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2) Calle 13 on Gun Violence

In “La Bala”, Residente starts off by personifying the bullet, showing the cold, feelingless nature of this object of destruction. He then goes on to philosophise about why there is so much gun violence, and how it could be stopped. … Continue reading

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1) Calle 13 on US Colonialism In Puerto Rico

Calle 13 have shown themselves to be supporters of Puerto Rican independence from the United States in a number of their songs, expressing pride in their Latin-American identities. Residente’s lyrics in ‘Querido FBI’ (Dear FBI) express anger at US interference … Continue reading

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¡Viva Calle 13!

Hero worshipping can take away our own feelings of responsibility or personal worth, so it’s important never to place others up on a pedestal as if they were some sort of untouchable. All humans are fallible, though degrees of fallibility … Continue reading

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