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Topic: Culture of Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, the largest of which are Mona, Vieques, and Culebra.
Puerto Rico lies at the boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates and is currently being deformed by the tectonic stresses caused by the interaction of these plates.
Puerto Rico is connected by a system of freeways, expressways, and highways, all maintained by the Roads and Transportation Authority and patrolled by the Police of Puerto Rico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rico   (6032 words)

 Culture of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of Puerto Rico is the result of a number of international influences both past and present.
Culturally, Puerto Rican sentiment for the U.S. tends to vary between emulation and opposition, a result of the complicated socio-political relationship between the two.
Repression in Music: Puerto Rico didn't bring as many slaves to island as in other parts of the Caribbean, therefore the African culture on the island isn't as prevalent as in most of the neighboring islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Puerto_Rico   (1004 words)

 91.02.06: The Heritage and Culture of Puerto Ricans
Puerto Rico is a mountainous tropical island directly in the path of trade winds.
Puerto Rico is composed of one large island and several small islands.
Puerto Rico is actually the top of a range of mountains which has been pushed up from the floor of the Atlantic.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/2/91.02.06.x.html   (6064 words)

 IGSN 4 - New Book on Politics and Culture in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a Latin American country for its subordinate condition and no juridical decree on its status in itself will change that, Meléndez argues.
The Latin American-subordinate character of Puerto Rico is manifested in the latter's specific popular cultures, seen for example in the effects on the present of slave and peasant cultures of the past, and in local forms of speech.
Cultural plurality among the people could be a new potency to assist an alternative political and economic strategy.
www.italnet.nd.edu /gramsci/igsn/news/n04_10.shtml   (698 words)

 Taínos of Puerto Rico, a cultural site
As the years passed, the Arawakans, who landed in the Greater Antilles developed a distinct culture that we now call Taíno. This distinct culture was somewhat different from the original Arawak culture and different from that of their brothers, the fierce Caribs of the Lesser Antilles.
In 1527, a small pox epidemic in Puerto Rico killed one third of the remaining Taíno population.
In 1542, a Bishop was sent to Puerto Rico to inform the Indians of their "new" complete freedom.
www.elboricua.com /history.html   (2989 words)

 The Culture Of Puerto Rico ~ Study Spanish San Juan
Puerto Rico is a small island located in the Caribbean.
However the culture today in Puerto Rico is as a direct result of the Spanish.
This mix of different cultures is felt in all aspects of Puerto Rican life: food, traditions, festivals, language, and much more.
www.puertorico-spanish.com /puertoculture.htm   (191 words)

 Puerto Rico people and culture
Puerto Rico is known to be an island that is home to many races, cultures, languages, and religions.
Puerto Ricans draw their heritage from the original native population of Spanish royalist who sought refuge on the island, in addition to the African slaves and Caribbean islanders that were enslaved while searching for jobs when arriving to the island.
Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and Mexican cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients as papaya, cacao, plantains, and yampee.
www.internationalcircuit.com /puerto-rico/culture.php   (208 words)

 The Fabulous Culture of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island that has seeds of history, which are rooted deep within the heart of its diverse people and landscape.
Puerto Rico is also known for its tasteful, unique and interesting art.
There are many ways that you can choose to experience the beautiful culture of Puerto Rico; hear it in their music; see in their buildings and museums of art; and taste it in their delicious cuisines and drinks.
www.officialprguide.com /culture.shtml   (409 words)

 Puerto Rico Information: Puerto Rico City's Web Portal
Puerto Rico is the smallest of the greater antilles.
On July 25, 1898 at the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico, being a colony of Spain, was invaded by the United States of America with a landing at Guánica.
Spain was forced to cede Puerto Rico to the United States under the Treaty of Paris (1898).
www.puertohost.com   (951 words)

 Puerto Rico Culture
Puerto Rican culture is a mixture of Spanish, African and Taíno traditions overlaid with a century-thick layer of American influence.
The music you hear on Puerto Rico's streets may sound like it originated in the 'hood, but la bomba and la plena, featuring call-and-response dialogues and satirical lyrics sung in high, plaintive voices, are distinctly African, and salsa hails from émigrés in New York.
Puerto Rican painters, both native and expat, are achieving international recognition.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/puertorico/culture.asp   (344 words)

 Puerto Rican Culture
Culture is a series of visual manifestations and interactions with the environment that make a region and/or a group of people different from the rest of the world.
Puerto Rico, without a doubt has several unique characteristics that distinguish their culture from any other.
Puerto Ricans love their country, and at the same time accept the free association with the United States, always emphasizing loyalty to their own culture, folklore, hospitality and way of life.
welcome.topuertorico.org /culture   (266 words)

 SOC.CULTURE.PUERTO-RICO: Introduction and FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States of America and we have common citizenship, currency and defense.
You can find news from Puerto Rico in their gopher server at < gopher://ponce.inter.edu > There is also information and images of the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center at < http://ponce.inter.edu/tibes/tibes.html >.
Paradores Puertorrique~nos (Puerto Rican Country Inns) is (officially) an organization sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company that promotes the use of the "paradores" around the island.
www.faqs.org /faqs/puerto-rico-FAQ   (5806 words)

 Enjoy Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Puerto Rico's culture is a rich blend of Taíno, Spanish, African and American influences, as evident in its salsa music as in its flavorful sofrito, a staple of island cuisine.
The first Puerto Rican composer of note was Juan Morel Campos, who spun out more than 500 compositions and is associated with La Danza, a lively derivative of 19th century European parlor music.
Manuel Zeno Gandía's series of four novels, written as the century turned, were among the first to chronicle Puerto Rican life: from the poverty of the mountains to the alienation of city life.
www.enjoypuertorico.com /culture.shtml   (717 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Isla Del Encanto Focuses On Culture Of Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
PUERTO RICO HERALD: Isla Del Encanto Focuses On Culture Of Puerto Rico
The activity was meticulously planned by the organization, complete with a program written in English and Spanish detailing how the religious holiday is celebrated in Puerto Rico and an appearance by the Three Kings.
While she has not yet scheduled her trip to Puerto Rico, she said she is looking forward to going.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2003/vol7n07/IsladelEncanto-en.shtml   (587 words)

 Culture Of Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Living In Puerto Rico We are in the process of developing the internet'slargest database of search engines; not just links, but actual search engineswith query boxes that you can search right from our website.
Puerto Rico: Newspapers and Media A magazine of contemporary culture in Puerto Rico.
Encyclopedia: Pop Culture In Puerto Rico With daily international flights, allowing for the exchange of tourists and cultural ideas between Puerto Rico and other countries.
resourcereference.com /directory/culture/culture-of-puerto-rico.html   (325 words)

 Puerto Rico - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico - Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico - Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Café Rico was the leading coffee company during the first part of the century.
Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/puerto_rico.htm   (847 words)

 Puerto Rico Culture : Puerto Rican Vacations Villa Rentals
Who applied this name to the music and dance and why remains unclear, but all agree that the name fits, metaphorically referring the music and dance being "saucy" and "tasty".
However, the term has been used by Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants in New York analogously to swing (Jones and Kantonen, 1999).
One particular style was developed by mid-1970s groups of New York City-area Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants to the United States, and stylistic descendants like 1980s salsa romantica.
www.puertoricoplacestostay.com /about/puerto-rico-culture.cfm   (486 words)

 Culture & History of Puerto Rico :: Gowealthy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
In 1898 Puerto became a possession of the
The people of Puerto Rican carry their Indian and Spanish heritage through dress, language and lifestyle.
During their 400 year reign, the Spanish built cities and towns, fortresses and churches, lighthouses and roadways, enriching island life.
www.gowealthy.com /article/1891/index.asp   (296 words)

 JIBAROS.COM... The Papi of JIBARITOS.COM, the most Boricua site on the WEB!
Puerto Rico does not have "commonwealth status." It is an unincorporated territory.
I visited a Puerto Rican site recently, jumping on from a link in the correspondence of Don Jibaro Barbanegra, and after browsing--and admiring-- the site and learning of their goals and achievements, got caught up in the series of articles on Puerto Rican history.
Such is the case of the House of Puerto Rico in San Diego, some 200 miles south of Los Angeles, CA and a few spittle miles of the Mexican border.
www.jibaros.com   (2099 words)

 Aspira's Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
Staff Sgt. Modesto Cartagena (born 1920 in Cayey, Puerto Rico) he was "one of the most decorated" Puerto Rican soldier in history.He was raised in the mountains of Cayey in a poor family during the Great Depression.
Although long retired, he continues to be an active figure around the 65th Infantry Headquarters in Puerto Rico.
The mission of ASPIRA's Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is to promote the history and culture of Puerto Rico primarily among Puerto Rican youth.
iprac.aspira.org   (748 words)

 Amazon.com: Puerto Rico: Culture, Politics, and Identity: Books: Nancy Morris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
This study examines the symbols of Puerto Rican identity, and their use in the complex politics of the island.
Through the study of Puerto Rico, the book investigates and challenges the widely-heard argument that the inevitable result of the export of U.S. mass media and consumer culture throughout the world is the weakening of cultural identities in receiving societies.
When Columbus claimed Puerto Rico for Spain in 1493, the island was inhabited by Taino and Carib Indians.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0275954528?v=glance   (1196 words)

 Culture & History in Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Tourism Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Within decades the Indians disappeared, but not before leaving their mark on the character that was to become Puerto Rican.
The symbol of the Institute of Puerto Rico Culture depicts these three influences: Indian, African and Spanish.
Familiarize yourself with Puerto Rico's Top Attractions and Museums, take a walking tour of Old San Juan, and learn the basics about the island's Culture and History and in the following pages.
www.gotopuertorico.com /go_cultureHistory.php?language=&page=   (298 words)

 Puerto Rico History - Culture and History Research on Puerto Rico
The Centro is a research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
The Centro is also the world's only repository of archival and library materials dedicated exclusively to the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Puerto Ricans in Orlando and Central Florida-Policy Brief
www.centropr.org   (152 words)

 The Taino Culture of Puerto Rico
The Taino Culture evolved from an ancient tribal culture that had colonized Puerto Rico about 8,000 years ago.
Unfortunately, the Taino numbering almost a million, were almost completely genocided by the Spanish within fifty years and little trace remains of their old native culture and villages.
The secrets and spirits of the Taino persist in ancient highland caves, while eagles soar over the forests over-looking the sprawling cities of the lowlands of Puerto Rico.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/41/290.html   (624 words)

 Puerto Rico, its Art, Music, Culture and History (Compiled by EscapeArtist.com, Inc.)
Galerías Artesanales de Puerto Rico - Galerías Artesanales de Puerto Rico - Clay figures of Taíno Indians and the Three Kings.
Orlando Santiago Correa - Orlando Santiago Correa - Puerto Rican Painter, In 1994 he was nominated and Accepted as a member of the "Puerto Rican Academy of Art, History and Archeology".
The Balconies of San Juan, Puerto Rico/Los Balcones de San Juan - The Balconies of San Juan, Puerto Rico/Los Balcones de San Juan - Photographic galleries of the charming balconies and the sights of historic Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
www.escapeartist.com /bacardi/bacardi.htm   (745 words)

 Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center - Music, Dance, Culture, History of Puerto Rico - Bomba, Plena, Seis, ...
Founded by Ana Maria Maynard in 1997, the mission of our Non-Profit (501(c)(3)) is to promote cultural awareness and pride through authentic performances and high-quality educational programs in performing arts, culture, and the historical development of Puerto Rico's customs and traditions.
Our programs are attracting those experiencing Puerto Rican culture for the first time, as well as Puerto Ricans interested in learning more about or sharing their culture with others.
We are contributing to Central Texas' cultural diversity by sharing the joy and liveliness of the Puerto Rican people, and the color and richness of our beautiful heritage.
www.prfdance.org   (672 words)

 Puerto Rico - Culture
This small island is a nation whose culture is full of lively, rhythmic music and dance.
Puerto Rico's music starts with the country's earliest history.
When the Spanish arrived in Puerto Rico in the 16th century, they brought their culture with them.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_282_1.html   (267 words)

 Puerto Rico: Newspapers & Media
Puerto Rico Herald - Puerto Rico Herald - Online weekly newspaper in English and Spanish with news and editorials supporting statehood for the island.
ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb - Contains a list of the latest major documents and news pertaining to Puerto Rico in the archives of this organization.
Puerto Rico Magazine - Puerto Rico Magazine- Travel, Shopping, Entertainment and More.
www.escapeartist.com /puerto4/rico4.htm   (461 words)

 Boricua.com - Dedicated to our fellow Boricuas on the Net
An 18-year-old from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films was crowned Sunday night as Miss Universe 2006.
We have covered the National Puerto Rican Day Parade for the past 7 years and have thousands of photos from events across the country.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on 5th Avenue in New York City on Sunday June 11, 2006 starting at 11:00 AM View our Photo Gallery of the 2006 Parade
www.boricua.com   (432 words)

 Travel and Culture: My Puerto Rico
y memories of Puerto Rico are as clear as its beautiful waters.
Every year when I visited Puerto Rico during summer vacation, my grandfather and I would go fishing on a secluded beach.
He has passed away, but the skills he taught me are ever present in my understanding and appreciation of Puerto Rico's wilderness.
teenink.com /Past/2002/March/Travel/MyPuertoRico.html   (474 words)

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