Magical Realism and Caribbean Reality

Magical Realism and Caribbean Reality In 1925, Franz Roh, a German critic, first used the term magical realism to describe the characteristics of works by a group of visual artists. Some Latin American writers who were in touch with European trends became interested in the surrealist art movement. It was not until the 1940s that [...]

Malaret Yordán, Augusto

Malaret Yordán, Augusto Augusto Malaret Yordán Distinguished lawyer and essayist from Sabana Grande who was an outstanding linguist. His interest in the speech of the Puerto Rican people led him to study and document the lexicon of the Spanish spoken in Puerto Rico and the Spanish-speaking Americas. Augusto Nicolás Malaret Yordán was born on July 31, 1878 [...]

Maldonado, Antonio

Maldonado, Antonio Antonio Maldonado Antonio Maldonado was a painter and graphic artist who belonged to the generation of the 1940s and 1950s. His work is of populist character and makes a statement regarding the Puerto Rican national identity. Maldonado was born in Manatí on June 13, 1920 and took his first art lessons at his [...]

Management of Natural Resources

Collaborative and Community Management of Natural Resources in the Caribbean Since the 1980s, there has been an increase in the integration of communities and civil society in terms of environmental planning and management of natural resources throughout the world. These experiences are usually called community, participatory or shared (co-management) management of resources. In co-management, the [...]

Manatí Municipality

General Information Taboas Theater Manatí is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico and measures 119 square kilometers (46 square miles). It is known as the "Athens of Puerto Rico," an appellation that arose from the development of the town as a cultural center during the first decades of the 20th century. The town is comprised of Bajura Adentro, [...]

Mangroves Swamps

Mangroves Swamps Button Mangrove Introduction The word mangrove is used to describe a group of species of trees or shrubs that have adaptations that allow them to colonize flooded lands that are subject to saltwater intrusion. The term includes several species that have similar adaptations but that belong to different families. Rhizophora mangle (red mangrove) [...]

Manifestations of Resistance in the Caribbean

Manifestations of Resistance in the Caribbean The Caribbean culture is hybrid and transcultural. At the same time, it is multilingual —French, English, Spanish and local island languages are spoken — and multiethnic. For these reasons, it is sometimes difficult to perceive a conceptualization of a uniform Caribbean culture. However, despite its uneven levels of social, [...]

Manrique Cabrera, Francisco

Manrique Cabrera, Francisco Francisco Manrique Cabrera Poet, professor, essayist, literary critic and union leader who was part of the 1930s generation. The search for Puerto Rican identity, a characteristic of the generation with which he is identified, framed the literary development of this poet. francisco Manrique Cabrera was born in Dajaos, a sector of Bayamón, on December [...]

Manuel Mendive

Manuel Mendive Manuel Mendive Manuel Mendive is perhaps the most respected Cuban artist of recent decades and one of the most famous painters in the Spanish-speaking Americas. His works have been inspired by elements of African culture that still survive in the Caribbean. The artist was born in 1944, in the Luyanó sector of the [...]

Marathons and running in Puerto Rico

Marathons and running in Puerto Rico World's Best 10K Long-distance running was practiced in Puerto Rico primarily prior to the arrival of the United States. However, the establishment of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in the first decade of the 20th century, and the introduction of physical education programs to the public school curriculum [...]