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        Bernardo Vega

        After the Spanish-American War, Puerto Ricans are in political limbo for over ten years - not fully American but not independent either. U.S. citizenship is granted to all people of the island in 1917 though without the rights of full political representation. Many Puerto Ricans take advantage of the new ability to move about the U.S., including a young Bernardo Vega. Their aspirations for coming to New York differ from the outcomes and a burgeoning community continues to grow in the Big Apple. 

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