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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...
  • Tony And Maria
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    The movie takes place in the West Side of New York, in the late 1950's. The Jets are a teenage gang of American boys determined not only to check but to destroy the growth of Puerto Rican population and influence on their block. They are opposed by a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, led by Bernardo. In the entirely dance sene, the members of the two rival gangs provoke each other. A fight breaks out between them, but it's broken up by the arrival of two cops. After the police has got rid of the Pu...
  • Ponce De Leon Left Puerto Rico
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    Spanish 10th essay Ponce De Leon Don Juan Ponce de Leon 'To bad he had to kick the bucket!' Don Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conqueror and explorer. He was born around 1460 in San Te rvas de Campos, Spain. Ponce de Leon lived during an age of great discovery and excitement. Ponce de Leon is well known, claiming and naming what is now Florida, the discovery of Puerto Rico, and his never-ending search for the old time classic, the Fountain of Youth! On November 19, 1493 Ponce de Leon was one o...
  • 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...
  • Puerto Rico
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    Puerto Rico has went from an island on the outpost of civilization, to a principle port which was the center of trade. The words Puerto Rico means Rich Port in its native tongue, Spanish. Although Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, it remains true to Mexico. The island has many historic sites. The fort "El Muero" means The Rock in Spanish. El Muero went from a simple tower looking out to the sea to a huge fortification that covers 400 acres. Up until 1787, the tower grew proportionately in size an...
  • European Population Of Puerto Rico
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    The island 'Borinquen' was populated by the Taino Indians until the early 1500's. Carib Indians raided the more peaceful Taino and established a few settlements. Columbus discovered the island on his second voyage in 1493 and named it San Juan. No attempt at settlement was made until Juan Ponce de Leon was given a charter by the King of Spain to colonize the island of San Juan (1508). The first capital city soon moved from its' origins in Ca parra to what is now Old San Juan due to the mosquito ...
  • Small Caribbean Island Of Puerto Rico
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    Norway vs. Puerto Rico By: David Torres 2/14/00 Norway and Puerto Rico are two completely different countries, in so far as terrain, climate and native culture. Local phenomenon such as natural environment and climatic atmosphere has produced two very distinctive cultures. This is reflected in everything from regional cuisine and clothing styles to social events and the dictates of cultural norms. Moreover, the location of each country plays a very important role in its national cuisine and typi...
  • 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 ...
  • Island Of Vieques
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    The movie "War on Vieques" opened my eyes to a part of Puerto Rico in which I was unaware. I am glad I had the opportunity to view this movie in class as it opened my eyes to something I was wholly unaware. The developments over there came to me as shocking revelations, for it seems almost as if it were a scandal. First off, the island of Vieques is located in the Caribbean Ocean. It is located on the Eastern side of Puerto Rico. Since the early 1900's, our very own U. S Navy has been occupying ...
  • 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...
  • Cuba And Puerto Rico
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    McKinley's presidency starting in 1896 restored American prosperity through the use of higher tariffs and the return to a gold standard. Foreign nations became dependent on the United States' prosperity because economic problems, such as crop failures, were affecting their stability. This along with many other factors developed America's strong sense of nationalism. The concept of social Darwinism was applied not only to domestic concerns, but to foreign concerns as well. Americans felt that the...
  • 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 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...
  • Rich Rico
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    Boxer Characters Othello - Richard Desdemona - Sarah Iago - Rico Rodrigo - R. d. Casio - Cain Emilia - Emily Intro Richard has moved from England and recently entered a boxing club. Rico and R. d. also go to the same boxing club and now their club is having a big tournament. The winner will gain sponsorship and go through to try out to be a pro-boxer. Cain is going out with Emily but Cain likes Sarah and would do anything to be with her. Rd also likes Sarah. Sarah likes Richard but Rico is jealo...
  • 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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