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This collection includes academic and creative works produced by UPRM students apart from theses, dissertations, and project reports submitted for graduate degrees. These may include textual documents (articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, etc.), conference presentations, research posters, and other products such as maps, graphics, or computer code. Works in this collection may or may not be produced as part of a class. To learn more about what works can be submitted to this collection, visit


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    Oral history interview with Osvaldo Ríos Fernández, November 6, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-11-06) Ríos Fernández, Osvaldo (Narrator) ; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Alejandro (Interviewer) ; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
    In dark times in Puerto Rico a hopeful generation awakes in search for a better future in the next generations. In this interview Osvaldo talks about his point of view of Puerto Rico current political situation and how we are managing it. Since the 2019 protest he tells us many things are changing and that people are waking up from a eternal sleep and its time to make a change ourselves.
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    Oral history interview with anonymous narrator, April 19, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-19) Anonymous (Narrator) ; Torres Santos, Alondra Paola (Interviewer)
    The interview addresses the narrator's childhood and teenage years. The narrator's grandmother and family were key points to the story. In the interview there were a lot of critic to the government. There were emotions that resurfaced and childhood memories that stood out.
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    Oral history interview with Blanca, April 14, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-14) Blanca (Narrator) ; Rosario Portillo, Joelys Marie (Interviewer)
    The narrator is called Blanca. This 58-year-old woman has been through difficult times, and yet she is always willing to help people. Through her employment as a food attendant with the Head Start Program, she had the opportunity to meet many people whom she had the pleasure of helping by providing delicious food and much more. This interview spans from the lady's childhood to her time working at Head Start, as her upbringing influenced the quality of person she became. There should be more employees with the initiative that Blanca has to observe what happens to the people she works with and be able to notify the organization to help those people.
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    Oral history interview with Juan Antonio Vélez Feneque, April 17, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-17) Vélez Feneque, Juan Antonio (Narrator) ; Chaparro Vélez, Glerysbeth Alanis (Interviewer)
    Juan Vélez Feneque, also known as Tony, was born and raised in Rincón, Puerto Rico. He was an orphan and the youngest of all his siblings. During the mid-1900, Juan Velez decided to migrate to the United States as a way to help his mother make ends meet. Living in "The City That Never Sleeps" can come with its ups and downs. There were instances where Tony found himself lost while traveling on public transportation, as well as overcoming difficult obstacles, such as searching for a job at the age of sixteen while still learning English. Throughout this journey he experienced many social injustices such as racism and discrimination. As a minority, he had to witness countless gang fights that have impacted life in many ways. He used them as a learning experience as a way to achieve the American dream.
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    Oral history interview with Lydia Rivera González, April 30, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-30) Rivera González, Lydia (Narrator) ; Pérez Rivera, Brian (Interviewer)
    The narrator is Lydia Gonzalez Rivera, she has 68 years and has lived in diferent places and has a strong ties to her church. This interview addresses her childhood, aswell as her youth in her search for jobs and the safety for living and food, aswell as her difficulties during the hurricane and how she helped others afterward. Her life experiences fit on those people that needed to go out and be able to help others becasue of the slow help of the government. She and others, part of the organization Caritas, send food, water and coupons to help people regain somewhat, of what was ultimately lost.