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was named Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff at the Headquarters of Strategic Air Command. He was responsible for SAC's intercontinental ballistic missile operational testing programs. '''La Lancha de Cataño''' ('''The Cataño Ferry''') is a ferry service that is widely known by Puerto Ricans (Puerto Rico) and used by tourists that visit Puerto Rico. Despite what the service's name might lead people to think, this ferry service is provided with multiple

boats, not just one ship. '''La Lancha de Cataño''' ('''The Cataño Ferry''') is a ferry service that is widely known by Puerto Ricans (Puerto Rico) and used by tourists that visit Puerto Rico. Despite what the service's name might lead people to think, this ferry service is provided with multiple boats, not just one ship. '''Roberto Octavio González Nieves''', OFM (Franciscan) (born June 2, 1950) is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Puerto Rico


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. She was a participant of Telemundo channel 2's ''El Club del Clan'' (''The Clan's Club'') television show, and she occasionally would show up at the ''Show de Las 12'' (''12 O' Clock Show'') to sing too. In 1964, she had her first major hit, with the song "Un Lugar Para los Dos" ("A Place For Both of Us"). This was a cover song of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want To Be With You", but sung in Spanish by Lucecita.


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Yunque is also renowned for its unique Taíno (Taíno people) petroglyphs. The 1950s-60s era saw another boom in ''Condado,'' with the rapid industrialization of Puerto Rico, this flamboyant locale was becoming a popular tourist destination. Large hotels like the Caribe Hilton Hotel and La Concha Resort were built as part of a government sponsorship program under the Operation Bootstrap brand. The '''University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez''' ('''UPRM''') or '''Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez''' ('''RUM''') in Spanish (Spanish language) (also referred to as '''Colegio''' and '''CAAM''' in allusion to its former name), is a land-grant (Land-grant university), sea-grant, space-grant state university (State university system) located in the city of Mayagüez (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico. UPRM is the second-largest university campus of the University of Puerto Rico system. '''José de Diego y Martínez''' (April 16, 1866 – July 16, 1918), known as "The Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement", was a statesman (politician), journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States. Early years De Diego, son of Felipe de Diego Parajón a Spanish army officer from Asturias, Spain and Elisa Martínez Muñiz a Criollo (Criollo people) from Puerto Rico, was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and received his primary education in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Jos Jose de Diego Biography. He then moved to Spain where he graduated from the "Polytechnic College of Logroño". While in Spain, de Diego collaborated with the newspaper ''El Progreso'' (''Progress'') which was founded by José Julián Acosta and which attacked the political situation in Puerto Rico. This led to various arrests and eventually he returned to the island. Articulos Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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Sanes ) inside the range, the people of Puerto Rico began a movement to close it. Environmental and health issues fueled the opposition of the people against keeping the range open. A nearby civilian area allegedly was adversely affected by the military operations. The opposition was mainly peaceful, relying on civil disobedience and massive protests. Nevertheless, some violent incidents did occur. A controversy arose because independentist and nationalist movements used the process to promote


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the Taíno due to enslavement and European diseases (smallpox, influenza, measles, and typhus) persisted." During the four centuries of Spanish rule, the island's culture and physical landscape were transformed. European knowledge, customs


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of Defense, Reserve Affairs; "Official Guard and Reserve Manpower Strengths and Statistics - Summary End Fiscal Year 1996;" 1996 Puerto Rican soldiers have served in every US military conflict from World War I to the current military engagement known by the United States and its allies as the War against Terrorism (War on Terror). The 65th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed "''The Borinqueneers''" from the original Taíno name of the island (Borinquen), is a Puerto


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Tony Morales created, called ''The Kids From Ponce''. The group played at several hotels and television networks, and achieved local success, appearing on various TV shows. However, the group disbanded and they became soloists. Nazario, then 17, was offered her own prime-time TV variety show: ''El Show de Ednita'', broadcast by Telemundo Puerto Rico, and produced by Paquito Cordero. During this time she also won the "Miss Puerto Rico Teenage Beauty contest

pageant ". Teen success After some presentations, Nazario started alongside singer and photographer ''José Manuel'', and Frankie Sabath, in a band which Tony Morales created, called ''The Kids From Ponce''. The group played at several hotels and television networks, and achieved local success, appearing on various TV shows. However, the group disbanded and they became soloists. Nazario, then 17, was offered her own prime-time TV variety show: ''El Show de Ednita


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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

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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