July

Salsa anyone?

Ricardo Lemvo performed Congolese soukous, rumba, Cuban son and salsa at the 11th annual Chicago SummerDance in the city’s downtown, June 28. Lemvo, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, moved to Los Angeles at age 15 to live with his father and pursue his studies.

Puerto Rico remains a colony, panel says

The colonial status of Puerto Rico is once again coming up for review by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN’s Special Decolonization Committee placed the issue on the larger body’s agenda by unanimously adopting a resolution June 14. The resolution was sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela.