Festival Betances 2014

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This is La Respuesta‘s coverage of Festival Betances, an annual event in Boston’s Villa Victoria community. The festival, from July 18 to 20, is a celebration of Puerto Rican culture and Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances, a medical doctor, abolitionist, and independentista. It’s organized by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), an organization in the city’s historic Boricua enclave. To read more about the community and IBA, click here.

Photos and video compiled by Brian Acevedo, staff writer. You can see more on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages.


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For over a century, Puerto Ricans have lived and settled in the U.S. (the “Boricua Diaspora”), but now, for the first time, there are more acá than allá. In response to our growing presence and ongoing impact, La Respuesta seeks to invoke a claim to our histories and announce our stories. This will be done by highlighting our assets and distinct experiences, agitating discussion on the crucial issues, and addressing the obstacles that we face.