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Ancestry Results Can Now Identify DNA From The Indigenous People of Puerto Rico (The Taino)

The recent update to AncestryDNA results now lists a percentage for the indigenous people of Puerto Rico, historically also known as the Taino. This is truly incredible news. I, as well as many of my fellow Puerto Ricans, have always … Continue reading

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My UPDATED Puerto Rican DNA Results

My blog post from earlier in 2018 revealing my Puerto Rican DNA results, is now outdated thanks to new data from AncestryDNA. My DNA is the same, however, the interpretation has changed. The juggernaut genealogy company updated its algorithms a … Continue reading

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My Puerto Rican DNA Results

As a Puerto Rican, I have known for decades that my ethnic makeup consisted of a mix of Spanish, Taino, and African ancestry. However, I did not know the actual makeup of my Puerto Rican blood until now. In December … Continue reading

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“We’re suffering” – My Mom’s Scream For Help in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

This morning I finally spoke with my mom, Lydia, in the Boqueron section of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The last time I heard my mom’s voice was before Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Almost two weeks after the hurricane, food … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Borough President’s 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration

Thanks to my good friend Farid Ali, co-owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, I had the opportunity to attend the Brooklyn Borough President’s 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna hosted an … Continue reading

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