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They met in San Juan and settled in Vieques in the s. Connelly first came to Vieques in at the age of 18 in the US Marines as a "trained killer. I came to invade the place--shoot it up. He met Pagan, who was a lounge singer in an after-hours club. Pagan remembered:. I was singing at Gatsby's, a chic supper club and slummin' at Al's little club after hours and fell in love [deep voice] with Charlie of the glorious blue eyes And we sang together [she laughs]. And then I went off to the States.

And that's the short version of the book. And then he brought me to Vieques I'd never been here He took me out of the plastic bedlam of San Juan and put me to scale fish Connelly and Pagan traveled to Spain and Morocco before settling on Vieques Island, where they raised five children. He ran the island's only bilingual newspaper, The Vieques Times, for 18 years.

He wrote and translated most of the stories, developing an insider's perspective on island politics and society. She wrote a column, "The Gypsy Woman," in which she dispensed advice and new age reflections. She also founded and ran TAINA, a woman's pottery cooperative, to promote arts in the community, especially to work with children, and was one of the founders of the Vieques Conservation and Historic Trust. Pagan became active in the struggle to stop the Navy's bombing of Vieques, and was arrested for civil disobedience in She remains active in efforts to address the islanders' health crisis.

Since he has stopped publishing the The Vieques Times, Connelly passes most of his days half-dressed in a sarong, reading and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes at a long wooden table in their home. A constant stream of visitors and grandchildren, darting sparrows and cats, pass through their open doors and windows.

Author: Katherine T. Date: Fall Document Type: Interview. Length: 5, words. Access from your library This is a preview. Get the full text through your school or public library. Accessed 4 June

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Usmail: Pedro Juan Soto's classic Vieques novel: an interview with Charlie Connelly and Myrna Pagan

They met in San Juan and settled in Vieques in the s. Connelly first came to Vieques in at the age of 18 in the US Marines as a "trained killer. I came to invade the place--shoot it up. He met Pagan, who was a lounge singer in an after-hours club. Pagan remembered:. I was singing at Gatsby's, a chic supper club and slummin' at Al's little club after hours and fell in love [deep voice] with Charlie of the glorious blue eyes

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