Núñez, oficial del consulado venezolano.

viernes, febrero 20, 2015

Carmelo's Tumblr blog


The world according to Carmelo


lunes, febrero 16, 2015

Reportaje que hice sobre Haydee Colón, QEPD, en el año 2000


ENVIRONMENT-PUERTO RICO: Rural Community Fights Urban Sprawl

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Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero
SAN JUAN, Nov 20 2000 (IPS) - The rural community of Caimito, in the south end of San Juan, is bearing the brunt of the suburban expansion of the metropolitan area. But the residents of this 200 year-old community are fighting back against urban sprawl by combining struggle and dialogue.

All over this Caribbean island, forests, wetlands and poor communities have been levelled to make way for highways, shopping malls and suburbs.
In southern San Juan, the urban invasion is symbolised by Montehiedra, a super-elite suburb with houses valued at over 300,000 dollars, next to a vast shopping mall that bears the same name. Montehiedra is surrounded by an ever-expanding cluster of high-priced housing projects that are eating away at Caimito.
In terms of culture and values, Caimito and Montehiedra couldn’t be any more different, according to Caimito community activist Haydee Colon. “Caimito was born of the effort of our ancestors, with great economic limitations. It was built with a vision to which everyone contributed,” said Colon.
“On the other hand, Montehiedra was born on some planner’s desk. Mortgage bankers joined the project, and its residents became prisoners of the debt cycle. They work to pay the bank. That’s what the consumption and throwaway society are all about. In that type of society you never save money, because your whole life goes by and you still haven’t finished paying the mortgage.”


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From The South - Sunday Edition 15 Feb 2015

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