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successful opening

, 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


games+events

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physical landscape

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


independent oil

.html In September 2006, the Independent Oil Workers Union of Aruba, which represents refinery workers on the Caribbean island of Aruba, affiliated with the United Steelworkers, becoming the first USW union local outside of the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands)) and Canada. ''USW@Work'', Volume 1 5, p. 27 (Fall 2006). '''Laura Daniela Lloreda''' (born April 30, 1981


legendary+black

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talent+holding

and Puerto Rico. His first real success in America (United States) came in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s Portland (Portland, Oregon) affiliate Pacific Northwest Wrestling and in Vancouver-based NWA All Star Wrestling, where he became a top talent, holding the Canadian (NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version)) and PNW (NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship) tag team titles simultaneously. He left PNW on August 16, 1980 when he lost


growing large

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local character

. Nineteenth century immigration and commercial trade reforms increased the island's ethnic European population and economy, and expanded Spanish cultural and social imprint on the local character of the island. Minor slave revolts had occurred on the island throughout the years with the revolt planned and organized by Marcos Xiorro in 1821 being the most important. Even though the conspiracy was unsuccessful, Xiorro achieved legendary status and is part of Puerto Rico's folklore. Guillermo A. Baralt, ''Slave revolts in Puerto Rico: conspiracies and uprisings, 1795-1873''; Markus Wiener Publishers. ISBN 1-55876-463-1, ISBN 978-1-55876-463-7 In the early 19th century, Puerto Rico had an independence movement which, due to harsh persecution by the Spanish authorities, convened in the island of St. Thomas. The movement was largely inspired by the ideals of Simón Bolívar in establishing a United Provinces of New Granada, which included Puerto Rico and Cuba. Among the influential members of this movement were Brigadier General Antonio Valero de Bernabe and María de las Mercedes Barbudo. The movement was discovered and Governor Miguel de la Torre had its members imprisoned or exiled. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


small wrestling

name lam Ernie Colón at the Lambiek Comiclopedia in Puerto Rico) is an American comics artist known for his wide-ranging career, including working in the fields of children's comics, horror, and nonfiction. Origins Kaientai Dojo originated in 2000 as a small wrestling school in Puerto Rico run by Taka Michinoku. After Taka returned to Japan in 2002, he established the Japanese branch of Kaientai Dojo, which would soon become a wrestling promotion. The small federation grew over the years and is now an independent league that runs as a promotion, wrestling school and talent loan organization to various other leagues such as AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling), Dragon Gate and Michinoku Pro (Michinoku Pro Wrestling). Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


online industry

articles Apr08_122.pdf Affected by his own experience of growing up poor in rural Puerto Rico, Rivera-Ortiz has photographed Cuba ConXion Magazine (a Gannett publication) cover story, August 2004 India, Democrat & Chronicle December 17, 2006, cover story, Section C

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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