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; in the states where it held those rights, by a token effort, by selling "Esso Diesel" in those states at stations that sell diesel fuel, thus preventing the trademark from being declared abandoned. It retained the "Esso" brand in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands until 2008, when it sold its stations there to Total S.A.


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the University of California, Santa Barbara with a master's degree in Sociology of Law (criminology). In 1969, he spent a year teaching in Ibadan, Nigeria during the Biafran War. He has also lived in Spain, Norway, and played music at a circus in Puerto Rico. He began his musical career in earnest in the early 1970s in Vancouver playing strip bars, then later relocated to Texas and formed a band with singer-pianist Patricia Hardin. In 1977, they moved to San Francisco, performing regularly in clubs there as ''Hardin & Russell'', during which time they recorded the second of their two studio albums. They eventually split in 1979, at which point Russell drifted out of the music industry for a while. She was born to a couple of Cuban actors and she was part of an extended family of artists, being the sister of Venezuelan actor Leon Bravo, one of the pioneers of theater, radio and TV in Venezuela. She published her first book at the age of 16, titled ''Pétalos sueltos''. She then moved back to Cuba with her parents, and later returned to Mexico, where she kept writing and obtained a role in her only film, ''Corazón bandolero'' (1934). She became a chair member of the Ateneo Mexicano de Mujeres and later moved back to Cuba, where she wrote the radionovela ''Yo no creo en los hombres'', which was adapted in Mexico for telenovelas in 1969 and 1988. Upon the rise of Fidel Castro, she returned to Mexico, where she would remain the rest of her life. Back in Mexico, she wrote ''Corazón salvaje'', a novel that has been adapted to the screen twice and as a telenovela four times (including once as ''Juan del Diablo'' in Puerto Rico). She then wrote ''La intrusa'', ''Bodas de odio'' and other novels that earned her important awards. locations 554 O&O; 30 franchise (Franchising)d Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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from 1976 to 1984. From 1978 it was exported under various names; as the '''Mitsubishi Sapporo''' in Europe and South America (named for the Japanese city of Sapporo, Hokkaido), the '''Dodge Challenger''' and '''Plymouth Sapporo''' in North America and Puerto Rico, and the '''Chrysler Scorpion''' and later the '''Mitsubishi Scorpion''' in Australia. It was also sold as a Sapporo in the United Kingdom under the ''Colt (Colt Car Company)'' brand. signature footnotes


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-out concert that sold over 10,000 tickets. Most of the inner cover photographs from the original vinyl release of ''In Transit (In Transit (Saga album))'' were taken in Puerto Rico, including a live photograph from the 1981 concert. For a few years, a keyboard riff from their song ''"No Regrets"'' became the background music for station breaks at WCAD-FM in San Juan. The band received formal recognition as distinguished visitors from the Puerto Rican legislature in February 2005. Their concert on December 9, 2007 (at the Pier 10 Arena club in Old San Juan) was the last concert that Michael Sadler did with Saga -until his announcement of returning to the band on January 2011-. * Salvador (Salvador, Brazil), Brazil * San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico, United States * Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain * Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France (Pointe-à-Pitre) * Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico, United States * Port-au-Prince, Haiti * Mexico: 20, 18, Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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in 1978. ''New York City Housing Authority: Biography of Margarita López A Democrat (Democratic Party (United States)) representing District 2 in the city council, she was the only openly gay Puerto Rican (Puerto Rican American) politician in that organization for some time. During her years of political service, she has particularly emphasized increasing city services, renovating neighborhood libraries


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with a record of 3–6. In 1963 (1963 FIBA World Championship), at Puerto Rico's second World Championship appearance which took place in Brazil, the team, led by Rafael Valle and Juan "Pachín" Vicéns (Juan Vicéns), opened the tournament winning two straight games. Yet, after losing other six games back to back, ended its participation with a win over Italy (Italy national basketball team), obtaining the 6th place. Production In the fall of 1970, after the commercial failure of the ''Sunflower (Sunflower (album))'' album, the Beach Boys hired Jack Rieley as their manager. Rieley, a DJ, had impressed the band with his falsified credentials (a supposed Peabody Award-winning stint as NBC bureau chief in Puerto Rico) and ideas on how to regain respect from American music fans and critics. His first initiative was to have the Beach Boys record songs with more socially aware lyrics. Rieley also insisted that the band officially appoint Carl Wilson "musical director" in recognition of the integral role he had played keeping the group together since 1967. Most importantly, he demanded the completion of "Surf's Up (Surf's Up (song))" for release by composer and erstwhile bandleader Brian Wilson, a song that had taken on mythical proportions in the underground press since the demise of ''Smile'' three years earlier. He also organized a guest appearance at a Grateful Dead concert in April 1971, further enhancing the Beach Boys' once-lacking hip credentials. Minor league career The Twins assigned Oliva to the class-D Wytheville (Wytheville, Virginia) Twins in the Appalachian League, where he played in 64 games and lead the league with a .410 batting average, though with a low fielding percentage of .854. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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of the last major hits the group had. According to a company press release dated June 29, 2007, Popeyes is the second-largest "quick-service chicken restaurant group, measured by number of units", "Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Offers 'A Side of Hope,' to America's Hungry Families", press release, popeyes.com with more than 1,800 restaurants in more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto

, however, become famous through Puerto Rico when the group began to have a televised (Television) show, and with two of Menudo's first hits: a Spanish (Spanish language) version of ABBA's "Voulez Vous" and "Los Fantasmas". Carlos Meléndez tried a duo singing career with Fernando Sallaberry for a brief time after leaving Menudo. He did not record any major hits by himself, however, and soon, retired from music. "For All Time

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, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands own and maintain a part of this vast system, including U.S. and Interstate highways, which are not owned or maintained at the federal level. Vansen would lose the title a few months later to Robbie Brookside. Brookside would claim Vansen's title at ''FWA Summer Classic'' on July 17, 2006 in a No Disqualification (Professional wrestling match types#No Disqualification match) Professional wrestling match types#Basic

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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