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was controversial because it confronted many Puerto Rican stereotypes head-on. It also provided Logroño with a vehicle to bring in many taboo topics in subtext, a technique that he personally credits Bill Cosby with teaching him when Cosby developed a pilot for a Latino-based series in American television that did not evolve into a series. The '''todies''' are a family (family (biology)), '''Todidae''', of Caribbean birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes


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not have a visible African presence today. Census information from the early 19th century shows that people categorized as Black made up to 30% of the population, or around 400,000 people. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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and Hong Kong. LensCrafters Hong Kong The stores usually feature independent optometrists on-site or in an adjacent store. The company has its corporate headquarters in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati. LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut International and Pearle Vision are all wholly owned subsidiaries of the Italian (Italy)-based Luxottica,the largest eyewear company in the world.


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, New South Wales Penrith , Australia, in Sydney. American Krispy Kreme says PR is way to Australian stomachs B&T online March 7, 2007. At first the operation was successful, opening 53 other stores around the country. Krispy Kreme Australia placed into administration Dynamic Business 1 November 2010


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Though it did not hit Puerto Rico, Hurricane David passed less than 100 miles (160 km) south of the island, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to the island. Portions of southwestern Puerto Rico experienced sustained winds of up to 85 mph (135 km h), while the rest of the island received tropical storm-force winds. While passing by the island, the hurricane caused strong seas Puerto Rico Hurricane History and torrential rainfall, amounting to 19.9 inches (505 mm) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and up to 20 inches (510 mm) in the central mountainous region. The ''May-Issue'' category may be further broken down into ''Permissive May-Issue'' and ''Restrictive May-Issue'' jurisdictions, based on each licensing authority's willingness to issue permits to applicants. Alabama, Connecticut and Delaware are regarded as ''Permissive May-Issue'' states, while Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island are considered ''Restrictive May-Issue'' states. California and New York (New York (state)) vary within state; Inland California and Upstate New York are Permissive, while the New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco metropolitan areas are Restrictive. Twelve countries in Europe, Vancouver.ca Australia, Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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baseball team Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic national baseball team), Panama was ousted from the tournament without scoring a single run. They finished in 15th place overall, just ahead of South Africa (South Africa national baseball team). thumb right 250px Palisade, Colorado (Image:PalisadeCOWomensBaseballTeamCirca1910.jpg) women's baseball team, about 1910 '''Women's baseball''' is currently played in several countries. The strongest and most organized


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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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, as did American Samoa in October 2004. The Dutch (Netherlands) possession of Sint Maarten was originally scheduled to join the NANP on May 31, 2010, but the changeover was postponed to September 30, 2011. Biography Lucecita was a member of what is historically known in Puerto Rico as the ''New Wave'', or ''Nueva Ola'' of popular music, created by Alfred D. Herger, alongside Lissette and Chucho Avellanet, among others


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Radar studies involving Arecibo (Arecibo Observatory) (Puerto Rico), Goldstone (Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex) (California, United States), and the Very Large Array (New Mexico, United States) detected a number of highly-radar-reflective depolarized areas on Mercury, including several locations at the planet's poles (Geographical pole). Many of these reflective features appear to coincide with craters imaged by Mariner 10, with the largest

feature at the south pole corresponding to Chao Meng-Fu crater. 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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