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Since 1973, IBA has sponsored the annual Festival Betances in the
Villa Victoria neighborhood of Boston. This event is both a commemoration
of the Villa Victoria community’s struggle to preserve their
neighborhood and a celebration of the cultural wealth of Puerto
Rico and Latin America. Organizers of the event acknowledge the
difficulty of keeping Latin American identity and culture alive
and seek to make the festival an event in which families, youth,
and elders may celebrate their culture with pride. From the
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records.
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