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Leilani Pérez: "I dream of going back, maybe because I see its worth now"

Name: Leilani Pérez

Age: 34

Hometown: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Current location: Miami, Florida

Leilani Pérez was tired of struggling in Puerto Rico and of all the negativity that surrounded her. 881 more words


Laura Cruz: "Nothing compares to Puerto Rico"

Name: Laura Cruz

Age: 30

Hometown: Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

Current location: Seattle, Washington

Laura Cruz considers herself a jíbara who loves technology. She finished her degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, and in 2009 relocated to Seattle. 933 more words


Sweat, Blood, and Tears

The challenge is finding hard, green bananas, not yet ripened.  Calabaza, the pumpkin of the Caribbean. Yautia, mistakenly called white yam.  Recaito, cilantro, ajicitos dulce.  Achiote.  75 more words

Michelle Marty: "Nostalgia takes over when you think of all the things you left behind"

Name: Michelle Marty

Age: 32

Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Current location: Chicago, Illinois

Michelle Marty was lucky enough to land a job after finishing law school. 1,225 more words


Kathia Y. López-Santos: "Puerto Rico is the reason I am who I am"

Name: Kathia Yarí López-Santos

Age: 26

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Current location: Fresno, California

Kathia Yarí López-Santos has always been a dreamer. She left Puerto Rico three years ago and her whole mission has been getting far ahead in her career to make her family and her country feel proud of her. 1,229 more words


Como empezo todo

Primero que nada les diré un poco sobre mi persona…

Yo empese en el ambiente automovilístico hace 5 años atrás, trabajo para una compañia  como vendedor de piezas de autos, me gano el pan de cada dia humildemente haciendo trabajos de mecánica en mis horas libres.  

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Xiomara I. Quiles-Morales: "I am certainly going back"

Name: Xiomara I. Quiles-Morales

Age: 25

Hometown: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Current location: Newark, New Jersey

Xiomara I. Quiles-Morales already knows what she wants to do with her life: spend it helping the people in Puerto Rico. 934 more words