Puerto Rico

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international hit

Rico Democracy Act of 2007 Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2007 " mentioned above.) ''Bronco'', who had already experienced international fame partly by help of their international hit ''Que no Quede Huella'' (''May no Traces be Left'') from their 1989 album ''A Todo Galope'', and being scheduled to tours that took them all over Mexico, to the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and many other countries, found themselves in the midst 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


good size

weather than the rest of the island; Adjuntas is no exception: the average yearly weather is 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool weather attracts a good number of island tourists during the summer months. The town has a small hotel named Monte Rio and a good size ''parador'', or country inn, called Villa Sotomayor. It also has the distinction of being the postal area with the lowest numerical ZIP code in the United States Postal Service (00601). * Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- ''''Wey dat boy dey?'''' ( Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


articles culture

child of Kathy Elaine Cochran (née Barber), a real estate agent, and Freddie Prinze, an actor and comedian who died in 1977. Prinze's father was of Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) and Hungarian descent, articles culture-and-identity 78-latinos-inctos Las


technical articles

29 territory-study-linking-power-grid-puerto-rico Territory study linking power grid between Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands * 400 kV HVDC India to Sri Lankatechnical-articles transmission eesoc.org hvdc-transmission-and-india-sri-lanka-power-link index.shtml In November 2005, MercadoLibre acquired 8 DeRemate's operations (till then, DeRemate (or Arremate.com in Brazil) was MercadoLibre main competitor


producing strong

: www.nhc.noaa.gov archive storm_wallets atlantic atl1980-prelim allen prelim02.gif title Hurricane Allen Tropical Cyclone Report Page 2 author National Hurricane Center year 1980 publisher National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accessdate 2011-05-13 The National Hurricane Center noted that conditions appeared favorable for further intensification. However, it was also noted that a large cold-low north of Puerto Rico was producing strong westerly wind shear, which would cause


political education

Socialist Party (Portugal) Revolutionary Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Revolucionário, PSR) * 25px (File:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg) Puerto Rico - Political Education Workshop (Political Education Workshop (Puerto Rico)) (Taller de Formación Política, TFP) * 25px (File:Flag of Spain.svg) Spain - Anticapitalist Left (Anticapitalist Left (Spanish State)) (Izquierda Anticapitalista, IA) The National Puerto Rican Coalition plans to run a series of ads in New York City


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North and South America. In 1497, sailing from the north on behalf of the Kingdom of England, John Cabot landed on the North American coast, and a year later, Columbus's third voyage (Voyages of Christopher Columbus#Third voyage) reached the South American coast. Eventually, the entire Western Hemisphere came under the control of European governments, leading to profound changes to its landscape, population, and plant and animal life. In the 19th century alone over 50


record books

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, where he and his family relocated when Mayra was a young girl. Manuel, whose pen name was "Membrillo", earned his greatest success playing "Ñico Fernández", a comedic character in Puerto Rican television. This character was a Cuban immigrant with a habit of using hyperbole to describe his homeland and all things Cuban. Mayra has lived in Puerto Rico since the mid 1960s. She studied journalism in Mexico and Puerto Rico and worked for many years


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; There he played football (football (soccer)) from the age of 11 for his local team in Willemstad (Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) and the Antillean youth squad. His pace was his main technique on the pitch and this formed the basics for his running career. In 1997 as a newcomer he won the 100 metres and 200 metres during the Curaçao Championships; he also won several other medals at other disciplines during the games. Inspired by fellow Curaçao sportsman Andruw Jones, Douglas ran his first international meeting in Puerto Rico and impressed a delegation of the University of Texas. After finishing his civil engineering study in Curaçao he made the move to Texas. During a test race he ran the fastest time ever run over 100 metres at the University and at the end of his first year he was named "All American". '''Alfonso Meléndez Arana''' (1927–2005) was a Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) painter (Painting). The Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry In 2001, following growing concerns over erosions to the Annie Besant Concord by the administration in Paris, many member lodges of the Eastern Federation resigned from Le Droit Humain, severing all ties, and reconstituted new governing bodies. Lodges in India, New Zealand, parts of the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Spain reformed as the Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry; lodges in the UK reformed as the Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for Men and Women. The Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for Men and Women, Great Britain. Retrieved 2006-11-30. ''A Grand Conclave'', from The Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for Men and Women, Great Britain. Retrieved 2006-11-30. Early successes Fray (Friar) de Cancer came to the New World in 1518 and worked successfully for some time among the native peoples of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. He then ventured to the mainland and had particular success in Guatemala. A disciple of the famed Indian protector, Bartolomé de las Casas, Father de Cancer's efforts were so successful in an area that was known for its bellicose natives, that it was renamed the “Province of True Peace.” He believed that aggression and violence were counter-productive to the spread of the Gospel and that the native peoples needed to be treated with dignity. He had great success in pacifying the Indians (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) whom more violent methods had failed to subdue. He upheld the cause of the natives at an ecclesiastical assembly held in Mexico in 1546. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

'''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.

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