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Rolando André López Torres is a writer based in Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is also a bookseller at Trident Booksellers in Boston. Instagram, @nocolornocontrast.

Demonstrators bang on pots and buckets as they march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
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Rolando André López Torres
A Puerto Rican manifestación, writes Rolando López Torres from San Juan, has an endless rhythm in its river of sound. It unleashes what we most hold dear: our values, our music and yes, our children.