Puerto Rico

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submitted designs in the style of the Spanish Renaissance, while the three firms in Puerto Rico presented modern designs inspired by the International style. thumb 400px right Caribe Hilton Hotel as seen from Condado. (Image:Caribe Hilton seen from Condado.JPG) In early 1946, as part of the Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) industrialization effort known as Operation Bootstrap, a design competition was held to select the design of a new hotel. The facility would be owned by the Puerto Rican government, but would be leased to the multinational (multinational corporation) hospitality operator that provided the better bid. The only requirements of the competition were that the hotel have 300 bedrooms, the necessary ancillary facilities, and that it would be located adjacent to the Fort San Jerónimo in Puerta de Tierra. Three architectural firms in Puerto Rico were invited: Schimmelpfennig, Ruiz y González; The Office of Henry Klumb; and Toro Ferrer y Torregrosa. Two additional firms from Florida were also invited to participate: Frederick G. Seelman from Palm Beach and Robert Swartburg from Miami. These two firms submitted designs in the style of the Spanish Renaissance, while the three firms in Puerto Rico presented modern designs inspired by the International style. Built in 1949, the hotel has been an important tourism and activity center, both for local and international tourists. Its first of many famous guests were Gloria Swanson and Gertrude Ederle. Between the 1960s and 1980s, many important performers either worked or stayed at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, the most enduring of which being Marco Antonio Muñiz. Other famous guests have included many world champion boxers during Puerto Rico's ''golden era of boxing''. The national basketball teams of twelve countries also stayed there for 2003's pre-Olympic (Olympic Games) tournament of the Americas. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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Morse graduated from Princeton University in 1979 with a degree in anthropology. He joined a band in New York City, called The Groceries, that played New Wave (New Wave music) and punk rock music with Caribbean musical style elements. Marx, Gary (2005). "Lyrics of Love and Haiti". ''Chicago Tribune''. Nov. 8, 2005. ref>


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and night), and within walking distance to everything from museums to nightlife. See the San Juan section for contact numbers for hotels and short-term rental apartments. Learn Most universities in Puerto Rico are accredited by US authorities and they offer quality educational programs. Its very easy to find Spanish courses as well as learn to dance salsa. Puerto Rico has 3 ABA-accredited law schools which are very competitive. The University of Puerto Rico Law School is very friendly towards


local character

. Nineteenth century immigration and commercial trade reforms increased the island's ethnic European population and economy, and expanded Spanish cultural and social imprint on the local character of the island. Minor slave revolts had occurred on the island throughout the years with the revolt planned and organized by Marcos Xiorro in 1821 being the most important. Even though the conspiracy was unsuccessful, Xiorro achieved legendary status and is part of Puerto Rico's folklore. Guillermo A. Baralt, ''Slave revolts in Puerto Rico: conspiracies and uprisings, 1795-1873''; Markus Wiener Publishers. ISBN 1-55876-463-1, ISBN 978-1-55876-463-7 In the early 19th century, Puerto Rico had an independence movement which, due to harsh persecution by the Spanish authorities, convened in the island of St. Thomas. The movement was largely inspired by the ideals of Simón Bolívar in establishing a United Provinces of New Granada, which included Puerto Rico and Cuba. Among the influential members of this movement were Brigadier General Antonio Valero de Bernabe and María de las Mercedes Barbudo. The movement was discovered and Governor Miguel de la Torre had its members imprisoned or exiled. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


speaking culture

to that of other cultural groups is that Hispanic and Latino Americans have been living in parts of North America for centuries, in many cases well before the English-speaking culture became dominant. For example, California, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico (1598), Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Puerto Rico have been home to Spanish-speaking people since the 16th century, long before the U.S. gained independence from Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain


annual series

'' returned to Key West for normal operations at the end of May and the beginning of June. On 11 June, however, she departed Key West for the waters around Puerto Rico to participate in the initial phase of UNITAS XXV, the 1984 edition of the annual series of multilateral exercises carried out with units of various Latin American navies. At the end of June, the guided-missile hydrofoil gunboat proceeded back to Key West to resume normal duty. In August, ''Aries'' took part in maneuvers conducted


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in ethnic enclaves where they can talk and shop and work with people from their country of origin. Throughout the five boroughs the city is home to many distinct communities of Indians, Irish (Ireland), Italians (Italy), Chinese (China), Koreans, Dominicans (Dominican Republic), Puerto Ricans (Puerto Rico), Caribbeans, Hasidic Jews (Hasidic Judaism), Latin Americas, Russians and many others. Many of the largest city-wide annual events are parades celebrating the heritage of New York’s ethnic communities. Attendance at the biggest ones by city and state politicians is politically obligatory. These include the St Patrick's Day Parade (Saint Patrick's Day), probably the top Irish heritage parade in the Americas; the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which often draws up to 3 million spectators; the West Indian Labor Day Parade (Labor Day Carnival), among the largest parades in North America and the largest event in New York City; and the Chinese New Year Parade. New Yorkers of all stripes gather together for these spectacles. Other significant parades include the Gay Pride Parade (Gay Pride Parade (New York City)), Greenwich Village Halloween Parade and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, all icons in the city’s counter-culture pantheon. Early years Benitez's mother moved from Puerto Rico in the early 1950s to the South Bronx (Bronx) section of New York. She raised two children as a single mother, Benitez being the first child. Born in New York City, he grew up enjoying listening to music, usually playing his sister's record collection. His sister, Debbie, nicknamed him Jellybean as his initials are J.B. and from the saying "Do you know what I mean, Jellybean?" cyberJAMZ''Traxsource.com: The Future of House'' (1:45:18 — 1:45:30), 2007-10-25 YouTube - 1979 interview with Jellybean Benitez Benitez attended De Witt Clinton and John F. Kennedy High Schools but dropped out before graduating. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


sports published

October 19, 2009. After the season, it was speculated that the Red Sox would attempt to trade Lowell. Rosenthal, Ken (Ken Rosenthal) and Jon Paul Morosi. Latest buzz from the MLB offseason, FOX Sports. Published November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. thumb Two guayaberas seen from the back, showing the ''alforza'' pleats and the Western-style yoke. (Image:Guayaberas.jpg) The '''guayabera'''


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, and went on to attend New York City's Performing Arts High School. She graduated from Harvard University and Sarah Lawrence College. She eventually met Frank Cantor and married him. The couple founded CANTOMEDIA, a film and media production company, which has won numerous awards for excellence in documentaries. Santiago currently lives in Westchester County, New York (Westchester County) with her husband. A stocky bird, this forest crow is now found principally on the large

. After Vidal finished her elementary education, she auditioned and was accepted in the High School of Performing Arts (Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts). When she graduated, Vidal went to work with La Familia Theater Company, alongside Raul Julia and Julia Roberts. Vidal was 14 years old when she acted in the theater series ''Oye Willie'' and later on made her feature debut with a small role in ''Delivery Boys''. Soon, she was working in T.V. with parts in shows such as ''The Cosby Show''. The Sequoia is the largest SUV currently sold under the Toyota name. Both the Sequoia and Land Cruiser seat eight passengers, however the Sequoia is slightly larger than the Land Cruiser, with partially larger leg room for the third row, and more cargo space behind the third row. Another difference is that the Sequoia is available in 2WD and its 4WD system is not the permanent 4WD system like the one featured on the Land Cruiser. Lastly the Land Cruiser is more luxurious and upmarket, being the basis (Badge engineering) for the Lexus LX. As of 2011, the Sequoia is sold exclusively in the United States, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Middle East. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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becoming the first Texas Rangers (Texas Rangers (baseball)) player to accomplish this feat. http: newyork.mets.mlb.com team player_career.jsp?player_id 122218&y 1986 Sierra had a decent rookie year hitting .264 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs. Like Rafael Lovera, Pete Rademacher, and a few others before her, Acuña got a world title try on her very first match. On December 5, 1997, she was matched against WBC (World Boxing Council) women's world champion Christy Martin (Christy Martin (boxer)), in Pompano Beach, Florida, in an undercard that was headlined by Johnny Tapia's world championship defense against Puerto Rico's Andy Agosto and which was shown nationally across the United States. Acuña was dropped in round ten, but she rose and finished the bout on her feet. Despite losing a unanimous decision by scores of 100-90 and 99-90 (twice), Acuña's performance was hailed by many fans and critics alike, considering that this was her first professional boxing bout. 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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