2 feature, 3 tomorrow, 4 ths wk, 5 ths wkend, 6 nxt wk, 7 nxt wkend, chelsea, colombian, cuban, feature, Filipino, joyce theater, spanish, women Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce
2 feature, 5 ths wkend, bolero, cuban, feature, live music Malena & Lena Burke share an evening of Cuban boleros at Hostos
1 today., 2 feature, 3 tomorrow., 4 ths wk., 5 ths wkend., feature, Honduran, movies., tv, women ‘Nona’ how far will you go for freedom? Amazon and TVOD
2 feature, 6 nxt wk, 7 nxt wkend, argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, colombian, cuban, Dominican, feature, film festival, Mexican, Peruvian, spanish Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years
2 feature, cuban, feature, Grammy Nominee, live music Tiempo Libre play Cuban timba at SUNY Purchase
2 feature, Ballet, ballet nepantla, dance, East Village, feature, Mexican, women Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

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NYC Today

Monday, March 25, 2019

A quien madruga Dios lo ayuda ~ God helps those who get up early

The most important thing you can do for your family today is Register to Vote

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Mon-Wed Mar 25-27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.

Mariah Carey Venezuelan Pop at Radio City

MIDTOWN; Mon, Mar 25, 2019; African Venezuelan pop live music ~ One of the great voices of her generation

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Hot Jazz at Iguana

TIMES SQUARE, Mon & Tue, Italian jazz live music mondays & tuesdays ~ NYC’s specialist in early New Orleans Hot Jazz (Dixieland)

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE; opened Feb 14, 2019; Indigenous Colombian movie ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

Queens World Film Festival 2019

ASTORIA, QUEENS; Mar 21-31, 2019; Film festival ~ Filipino, Jewish, Mexican, Romanian and many more movies.

Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Journey to Paradisios

GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, EXTENDED AGAIN Fri-Thu, Mar 15-28, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.


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Features

Latin culture is originally Italian. Romans and the Renaissance are the foundation of European civilization. When Rome fell, civilization survived in the hands of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Spain.

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

Malena & Lena Burke share an evening of Cuban boleros at Hostos

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Sat Mar 30, 2019; Cuban bolero live music ~ One of the great families of Cuban bolero singers. ‘Contigo Aprendi,’ ‘Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo,’ ‘La Longina’ and ‘Total.’

‘Nona’ how far will you go for freedom? Amazon and TVOD

TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and needs to be heard. This is real. By Michael Polish (2018).

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; April 5-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian Spanish movies rarely screened in the U.S.

Tiempo Libre play Cuban timba at SUNY Purchase

PURCHASE, NEW YORK; Sun, Apr 7, 2019; Live music Cuban timba ~ Three-time Grammy nominees are one of the great bands of this Cuban popular dance music

Ballet Nepantla ‘Valentina’ NY premiere at the 14th St Y

EAST VILLAGE; Wed-Sun, Apr 10-14, 2019; Contemporary ballet Mexican style ~ ‘Valentina’ is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during the Mexican Revolution

In the Americas, European mixed with Indigenous and African into our Latin thing. We learned to turn suffering into joy, so now everybody wants some of whatever we are having.

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“Now in one of my earliest tunes, ‘New Orleans Blues,’ you can notice the Spanish tinge. In fact, if you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz.”

Jelly Roll Morton (Louisiana Creole, 1890-1941)

AfricanBrazilian | Colombian | Cuban | Dominican | EcuadorianItalian | Jewish | Mexican | Puerto Rican | MORE


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Things to do in NYC Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

“Tanga, budaboya, Machito llego”
“Tanga” (1943), Machito & His Afro-Cubans (with Graciela & Mario Bauzá)

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Repertorio

KIPS BAY; Tue & Sat, Mar 26 & 30, 2019; Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Tue & Fri Mar 26 & 29, Tue & Sat Apr 2 & 6, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango at The Django

TRIBECA; Tue, Mar 26, 2019; Argentine tango live music dancing ~ 2018 Latin Grammy “Best Tango Album” Giraudo is one of those rare artists who knows to play music for dancers

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power


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Things to do in NYC This Week

Monday-Friday, March 25-29, 2019

Nothing will work unless you do
Maya Angelou (African-American, 1928-2014)

‘La Canción’ Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Musical at Repertorio

KIPS BAY, Mon-Wed Mar 25-27, 2019 ~ Puerto Rican hip-hop musical theatre in Spanish. Playwright Cándido Tirado’s story about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a song in his head. Original music by Reggaeton legend VICO C.

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Repertorio

KIPS BAY; Tue & Sat, Mar 26 & 30, 2019; Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; Wed-Sun, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Mexican filmmakers

Colombian Film Festival New York 2019 at Cinépolis

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Colombian film festival movies ~ The best of the last year’s crop of movies made in Colombia

New York Yankees 2019 at Yankee Stadium

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Thu, Mar 28, 2019; Major League Baseball ~ It’s Yankees vs Orioles on opening day

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu Mar 28 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili (Georgia) and Aleksandr Antonenko (Latvia). LAST SHOW THIS SEASON


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Things to do in NYC This Weekend

Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, 2019

Ay, al sonar de tambores,
esa negra se amaña,
y al sonar de la caña
va brindando sus amores.

‘La Pollera Colorá’ (1960) by Juan Bautista Madera Castro & Wilson Choperena (Colombia)

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian play at Repertorio

KIPS BAY; Tue & Sat, Mar 26 & 30, 2019; Colombian off-broadway theatre in spanish ~ Jorge Alí Triana’s adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Tue & Fri Mar 26 & 29, Tue & Sat Apr 2 & 6, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; Wed-Sun, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Mexican filmmakers

Colombian Film Festival New York 2019 at Cinépolis

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Colombian film festival movies ~ The best of the last year’s crop of movies made in Colombia

Malena & Lena Burke share an evening of Cuban boleros at Hostos

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Sat Mar 30, 2019; Cuban bolero live music ~ One of the great families of Cuban bolero singers. ‘Contigo Aprendi,’ ‘Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo,’ ‘La Longina’ and ‘Total.’

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Entre Tú y Yo’ at Connelly Theater

EAST VILLAGE; Tue-Sun, Mar 8-31, 2019; Spanish flamenco dance theatre ~ The latest version of the company’s show about prowling for partners feels like a village theater in Spain with star power

Queens World Film Festival 2019

ASTORIA, QUEENS; Mar 21-31, 2019; Film festival ~ Filipino, Jewish, Mexican, Romanian and many more movies.


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Things to do in NYC Next Week

April 1-5, 2019

Mulher, você vai gostar
Tô levando uns amigos pra conversar
…E vamos botar água no feijão

‘Feijoada Completa’ (1978) Chico Buarque (Brazil)

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; April 5-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian Spanish movies rarely screened in the U.S.


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Things to do in NYC Next Weekend

April 5-7, 2019

Ya me canso de llorar y no amanece
Ya no sé si maldecirte o por ti rezar
Tengo miedo de buscarte y de encontrarte

‘Paloma negra’ (1988) ~ Tomás Méndez (México)

Ballet Hispánico women get surreal at The Joyce

CHELSEA; Tue-Sun, Mar 26-31, 2019; America’s leading Latino dance organization ~ Classic Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colombian) with Edwaard Liang (Chinese) & Bennyroyce Royon (Filipino) premieres

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Tue & Fri Mar 26 & 29, Tue & Sat Apr 2 & 6, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

New Directors / New Films 48 at Film Society & MoMA

LINCOLN CENTER & MIDTOWN; Wed-Sun, Mar 27 – April 7, 2019; Film festival ~ New Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Mexican filmmakers

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

Mariachi Flor de Toloache Mexican Mariachi at Pregones

CONCOURSE, THE BRONX; Sat, Mar 30, 2019; Mexican mariachi women live music ~ 2017 Latin Grammy “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album”

‘La Celestina’ Spanish comedy at Repertorio Español

KIPS BAY; Sun Mar 31, 2019; Classic Spanish comic theatre based on the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece (1499), adapted by Cuban New York playwright Leyma López

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Havana Film Festival New York celebrates 20 years

MANHATTAN, BRONX, QUEENS; April 5-16, 2019; Latin American film festival ~ Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian Spanish movies rarely screened in the U.S.


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Latin Movies Now Playing

“God and Country are an unbeatable team. They break all records for oppression and bloodshed.”
Luis Buñuel (Spain/México)

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Nov 16, 2018; 2019; Italian African movies, Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy ~ When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity

‘A Star is Born’ Lady Gaga (Review)

CITYWIDE; opened Oct 5, 2018; Italian-American movie, Oscar Best Original Song ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in singing one of the great love stories

‘Birds of Passage’ an epic Colombian movie at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE; opened Feb 14, 2019; Indigenous Colombian movie ~ This epic ‘Godfather’-like crime drama made the 2019 Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

Legendary film ‘I am Cuba’ (Soy Cuba) at Film Forum

HUDSON SQUARE, EXTENDED AGAIN Fri-Thu, Mar 15-28, 2019, classic Cuban movies ~ 1964 Cuban-Soviet film tells four stories of Cuba with the most amazing tracking shots. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.


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Latin Broadway Shows

“There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait.”
‘Hamilton’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda (NY/Puerto Rico)

‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rican Broadway at the Richard Rodgers

TIMES SQUARE; open-ended run. Dark Mondays; Puerto Rican Broadway musical theatre ~ The Broadway hit of our generation was written by Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘In the Heights’)


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Latin Art Exhibitions On View

“Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real” ~ Everything you can imagine is real
Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973)

Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Journey to Paradisios

GARMENT DISTRICT; Mar 24 – Apr 7, 2019; Spring flower exhibition shopping ~ A space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM; Jan 24 – Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ El Museo reconstructs Fontana’s very last environment. See how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art

Mariana Castillo Deball ‘Finding Oneself Outside’ at the New Museum

LOWER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 22 – Apr 14, 2019; Mexican contemporary art exhibition ~ Castillo Deball looks at the intersections of space and time with culture and philosophy

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA

MIDTOWN, daily, Feb 24 – Jun 15, 2019, Spanish modern art exhibition ~ Explore the development of Joan Miró’s visual language

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM; Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019; African photography exhibition ~ Behind-the-scenes pictures of Dr. King traveling, at rest, and in celebration

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019, Italian Renaissance art exhibition ~ The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

‘Crown of the Andes,’ Colombian art at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, daily, permanent collection; Colombian Ecuadorian Peruvian Indigenous Inca colonial art exhibition ~ This beautiful religious icon from Popayán contains the legendary Atahualpa Emerald which belonged to the last Inca emperor

Taíno culture at the Museum of the American Indian

FINANCIAL DISTRICT; daily, Jul 28, 2018 – Oct 2019; Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ Caribbean communities are reclaiming our roots. FREE

Socrates Annual Farewell Fête at Socrates Sculpture Park

ASTORIA, QUEENS; daily, Oct 7, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019; Dominican French Peruvian Puerto Rican sculpture ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park ends with a Farewell Fête. FREE


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Celebrations

Being Catholic/Protestant, Yoruba, Jewish, Muslim and of all other religions, races and places, we have a lot to celebrate

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

MIDTOWN EAST; Sunday Mass in Spanish; ~ Stations of the Cross: Wed & Fri, 27 & 29 ~ NYC’s iconic church is Irish Catholic. Stations of the Cross is a popular pre-Easter ritual

Celebrate César Chávez Day, honor the Mexican – American Labor leader

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Romani Day

Celebrates Romani (Gypsy) culture
April 8
Monday, April 8, 2019

Holy Week ~ Semana Santa

EASTER WEEK; Sun-Sat, April 14-20 in 2019; Christian celebration ~ The week of celebrations leading to Easter are the main Christian holy days

Lent 2019, the Catholic fast before Easter

Mar 6 – Apr 18 (2019) ~ Lent is a 40-day period of Catholic devotion leading to Good Friday and Easter

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Easter 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Cinco de Mayo 2019

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019


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Holidays

Vuelvo al Sur | I come back to the South
como se vuelve siempre el amor | the way love always returns
vuelvo a vos, con mi deseo, con mi temor | I come back to you, with my desire, with my fear…

‘Vuelvo al Sur’ (1988) by Astor Piazzolla, lyrics by Fernando Solanas (Argentina)

Celebrate Passover 2019, the Jewish Spring Festival

Fri-Sat, Apr 19-27, 2019; Jewish spring festival ~ Remember our release from slavery and the Exodus

Easter 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Cinco de Mayo 2019

Celebrate the French defeat at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother’s Day 2019

1st May Sun (2018: 5) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
2nd May Sun (2018: 12) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
Last May Sun (2018: 26) Dominican Republic & France
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
Aug 15: Costa Rica
3rd Oct Sun (2018: 20) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama

Things to do in New York in March 2019

MARCH
National Women’s History Month
3 Major League Soccer
5 Mardi Gras
5-11 Spring Break Art Show
6 Ash Wednesday
6-10 Volta art fair
7-10 Armory Show
7-10 Scope art fair
7-10 Flamenco Festival
8 International Women’s Day
17 St Patrick’s Day
20 Spring
26-31 Ballet Hispánico
27-7 New Directors/New Films
28 Major League Baseball

Things to do in New York in April 2019

APRIL
4 Mets home opener
4-5 Photographs auction
4-7 AIPAD Photography Show
4-7 ArtExpo
5-16 Havana Film Festival NY
8 International Romani Day
10-13 Dance Theatre of Harlem
12-19 Youth America Gran Prix
13-14 Calpulli Mexican Dance
14 Palm Sunday
14-20 Holy Week
17-18 Prints & Multiples auction
19 Good Friday
19-27 Passover
21 Easter & Easter Parade
24-5 Tribeca Film Festival
27 Latin Dance Fiesta
29 Antiquities auction

“Sí yo se, yo soy así, un poco loco, pero feliz” ~ Yes I know, I am like this, a little crazy, but happy
Pirulo y la Tribu (Puerto Rico)

Thank you, Gracias, Obrigado, Grazie, Merci, Mulțumesc


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Aunque tú me has echado en el abandono,
aunque tú has muerto todas mis ilusiones,
en vez de maldecirte con justo encono
y en mis sueños te colmo,
y en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones.

‘Lágrimas Negras’ (1929) ~ Miguel Matamoros (Santiago de Cuba, 1894-1971)

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Dios te bendiga…