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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)

 87.01.09: Rosario Ferré: Una cuentista puertorriquéna contemporánea (A Contemporary Puerto Rican Storyteller)
Vega belongs to a new group of writers in Puerto Rico; there are thirteen stories in this edition and a short biography on the author.
Luego de examinar a la t’a se sentaba en la sala recostando su silueta de papel dentro de un marco ovalado, a la vez que le entregaba a la menor el mismo ramo de siemprevivas moradas.
Cuando los pacientes de su marido, colgados de collares, plumachos y bastones, se acomodaban cerca de ella removiendo los rollos de sus carnes satisfechas con un alboroto de monedas, percib’an a su alrededor un perfume particular que les hac’a recordar involuntariamente la lenta supuración de una guanábana.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1987/1/87.01.09.x.html   (7871 words)

 MILO - The Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lydia de Vega is enshrined in the hearts and minds of Filipinos as Asia’s fastest female runner.
To their relief, Lydia proved them wrong by turning her loss into a source of even stronger motivation.
Kailangan lang talaga eh yung mag-ensayo o practice.” Recognizing her passion and talent for the sport, Lydia’s father, from that time onward, took on the role of her coach, while the rest of the de Vega family stood at the stands and showed their support every which way.
www.nestle.com.ph /milo/athletes/lydia.htm   (512 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | SPORTS > Loyzaga, Mumar, Diay enshrined in PSA Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Loyzaga, Mumar, De Vega-Mercado and Sulaiman are the latest batch of former greats to be inducted by the PSA to the Hall of Fame—an award the body institutionalized beginning 2003.
Over at the track, de Vega was the undisputed darling of the crowd, her colorful yet controversial career the subject of stories in major sports pages during her time.
Named PSA Athlete of the Year in 1981, 86 and 87, the 40-year old de Vega has branched out to other fields since hanging her sneakers.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2005/jan/03/yehey/sports/20050103spo1.html   (745 words)

 NCCA TIPONG PINOY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Tulad nina Mona Sulaiman at Lydia de Vega, Flash Elorde at Manny Pacquiao na di man sa Olympics nagwagi ay malaking karangalan din ang naidulot sa bansa.
Sulaiman declined because of deeply held religious beliefs and soon faded into the woodwork.Quietly, in November 2000, she hurled the discus for us in the 55+ age bracket of the 11th Asian Veterans Athletics Championship in Bangalore, India.
Lumaban si De Vega sa two Olympiads, Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988.
www.ncca.gov.ph /culture&arts/tipong_pinoy/tipong_pinoy_p2n2.htm   (722 words)

 MILO - The Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Being an advocate of healthy living, Lydia recognizes the importance of breakfast in her family’s daily life.
She sees to it that they partake of a substantial first meal, since this supplies them with the sustenance to last them throughout the day.
Now fortified with Actigen-E, MILO gives Lydia all the more reason why it should be part of her family’s breakfast menu.
www.nestle.com.ph /milo/athletes/lydia02.htm   (158 words)

 Welcome to VEGA Inn & Gardens.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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Our reading of texts by authors such as Lope de Vega, Calderón, Tirso de Molina, Quevedo, Góngora, Cervantes, and María de Zayas will be focused around a particular question or series of questions as they were explored in the literature across the Golden Age.
Novellas, lyrical poems, satirical works, and moral treatises will be considered in the framework of the intellectual and spiritual currents of the time, with particular emphasis placed on the transition from a secular humanist vision characteristic of the Renaissance to the doctrinal orthodoxy of the Baroque.
Using the work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the first American feminist, as a point of departure, we will examine a variety of literary genre and problems women have faced throughout their literary history.
academic.reed.edu /spanish/courses.html   (2430 words)

 Borges - Andrew Hurley's "The Zahir and I"
That damned Sangre de Toro, I told myself, for I was but a freelancer and could afford no better.
And yet the mysterious fever persisted, through days clouded by the mists that rose from intricate labyrinths of stone and brick and incorporeal metaphysics and through nights peopled by the minotaurs and kings and lions that inhabited them.
A scattered dynasty of recluses, the translators of Jorge Luis Borges in prose, poetry, and fiction, in every language in which books may be sold in sufficient numbers to justify the printing costs, has changed the face of the earth – and their dark work continues.
www.themodernword.com /borges/Zahir_and_I.html   (1305 words)

 CWSI Archival Video Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ana Lydia Vega reads an excerpt from a humorous essay on "Nuyuricans": the Puerto Rican/US identity from the point of view of a Puerto Rican Islander.
Ana Lydia Vega speaks about her writing career, Puerto Rican oral poetry (the tradition of the decima), and her reception as a "feminist icon" after the publication of her first book.
Vega explains that the government does not support Puerto Rican literature because it is mostly a dissident literature.
scholar.library.miami.edu /cls/yearDisplay.php?year=1995   (3519 words)

 PSA inducts four more greats to Hall of Fame - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Loyzaga, Mumar, De Vega-Mercado and Sulaiman are the latest batch of former greats to be inducted by the PSA to the Hall of Fame, an award the body institutionalized last year.
Over at the track, De Vega was the undisputed darling of the crowd, her colorful yet controversial career the subject of passionate stories in major sports pages during her time.
But what really defined her career as one of the greatest Filipino athletes of all time was her claim to being Asia's fastest woman, a feat she established by winning back-to-back the century dash gold during the 1982 (New Delhi) and 1986 (Seoul) Asian Games.
news.inq7.net /sports/index.php?index=1&story_id=23067   (847 words)

 :: Malaya - The National Newspaper ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Former Asian track queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado and swimming champion Eric Buhain felt majority of Filipino athletes are now ready and in high spirits with still two months to go before the 23
They’re in high spirits and their performances in recent international meets are an indication of their readiness," said Buhain, the former PSC chairman who now heads the Games and Amusements Board.
De Vega-Mercado for her part, said sports officials had done everything to ensure the athletes’ needs—from equipment, vitamins and resources for training abroad— ill be given on time.
www.malaya.com.ph /sep19/spor4.htm   (328 words)

 Manila Bulletin: 'After B'Pinoy, what's next?'; Lydia de Vega-Mercado asks:.(Sports)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Manila Bulletin: 'After B'Pinoy, what's next?'; Lydia de Vega-Mercado asks:.(Sports)@ HighBeam Research
But on Tuesday, no less than Asias former track queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado raised the big question as to what the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) intends to do about the so-called products of this multi-million pesos fun games.
De Vega-Mercado, in an interview with the Bulletin during a short break from her chores as announcer and awards given in track and field at the Palawan Sports...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:94845445&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (211 words)

 SEA GAMES XXI: A Quest for Glory
Back home, Lydia de Vega-Mercado is still trying to learn the ropes as Meycauyan’s leading councilor.
This is a recognition of all of my efforts to become part of SEA Games history," De Vega said.
De Vega-Mercado has since entered politics, serving Meycauayan town as its most endeared councilor.
www.inq7.net /specials/seag/topstories/20010910/sea_5-1.htm   (325 words)

 YEHEY!Tabloids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The story, written by Abet Raz and megged by Argel Joseph, will show Lydia’s rise as an international track and field champion and the rigorous training she underwent with her father, Tatang de Vega.
Today, Lydia has turned to farming and is happy leading a quieter life with her husband and two kids in Bulacan.
Meanwhile, co-starring with Princess (as Lydia) in "Magpakailanman" are Dante Rivero (as Tatang), Alicia Alonzo (as Nanay de Vega) and Allan Paule (as Lydia’s engineer-husband).
tabloids.yehey.com /tabloids3.asp?categ=18&id=13826   (999 words)

 UNISSIST Reading List (Santiago before 1999)
Nota: a menudo las obras que estudiamos han sido publicadas por más de una editorial.
En general recomendamos el uso de ediciones anotadas, ya que las notas pueden ser más útiles para entender el texto, especialmente si leemos solos.
Pablo Neruda, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción...
www.uni.edu /modlangs/spanish/UNISSISTSantiago99.shtml   (407 words)

 José Luis González
En la década de los 40 y 50 participa activamente en la renovación de la literatura puertorriqueña.
Los temas principales de sus obras viran en torno a la justicia social y los derechos del proletario frente a la sociedad capitalista.
Sus restos se trasladaron a Puerto Rico y en un acto académico celebrado en la rotonda de la torre de la Universidad de Puerto Rico la intelectualidad del país le rindió un sentido homenaje.
www.proyectosalonhogar.com /escritores/JoseLGonzalez.htm   (456 words)

 Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Trackster Lydia de Vega, a native of Bulacan province, was once considered the fastest woman in Asia.
As Asia's sprint queen, she was the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the 100-meter dash in the Asian Games in 1986, when she beat a field led by her archrival, India's P.T. Usha, in Seoul.
He was responsible for steering the fabled Philippine team to third place honors in the World Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 5, 1954.
www.visayanet.com /SPORTS/sports.htm   (1988 words)

 Indiainfo.com -> News -> Spotlight -> Busan Asian Games -> Nostalgia: Usha to meet Filipino di Vega at Busan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Busan: It would be a nostalgic moment for India's sprint queen P T Usha and Lydia di Vega of the Philippines when the two great athletes come face to face at the Asian Games after a long gap of 16 years.
Usha, who won a total of four gold medals and seven silver medals in four Asian Games from 1982-94, will arrive here with the Indian athletic team as an observer of Amateur Athletic Federation of India while the Filipino is part of a broadcasting team.
The showdown between the two athletes occurred in the 1986 Seoul Asiad when di Vega beat Usha to win the women's 100 metres.
newsarchives.indiainfo.com /spotlight/asiad/01ptusha.html   (279 words)

 Humor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The humor spectrum ranges from light (Esquivel, Mastretta, Allende), to loud and explosive (Vega, Valdés, Shúa), to witty and ironic (Valenzuela, Angel, Mosca), to mordant and farcical (Gorodischer, Borinsky, Ferré), but the comic intention is unmistakeable.
According to Rosario Castellanos, the Mexican writer, poet and journalist who discovered that she could write the most acerbic of social critiques if she couched these in self-deprecating comic irony, humor can be both shield and weapon for women writers.
A number of these writers (notably L. Valenzuela and A. Vega) rely heavily on word play and language games a major source of their humor.
www.hope.edu /latinamerican/humor.html   (1041 words)

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