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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Historically, migration between the islands of Puerto Rico and La Hispaniola began in pre-Colombian times, but at no other time in our history has this migration had the profound social, economic and political implications that it has today. The political and economic forces that operate in the Latin American world are responsible for the enormous contingents of indigent people that establish themselves in the periphery of large and capital cities, from where they look for the first opportunity to cross into neighboring countries and many times far beyond.
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