Puerto Rico

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in engineering professions. Nicknamed "El Gallito de Manati" ("Manati's Bantam"), Class achieved fame in Puerto Rico during the '60s before moving to Mexico, where he achieved wide success. His period as a resident there proved important for his career: He released various Mexican music albums and he was able to achieve fame across Central America, South America and the rest of the Caribbean. '''''Sophora''''' is a genus of about 45 species of small


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Luis Guzmán (I) is an actor from Puerto Rico. He is known for his character (Character actor) work. For much of his career, he has played roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen. In early 1949, the 27th began carrying out long-range escort profile missions. Flights to Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Bahamas and nonstop to Washington D.C were carried out. For President Truman (Harry Truman)'s 1949 inauguration, the 27th FEW launched 48 aircraft to fly in review


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Republic as a tropical storm. The storm strengthened to hurricane strength, hit the Outer Banks, and looped around to hit near the North Carolina South Carolina border. Triggering of Mudslides thumb right 250px The Mameyes mudslide disaster, in barrio Tibes (Image:Mameyes.jpg), Ponce, Puerto Rico, was caused by heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isabel (Mameyes#Puerto Rico) in 1985. The mudslide destroyed more than 100


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spent much of his childhood in Spain and Italy as well. The '''Leones de Ponce''' (lit. "Ponce Lions") are a BSN (National Superior Basketball) basketball team based in Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico. The Lions are one of the BSN's most successful franchises, having won a total of twelve championships. They play their local games at Juan Pachín Vicéns Auditorium, named after one of their former


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to that country to play in the Olympic Games for the first time. Brazil settled for the seventh place at the Barcelona Olympics (1992 Summer Olympics). The '''Antilles Current''' is a warm water current that flows northwesterly past the island chain that separates the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The current results from the flow of the Atlantic North Equatorial Current. This current completes the clockwise- cycle


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of the person," and Adler superimposed this tenet on international relations, believing that no single group could lay claim to superior institutions and lifestyle. The '''American University of Puerto Rico''' ('''AUPR''') is a private university in Puerto Rico with campuses in Bayamon (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and Manati (Manatí, Puerto Rico). The university was founded in 1963 as the '''American Business College''', and offers undergraduate studies (undergraduate) in arts

, business administration, education, and sciences, and graduate studies (graduate school) in criminal justice. The '''Bayamón Central University''' —or '''Universidad Central de Bayamón''' ('''UCB''') in Spanish (Spanish language)— is a private (private university), catholic, and non-profit university in Bayamon (Bayamon, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1961 by the Dominican Order


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Heidenreich after defeating Brutus Beefcake during the Hulkmania Tour in 2009. After the WWE, Heidenreich moved on to World Wrestling Council, where he defeated Abbad on October 28, 2006 to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship, the top title in the Puerto Rico based promotion. Two months later he lost the title to Carlito (Carly Colón) at the Lockout event. However, he was given the title back when Carlito was stripped of the title due to Carlito's contractual compromises with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He lost the title a second time to Eddie Colón, Carlito's brother, on January 6, 2007. In response to Irons' death, a World Championship Tour event in Puerto Rico was postponed for two days with competitors holding a "paddle out" memorial service for Irons. ABC Sport – Irons mourned as surfing event postponed Irons had withdrawn from the event citing ill health and was flying back to his home in Hawaii before dying during a stopover in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (Dfw_airport). He had reportedly stopped in Miami after leaving Puerto Rico and early reports said he was put on a saline drip. He was reported to have been vomiting on the Hawaii bound plane before being removed prior to take-off. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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; There he played football (football (soccer)) from the age of 11 for his local team in Willemstad (Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) and the Antillean youth squad. His pace was his main technique on the pitch and this formed the basics for his running career. In 1997 as a newcomer he won the 100 metres and 200 metres during the Curaçao Championships; he also won several other medals at other disciplines during


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Culturas; ''Latinos Incognitos'' while his mother is of English, Irish, and Native American ancestry. Prinze grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was raised Roman Catholic (Catholic Church) ref

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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