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  Vega, Ana Lydia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ana Lydia Vega was born in Santurce, part of greater San Juan, Puerto Rico, but a sector which is a mixture of middle and working-class families shared by fls, mulattos and whites.
Vega’s literary world is filled with sounds and people, a reflection of her urban upbringing on the streets of Santurce where her playground was the sidewalks and hallways, and where buses and públicos took you everywhere.
Vega is perhaps the only Caribbean writer who can write knowingly on the entire Caribbean region with her immersion on the languages and cultures of the hispano, franco, and anglophone Caribbean.
www.hope.edu /latinamerican/Vega.html   (924 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Man is denied bail in July fatal beating
Vega, a disabled Marine veteran, was found near the corner of Salem and Stillman streets at 4:20 a.m.
Vega was found bludgeoned to death a few blocks from the senior citizens apartment complex on Fulton Street.
She and Vega's former wife, Regina Vidal of Roslindale, have said police told them Vega's death appeared to be the result of random violence.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/10/04/man_is_denied_bail_in_july_fatal_beating   (370 words)

 Vista candidate drops out, leaving 7 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Vega said he will use vacation time from his job as business development director for Rancho del Oro Towing to visit his mother soon in the Bronx in New York.
Vega said he also would work more with his daughter on improving her softball skills now that she plays for the Vista Stampede, a traveling team.
Vega, a Latino mayoral candidate in 2002 who drew 5 percent of the vote, was one of three Latinos competing for the two council seats.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040922/news_1mi22vega.html   (318 words)

 Robin Crews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Es hija de un dueño de un almacén y de una maestra.
Cuando el senador trata de escapar de una muchedumbre de manifestantes (protestando contra la silla eléctrica que acaba de llegar de Washington, D.C.), él ve a una chica que se describe como ‘trigueña’ y la invita a subir al coche.
De camino hacia su casa, él salva a un grupo de esclavos del fuego mientras que los dueños ricos y blancos perecen en su mansión.
studentweb.ncf.edu /robin.crews   (1871 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive
Former Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado and swimming Olympian Eric Buhain felt majority of the Filipino athletes are now ready and in high spirits with still over two months to go before the 23rd edition of the SEA Games unwraps November 27 with ceremonies at the Luneta Grandstand.
Buhain and de Vega-Mercado were among the judges during the University Athletics Association of the Philippines’ cheering competition at the Araneta Coliseum Saturday afternoon as part of their roles as sports ambassadors of the coming biennial meet, which ends December 5.
De Vega-Mercado said sports officials had done everything to ensure that the athletes’ needs—equipment, vitamins and resources for training abroad—will be given on time.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=16638   (1207 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Contemporary Puerto Rican author Ana Lydia Vega has dedicated most of her literary production to the complexities and cultural debates of writing in "Puerto Rican." Some of her most renowned works are short story collections, such as Encancaranublado (1983), Vírgenes y Mártires (1983; co-authored by Carmen Lugo Filippi), and Falsas Crónicas del Sur (1991).
However, as a continuation of the themes presented in her previous collections, Vega underscores the contradictions that nationalism represents as to what the role of the engaged writer should be in the mission of cultural reaffirmation.
Vega oscillates between the celebration of the popular and the critique of the socio-cultural dilemmas of Puerto Rican society.
www.smallbytes.net /~bobkat/vega.html   (656 words)

Ana Lydia Vega's short story True and False Romances emphasizes the existence of these opposed entities while at the same time refuses to locate the narrative on either side.
But it seems to me that while Ana Lydia Vega may acknowledge these dichotomies between real and imagined, she is also creating a narrative whose very structure and plot is irrelevant in any such debate.
I think that Ana Lydia Vega shows the possibilities of a new endowment of authenticity through her very provocative and political short stories.
www.haverford.edu /span/spanish/Docs/analydia.html   (2060 words)

 Lydia's Long Road ... - Dec. 14, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
ONCE touted as Asia's fastest woman, Lydia de Vega, SIM's cover subject for August 16, 1987, brought honor and glory to the Philippines when she became the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals for the 100-meter dash in the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, Korea, where she beat her archrival, India's P.T. Usha.
But while her on-track exploits were the stuff of headlines and victory, Lydia has seen her share of loss as well.
Through her marriage to engineer Paul Mercado, Lydia had four kids, whom she called her "most precious medals." In February 2001, Lydia's son, John Michael, then 4, died in a tragic road accident.
www.inq7.net /mag/2003/dec/14/text/mag_6-1-p.htm   (179 words)

 Postcolonial Encounters and the Caribbean Diaspora: Encancaranublado by Ana Lydia Vega
In her story "Encancaranublado,"4 Ana Lydia Vega uses this postcolonial encounter to reflect on the cultural identities of the Caribbean.
As an author, the multilinguism of Ana Lydia Vega allows her to situate herself in the different linguistic and cultural perspectives of the four Caribbean characters and the North American official.
The reference to the North American as an ungrateful son, to the absence of the mother tongue, and to the absence of the mother tongue and tenderness, constitute an image of exile and the cold personal relationships facing poor Caribbean immigrants in the United States.
lamar.colostate.edu /~fvalerio/PostcolonialEncounters2.html   (3192 words)

 :: Malaya - The National Newspaper ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
IT was a scene untypical of Lydia de Vega Mercado, the former Asian athletics queen and the Asian and Southeast Asian Games champion.
Yesterday, De Vega-Mercado sat on the stands watching her daughter Stephanie join the La Salle teams parade through the UP gym in Diliman in the opening ceremonies of the UAAP Season 67 volleyball tournament.
De Vega Mercado said she does not impose much on her daughter when it comes to sports.
www.malaya.com.ph /jul18/spor4.htm   (333 words)

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