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CONTEXTO HISTORICO DE LA POLICIA EN LA UPR

"Sobre la presencia de la Policía en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, desde el contexto histórico."

Impactante conversación de Capitanía con el Comandante del Concordia

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Carlos Webber: La Historia detrás del Periodista

Carlos Webber habla por primera vez sobre su exilio de Chile tras el golpe de Estado de 1973. Nos relata el chileno, que tras 20 años en silencio decidió abrir sus puertas personales para contarnos la vida detrás del periodista.

NO al Gasoducto del Norte, NO a la Vía Verde

Notificada la renuncia del Lcdo. Juan Mari Brás al pleito de clase --

La viuda del Lcdo. Juan Mari Brás, Marta Bras Vilella ha solicitado que se excluya de la clase demandante al Lcdo. Juan Mari Brás.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Galenos proponen ideas para dirigir el Colegio de Médicos de Puerto Rico


Galenos proponen ideas para dirigir el Colegio de Médicos de Puerto Rico

Este domingo 25 de marzo los médicos del país participarán en el proceso de elegir su Junta de Directores. El grupo de médicos compuesto por Dr. Eduardo Ibarra, Dra. Norma Devarie, Dr. Baruch Caballero, Dr. Noel Amau, Dr. Víctor Marcial, Dr. José Fernández  y el Dr. Roberto Pérez han dado un paso hacia adelante para ser parte de una renovada  Junta de Directores. 

Comprendiendo la importancia del Colegio Médico como una Institución dirigida a fomentar el mejoramiento del ejercicio de la Medicina, aportar en el progreso de la Salud de todos los puertorriqueños, elevar y mantener la dignidad de la profesión y la necesidad de  proteger a todos los médicos colegiados; el grupo de médicos, en sintonía con lo anterior,  ha hecho pública una misiva, en la que resumen los pilares fundamentales y objetivos medulares de su futuro proyecto en el Colegio de Médicos.  

Las elecciones se llevarán a cabo el próximo domingo 25 de marzo, entre 8 am y 3 pm. Con el fin de facilitar la movilización de la mayor cantidad de electores, estarán en función diversos centros de votación que incluyen : San Juan: Sheraton Convention Center, Caguas: Angora Convention Center, Arecibo: La casa del Médico,  Mayagüez : La casa del Médico, Carolina: Edificio Legislatura Municipal y en Ponce: La Casa del Médico. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nuevas Puertas Para el Arte en Río Piedras


Nuevas Puertas Para el Arte en Río Piedras
Por: Cuerda Tensa

Decía Sigmund Freud que “La función del arte en la sociedad es edificar, reconstruirnos cuando estamos en peligro de derrumbe.” En sintonía con esto, se abren nuevas puertas para el arte y la cultura en Río Piedras.

Respondiendo a la escasez de espacios dedicados a la música, el baile y el teatro, nace el Taller Café Teatro en la ciudad universitaria. Taller Café Teatro aspira a ser un  nuevo vivero de la cultura destinado a crear nuevas plataformas artísticas en el casco del pueblo riopedrense.

Localizado en la calle Robles #55, el Taller abrirá sus puertas por primera vez el miércoles 25 de enero a las 8:00pm . Será una noche de bohemia libre de costo en donde participará el reconocido cantautor puertorriqueño Willy Rodríguez. Además,  Kianís Medina, Omar Silva y Quilombera .

La celebración inaugural continuará el jueves con  Perros de Pavlov y Circo de Jangueo con un costo de $6.00 en la entrada y se extenderá hasta el viernes con la presentación de la Orquesta PVC a un costo de $5.00 por persona. Para más información pueden accesar  su página de Facebook o contactarlos en eltallerriopiedras@gmail.com


  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Impactante conversación de Capitanía con el Comandante del Concordia

Impactante conversación de Capitanía con el Comandante del Concordia 
Por: Cuerda Tensa 

La conversación entre Francesco Schettino, comandante del recién naufragado Crucero Costa Concordia fue grabada. Se descubrió que Schettino abandonó la nave en pleno naufragio dejando atrás tanto a su tripulación como a miles de pasajeros. Esto mientras la capitanía de Livorno ordenaba enfurecidamente al comandante Schettino regresar a bordo. Entretanto el comandante de crucero Costa Concordia se negaba a regresar a bordo. Escucha aquí el impactante audio:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Evento de recaudación para "Who is Albizu?"


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Discurso de Steve Jobs "You've got to find what you love"



'You've got to find what you love,' 

tomado de : standford.edu 2005

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.
My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.
I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.
This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Estudiantes de Derecho se unen por la causa de la Justicia Social




Estudiantes de Derecho se unen por la causa de la justicia social
Por: Cuerda Tensa Puerto Rico   

En el 2010 un  grupo de estudiante de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana se organizó para integrarse con mayor ímpetu a las luchas sociales que se desatan hoy en el país. Con el objetivo específico de aportar a lograr mayor justicia social en Puerto Rico, decidieron fundar el Movimiento Pro Justicia Social(MPJS).  Desde el momento de su nacimiento han emprendido un camino de educación sobre los problemas más graves del país, como lo es la pobreza, que forma parte de la realidad de más 45%  de la población puertorriqueña (según el nivel federal de pobreza), la crisis de derechos humanos y civiles, los problemas de deficiencia de estructura económica productiva entre otros asuntos.

Uno de los objetivos principales del MPJS es desarrollar un plan de enlace entre estudiantes de Derecho y la sociedad en general mediante: cartas, conferencias, actividades sociales y presencia mediática. El MPJS  ha ofrecido  foros exitosos dirigidos a estudiantes de Derecho, con la participación de prominentes panelistas. Entre las actividades llevadas a cabo se encuentra, la colaboración en la campaña de derechos humanos a nivel isla llamada Somos Dignos;  la participación activa en la defensa del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, la denuncia del grave golpe a los derechos humanos y civiles contra estudiantes de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y el gasoducto o Tubo de la Muerte. A principios de este año llevaron a cabo el foro ¿Justicia Social para Qué? donde participaron José Luis “Pinchi” Méndez, Linda Colón Reyes y el Lcdo. Juan Santiago Nieves. De igual forma para crear una semilla de conciencia histórica tan necesitada, recientemente llevaron  a cabo la actividad de “La Verdad sobre el Grito de Lares” con la participación del Prof. Francisco Moscoso.  A temprana edad el MPJS fue reconocido por el representante del Congreso Federal, Luis Gutiérrez en un mensaje oficial por su labor en la campaña de Somos Dignos, entre otras cosas.

Ciertamente el Movimiento Pro Justicia Social nació como respuesta natural a los acontecimientos sociopolíticos que sufren los puertorriqueños. El MPJS y sus miembros están destinados a combatir el enajenamiento o la falta de esperanzas de cientos de estudiantes de Derecho y a su vez trabajar para forjar futuros abogados dirigidos a estimular el cambio social.

Para lograr recaudar fondos y continuar haciendo crecer el proyecto del MPJS se llevará a cabo el evento  Kantoé Conciencia con Mikie Rivera, cantautor puertorriqueño. Esta actividad será abierta al público y se llevará a cabo el martes 4 de octubre en Yuka barra y restaurante. La actividad ha tenido una gran acogida entre estudiantes miembros y no miembros  del MPJS que desean seguir marcando el rumbo de desarrollar más puertorriqueños comprometido a la causa de la justicia social.  Si desea más información de la actividad o  formar parte de los amigos auspiciadores de Kantoé Conciencia puede escribir a movimientoprojusticiasocial@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ACLU PUERTO RICO COMPARECE EN VISTAS DE NACIONES UNIDAS




ACLU PUERTO RICO COMPARECE EN VISTAS DE NACIONES UNIDAS
Por: Prensa ACLU Puerto Rico



En Febrero 2011, el Director de la  ACLU de Puerto Rico compareció ante las vistas de Naciones Unidas en Washington, D.C. para presentar el caso del corte de agua, por aproximadamente ocho meses,  contra  la comunidad Villas del Sol en Toa Baja.  Una violación a los derechos humanos al agua y sanidad.  Recordaran que dicho corte de agua se realizó en ocasión de dos epidemias, el dengue y la AH1N1. 

Luego de meses de intentos fallidos de dialogar, la ACLU y la Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Facultad de Derecho de la  “American University” radicó recurso legal ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en Washington, D.C.; esa misma noche el gobierno de Puerto Rico reconectó el servicio de agua.    

Igualmente, ante la Relatora se presentaron otras violaciones en diversas comunidades indigentes en EE.UU.  El informe recoge, en términos generales, las preocupaciones de la Relatora sobre el acceso al agua y reitera la  naturaleza del Agua como un Derecho Humano,  y le presenta a EE.UU. sus recomendaciones.

  
Videos sobre presentación ante las Naciones Unidas por la Relatora Catarina de Albuquerque.






VIDEO EN YOUTUBE at: http://youtu.be/l3P893QyeRM


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