Puerto Rico

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(state) New York . Branch campuses exist in Manhattan and Albany (Albany, New York), as well as Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. '''Danza''' is a musical genre that originated in Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico), a city in southern Puerto Rico. ''Semana de la Danza.'' Travel & Sports: Puerto Rico. Retrieved May 7, 2010. It is a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century ballroom dance genre slightly similar


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, Somalia, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Puerto Rico (a commonwealth (Commonwealth (U.S. insular area)) of the United States), and Macau, SAR precludes their inclusion. National HDI (List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index) has been indicated by color to facilitate qualitative interpretations. Friedlaender accepted an international art award in 1957, becoming


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, producer (Film producer) and writer (screenwriter) of film and television. Rise to fame In Puerto Rico, she gained public attention as a dancer and as co-host of a variety show called ''Qué Vacilón''. At that time, in 1993, Sánchez won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest, and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss American Petite, bringing her international fame. Sánchez has been named to numerous annual lists of beautiful women including ''Maxim Magazine'' Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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was given a chance in 2002 to act in her first Hollywood movie, ''Chasing Papi''. As well as Velasquez, this movie featured Colombia's Sofia Vergara, Puerto Rico's Roselyn Sanchez, and Mexico's Eduardo Verastegui, as well as Nicole Scherzinger in a cameo role. It was released nationwide in the United States in April 2003. The movie reached as high as No. 11 at the box office, and it grossed $6 million in total. Velasquez has appeared in over 50 magazines&mdash


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: www.soulmovement.nl Veronica.htm Soul Movement" Veronica The album was a mixture of R&B and Hip hop. The album featured production from Rodney Jerkins and Dallas Austin. In 1997, Veronica released her second album ''Rise''. This album was again R&B and Hip Hop influenced. She released two singles videos off of this album. The first single was ''No One But You'' and it featured Craig Mack. The second single and album title track Rise was released and that featured guest vocals by Big Pun & Cuban Link. As one of the first artists to signed to Jellybean Recordings, a label founded by music producer Jellybean Benitez, Veronica had a string of hits on the ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' Hot Dance Music Club Play chart, including three reached the top ten. ''Let Me Go... Release Me'' landed the number one spot in 1998, and soon afterwards it was followed by the club anthem ''Someone To Hold'' (which peaked at the number two slot) which was remixed by producer Johnny Vicious and played heavily in the club circuit scene. The song still remains a classic among clubgoers today and it was featured on the soundtrack to the independent film Trick (Trick (film)) released in 1999 and starred Christian Campbell and Tori Spelling. She scored a second number one dance hit in 2000 with her cover of Evelyn "Champagne" King (Evelyn King (singer))'s classic R&B song ''I'm In Love'', which was rerecorded for a club setting. She remains a very popular singer to this very day among gay audiences and especially in the club circuit scene. Solomon's biggest project is the construction of baseball academies in urban areas. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


career year

'' are distributed in the New World tropics, from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to Central America and south to the northern Andes and parts of southeastern Brazil. They prefer wet mountain areas and cloud forests in deep shade and in forest margins, clearings and disturbed sites. They are aggressive colonizers, and are quite fire resistant. 1983 proved to be an important career year for Ferrara, as he established himself as an actor in Puerto Rico as well. Hired by Telemundo

Rafael José was chosen to replace him. Perhaps Caballero's most important career year was 1989, when he reached international fame starring in "Amanda Sabater" alongside Maricarmen Regueiro. Caballero played "Ivan Moros" in the soap opera. "Amanda Sabater" was an heiress whose father was "Diego Sabater". However, and unknown to the two main characters in the soap opera, "Diego Sabater" was really "Ivan"'s father and not "


support crime

Fund to support crime victim assistance programs. An amendment was made to VOCA to include offers of assistance to crime victims in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico), the United States Virgin Islands, and any other U.S. territory. USA PATRIOT Act (U.S. H.R. (United States House of Representatives) 3162, Public Law 107-56), Title VI, Subtitle B, Sec. 623. Amended ref>


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from Puerto Rican politician, Manuel V. Domenech, former legislator, Mayor of Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico), Commissioner of the Interior, Treasurer, and acting Governor of Puerto Rico. He was home schooled (homeschooling) by his mother using the Calvert School curriculum (and by correspondence (Distance education) for his last three years of high school). The Flat Hat: Home sweet school A Domenech piece about


traditional song

(first name) John ), but more particularly in naval (Royal Navy) circles anyone from the Plymouth area. The Elizabethan navigator, Sir Francis Drake was born in the nearby town of Tavistock (Tavistock, Devon) and was the mayor of Plymouth


feature flamboyant

, ranging from the low deserts of Southern Arizona (to as high as Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)), and Southern California. It also grows in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands), Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where it is the official tree of the islands. It is much loved in the Caribbean; for example, many Puerto Rican paintings feature Flamboyant Trees, it can also be found in The Bahamas as well. The Poinciana is also the national flower of St. Kitts and Nevis. - Puerto Rico UTC−04:00 No Atlantic Standard Time Zone - '''Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López''' (born September 1, 1975) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer (Record producer), writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He is the composer, guitarist and producer for the progressive rock group The Mars Volta, and the former bassist and guitarist for the dub reggae band De Facto (De Facto (band)) and the post-hardcore outfit At the Drive-In respectively. He has also embarked on a solo career, both in studio and in concert (Omar Rodríguez-López Tours), frequently described as experimental, avant-garde and or progressive. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P. Biography Rodríguez-López was born in Puerto Rico 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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