the anti-lock braking system, accent striping, automatic door locks, twilight sentinel headlamp control, electrochromic inside rear-view mirror, and electric defoggers for the rear window and outside mirror. New standard features included rear-seat air conditioning vents, central door unlocking from the driver's door and luggage compartment, revamped sun visors with shaded slide-out extensions, brake transmission interlock safety switch, and an oil life indicator through the fuel data center
Though it did not hit Puerto Rico, Hurricane David passed less than 100 miles (160 km) south of the island, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to the island. Portions of southwestern Puerto Rico experienced sustained winds of up to 85 mph (135 km h), while the rest of the island received tropical storm-force winds. While passing by the island, the hurricane caused strong seas Puerto Rico Hurricane History and torrential rainfall, amounting to 19.9 inches (505 mm) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and up to 20 inches (510 mm) in the central mountainous region. The ''May-Issue'' category may be further broken down into ''Permissive May-Issue'' and ''Restrictive May-Issue'' jurisdictions, based on each licensing authority's willingness to issue permits to applicants. Alabama, Connecticut and Delaware are regarded as ''Permissive May-Issue'' states, while Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island are considered ''Restrictive May-Issue'' states. California and New York (New York (state)) vary within state; Inland California and Upstate New York are Permissive, while the New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco metropolitan areas are Restrictive. Twelve countries in Europe, Vancouver.ca Australia, Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico
. # That... Captain '''Manuel Rivera, Jr.''', was the first Puerto Rican (Puerto Rican people) and U.S. (United States) serviceman to die in Operation Desert Shield?reporting works national3a.html "More than just a Few Good Men" # That... the '''Camuy River''' is the third longest underwater river in the world? # That... the '''Puerto Rican Spindalis''' is the List of national birds
. Consequently, TRIGA reactors can be found in Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Colombia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. It is believed that the animal was never observed by Europeans. Contemporary fossils with indigenous artifacts and introduced rat fossils indicate survival into the colonial era, possibly until the 16th century. The shrew lived on the 4' island montane forest brush endemic to western Puerto Rico and was an insectivore. There are fossil specimens located in London. It disappeared after introduction of rats and due to the destruction of its forest habitat. Nairn was born in Mobile, Alabama to a Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) mother. In high school, he got a job with consumer activist Ralph Nader, working for him for six years. His book ''The Reign of ETS: the Corporation That Makes up Minds'', an investigation of the SAT I exam and its creators, the Educational Testing Service, was printed as part of the Ralph Nader report in 1980. Voters in the United States territories (Insular area) of Guam (then-Republican held), the U.S. Virgin Islands (then-Democratic, but term limited) and Puerto Rico (then-Democratic held) also chose their governors and voters elected a new mayor for the District of Columbia, the District's chief executive. Early years Rodríguez (birth name: '''Pablo Rodríguez Lozada'''), born in Santurce (Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico, to a Dominican father and a Cuban mother, became interested in music as a child. He was always surrounded by musical toys, such as guitars, pianos and trumpets. His older brother, Johnny Rodríguez was a popular song composer and bandleader, who inspired the younger Rodríguez to become a musician. In 1936, 13 year old Rodríguez joined the group of Ladislao (El Maestro Ladí) Martínez (Ladislao Martínez), "Industrias Nativas" as a singer and when he was 16 years old, he participated in a recording with the Mayari Cuartet. In 1940, Rodríguez emigrated to New York City shortly after his parents, Jose and Severina died. He went to live with his brother Johnny, who had been living there since 1935. Music of Puerto Rico Weller was born and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then went to the University of Michigan, where his father Carl Vernon Weller was a professor in the Department of Pathology. At Michigan, he studied medical zoology and received a B.S. and an M.S., with his masters thesis on fish parasites. In 1936, Weller entered Harvard Medical School, and in 1939 began working under John Franklin Enders, with whom he would later (along with Frederick Chapman Robbins) share the Nobel Prize. It was Enders who got Weller involved in researching viruses and tissue-culture techniques for determining infectious disease causes. Weller received his MD in 1940, and went to work at Children's Hospital in Boston. In 1942, during World War II, he entered the Army Medical Corps and was stationed at the Antilles Medical Laboratory in Puerto Rico, earning the rank of Major and heading the facility's Departments of Bacteriology, Virology and Parasitology. After the Wwar, he returned to Children's Hospital in Boston, and it was there in 1947, that he rejoined Enders in the newly-created Research Division of Infectious Diseases. After several leading positions, in July 1954, he was appointed Tropical Public Health Department Head at the Harvard School of Public Health. Weller also served from 1953 to 1959 as Director of the Commission on Parasitic Diseases of the American Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. '''Briscola''' (''bixkla'' in Maltese (Maltese language), ''brìscula'' in Sicilian (Sicilian language), ''brìšcula'' or ''brišc'' in Neapolitan (Neapolitan language), ''briškula'' in Croatian (Croatian language), ''Skembeel'' in Libya, ''la brisca'' in Spanish (Spanish language), ''bisca'' in Portuguese (Portuguese language), '' Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico
of a second power dose of famousness in 1993, when they acted in the Televisa soap opera, ''Dos Mujeres, un Camino'' (''Two Women, one Road''), alongside Erik Estrada, Laura León, Lorena Herrera, Selena Quintanilla and Bibi Gaytán, among others. In addition to the acting, they performed the show's opening song, which was titled like the show. The CD ''Pura Sangre'' which included the song ''Dos Mujeres, un Camino'', earned gold (gold album) and platinum (platinum album) records in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, as well as in Mexico. All of Bronco's albums have achieved solid sales in the United States. thumb right 293px Statue of Roberto Clemente located at entrance of Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente (Image:Roberto Clemente statue.jpg) '''Carolina''' ( Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico
, the Piratas de Quebradillas. The '''Piratas de Quebradillas''' (lit. "Quebradillas Pirates") is a Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) basketball team, part of the National Superior Basketball League. Founded in the 1930s, it is one of the original teams of the league. The team had its most successful era during the 1970s, when they won 4 championships -including a threepeat- and participated in 6 league finals. However, after the 2004 season the team suffered from financial problems which prevented them from participating for the following five seasons. They returned in 2009 with new players and a new arena as well as a trip to the league finals. '''American Eagle Flight 5401''' was a flight between Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico (an insular area of the United States) and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico). P.L. 91-671 (January 11, 1971) established uniform national standards of eligibility and work requirements; required that allotments be equivalent to the cost of a nutritionally adequate diet; limited households' purchase requirements to 30 percent of their income; instituted an outreach requirement; authorized the Agriculture Department to pay 62.5 percent of specific administrative costs incurred by States; expanded the FSP to Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S. Virgin Islands) of the United States; and provided $1.75 billion appropriations for Fiscal Year 1971. Through his resort management company, Rockresorts, Inc., Rockefeller opened environmentally focused hotels at Caneel Bay on Saint John, United States Virgin Islands (1956) (a favorite resort today for celebrities), some property of which was later turned over to the Virgin Islands National Park; in Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, and Hawaii, contributing to the movement now known as eco-tourism. The last of these, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, was established in 1965 on the Kohala Coast of the island of Hawaii. It's most noted General Manager was Adi Kohler who later wrote the story of the construction of the famous hotel in his book "Mr. Mauna Kea" published by McKenna Publishing Group. For the rest of the 1980s, he wrestled mainly for the AWA and for WWC in Puerto Rico. He was a perennial top contender for the AWA World Title from 1987–1989, challenging Curt Hennig, Jerry Lawler, and Larry Zbyszko during that time. McDaniel initially retired following a match against Mike Enos and (Beverly Brothers) Wayne Bloom, where he supposedly suffered a detached retina. '''Eugenio María de Hostos Airport''' Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico
), Liberty (1976), and Summer (Summer Phoenix) (1978). He also has a half-sister named Jodean (1964) from a previous relationship of his father's. This coin was originally known in English as a ''piece of eight'', then as a ''Spanish dollar'', and then as a ''Mexican dollar''. In French
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of "Renato" in the 1968 film version -- There have been five Mexican productions based on the book, two films and three telenovelas, one of which was made in Puerto Rico. The latest production was the 1993 telenovela starred by Edith González as ''Countess'' Mónica de Altamira de Alcazar y Valle and the late Eduardo Palomo as "Juan del Diablo" and Ana Colchero as ''Countess'' Aimée de Altamira de Alcazar y Valle . The story, however, adapted by María Zarattini, takes place in the port of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) and the French surnames were changed to Spanish surnames (Molnar to de Altamira and D'Autremont to Alcázar y Valle). '''CWO3 Rose Franco''' (born January 22, 1934), a Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico), was the first Hispanic woman to become a Chief Warrant Officer (Warrant Officer) in the United States Marine Corps. '''Ruben A. Gotay''' ( Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico
* '''The Bermuda Triangle (Bermuda Triangle)''' – a region of the Atlantic Ocean that lies between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and (in its most popular version) Florida. Disappearances and ship and aircraft disasters perceived as frequent in this area have led to the circulation of stories of unusual natural phenomena, paranormal encounters, and interactions with extraterrestrials (extraterrestrial life). ref name "entry
'''Puerto Rico''' ( , literally the ''Free Associated State of Puerto Rico''), is a United States territory (Territories of the United States) located in the northeastern Caribbean (Caribbean Sea), east of the Dominican Republic, and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques (Vieques, Puerto Rico), Culebra (Culebra, Puerto Rico), and Mona (Mona, Puerto Rico). The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles. With around 3.5 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The capital and largest city is San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with warm weather year-round and does not observe daylight saving time. Its official languages are Spanish, which is prevalent, and English.
Originally populated for centuries by aboriginal (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) people known as Taíno (Taíno people), the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Like Cuba, Puerto Rico remained a Spanish colony until 1898. Despite the Laws of Burgos of 1512 and other decrees for the protection of Indians, some Taíno peoples were forced into slavery (Slavery in the Spanish New World colonies) in the early years of colonization. The population suffered extremely high fatalities from epidemics of European infectious diseases.
During the four centuries of Spanish rule, the island's culture and physical landscape were transformed. European knowledge, customs and traditions were introduced, namely Christianity, the Spanish language, and advances of European civilization such as agriculture, construction in stone, and new technologies such as the clock and the printing press. Numerous public buildings, forts, churches and public infrastructure built during Spanish rule are still standing to this day, including ports, roads and lighthouses. Regular convoys of the West Indies Fleet (Spanish treasure fleet) linked the island to Spain, sailing from Cádiz to the Spanish West Indies every year. Since the beginning of Puerto Rico's colonization by Spain in 1508, its inhabitants were Spanish citizens, and it remained Spanish territory despite invasion attempts by the French, Dutch, and the British.
On November 25, 1897, Spain granted limited self-government to the island by royal decree (Decree) in the Autonomic Charter, including a bicameral legislature (Bicameralism). Retrieved: January 08, 2015. Carta Autonómica de Puerto Rico, 1897. But in 1898, Spain ceded its control of the island to United States following the Spanish–American War , under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (Treaty of Paris (1898)).
Today, people born in Puerto Rico are natural-born U.S. citizens (Birthright citizenship in the United States). 8 U.S. Code § 1402 - Persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899 (1941) Retrieved: January 14, 2015. The territory operates under a local constitution (Constitution of Puerto Rico), and Puerto Ricans elect their own governor (Governor of Puerto Rico). However, Puerto Rico lacks voting members in Congress (U.S. Congress) and is subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the United States under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. As of 2015, Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, although a 2012 referendum (Puerto Rican status referendum, 2012) showed a majority (54% of the electorate) in favor of a change in status, with full statehood the preferred option.