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  • puerto rico - 2170 Words
    Damaris Correa Puerto Rico The history of Puerto Rico starts when Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico in 1493. He instantly called the island San Juan Bautista , but thanks to the gold in the river, it was soon known as Puerto Rico, or "rich port;" and the capital city took the name San Juan. Soon, Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony on its way to becoming an important military outpost....
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  • Puerto rico - 271 Words
    Bethany English IV College Readiness 11 Dec 2013 Puerto Rico becoming a State Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory for 115 years, yet Puerto Ricans remain second-class citizens. If it becomes a state, Puerto Ricans will no longer be exempt from Federal income tax and even more people will be forced on to the public’s benefits paid by the government. There are some positive truths to look at also, as journalist Catherine Lozada points out: “Puerto Rico costs the U.S. over $22 billion a...
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  • Puerto Rico - 279 Words
    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, to me, is the greatest island on earth. (topic sentence) I was born on the island on a hot August morning in 1975. (supporting sentence) Born a sibling to an older brother, sister and two hard working parents. (supporting sentence) San Juan was the birth city, which also happens to be the island’s capital city. A city that stood out, like a stallion among mules, (metaphor) and like a shooting star in the sky. (metaphor)(closing) By far, the greatest island on earth....
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  • Puerto Rico - 1269 Words
    Puerto Rico LOCATION Puerto Rico, an island situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, lies just east of the Dominican Republic. With an area of 9,104 square kilometers (3,515 square miles), Puerto Rico is almost 3 times the size of the state of Rhode Island. As an island commonwealth with a coastline of 501 kilometers (311 miles), Puerto Rico shares no borders with other nations. San Juan, the capital, is located on the northeastern shore of the main island; there are...
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  • Puerto Rico - 399 Words
    Country Fact Page: Puerto Rico Official Country Name: Puerto Rico Location: North America- Puerto Rico is an island meaning no countries border it. Countries close would be the Dominican Republic to the west, US Virgin Islands to the east, Venezuela to the south(across the Caribbean Sea), and the US to the north. Capital: San Juan Size of Puerto Rico Compared To A State: Roughly 3 times bigger than Rhode Island President (Puerto Rico is territory of USA. There is no president just for...
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  • Puerto Rico - 41246 Words
    Puerto Rico All information was compiled from listed websites, CruiseCritic.com members, travel guides, cruise magazines and a variety of friends and sources. Please remember to check the accuracy of this information yourself before using it to finalize your vital cruise plans. Thanks to all! San Juan Check out the maps on the last few pages! San Juan & Puerto Rico Open bookmarks (icon on the left) to move directly to the following sections: Helpful Websites Overview Old San...
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  • Higher Education in Puerto Rico
    Amanda Morris Consumer Behavior 10 December 2012 Higher Education in Puerto Rico Amanda Morris Consumer Behavior 10 December 2012 Higher Education in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is an interesting country when looking in comparison with the United States. They have been largely influenced by the US in culture, economics, and education. Because they have had aspirations of becoming the 51st state, they have historically tried to mainstream their culture in tandem with cultural...
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  • Puerto Rico Independence? - 1560 Words
    To argue on Puerto Rican Independence, Commonwealth, or Statehood, we must first learn of the history of Puerto Rico. Growing up I was very ignorant about Puerto Rico. It wasn't till I was in the Navy and got stationed in Puerto Rico did I really find out the small Caribbean island. Although Puerto Rico has an extensive history, I will only give a brief synopsis of it: In November 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Puerto Rico for the country of Spain. It remained a...
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  • A Brief History of Puerto Rico
    A Brief History of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island directly in the path of trade winds. These tropical conditions account for its tropical rain forest and tropical wet and dry climates. There is little difference from season to season in the energy received by the sun, and being near the equator the length of the day remains fairly constant throughout the year. Puerto Rico is composed of one large island and several small islands. It is bordered on the north by the...
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  • Homicide in Puerto Rico - 3345 Words
    Sheila M. Kiger SOC-291 Sept. 2011 Homicide in Puerto Rico Table of Contents Abstract 3 History 4 Comparison of violent crime in Puerto Rico and the mainland 5 Comparison of Homicide Rates Between Puerto Rico...
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  • Puerto Rico and Okinawa - 1422 Words
    HIST 110 Essay Assignment Misfortune Islands on the Sea What comes to your mind when you hear the words with colony, merger, and invasion? These words are related to a sad part of history in the past. Puerto Rico and Okinawa are two islands experience the sad part of history. Not only those two countries, but there were many other countries that were taken control ever by another. My country, Korea, also had been occupied by Japan for 35 years, so that my opinion about Okinawa and the...
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  • Compare and Contrast on Puerto Rico
    Alex Muniz 1A 3/11 The first thing that comes to mind when a person hears Puerto Rico is "tropical paradise" (Mumford!). What most people don't know is that Puerto Rico is an under developed U.S. commonwealth, and that like most places, it has very unfortunate locations. I believe that Puerto Rico unlike the U.S. has a lot of advancements to make, and that it should become a state. The first thing that should change is the school system. A public school system in the U.S. is currently...
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  • Tourism in Puerto Rico - 376 Words
    Tourism in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico has many places to go to visit some are: beaches, hotels, museums, and restaurants. A place very visited is the most famous cave, the Rio Camuy Cave Park. It is the island show cave. The old San Juan history and tenancy may be the best reason for visiting. Today the city vibrates as a center of art, architecture, culture, shopping and fun. You can spend days just visiting its museums, churches, art galleries, parks and plazas. Visit for a hiking in the...
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  • Imports and exports of Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico Capital City – San Juan. Official language – Spanish & English. Location – Caribbean. Climate - Average temperatures year round between 80 °F and 70 °F (26.7 °C - 21.1 °C). Currency - United States Dollar (USD) $. Population - 3,620,897 (July 2014). Nationality - Puerto Rican. Primary ethnicity – Hispanic. Total area - 3,515 sq. mi (9,104 sq. km). Main import - chemicals, machinery, equipment, clothing, food, and petroleum products. Main export - chemicals, electronics,...
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  • Superstitions and Etiquette in Puerto Rico
    Superstitions and Etiquette in Puerto Rico University of Phoenix Week Two Superstitions and Etiquette in Puerto Rico Description of Topic Puerto Rico is the neighbor to the south of Florida. There is a growing population of Puerto Ricans in the United States. There is also a large United States interest in Puerto Rico. It is important to understand the culture of our neighbor should the United States wish to continue a positive relationship as well as globalization. Understanding...
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  • PUERTO RICO STATEHOOD - 9341 Words
    T he Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a political and economic anachronism. Twenty-five years ago the establishment of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was the official U.S. response to the worldwide process of decolonization. It was the "showcase of democracy" for colonial peoples and underdeveloped countries, the U.S. model of how a country could pull itself out of poverty "by its own bootstraps" through an intimate political and economic relationship with the United States. By 1977, the...
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  • Puerto Rico Statehood - 2984 Words
    Puerto Rico Statehood Composition 2 (11 am) Decmeber-02-2010 Formal Outline Topic: Puerto Rico Statehood Purpose: To encourage the US and Puerto Rican government to for more interest for Puerto Rico statehood. Thesis: As an American I feel our government needs to make more progress, and give more encouragement to Puerto Rico to become a state though education, and social learning. Introduction: Body: I Economics: A: Underemployment B: Taxes Incentives C: Effects on the...
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  • Brain Drain in Puerto Rico
    PUERTO RICO BRAIN DRAIN CRISIS DANIEL VILLAFANE BUSN 5000 WEBSTER UNIVERSITY Abstract Brain drain refers to the large-scale emigration of a large group of talented, skilled and knowledgeable individuals. This situation is also commonly referred to as “human capital flight.” Globally, some generals factors contribute to this situation. Puerto Rico has his own distinctive factors. Puerto Rico has a special relation, and a unique political status with United States that make it...
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  • Walmart Case - Puerto Rico
    Final Case Report: Walmart Puerto Rico Sergio Adrián Ayllón Espinoza Marcia Zarella Sanchez Aguirre Richard Madge Medina Michael Yábar Paredes 1. One of the major criticisms of Walmart is that the organization causes problems for local communities, how should Walmart combat this negative publicity? Actually as Walmart is making efforts to reduce imports in order to benefit local communities they should benefit from that negative publicity creating a new campaign claiming that when you buy...
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  • Puerto Rico Perfect for Vacations
    Puerto Rico the perfect paradise to visit Puerto Rico is the favorite destination on the Caribbean simply because it is the most diverse island with a range of attractions and sightseeing spots in every corner of the island. Puerto Rico is a gorgeous, sunny island of many different colors. It has green trees, fields and forests, brown hills, and white, sandy beaches. Puerto Rico is famous for its beautiful beaches, warmhearted people, and delicious foods. In fact, “Borinque” is also known to...
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  • Research Paper Puerto Rico
    Juan David Vivas Professor Holt ENC – 1102 Honors English Final Research Paper La ficción y la realidad en Seva "Seva: History of the first U.S. invasion of the island of Puerto Rico that took place in May 1898," is a story written by Dr. Luis López Nieves that defies the boundaries of truth and fiction. This story was published on December 23, 1983 in the supplement of the newspaper “Red Clarity”. A story that was able to leave a legacy behind. This legacy created an atmosphere...
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  • Accounting Laws in Puerto Rico
    To: XYZ From: ABC Date: 30th October 2010 Subject: Accounting Laws in Puerto Rico It is necessary for all persons, who want to establish a business in Puerto Rico that they make a request to the directors. It is important that all relevant certificates are acquired by the business such as, certificate from departments of treasury, labor and human resources, state insurance fund and municipal revenues collection center etc. (Michele’s Legal Resources, 2010). Some business are...
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  • Puerto Rico essay - 1752 Words
    Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico in 1493, naming it San Juan Bautista. The Taínos, the native people, called the island Boriquén Tierra del alto señor ("Land of the Noble Lord"). In 1508, the Spanish granted settlement rights to Juan Ponce de León, who established a settlement at Caparra and became the first governor. It was renamed Puerto Rico ("Rich Port") for its harbor, among the world's best natural bays. The two names were switched over the centuries: the island became Puerto...
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  • History of puerto rico a panorama of its people
    History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of its People abdell samra The writer Fernando Pico mostly concentrated on the history of Middle Ages during his university career. But he dedicated his writing career to write about Puerto Rico`s social life. He has a lot of writings about Puerto Rico`s social life. He basically wrote everything about Puerto Rico`s social life from slaves, coffee and colonial officials and even about Students, prisoners, protesters and yet more type of people are...
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  • Spanish 1 Puerto Rico Paper
    K’La Thomas 1-5-15 Spanish 1 Puerto Rico The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan, the most populous municipality in Puerto Rico with a population of 2 million. The city was founded in 1508, by Juan Ponce de Leon. It is also Puerto Rico’s main part of entry and has one of the best harbors in the Caribbean. The major cities are Ponce, Caguas, Mayaguez, Bayamon, Carolina, Arecibo, Guaynabo, Cayey, Aguadilla, and Fajardo. The climate there is Tropical Marine. Puerto Rico enjoys year round summer...
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  • Barack Obama Visit Puerto Rico
    Barack Obama visit Puerto Rico Obama visited Puerto Rico, there was something like the premier of a movie, it was on every news. There was about a thousand special guests and one of them was the singer and actor Marc Anthony.Obama seemed more interested in talking to Marc Anthony, who he allegedly invited to accompany him on his arrival in San Juan. So it was evident that the President was more happy to talk to him than talk about the colonial problems and criminality. Its seems that everything...
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  • Descriptive- Puerto Rico - How to Atract People
    Descriptive- Puerto Rico - how to atract people Puerto Rico, the island of enchanting wonders and Caribbean delights. The island possesses certain qualities that make it one of the most spectacular getaways for any vacation seeker. The moment any person sets foot on this beautiful isle the most noticeable experience is the wave of fresh Caribbean air, and if their lucky, the smell of one of the most popular beaches near the Luis Muñoz Marin airport, El Balneario. Tourist can get a sense...
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  • Compare and Contrast: Puerto Rico vs United States
    Are there differences between living in Puerto Rico and living in the United States? I believe that there are big differences. I came to the United States when I was five years old. I then moved to Philadelphia for one year, lived in Georgia for six years, and now I am currently living in Maryland. I always go back to Puerto Rico to visit my family. I love it there. I like living in the United States but there are many things that differ such as the location itself, people and the schools....
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  • Span and Puerto Rico Cultural Similarities and Differences Presentation
    Span and Puerto Rico Cultural Similarities and Differences presentation Span 101 This presentation will explain the differences and similarities, if any, in the countries of Spain and Puerto Rico’s. The presentation will show the differences and similarities between the two countries arts, culture, and economic environment. The presentation will show how both countries have a assimilation of cultural and distinctiveness. Even though both countries have similarities and differences, they both...
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  • Folk Instruments of Puerto Rico: Their Origins, Roots and Influence in Puerto Rican Culture
    Westminster Choir College of Rider University Princeton, NJ FOLK INSTRUMENTS OF PUERTO RICO: THEIR ORIGINS, ROOTS AND INFLUENCE IN PUERTO RICAN CULTURE Luis F. Rodríguez MH 631 - Introduction to Musicology Prof. Mirchandani 12/19/2001 CONTENTS: Introduction 3 Historical Background 3 Musical Genres 4 Musical Instruments Taíno Heritage 6 African Heritage 8 Plucked String Instruments (“Spanish...
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  • Compare and Contrast Essay_Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
    Compare and Contrast Essay Sister Islands Many people who have traveled to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic would talk about the beautiful sites, clear blue beaches and savory foods. For those who may not be familiar, both Islands may seem very similar; however, they are very different. In this essay, I will go over a few of the similarities and difference from each Island. The Dominican Republic is its own independent country located in the Caribbean, with full power over its...
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  • puerto ricans - 486 Words
     Puerto Ricans are the only Hispanic group able to migrate to United States and have automatically the right to become American Citizens, But What American Citizens means? When they arrived to a new land escaping from poverty and political problems, to a place where they thought it will receive them as family. 1940s was the first wave of migration of Puerto Ricans to the US, when they arrived they found themselves working in restaurants; in the kitchen, serving coffee also in factories,...
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  • How Does Hunter S. Thompson Present the Culture of Puerto Rico as Well as American Culture in His Book the Rum Diary?
    How does Hunter S. Thompson present the culture of Puerto Rico as well as American Culture in his book The Rum Diary? Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary tells the story of Paul Kemp, a journalist working in Puerto Rico in the only English language newspaper in town. The book mainly documents his experiences with the violent locals, and possibly even more violent and alcoholic colleagues, as well as painting a realistic picture of the Puerto Rico of the 1950’s. The excerpt...
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  • The Puerto Rican Day Parade
    Wayne Crayton Jr Speech 214 sec 2 February 6, 2008 The Puerto Rican Day Parade Imagine waking up to the sound of Spanish music blasting through the streets, the smell of Spanish food simmering in the air, and going to the window and seeing thousands of Puerto Rican flags covering the streets. This describes Manhattan during the second week in June. Growing up just a few blocks from Spanish Harlem, many of my friends was Spanish. Their families took me in as one...
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  • PUERTO RICANS YESTERDAY AND TODAY
     Introduction During the first centuries of Spanish rule in Puerto Rico, agricultural operations had had directed by estates, cultivating sugarcane and other fruits. They were not large-scale operations, but they produced enough for local consumption. In the nineteenth century, larger farms emerged. These farms produced enough for local consumption and to export. Later, coffee, and sugarcane became the main export products to markets in Europe. Puerto Rico has economic and political...
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  • Puerto Rican Art - 3718 Words
    Puerto Rican Art Historically, Puerto Rico is only 512 years old. The island was discovered on November 19, 1493 by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. On the island he found Taino Indians living there. Juan Ponce de León came to the island in 1508 as its first governor. In 1521, the city of San Juan was established. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Puerto Rico was attacked by the Dutch and English, Spain's enemies. The island was struggling to...
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  • Im Proud to Be Puerto Rican
    Are you Puerto Rican or American? Hesitantly, I don't know what to say when people ask me this question because I feel that I have to choose between the two ethnicities. Since I was born in the U.S., I am considered American. But, if I say I am American, I am asked about my origins. Thus, controversy evolves around inhabitants of Puerto Rico because they are considered Americans since Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. My skin is white, my eyes are brown, and my hair is dark...
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  • Puerto Ricans Relations with Us
    The beginnings of the relations between Puerto Ricans and the United States can be traced back to 1898, when Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. When the United States acquired the island in 1898, American influence was added to culture. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship with the enactment of the Jones Act. Since 1952 the island of Puerto Rico has functioned as a self-governing territory of the United States pursuant to a Commonwealth...
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  • Puerto Rican Migration to Nyc
    Christine Costanzo Puerto Rican Migration to New York City The story of the Puerto Rican people is unique in the history of U.S. immigration, just as Puerto Rico occupies a distinctive—and sometimes confusing—position in the nation’s civic fabric. Puerto Rico has been a possession of the U.S. for more than a century, but it has never been a state. Its people have been U.S. citizens since 1917, but they have no vote in Congress. As citizens, the people of Puerto Rico can move throughout...
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  • Puerto Rican Orbituary - 615 Words
    Devin Smith Professor Heater English 7, March 2013 When my family and I came to America, it was extremely tough for us. We had to adapt to a new culture and a new country. It felt like we were starting over. The poem “Puerto Rican Obituary” by Pedro Pietri was a good way of showing some of the difficulties immigrants face when coming to the United States or any new country. I migrated to this country with my family when I was about 5 years old. We had to stay at my father’s friend’s...
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  • Puerto Rican Parrot - 793 Words
    Example Essay on Endangered Species When we hear of the term species, a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name comes to mind. However, when the term endangered is used in conjunction with species, this gives us a different perspective, as well as negative. Thus, an endangered species is a species threatened by extinction. The Puerto Rican Parrot falls under this category. This parrot has seen an extravagant population decrease over the last five hundred...
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  • What does mean to be Puerto Rican
    What does it mean to be a Puerto Rican? This is a question that may have different answers according to the emphasis that is given. The more important approach is the geographical. Therefore, Puerto Rican are anyone that grown on the island of Puerto Rico. I emphasize in growth rather than birth, because a person may be born in P.R. and four months of age be moved to Italia where he lives the rest of his life. This individual will be Italian. Similarly, if an individual is born in...
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  • Who are the Puerto Ricans in New York
    WHO ARE THE PUERTO RICAN OF NEW YORKK? CONTENTS Section Page I. INTRODUCTION 1. II. RESEARCH FINDINGS 2. SQ 1- What are the Puerto Rican Percentages and Regional Population rates in New York? SQ 2- When and Why did the Puerto Ricans come to New York City? SQ 3- What Cultural...
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  • When I Was Puerto Rican
    When I was Puerto Rican It is amazing what books can do to people. They can make us laugh, when author demonstrates his/her unique sense of humor; they can make us cry by telling a touching love story or think about the life by brining up and refreshing our memories. People say that the book is good when while reading it is possible to visualize the event described in the book. Nevertheless, all readers have different taste; therefore, opinions on the same book can vary. As any other book,...
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  • Spanish Colonialism on the History of Puerto Rican People
    Spanish Colonialism on the History of Puerto Rican People
Spanish Colonialism on the History of Puerto Rican People 

"Puerto Rico". The name immediately brings to mind images of a beautiful lush tropical island of enchantment. The name "Puerto Rico" usually does not conjure the image of Taino Indians or African slaves, yet these populations have great importance in laying the foundation for the notion of identity of Puerto Ricans. In contemporary debates of Puerto Rican identity, it is...
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  • When I Was Puerto Rican Book Report
    Introduction Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican focuses on island life in the 1950s. In the immediate period leading up to the 1950s, Puerto Rico experienced a rapid change in the economic situation of the island. The island began to change from a primarily agricultural economy to one dominated by industry and commerce. Sugar plantations (owned by the wealthy and worked by the poor), cattle ranching, and subsistence-level agriculture gave way to a more urban style of living. In the...
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  • Overcoming the Odds; The History of Japanese and PUerto Rican American Immigrants During 1940-1960
    Overcoming the Odds; The History of Japanese and Puerto Rican American Immigrants During 1940-1960 The 1940’ s- 1960’ s were times of major social, political and economical change in the United States of America. Stricken by WWII, the great depression, and clear racial prejudices, America was overwhelmed. Although many Japanese and Puerto Rican American immigrants faced a plethora of hardships, prejudices, and internal conflicts during this time, their undying belief in American ideals and...
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  • Paseo Caribe Case - 1189 Words
    Problem Definition In 1991 the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, acquired from the U.S. federal government a piece of land at the entrance of the San Juan Islet. The approximately six-acre property was located in the Golden Triangle of San Juan, one of the most touristic and high-priced real estate areas, the Condado, and the Colonial Zone of the island. In 1993 the government developed a Special Land Use Plan and zoning regulation for the territory, this plan could not be...
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  • Childhood Best Friend - 527 Words
    My childhood best friend and her family hosted a foreign exchange student when we were in middle school. He was a couple years older than us but I got to know him pretty well in the time he spent studying in America. One of the things that I remember the most about him being “culturally” different was his view of importance of eating as a family at least twice a day. I remember after he moved in, my best friend’s family started to eat breakfast together and either lunch or dinner together as...
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  • My Hard Decision - 439 Words
    A hard decision Have you ever been in the position of leaving your entire family behind? Well, I have an opportunity to make that choice this coming summer. I have a choice between staying here in the United States and playing baseball for an American Legion Team, The Outlaws, or leaving the US and playing for an Ambassador Baseball Team in the Dominican Republic. This decision is tough considering no one in my family can come along. Also in the sixteen years of my life, I have never...
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  • The car of the future - 715 Words
    The Cars of the Future In the last few years there has increased the amount of famous ATV’s here in Puerto Rico. The problem is that here in Puerto Rico they are illegal to drive on public roads because they are not very safe and they are for just one passenger. Lately there have been a lot of accidents because of people that does not use their gear and run at velocities where losing control is inevitable. The government has put laws against them and they are trying to eliminate them from...
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  • Accounting Laws Memo - 701 Words
    University of Phoenix ACC/561PR Prof Rafael Marrero Diaz November 26, 2014 Accounting Laws Memo To: Rafael Rodriguez From Carlos Carrion Pastrana – Business Consultant Re: Process and Laws that apply in Puerto Rico to establish a business corporation. It is a pleasure to help and guide you through the process of regulations and steps in establishing a community pharmacy in Puerto Rico. This type of business is very regulated and includes both state and federal laws. -The first thing...
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  • Fiesta - 463 Words
    Fiesta “Papi” like what kind of man are you? This story, although it was kind of crazy at times, it was very realistic, sad and cute at the same time. Bound by marriage, for the good and for the bad together they stood. Lets not forget that I am Dominican and therefor I was able to relate to parts of the story. The story kept you waiting for the storm to hit, only to leave you with the knowledge that it will end. To come from the Dominican Republic, such a hard place, in its own is a real...
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  • Kfc Strategies - 1513 Words
    2. How would you describe KFC’s international strategy? Which cross-border synergies can KFC reap and how locally responsive is the company? KFC’s international composition provides an exemplary mix of international entry strategies. The company enters a foreign market either by a greenfield entry by establishing a company-owned foreign subsidiary (21 %) or by a joint venture (10 %) (figure 10.2 in the book). However, in most of the cases, KFC expands it global franchise-network (69 %). In...
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  • Dominant Culture - 1075 Words
    Influences from A Dominant Culture A dominant culture, which is characterized by its wide prevalence and strong influences, always exerts huge influence and imposes pressure upon minority cultures. In the memoir, When I Was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago recalled her childhood both in Puerto Rica and America, and revealed how American culture affected Puerto Rican culture and traditions. In the 1940s, people in Puerto Rica experienced intensive cultural impact from their powerful neighbor...
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  • In search of respect - 1122 Words
    As I read in search of respect I quickly realize that this book is very interesting. The statistics and details given early in the preface and introduction set the platform to hear the voices of the people who will be featured in this book. This book was written by an ethnographer which is a person who lives in the communities they study and establish long term relationships with the people they write about. As I read chapter one I began to fear for the authors life! To actually read the details...
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  • America - 389 Words
    La Borinqueña is the official anthem of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. After Puerto Rico became the "The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico" in 1952,[1] the first elected governor, Luis Muñoz Marín, signed law #2 of July 24, 1952 that stated that the musical composition known as "La Borinqueña" was to become the official anthem of Puerto Rico. The words that go with the composition were approved by governor Carlos Romero Barceló on July 27, 1977, law #123.[2] The title refers to the aboriginal Taíno...
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  • The Young Lords Nationalist Party: Revolutionary Forgotten Leaders
    Shari Denis The Young Lords Nationalist Party: Revolutionary Forgotten Leaders When we speak of revolutionary leaders we immediately think of Mandela, Malcolm, King, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Gandhi. They are wonderful examples of virtue, but others immediately come to my mind like Ramón Emeterio Betances, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, Lolita Lebron, and the Young Lords. The Young Lords have had a great impact on the lives of Hispanic Americans and on my life personally. The Young Lords instilled a...
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  • Lack of Schools for Children with Autism in Pr
    Kimberly Collazo Amy Beaudry LIB 101, 01 13 March, 2013 Lack of schools for children with autism in Puerto Rico A lot of parents with children diagnosed with autism are desperate looking for options of how to educate their children because of the lack of schools for children diagnosed with this disorder in Puerto Rico. As you know autism is “A developmental brain disorder that is accompanied by a variety of symptoms including problems with communication and social interactions, as well as...
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  • Daddy Yankee: One of the Most Respected and Influential Reggaeton Artists
    With over 15 years of upward growth in the entertainment industry and the Latin music scene, Daddy Yankee has developed to be one of the most respected and influential reggaeton artists. Yankee's carefully crafted lyrics and his free-style abilities have allowed him to share his views and reach the masses, regardless of his intentions. From love to socially-saturated comments on the everyday Puerto Rican culture, many of his songs have remained solid in the club scene and are considered...
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  • Fiat Swot - 502 Words
    Environmental Analysis: An evaluation of the most important opportunities and threats faced by the product that will help management anticipate positive and negative events that may impact the company and its strategies. An analysis of the company’s internal strengths and weaknesses should also be included. Strengths | Weakness | Direct Customer Point of Sale | Lack of Reputation | Knowledge of the Market | | Efficient and “Green” Car | | The Car has The Latest in Accessories...
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  • Case Study: When Radiation Therapy Kills.
    Chapter 4: Case Study: When radiation therapy kills. The concepts of ethics are illustrated in this chapter. Ethics is a concern of humans who have freedom of choice. Responsibility, accountability and liability are issues that are raised by radiation technology. In this case we see that the carelessness or laziness of the medical technician, the lack of training in the handling of the equipment (software), also of the maintenance of the updates of the software can cause the life a person....
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  • Trouble in Paradise: Stakeholder Conflict in the Paseo Caribe Project
    Trouble in Paradise The government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, acquired from the U.S federal government a piece of land at the entrance of the San Juan Islet. This land was located in the Golden Triangle of San Juan, the island s capital, the Condado, and the Old San Juan. The government of Puerto Rico developed a Special Land Use Plan and regulation for the entrance of the San Juan Islet in 1993. The Plan also known as Regulation 23, coincided with...
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  • Luiz Munos Marin - 303 Words
    Title: Luis Muñoz Marín the “Architect of the Commonwealth” Introduction: 1. Introductory statement: Luis Muñoz Marín was the 1st governor of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico elected democratically, he was a poet, journalist, politician and statesman and was known as the “Architect of the Commonwealth”. 2. Thesis statement: Luis Muñoz Marín, the fist governor elected democratically by Puerto Rico, is an important figure in our history and one who helped achieve the country great things in...
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  • Coca Cola and Coco Frio.
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