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    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. Puerto Rico began to produce cattle‚ sugar cane‚ coffee and tobacco

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    Puerto Rico

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    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 also

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    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 year. However

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    Puerto Rico Imperialism

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    The island of Puerto Rico was occupied by indigenous people prior to any European ever reaching the Island. On November 19‚ 1493 he landed on the island‚ naming it San Juan. On August 12‚ 1508 Juan Ponce de Leon‚ a soldier who had traveled with Columbus in 1493‚ invaded Puerto Rico with a small army of soldiers and became Puerto Rico’s first governor. The first town established was Caparra‚ located near the south shore of what is today the San Juan Bay. The Tainos who lived on the island‚ lived

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    Describe Puerto Rico

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    correct. By this‚ I mean Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands. It is a very special and unique location due to its location and its history. With the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north‚ my elementary school teachers often referred to it as the smallest of the Greater Antilles and the biggest of the Lesser Antilles‚ due to its location‚ which serves as the link between both island regions. Moreover‚ this links nicely to Puerto Rico’s history. It is Puerto Rico’s geographical

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    Puerto Rico Statehood

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    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 economy II Political:

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    Puerto Rico Superstitions

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    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 the

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    Name Tutor’s Name Course 12 april 2016 What is the history of Puerto Rico’s relationship to the United States post-1898? How has the legal-sovereignty status of Puerto Rico evolved since then and what is the current legal-sovereignty status? Since America took control of the island of Puerto Rico from the Spanish in 1898‚ it has been referred as a commonwealth‚ a territory‚ a republic‚ and even a sovereign. Puerto Rico refers itself as a commonwealth in English‚ or a ‘free associated state’ in Spanish

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    Puerto Rico Geography

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    The Puerto Ricans/Los Boriquas Originally known as Borinquen and populated by the Taino people‚ this lovely island was claimed in 1493 by Christopher Columbus for the King of Spain. Rich with its natural resource and a port stop for slavery the Spaniards refer to this island as “Puerto Rico” which translate to Rich Port and “Isla de Encanto” which translates to Enchanted Island. The purpose of this paper is to give you a better understanding of Puerto Ricco’s geography‚ history‚ and culture

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    Puerto Rico Independence?

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    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 colonization

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    Puerto Rico and Okinawa

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    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 Puerto Rico are different from the view of the United States and Japan. Chalmers Johnson described Okinawa as “the Puerto Rico of Japan.” However‚ I disagree with his statement

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    Puerto Rico

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    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 Puerto Rico): Name-

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    Puerto Rico Research Paper

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    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 Juan

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    Puerto Rico Case Study

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    ” as many people like to call Puerto Rico‚ is spot on for the circumstances they are currently in. Puerto Rico’s economy has been quite the topic for discussion lately‚ with their debt climbing to unpayable amounts and their economy slowly crashing. Puerto Rico has accumulated their debt many ways; the main one being borrowing municipal bonds over the years‚ and has led to their growing $73 billion dollar debt. The debt has gotten so out of control that former Puerto Rican governor‚ Alejandro García

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    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 what a private school in Puerto Rico can offer. Another problem in Puerto Rico

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    The children of Puerto Rico inspired me to achieve mine goals in life. I know that sounds confusing since I am not of Hispanic decent‚ so let me explain. The summer of sophomore year‚ I traveled on a mission trip to Puerto Rico with my school. I visioned the trip as a paradise vacation. However‚ I was wrong. Though I encountered many experiences‚ there is one that I will never forget. After long hours of working in the community‚ we ended the day by visiting a boys’ orphanage for mentally and physically

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    Puerto Rico Research Paper

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    Political Science Department Honors Projects Macalester College Year  A New State of Puerto Rican Politics: Framing the Plebiscites on Status Justin D. Bigelow Macalester College‚ jdbigelow@gmail.com This paper is posted at DigitalCommons@Macalester College. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/poli honors/5 A New State of Puerto Rican Politics: Framing the Plebiscites on Status Justin Bigelow Political Science Department Macalester College Advised by Professor Paul

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    Brain Drain in Puerto Rico

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    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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    Tourism in Puerto Rico

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    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 Guánica

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    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 be

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