C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James C.L.R. James Writer, historian and Marxist social theorist who intellectually influenced the post-war Caribbean and African independence movements. James' ideas were important in post-colonial and related studies because they showed that the Caribbean peoples were a fusion that owed as much to Africa as to Europe. His masterwork is The Black [...]

Cabán Vale, Antonio ” El Topo”

Cabán Vale, Antonio " El Topo" Antonio Cabán Vale " El Topo" Poet and singer who was part of the 1960s generation, which was known for its critical and analytical attitude toward Puerto Rican history and culture, based on Marxist ideology. He was part of the group of poets who published the magazine Guajana, which [...]

Cabo Rojo Municipality

General Information Townsquare Ramón Emeterio Betances Cabo Rojo is located on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The municipality has an area of 70.4 square miles (182.5 square kilometers) and is nicknamed "Cofresí’s town," "the hatchetmen," "Betances'' birthplace" and "the capital of internal tourism in Puerto Rico". According to the 2000 census, there were46,911 caborrojeños, residing in Bajura, Boquerón, Cabo Rojo Pueblo, Guanajibo, Llanos [...]

Cabo Rojo: Los Morrillos Lighthouse

Cabo Rojo: Los Morrillos Lighthouse Los Morrillos Lighthouse The Los Morillos lighthouse is located south of the town of Cabo Rojo and illuminates the southwest corner of the island. The neo-classical style structure dates to 1882 and is classified as a third-order lighthouse with a reach of 18 miles from its white light and a period of one minute. [...]

Cabotage Laws and its Economic Impact

The Inclusion of Puerto Rico in Cabotage Laws and its Economic Impact on the Island Cabotage laws are regulations related to shipping and trade. Cabotage laws in Puerto Rico were defined by the Foraker Act of 1900, which created a civil government two years after the U.S. invasion of Puerto Rico. Section 9 of the [...]

Cadilla de Martínez, María

Cadilla de Martínez, María María Cadilla de Martínez Short story writer, poet and a scholar of folklore who was part of the 1930s literary generation, which was known for its focus on defining and affirming Puerto Rican identity. She primarily dedicated herself to rescuing and studying aspects of Puerto Rican folklore. María Cadilla de Martínez [...]

Caguas Municipality

General Information La taína The city known as "the criollo city" or "the heart of Boriquén" is located at the easternmost end of the Central Range. Caguas is also known as the "city of the Turabo" because it is spread out along the Turabo River valley. The city has an area of 58.7 square miles [...]

Caguas: Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral

Caguas: Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral Dulce de Nombre de Jesús Cathedral The Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral, located in the municipality of Caguas, is one of the five Catholic cathedrals in Puerto Rico. Two churches were established in the Caguas region, known as the Turabo Valley, in the 15th century: the Dulce Nombre de [...]

Caguas: José Gautier Benítez High School

Caguas: José Gautier Benítez High School José Gautier Benítez School José Gautier Benítez High School, located in the municipality of Caguas, was one of a group of schools built in the early 20th century as part of the educational program developed by the United States government. The United States Department of the Interior was in [...]

Caguas: Nicolás Aguayo Aldea Vocational School

Caguas: Nicolás Aguayo Aldea Vocational School Nicolás Aguayo Aldea School The Nicolás Aguayo Aldea Vocational School, located in the municipality of Caguas, is one of several structures developed during the first decades of the 20th century. This initiative in education and construction was a response to the United States government’s desire to promote the economy [...]