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-newsArticle&ID 1110178&highlight India title Birla Sun Life Insurance Names Quest Diagnostics its Exclusive Provider of Health Assessment Services in India publisher Quest Diagnostics date 2007-03-31 accessdate 2012-02-15 and also has collaborative agreements internationally with various hospitals and clinics.


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2002 publisher Wolters Kluwer Law & Business location Austin isbn 9780735522190 pages 8.14-3 - 8.14-4 url http: books.google.com books?id huqb4yxV01MC&pg SA8-PA14-IA4&lpg SA8-PA14-IA4&dq Tom%C3%A1s+de+Jes%C3%BAs+Mangual#v onepage&q mangual&f false author George B. Delta coauthors Jeffrey H. Matsuura accessdate 14 February 2011


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City. Many joined the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Committee (Revolutionary Committee of Puerto Rico), founded on December 8, 1895, and continued their quest for Puerto Rican independence. In 1897, Antonio Mattei Lluberas and the local leaders of the independence movement in Yauco organized another uprising, which became known as the ''Intentona de Yauco''. They raised what they called the Puerto Rican flag, which was adopted as the national flag. The local conservative political


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January 2012. See Puerto Rico Recent developments (Puerto Rico#Recent developments) for more information. *In Nicaragua, when it is mixed using Flor de Caña (the national brand of rum) and cola, it is called a '''Nica Libre'''. *In Puerto Rico, a variation called "Spicy cherry" or "Spicy vanilla" is made of spiced rum, cherry coke or vanilla coke, and garnished with a lime. *In Peru, a variation called '''Peru


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, 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


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Puerto Rico Canal 2 , he filmed ''Laura Guzman, Culpable!'', a soap opera that became one of Puerto Rico's most seen television programs (List of television programs) ever. Due to the novela's overwhelming popularity in Puerto Rico, the network decided to bring Ferrara back in 1985, to film a telenovela called ''Tanairi''. Ferrara starred alongside Von Mari Mendez in this soap opera, which went on to become one of Puerto Rico's most critically acclaimed television shows of all time, as well as the most expensive telenovela to produce in Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) history. :(Honduras) Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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November 1967) is a Puerto Rica (Puerto Rico)n singer. He was raised in Guaynabo. He became a member of Menudo (Menudo (band)) at the age of eight. He was one of the original five in the group. He is the cousin of group founder Edgardo Diaz. '''''Una Aventura Llamada Menudo''''' is a 1982 film featuring teen boy band Menudo (Menudo (band)) and Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) actress Gladys Rodríguez. The film's soundtrack received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best


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in the spring. The topics explored by Intensives range from cultural studies and community service to film studies and outdoor activities such as sailing and camping. Intensives may take place locally and or out of state, and in the past international intensives were also offered. Out-of-state intensives have traditionally included trips to such places as Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), Colorado, Puerto Rico and New York. With permission, some students may


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Coliseum . '''La Secta AllStar''' (or simply '''La Secta''') is a prominent rock en Español band (Musical band) from Puerto Rico. The band members are Mark Kilpatrick (bass guitar), Gustavo Laureano (singer), John Lengel (drums (Drum kit)), and Mikey Genao (guitar). Band history Mark Kilpatrick and Gustavo Laureano met in Orlando, Florida where they studied sound engineering. After graduating they moved to Miami Beach and started working


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, specifically in Puerto Rico where she rubbed the island's flag between her legs on stage. In March 1994, she appeared as a guest on the ''Late Show with David Letterman (Madonna on Late Show with David Letterman)'', using profanity that was required to be censored on television and handing Letterman a pair of her underwear and asking him to smell it. The releases of her sexually explicit films, albums

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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