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  • Companies In Puerto Rico
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    Victor Almodovar 11 /11 / 01 Eco. 100 Dr. NzeakoEconomy of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region. Plantation sugar production dominated Puerto Rico's economy until the 1940's. Industry has surpassed agriculture as the primary sector of economic activity and income. Encouraged by duty free access to the U.S. and by tax incentives, U.S. firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950's. As a result, Puerto Rico's export and import has prosp...
  • Cry So Y This Guy
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    This guy walked into my life, Grabbed me by the heart and Cut it with words sharper than any knife... For a short time I for got that I was someone's wife... Sneaking out the house at night only for run to his spot Oh, lets not for get the condoms, food and beer, I got... From the note passing, and the ass smacking to the breath gasping... He caressed me when I was lonely, Fucked me when I was horny, And oh yea even brows my husband money... I tried to pretend he was mine In an effort to be kind...
  • Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico
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    What Should the Status of Puerto Rico Be Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico has been a Commonwealth under the United States since July 25, 1952 when Governor Mu os proclaimed the new constitution. In the election of 1968, Governor Ferr favored statehood for Puerto Rico. After his election there were many unsuccessful attempts to make Puerto Rico into the 51st state. After more than 30 years the question still stands. What should the status of Puerto Rico be There are three ...
  • Puerto Rico A State Of The Union
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    Careful analysis, serious discussion, and maybe even a national consensus should precede a decision as momentous as the admission of a new state into the Union. Although Puerto Rico has been a commonwealth of the United States since the Spanish -American War, they only recently became United States citizens after a law passed in 1917. They will soon have the opportunity to vote on whether or not they will become the fifty-first state of the Union. There is currently a bill (H.R. 859), passed to ...
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
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    PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico, many good things come from there. Beautiful beaches, beautiful women, and a beautiful culture. However, one thing that does not come from Puerto Rico is money, tax dollars to be exact. Why is it that the United States sends millions of dollars in financial aid to Puerto Rico and nothing comes back The Puerto Ricans are a commonwealth, not a state, that's why. Fifty years ago a commonwealth was more of a protected country rather than a state. Today, however, a commonwealt...
  • Black Puerto Ricans
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    Thernstrom and Orlov in The Harvard Encyclopaedia of American Ethnic Groups define the term Hispanic as "an easy way to collectively refer to a growing number of Spanish origin or Spanish -speaking people in the United States". The main component groups of the Hispanic population of the United States are Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and to a lesser extent Dominicans, and other Central and South Americans. This umbrella term is therefore used to describe dissimilar peoples from different coun...
  • Puerto Rico A State
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    Benefits of the statehood for Puerto Rico The intention of this essay is to demonstrate to a vision rational, concordant political leader to the Puerto Rican, American and worldwide reality. It responds to the necessity that to the statehood it is necessary to imagine it and to expose it with all the evidence available, since many Puerto Ricans, including many political leaders, do not know like defending it or exposing it before the peculiar ones or our adversaries. Puerto Rico is smallest and ...
  • Statehood As Puerto Rico
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    To argue on Puerto Rican Independence, Commonwealth, or Statehood, we must first learn of the history of Puerto Rico. Growing up I was very ignorant about Puerto Rico. It wasn't till I was in the Navy and got stationed in Puerto Rico did I really find out the small Caribbean island. Although Puerto Rico has an extensive history, I will only give a brief synopsis of it: In November 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Puerto Rico for the country of Spain. It remained a colonization ...
  • Puerto Rican And Other Latino Communities
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    Puerto Rico and its people have endured a long history filled with colonialism and ambiguous rule. It is a nation whose citizens have endured years of imperial rule, enslavement and forced dependence on other countries for its existence. It is a nation which has changed drastically from the days when Taines were the exclusive inhabitants of the island. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico can no longer stand alone as its own country. Years of Spanish colonization have kept many Puerto Ricans at a "blue co...
  • Modern Notions Of Puerto Rican Identity
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    WHO AM The effect of colonialism on a colonized people can often result in a situation better known to us today as an "identity crisis". Studying the history of Puerto Rico under Spanish rule helps us to identify the problems found within modern notions of Puerto Rican identity. Such notions of national identity stem from the belief that Puerto Rico is a 'self-defined community of people who share a sense of solidarity based on a belief in a common heritage and who claim political rights that ma...
  • Artist Puerto Rico
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    Puerto Rican Art Historically, Puerto Rico is only 512 years old. The island was discovered on November 19, 1493 by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. On the island he found Taino Indians living there. Juan Ponce de Le " on came to the island in 1508 as its first governor. In 1521, the city of San Juan was established. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Puerto Rico was attacked by the Dutch and English, Spain's enemies. The island was struggling to attain e...
  • Puerto Rican Cultural And Religion
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    Puerto Rican Cultural and Religion I am a member of the Puerto Rican American Families research team. Myself grew up in a Puerto Rican American, or 'New Yorican', family. The assignment is a field study. The study is on an observation of the religious community. We visited a Roman Catholic church in Buffalo on the west side, which is a predominantly Hispanic area of the city. I myself am also a Roman Catholic. This is a slightly erred site, because I believe that most Puerto Ricans migrated to N...
  • Selling Crack In El Barrio
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    Philippe Bourgois book In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio was published in 1995, and discussed his experiences of authors living in El Barrio (East Harlem). In 1985 the writer moved to this district of New York City with the purpose of studying the impact of imposed racial segregation and economic marginalization on the inner city Puerto Rican population (intro pg. 1). An interesting new insight into the street culture found in New York was captured in this book. The amount of pove...
  • Puerto Rican Salsa Clubs In New York
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    Salsa Dance and Music Culture Project Salsa has origins in Cuban music but credit for it's worldwide popularity belongs to the Puerto Ricans of New York! The popularity of Salsa throughout the world, is indirectly a consequence of American economic and social imperialism (MacDonalds, Coca Cola, TV, movies, music etc) but in this case, it is probably a good thing! Musically, Salsa has its roots firmly based in the Afro-Spanish musical traditions of Cuba but its worldwide popularity should be attr...
  • Our Own Race
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    Women Studies 100 Reaction Paper#1 Base on the Reading: EN RAPPORT, IN OPPOSITION: CO BRANDO CUENTAS A LAS NUESTRAS By: Gloria Anzaldua This essay by Anzaldua is very interesting, as a Latina (Puerto Rican), I get engage in the same topic she is discussing about. I agree to most of the things she points out, about ethnicity and criticism of one another within a culture. We tend to judge people by their background even though they come from the same culture, because our "whiteness" like she says,...
  • Dominican And Puerto Rican Culture
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    York has the highest concentration of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans according New to the 2002 United States Census report. It is reported that 30.8% of Puerto Ricans and 59.5% of Dominicans in the United States reside in New York. Puerto Ricans and Dominicans make up the largest group of Hispanics residing in New York. As a Hispanic of Dominican background I am often asked whether I am Puerto Rican or Dominican. They stereotype me Puerto Rican. I believe this illustrates the difficulty people of ...
  • Benefits For Puerto Rico
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    Should the United States change its policy with Puerto Pico? Indeed it should not. We are essential to their economy and they benefit ours. Besides this, there are other mutual benefits. In addition, the Puerto Ricans themselves are not in agreement as to a specific change that should take place. Therefore at this time there should be no alteration in the current policy between the United States and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's economy greatly benefits from the United State's help. On the World Wi...

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