Fajardo Municipality

General Information Puerto del Rey Marine The municipality of Fajardo is located on the east coast of the island. Measuring 80.6 square kilometers (31.12 square miles), Fajardo has beautiful beaches and ports. The town is the transportation center between the main island of Puerto Rico and the island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques. It is known as the "Town [...]

Fajardo: Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse

The Cabezas de San Juan lighthouse, the second-oldest on the island, is located on San Juan cape in Fajardo. The construction of the lighthouse, which began in 1877, had to be halted for budget reasons and was resumed in 1880, following a second set of plans. The work was completed in 1882. The neo-classical style […]

Fallacy of Polarization

Fallacy of Polarization Cover of Puerto Rico en el mundo Twentieth century history dem­onstrates, over and over, that the exacerbation of the con­tentious spirit between left and right wings result end in polar­ized atmospheres that make negotiation and the articulation of functional agreements dif­ficult. The aceptance cof the anti-liberal notion that it is not possible [...]

Fandango in Dominican Popular Music

Fandango in Dominican Popular Music: A Bibliographic Review Based on a bibliographic review, especially of materials produced in Santo Domingo, we can explain the presence, throughout the colonial era and into the early 20th century, of a musical genre that was common among many peoples in the Americas, and particularly in the Caribbean: Fandango. The Diccionario de autoridades de [...]

Feliciano Mendoza, Ester

Feliciano Mendoza, Ester Ester Feliciano Mendoza Storyteller, essayist, poet and professor who was part of the 1945 Generation. She specialized in writing short stories and poems for children and was the author of essays and speeches on children’s literature. She was born in Aguadilla on December 9, 1917. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Normal [...]

Feliciano Mendoza, Ester: Children’s poetry

Feliciano Mendoza, Ester: The Children's poetry of Ester Feliciano Mendoza Ester Feliciano Mendoza The poetry of Ester Feliciano Mendoza is a world apart, a loving refuge for children. Her books (poetry, short stories, legends, myths, vignettes, articles) give expression to the author’s poetic voice - maternal, cultured, modern. Her poetry was aimed specifically at children, who were the [...]

Feminism in Puerto Rico

Definition of Feminism Feminism is a political, social and cultural movement that arose from the awareness among women of the inferior treatment they have received in patriarchal societies. Through history women have been suppressed, oppressed, and considered inferior, lacking the same rights and opportunities enjoyed by men. Feminism began in the 18th century, but it […]

Fernández Juncos, Manuel

Fernández Juncos, Manuel Manuel Fernández Juncos Asturian by birth and Puerto Rican by adoption, he was a journalist, a man of literature, an educator and a political leader. His poetry was mainly Romantic in nature and his stories celebrated traditional customs. His political ideals followed the conservative line of autonomist thinking. He was Secretary of [...]

Fernando Ortiz Fernández

Fernando Ortiz Fernández Fernando Ortiz Cuban ethnologist and anthropologist who contributed to the development of those disciplines in Latin America. He studied the Afro-Cuban influences in the Cuban culture and conducted archaeological studies of the indigenous cultures of Cuba. He was born in Havana, Cuba, on July 16, 1881. He earned his law degree at [...]

Ferré, Sor Isolina

Ferré, Sor Isolina Centros Sor Isolina Ferré Catholic nun from the Congregation of the Missionary Servants of the Holy Trinity who was known for her community and humanistic work. She worked in poor communities in the United States and in Puerto Rico. She established the Sister Isolina Ferré Centers on the island to revitalize the poor communities [...]