V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul Novelist and storyteller. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A writer of Indian origin, he is today considered one of the most sublime writers in the English language. His immense body of work includes humor, satire, and local customs, all without sacrificing the attempt at cultural salvation. [...]

Value of Poetry

Value of Poetry - page 1 Portada Puerto Rico en el mundo Poetry has been with me for the past forty years. I have lived longer with it than with my wife. I have called it lover, destiny, vocation, mystery; but I do not know exactly what it is. I have always felt it, however, [...]

Vaquero de Ramírez, María

Vaquero de Ramírez, María Tesoro Lexicográfico del Español de Puerto Rico María Vaquero was a linguistic scholar of the Spanish language, in particular the Spanish spoken in Puerto Rico. She was a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and a member of various academies of language. She was considered one of the principal authorities [...]

Vega Alta Municipality

General information Cerro Gordo public beach Vega Alta, founded in 1775, is known as the "Squatters Town" and its residents are called the "Pottery Makers." According to popular history, the "Squatters Town" nickname comes from the habit of sugar cane workers to resting in a squatting position while waiting for the train that carried the cane, [...]

Vega Baja Municipality

General Information Casa Alonso Museum Vega Baja, a municipality located in the central part of the north coast of Puerto Rico, is known as the "City of Melao Melao," which refers to its past of growing sugar cane. It is also known as the "City of Orange Groves" because oranges were the most commonly grown [...]

Vega Yunque, Edgardo

Vega Yunque, Edgardo Edgardo Vega Yunque Edgardo Vega Yunque was a Puerto Rican novelist who lived in New York from his adolescent years onward. In his writings, he described the Puerto Rican experience in the United States through many voices and perspectives. Vega was born in Ponce in 1936 but was raised in the municipality [...]

Vega, Bernardo

Vega, Bernardo Bernardo Vega The memoirs of this Puerto Rican tabaquero (cigarmaker), who migrated from Puerto Rico to New York in 1916, and remained there for more than four decades, have unveiled an important period in the formation and development of the New York Puerto Rican community during the decades prior to the 1950s Great Migration. [...]

Vélez, Ismael

Vélez, Ismael Inter-American University of Puerto Rico’s San Germán Botanist and researcher. He was a professor in that field at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in San Germán. He was known as a collector and scholar of the botany of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Some of his published studies are considered central [...]

Veray Torregrosa, Amaury

Veray Torregrosa, Amaury Amaury Veray and Sylvia Rexach at his left Amaury Veary was a contemporary pianist and composer who, along with Héctor Campos Parsi and Jack Delano, founded the Puerto Rican nationalist school. He was also a musicologist and a professor of musical theory. He was born on June 14, 1922, in the municipality [...]

Vicéns Sastre, Juan “Pachín”

Vicéns Sastre, Juan Pachín Vicéns Pachín Vicéns was a star basketball player known by his fans as "The Jeep." He stood out as an exceptional player in the Puerto Rico National Superior Basketball League, for the Puerto Rico National Team, and for Kansas State University. He was part of the Puerto Rico national team on [...]